Michael's ZIP

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That's a lot of clamps!
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Keep it up, Mike!
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Clamps removed, and fairing started. (Recommenced, really.)

I'm happy to say that all the scarf joints in both laminations of the port chine have worked just fine. If the laminations are thin enough (mine are 3/8"), they'll handle the bends and twists with no problem at all. I haven't had to soak or steam any of this, and so far nothing has broken in the process.
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Looking really nice Michael

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Good job Michael. I wish that I had used laminations on my chine. It would have been so much easier. I think I lost 3 months trying to correct problems that cropped up from using too thick of material.
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It was SO much easier this way.
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Really nice work, Michael. I like the way you did frame 5-1/2 and the stem/keel junction. I really wish I would have asked my dad why the Zip has frames 2, 4 and 5-1/2.

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Gayle Brantuk wrote:
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Really nice work, Michael. I like the way you did frame 5-1/2 and the stem/keel junction. I really wish I would have asked my dad why the Zip has frames 2, 4 and 5-1/2.
Hi Gayle! Thank you!

I kind of figured out the frame naming a while back :) Here's the pull-quote from my blog about it:
At first glance, the Zip has some rather odd frame designations.... Specifically, frame number "5-1/2".

It seems odd until you understand that the designations are logically based on boat design drawings. If you look at a cross-section drawing of the boat, there are several vertical lines that divide the hull into sub-sections. Each one of these vertical lines is called a "station." The numbering starts at zero (the transom), and ends at "F.P." (which stands for "Forward Perpendicular") at the foremost tip of the boat. In the case of the Zip, there are 8 stations including "F.P.", dividing the hull into 7 sub-sections of about 24-1/2" each. Frame # "5-1/2" is the frame placed between stations 5 and 6.
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Duh on my part! It shows that on the lines plan--thanks Michael.

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Here are some photos showing fairing progress since the summer. It's coming along... slowly, but surely.

Chine at Frame #4:
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Chine at Frame #2:
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Chine at Transom:
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Your experience and persistence shows, Mike.
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Coming along fine Mike. I remember the fairing taking quite a while for me as well. I think you're attention to detail will pay off in good fitting skins when you get to them.
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Nice work. I think on my next project I will be using the laminations like you have.

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Re: Michael's ZIP

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Any updates on this one lately?

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Nothing new at the moment. I haven’t touched it in a few months.
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