Labor Day Cruise

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Andy Garrett
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Labor Day Cruise

Postby Andy Garrett » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:13 am

Had a great time at Kaw Lake this last weekend.

The motor ran good, but I'm going to have a full tune-up in the off-season anyway. The impeller is 2 years old, so it's probably due.

I would like to have had the ladder and Bennett SLTs for this trip. We have to put one of our coolers up under the bow with the fuel tank, anchors, jackets, oars, etc. just to keep the bow down under acceleration, especially now that I've Velcro mounted another small hard drink cooler to the rear sole. It would be really bad with passengers back there. I may end up extending my wires and moving the battery up front. Maybe I just need to accelerate faster with a full throttle push. I just like to baby my nearly 40 year old motor. :wink:

The water was pretty calm for a holiday weekend in Northern Oklahoma (read: no white caps). The pics tell the tale. These shots show our Zip in knee deep water more than 100yrds from shore.
Andy Garrett

Perhaps the slowest Zip build in Glen-L history...

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Re: Labor Day Cruise

Postby DrBryanJ » Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:30 am

Andy, Morning Wood looks really nice floating there. How's the new windshield working out?

Building a malahini "Mona Lisa"

My wife said "If I build a boat, she's getting a divorce."

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Gayle Brantuk
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Re: Labor Day Cruise

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:57 am

Beautiful Andy--glad you had a great time...

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