Got Zipp wet

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Got Zipp wet

Postby vwcrash » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:26 am

Finally got the zipp wet after about 5 years. Of-course the motor was not pumping water so had to cut it short.
But it got wet and floated nice and level on the water line.
Now to take the motor back apart. Oh well. It Floats !!!!

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Re: Got Zipp wet

Postby BayouBengal » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:49 am

Congratulations, Nice boat! Way to stick with it.

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Re: Got Zipp wet

Postby Roberta » Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:49 am

Looks great. Congratulations.
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Re: Got Zipp wet

Postby travis24 » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:19 pm

Fun in the Sun now :D Great Job!!

It's like anything you Build. You have to be Patient.

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Re: Got Zipp wet

Postby vupilot » Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:29 pm

Right on!

Hopefully a quick waterpump service and youll enjoying the fruits of your labor

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Re: Got Zipp wet

Postby Bill Edmundson » Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:47 pm


Also, rod out the Pee hole. may sure dirt daubers haven't just blocked it.

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Re: Got Zipp wet

Postby SeaPea » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:25 am

Congratulations - she looks great!

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Re: Got Zipp wet

Postby rbrandenstein » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:42 am

Way to go. It looks nice in the water. Hope your engine is just a water pump rebuild.
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Re: Got Zipp wet

Postby Cabron » Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:53 pm

Took me 3 times out on the water to get my motor running right. Threw some money at it and got
it fixed. I want that motor on my boat. Love the styling.

Your ZIP looks great! Congratulations. A big achievement

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Re: Got Zipp wet

Postby Hercdrvr » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:05 am

It's cool to see all those hours of labor floating delicately on just a few inches of water. Your boat looks beautiful.
Best of luck with the 1960's vintage 2-smoke. I will hold my tongue as to the functionality of vintage 2-stroke outboards.
Nice work

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Re: Got Zipp wet

Postby Andy Garrett » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:14 am

Very cool!

Another floating Zip!
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Re: Got Zipp wet

Postby vwcrash » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:50 am

Well got the motor all apart and my problem was the water tube and grommets. The tube were misshapen and flared out and the grommets were all ripped. Ordered new of each . thanks for all help. :D

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Re: Got Zipp wet

Postby hoodman » Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:14 pm

Congrats! Looks great!

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Re: Got Zipp wet

Postby cusoak » Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:41 am

Great looking boat
I think the Zip is a great design and we use ours all the time.

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