Brendons Zip Build

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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Postby Moeregaard » Fri Nov 21, 2014 4:50 pm

We had to shim the chines forward of Frame 5-1/2 on our Zip as well. We think that laminated the chine logs from two pieces caused them to lie a little flatter in this area, than they would have if we'd made them in one piece. It's not a big deal; just add more wood than you think you'll need, and plane away the excess. Cabron is correct in that you'll be planing away a lot of material in the sheers. They become triangular in section up forward. Your build is looking great.

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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Postby bjfrater » Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:44 am

Great thanks for your reply's everyone.
I have started fairing! wooo hoo! It really feels like im building a boat now. There is wood chips all over the floor of my workshop.

Here are a couple of pictures
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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Postby bjfrater » Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:45 am

Heres one of the mess.
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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Postby Riff » Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:50 am

Looks great :D
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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Postby Andy Garrett » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:09 am

That was one of my favorite parts.

I loved the wood curls everywhere--the smell--it felt like old world crafting.
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Perhaps the slowest Zip build in Glen-L history...

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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Postby BarnacleMike » Fri Nov 28, 2014 8:11 am

It's looking really good!
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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Postby Cabron » Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:38 pm

Looks great! Yes it was a very enjoyable part of the process.
Inch by inch it gets done. Very Zen

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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Postby mrintense » Sun Nov 30, 2014 7:47 am

Coming along nicely Brendon. Soon you'll be planking!
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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Postby bjfrater » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:05 pm

A little more progress with the fairing
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Fairing the stem

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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Postby bjfrater » Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:07 pm

More fairing around the stem
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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Postby hoodman » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:06 pm

Looks good! I should be fairing soon myself.

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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Postby bjfrater » Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:55 pm

Hey guys,
Iv finished fairing the sides. Others on the forum have said this before and they were right "Fairing takes a long time!".
It can be quite a slow and time consuming experience, I feel like I have attached checked and removed the ply sides about 1000 times each.

I scarf joined the ply for the sides of my zip, here are some pictures of it. And the jig that I made for my planer to create them.
I made about 3 jigs in the end improving on each one. The best was with the plane just off 45deg to the edge so that the scarf is 3" wide and the plane dosent rip the plywood.
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The jig for my plane that I made to do the scarf join.
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After a few passes with the plane, I got a pretty nice scarf.
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The join, "Unsanded"
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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Postby bjfrater » Sun Feb 15, 2015 3:02 pm

I have both sides on. I will replace the holding screws on the port side with the bronze silicon ones this week then fair up all the oversized edges.
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The port side after epoxying it in place.
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Both sides on

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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Postby travis24 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:16 pm

Brendon

Looks like your build is progressing well! Be very careful with that power plane. Take your time and have fun building the boat, I remember this stage and started to see the lines of the hull at this time. Keep up the good work and post your accomplishments.

Travis
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Re: Brendons Zip Build

Postby bjfrater » Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:44 pm

travis24 wrote:Brendon

Be very careful with that power plane.

Travis



Hey, thanks Travis, sounds like you are talking from experience there...


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