Virtual Zip

Outboard designs up to 14'

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Re: Virtual Zip

Postby gap998 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:37 pm

Skeg
9 - Skeg.jpg

Hull Complete
10 - Hull Complete.jpg

Trailer next then flip! :lol:
Gary

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"Just when you think you've made something idiot-proof, someone builds a better idiot!"

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Re: Virtual Zip

Postby Mick87 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:23 pm

Looking good fella!

Are you going to launch it in Virtual water as well :lol: :mrgreen:

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Re: Virtual Zip

Postby gap998 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:42 pm

Ha ha - Good one Mick. Actually, I do have "Water" in the Inventor materials library - I'll see what I can do... :wink:
Gary

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Re: Virtual Zip

Postby gap998 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:30 pm

Glen-L 750-1000 Trailer - Main Frame
750-1000 Trailer - Main Farme.jpg
Gary

Planning a whole fleet, but starting with a Zip...I think.

"Just when you think you've made something idiot-proof, someone builds a better idiot!"

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Re: Virtual Zip

Postby Mick87 » Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:30 pm

Gary I found this page that might interest you. I don't know how your powering your Zip but I thought this looked awesome :mrgreen:

http://boatbuilders.glen-l.com/zip-design/nggallery/zip-design/twin-jet-zip-by-james-wolhaupter-salem-oregon

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Re: Virtual Zip

Postby gap998 » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:15 pm

Thanks Mick, Yeah, I have seen this boat - Nice mod and would really show off the barrel stern I'm planning, but I think I'll stick to an outboard for the Zip - I'm planning a major power change for Boat #2 so I'll save those headaches for that one! :lol:

Running Gear
750-1000 Trailer - Running Gear.jpg

Torsion beam
750-1000 Trailer - Torsion Beam.jpg

Mud Guards will be "Cycle Wings(Fenders?)", mounted to the torsion arm, so will move with the wheel/tyre.
Gary

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Re: Virtual Zip

Postby gap998 » Sat Dec 12, 2015 6:42 pm

Trailer Complete. (subject to adjustment when boat is on & CoG is ascertained)
750-1000 Trailer.jpg

Ready to flip my hull! :lol:
Gary

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Re: Virtual Zip

Postby gap998 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:09 pm

Flipped! I suspect the real thing wont be as easy as this! :lol:
11 - Flipped.jpg

Form Removed
12 - Form Removed.jpg

On Trailer - I made a bit of an error - the Zip requires the 1000 series trailer & I modelled the 750 originally - Easy to change now, not so much if I'd cut metal! Then again that's part of the reason for doing this first.
13 - On Trailer.jpg
Gary

Planning a whole fleet, but starting with a Zip...I think.

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Re: Virtual Zip

Postby joshuab » Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:51 pm

You will be passing me in no time
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: Virtual Zip

Postby gap998 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:52 am

Sole Supports & blocking
14 - Sole Supports & Blocking.jpg

Sole Panels
15 - Sole Panels.jpg
Gary

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Re: Virtual Zip

Postby gap998 » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:18 pm

Deck Battens
16 - Deck Battens.jpg

Decking - Doing this a little differently to real life. Decking the whole hull and then cutting out the cockpits afterwards, due to the difficulty of getting a fair curve around the apertures on the CAD system.
17 - Decking.jpg
Gary

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Re: Virtual Zip

Postby joshuab » Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:57 pm

Pretty fancy floor blocking, looks great 8)
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: Virtual Zip

Postby gap998 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 3:44 pm

Yeah - I saw it done like that somewhere, I forget where. :wink: :lol:
Gary

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Re: Virtual Zip

Postby gap998 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:59 pm

Cockpi & Motor-well Cut-outs
18 - Cockpit & Motorwell Cut-outs.jpg

Seats
19 - Seats.jpg

Outboard - Honda 30 (for reference purposes)
20 - Outboard.jpg
Gary

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Re: Virtual Zip

Postby gap998 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:23 pm

This image shows the computed Centre of Gravity on the basic boat (no fuel or battery) Weight is calculating at 303kg (667lbs) Motor is around 85Kg (187lbs)
Basic Zip CoG.jpg

Basic Zip on Trailer.jpg

Centre of Gravity on the boat & trailer. Weight is calculating at 535kg (1177lbs) My car (Citroen C4 Picasso - Don't know if you have them in the US), can tow 750kg unbraked (1500kg braked), so got a good bit to spare.
CoG Trailer.jpg


I think I'll leave this thread here for now, as I've reached the point where my modified design will diverge beyond the CAD system's ability to adapt some of the details.

I am going to finish up the rough concept models for my planned boats #3 & #4 and then start another thread for the modified Zip design.
Gary

Planning a whole fleet, but starting with a Zip...I think.

"Just when you think you've made something idiot-proof, someone builds a better idiot!"


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