Zip Gentlemans Racer

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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby chugalug » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:37 pm

:D Dat's Purdy Nice
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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Borbetti » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:19 pm

I managed to paint the sides black today. The shine from the Awlgrip paint is awesome. Progress is slow, but steady.
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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Borbetti » Fri May 01, 2015 9:27 am

I managed to unwrap the Zip. All-in-all not bad...but not perfect. The red bottom REALLY stands out against the black sides. Time to flip for the final time and work on my field and coverboards.
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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Tony Hain » Fri May 01, 2015 1:13 pm

Colour scheme is very impressive indeed!
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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Cabron » Sat May 02, 2015 10:02 pm

Yes, the color combo is magnificent. The paint finish you`ve achieved looks so good.
Can`t wait to see what you do next.

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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby jeff k » Tue May 05, 2015 11:29 am

I'm assuming you sprayed the Awl Grip. Did you thin it at all for spraying? and if so what did you use to thin it? Gun pressure? Type? That looks awesome and is the same color combo I am using on my squirt. Your results are impressive.
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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Borbetti » Tue May 05, 2015 2:30 pm

Jeff K, I did spray the Awlgrip. I used a Harbor Freight spray gun with a 1.4 tip and thinned the Awlgrip with Awlgrips T0003 spray reducer. It was thinned about 20% as per Awlgrip instructions for spraying. They say it can be thinned up to 25%. Be careful to test your spray gun on some scrap wood to get the spray pattern correct and the correct atomization. My spray pressure was about 35-40psi. I did manage to get several runs in the first coat of paint on the sides because I applied it way too heavy. I let it dry overnight and came back with some 180 grit wet sandpaper followed by some 320 wet sandpaper and resprayed. Apply a tack coat as per instructions, VERY IMPORTANT, and then two - three additional coats As needed. The amount of reducer will depend on a lot of factors such as humidity, temperature, type of spray gun etc. Look up their instructions and follow them closely and you will be fine. Remember that you CANNOT sand and buff this paint. Hope this helps.

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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby gdcarpenter » Tue May 05, 2015 3:21 pm

Good job on the paint. Methinks you will not see your 'waterline' unless you have a really, really light boat/motor. But kudos for going with a 'true' waterline!
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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Borbetti » Thu May 07, 2015 8:17 pm

I flipped the boat back over this evening for the final time and snapped a few pictures in my garage. Now it's time to finish the coverboards, field boards, attach spray rails, upholster the interior, make a cutwater and transom bands or have them made and finish the outboard. I am very happy with the results. Time to look for a new trailer. What brand and model number trailers has other bought for their Zip? I would like to purchase a new one. I am glad that I am one step closer to being finished. Paint was a major concern and milestone for me. Glad it's over!
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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Andy Garrett » Fri May 08, 2015 8:58 am

I've long believed and often stated that the Zip has the most perfect lines in the entire Glen-L catalog. This is likely one of the many reasons that it is one of, if not the most popular design offered.

Built as a rear-cockpit-only racer, it really shows those lines off in a very elegant and artistic way. Truly inspired design...

I can't wait to see it complete! It makes me wish I could buy Bill's Zip hull and do something similar.
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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Borbetti » Fri May 08, 2015 11:15 am

Gdcarpeter - I tried to go buy the plans when marking the waterline. I also went a little higher on the waterline at the stern. We'll see how it sits, hopefully soon. Either way looking at pictures and videos of others they tend to ride stern heavy. If its not exact it won't hurt my feelings.

Andy- I agree about the lines of the Zip. Long, low and elegant.

Just came back from the lumber yard and purchased my cover board lumber. It measures 16" wide x 16' long x 3/8" thIck. I was amazed that they had this width in stock, usually they only have 6"-10" widths. I will pick it up next week and start the process of cutting and installing the coverboards. With the width being 16" it will allow me to have only one joint!

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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby gdcarpenter » Fri May 08, 2015 1:26 pm

Your water line will be close. At the stern my water line is 4" above the chine line, and if I recall correctly, angles upward 3 degrees from the horizontal keel line going forward.

My outboard weighs about 130 pounds, my 6 gallon cruiser tank is beneath the center deck area, and my big battery is under the front deck at the keel/stem junction.
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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Borbetti » Mon May 11, 2015 5:12 pm

Gdcarpeter - You are right...It will be close. I have an old Merc like you, rear cockpit, 12 gallon fuel cell in what would have been the forward cockpit and full size battery at the stem/keel junction.

I will post pictures once I get my cover board lumber and start on the layout.

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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby travis24 » Mon May 11, 2015 6:25 pm

Build looks like it's starting to take shape! Flip it over , have fun with the deck and interior then off 2 the races! :D

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Re: Zip Gentlemans Racer

Postby Borbetti » Sun May 17, 2015 5:03 pm

Been working on my coverboards. Very time consuming. It has takes more time to try and get a fair curve than buy and cut them out. I have marked three different lines and I think I have one that I like. I will sleep on it before cutting. I will end up with two seams, one at the front 3rd and one about 15 inches from the stern.
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