Michael's ZIP

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Re: Michael's ZIP

Postby BarnacleMike » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:57 am

The latest progress photo.

Moving at a snail's pace, but I am making progress...
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Re: Michael's ZIP

Postby joshuab » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:19 pm

Looking good
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: Michael's ZIP

Postby BarnacleMike » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:18 am

A little more progress... Cut the deck beams for frames 2 and 4.
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Re: Michael's ZIP

Postby JimmY » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:34 am

Keep it up Mike, looking good.

Are you encapsulating before priming, or is the paint sufficient?
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Re: Michael's ZIP

Postby BarnacleMike » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:26 pm

I'm encapsulating with a minimum of 2 coats of epoxy. These first two parts with the primer have 3 coats.

I'm using System 3 Silvertip epoxy. The System 3 WR-LPU paint does not require primer if it goes on top of the Silvertip epoxy. That's what I painted my Utility hull with, (aside from Aquaguard Aqua-Gloss sea foam green on the bottom).

I'm planning to use Aquaguard Aqua-Gloss paint this time around, thus the primer.
-Michael

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Re: Michael's ZIP

Postby JimmY » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:15 pm

I figured you knew what you were doing, just wondering how painting the frames before assembly worked out for you.

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Re: Michael's ZIP

Postby BarnacleMike » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:30 am

JimmY wrote: just wondering how painting the frames before assembly worked out for you.



LOL, who knows, Jimmy. I really just decided to put the primer on before assembly, just for the sake of doing it. I'm planning to do the same with the stem as well, once I've got it encapsulated, but I haven't decided yet about the other frames.

It's entirely possible I'll regret doing it this way. We'll see...
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Re: Michael's ZIP

Postby BarnacleMike » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:07 am

Has anyone here ever dealt with Boaters Land Marine? Specifically, ordering online?

I'm looking for a specific Faria gauge, and Boatersland Marine seems to be the only place that offers it. I found that a little fishy, so I searched for complaints about them, and found a few.

However, that may not be a fair assessment of them. Look for complaints on the internet, and you'll find them... about anybody.

Anyway, I was going to special order the gauge from West Marine, but their special orders dept never called me back. So, just thought I'd check to see if anyone here has had any luck (good or bad) with Boaters Land.
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Re: Michael's ZIP

Postby rbrandenstein » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:19 pm

Mike,
I placed three separate orders from them and had no issues.

I ordered my Faria gauges, fenders, and a sun shade ( A Taylormade square umbrella. ) They had the best prices.

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Re: Michael's ZIP

Postby BarnacleMike » Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:42 am

Thanks, Bob! If you had good luck with them, then that's a good enough endorsement for me.

My latest dilemma on the Zip:

I have been sanding some frame parts that I want to be able to bright-finish. I'm perplexed by these little dark "leopard spots" that are showing up on the wood. Anyone know what these are, or what's causing the spots? Or more importantly, how to get rid of them?

The wood was sold as "African Mahogany." I believe it's probably Sapele, but I'm not certain. I have been trying to just sand my way past them... however, if this is simply the nature of the wood, (I hope not), then I'm wasting my time.

I wiped the wood with a moist rag in order to see if the spots might disappear with varnish, but it only made the problem worse.
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Re: Michael's ZIP

Postby vupilot » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:21 am

Michael.

Thats the natural look that wood will have. Check out these guitars. I dont think it detracts from the look of the boat, it just isnt the grain you imagined but thats the beauty of a natural product. I would embrace it.

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Re: Michael's ZIP

Postby gap998 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:52 pm

If they were my frames, I'd be more than happy with that... but they're not my frames. Painted frames against bright hull looks good too.
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Re: Michael's ZIP

Postby slug » Mon Aug 14, 2017 3:21 pm

Some people pay big money for that appearance :shock: :shock:

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Re: Michael's ZIP

Postby BayouBengal » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:41 pm

Sapele has an interesting smell when you sand it; on the other hand, I don't really notice any smell when sanding mahogany. I don't know how to describe the Sapele smell, just that it is prevalent. If you're not really smelling anything, you don't have sapele. If you are, then maybe your supplier did give you sapele instead of mahogany. I can't tell from your picture what you have, but if I had to guess, I'd say you have a curly (slightly burled) piece of African Mahogany.

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Re: Michael's ZIP

Postby hoodman » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:35 pm

That wood is beautiful IMO. I have several boards of sapele and I don't think any of it has that type of grain pattern. That doesn't mean anything though. It could just be the angle at which that board came off the log that caused it. What you have there looks like the medullary rays in oak actually. Not sure if sapele has medullary rays though.


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