Norwegian Zip, Riff's little dream

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Riff
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Norwegian Zip, Riff's little dream

Postby Riff » Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:53 am

I ordered the plans for the zip awhile back (about 2 years ago), and have been looking at finding the time and also been searching out the wood for the boat.
In September I ordered the bronze fastening kit, and now at the end of October I ordered the epoxy, 6kg west systems package, and all the wood that is needed for the boat.

The plywood is Gaboon, and AA quality, so I ordered up 24 square meters of 6mm and 3 square meters of 18mm.
For the wood for the chines and sheer I ordered up knotless pine, as the firm/guy I'm buying it from could recommend it for this kinda application. He builds a few boats each year, so I trust he know's what he's talking about.

The wood and the epoxy will most likely get here in a couple of weeks. And then I'll look at getting the frames done. I'm also looking at buying another apartment, and if that goes through I also get a place to build the boat. If not, I have to wait with the buildframe, chines and sheers until spring and summer.

I'm quite lucky with the place I'm employed, since I work at Ekornes (We produce the Stressless line of sofa's and chair's and a lot of other furniture). I work at one of the factories and we make the laminates for every laminated part in the product line. This means that I have a lot of people with exceptional knowledge of wood and woodworking, and also machinery in the upper class of professional equipment.

This is a little part of my hometown, and I'm really looking forward to take the boat out in the fjord and cruise around in the sunshine ;)
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My build, hopefully a tribute in remembrance of my grandfather Jon.
http://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=26502

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Re: Norwegian Zip, Riff's little dream

Postby John K » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:11 pm

what a beautiful picture.

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Re: Norwegian Zip, Riff's little dream

Postby Riff » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:09 pm

Thanks :)
It's about an hours hike from my apartment.
Kurt

My build, hopefully a tribute in remembrance of my grandfather Jon.
http://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=26502

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Re: Norwegian Zip, Riff's little dream

Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:24 pm

Riff

I don't know that I could get to boat building for going up there to sit and look. Welcome.

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Re: Norwegian Zip, Riff's little dream

Postby Andy Garrett » Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:51 pm

What a great place to build a boat.
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Re: Norwegian Zip, Riff's little dream

Postby Ranny » Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:31 pm

I am reading this in my stressless chair right now. Two words "get one"
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Re: Norwegian Zip, Riff's little dream

Postby Andy Garrett » Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:45 am

Why do Nowegians make furniture to reduce stress?
Who the h_ll could get stressed in that beautifull place?!

I'm stressed just thinking about it! :x :wink:
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Re: Norwegian Zip, Riff's little dream

Postby Riff » Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:04 pm

Bill Edmundson wrote:Riff

I don't know that I could get to boat building for going up there to sit and look. Welcome.

Bill


Yeah, there is some beautiful places here. I'm looking forward to the summer again. :)

Ranny wrote:I am reading this in my stressless chair right now. Two words "get one"


The chairs are quite nice. Comfy :)

Andy Garrett wrote:Why do Nowegians make furniture to reduce stress?
Who the h_ll could get stressed in that beautifull place?!

I'm stressed just thinking about it! :x :wink:


Hehe, yeah. It's nice here, and I must say, that I'm blessed with very little stress in my life.
Kurt

My build, hopefully a tribute in remembrance of my grandfather Jon.
http://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=26502

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Re: Norwegian Zip, Riff's little dream

Postby Riff » Fri Nov 07, 2014 1:10 pm

Today, the epoxy and fiberglass arrived.
Looking forward to the wood arriving. I think I'll find the books i bought with the plans and start reading up.

Kurt
Kurt

My build, hopefully a tribute in remembrance of my grandfather Jon.
http://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=26502

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Re: Norwegian Zip, Riff's little dream

Postby Riff » Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:25 pm

Nothing much happening here.
Sadly I've had problems with the supplier of the plywood and wood. But I've been on the phone with him and I was told that over Easter I should have the materials here.

I'm also looking at some mahogany planks that my boss has, so that I can choose a little more of what I want to use where.

Hopefully I'll get to start building soon.

I found some pictures by a local photographer named Per Magne Drotninghaug, that took some pictures of the aurora borealis we had here.
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Kurt
Kurt

My build, hopefully a tribute in remembrance of my grandfather Jon.
http://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=26502


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