Zip Gentlemans Racer

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Borbetti
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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Borbetti » Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:43 pm

Some more pictures from today.
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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Borbetti » Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:44 pm

A few more from today
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Cutwaterguy
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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Cutwaterguy » Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:46 pm

Are u going to build ur cutwater? if u need any help contact me thru cutwaters.com. good luck with ur project.

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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Borbetti » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:46 pm

Cutwaterguy- I have not decided who is going to make the cutwater. I may reach out to you in the near future. Thank you for asking.

I have flipped my Zip back over upside down to attach the skeg and begin to task of final sand before prime and paint. I will be using Awlgrip primer and paint, just as I did on my skiff. Very pricy but very durable. I absolutely love how easy their primer sands. One thing I wanted to ask is how far from the transom did other install their skeg? My skeg is 50" long and is very similar in shape to Vupilots. Also wanted to know how did everyone setup and marked their waterline? I am wanting to have a true waterline rather than one that follows the chine. I will be painting the sides.

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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Bill Edmundson » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:49 pm

That boy is going to have to kick hard to get you up on plane!

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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Borbetti » Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:52 pm

Here are a couple of pictures of my skeg I made. It is not installed.
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Barra
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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Barra » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:15 pm

That looks pretty similar to mine, which I'm very happy with. My Zip tracks straight, turns nicely and inspires confidence. Sorry I don't have any better photos..
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Barra
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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Barra » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:21 pm

And I forgot to say, that is an awesome looking boat, wishing I had done that now!

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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Borbetti » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:33 pm

Barra- How far from the transom did you mount your skeg?

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Barra
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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Barra » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:37 pm

Can't remember but I'll measure it when I get home this evening.

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Andy Garrett
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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Andy Garrett » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:22 am

My skeg is 4 feet long, 2 1/4" at the tallest, and 20 inches from the transom edge.

Of note: I made great effort to give my skeg an 'airfoil' shape fore to aft with a sharp taper at the rear much like an appleseed. This seemed to be the best I could do to ensure that uncavetated water was hitting the prop.
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Barra
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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Barra » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:48 pm

Sorry, forgot to measure it but it sounds the same as Andy's (think I copied yours Andy..). And, yes, I did a fair amount of shaping on it to provide nice smooth flow over it and out to the prop.

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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Borbetti » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:59 pm

I have permanently attached the skeg and have applied the first two of four coats of Awlgrip primer. I need to run to the store to purchase more since I ran out. I decided to roll the primer on since I am working out of my garage. Here are a few pictures of my progress.
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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Borbetti » Sat Mar 28, 2015 2:13 pm

I have started applying the bottom color. It is Awlgrip Toreador Red. I did manage to get fisheye in the first coat so I will have to let it dry and wet sand. I did wipe everything down with denatured alcohol. I believe that that my compressor is the culprit. Here are some pictures from today.
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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Borbetti » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:24 pm

I was able this weekend to repaint the bottom. It ended up coming out quite well with no fisheye this time. I had to wet sand with 180 grit down to primer and then with 320 grit to get rid of the fisheye. I am trying to paint the sides this weekend, they will be painted black.
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