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Re: Rochester NY Zip build, a love story

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:12 pm
by Scot2640
Hi Jeff, yes I was just there Friday picking up some plywood. They are the closet retailer with marine plywood in the Rochester area.

Re: Rochester NY Zip build, a love story

Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:40 pm
by JeffW100
Thanks Scott. Good to know. They are 2 minutes from my house.

Re: Rochester NY Zip build, a love story

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:34 am
by cusoak
I live in Ohio and go to 2 boat restores shops for get together's and see what they are working on. I can tell you that they both offer their customer's the option of either using Stainless steel of silicon bronze screws to attach the bottom planking to boats. The screw holes are are filled in with famowood filler. Then a barrier coat of 2 part epoxy paint. about 3 coats ,then bottom paint.
They have been doing that for years
Jeff

Re: Rochester NY Zip build, a love story

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:11 am
by JohnMB
Very interested in your Zip build. What kind of epoxy are you using for frame construction adhesive?

Re: Rochester NY Zip build, a love story

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:21 pm
by Scot2640
Hi john. I started with some waterproof construction epoxy I had on hand from Home Depot. It worked ok but set up way to fast. I bought some system 3 and glen l epoxy through the site here.

Today was my first experience with the System 3, what a difference in quality. Good working time, easy mix and application. I haven't used the glen l proxy grip yet, saving that for when I need better gap filling application.

Got the transom glued up after I had to redo the bottom piece of white oak. Only took an extra 15 minutes, right thing to do. It just wasn't fitting properly.

Re: Rochester NY Zip build, a love story

Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:58 pm
by JohnMB
Thanks looks good. I'll be sure to use on Glen- L epoxy. Love to keep up on the progress of the Zip. I hope to to build one someday. My first boat is a 13-1/2' Power-Row skiff with a modification. I'm adding two paddle wheels and a recumbent peddling mechanism. Thanks again for passing on your experience.

Re: Rochester NY Zip build, a love story

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:31 pm
by Scot2640
51 hours in. I've made some mistakes but I think I've recovered ok. I guess we'll see as every step builds on the last.

I got to use the poxy grip a few times, great stuff, easily restores less than perfect joinery.

Band saw worked great for the scarf joint on the keel. I'll do the same for the battens. I'm encapsulating the frames, stem and breast hook at the moment. Next step will be securing everything to the frames.

Hopefully I'll have the chines and shears in place in the next week or so. I want to have all the fairing done by September.

Re: Rochester NY Zip build, a love story

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:40 pm
by rleete
I know this is a bit old, and you've apparently moved on to a larger boat, but are there any updates? Did you finish?

Re: Rochester NY Zip build, a love story

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:55 pm
by chugalug
Kreg also makes clamps.Since I work alone,this has been my second helper.
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Re: Rochester NY Zip build, a love story

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:14 pm
by Scot2640
Done?, I wish!! Nope I'm still working but much more slowly. The beauty of Glen-L is their plans are so good it makes you think you can do anything. That has led me to start the Diesel Duck as well. This hobby is a dangerous one, addictive how awesome it is!

Framing up the zip really gave me some confidence in the principles at work in boat building along with the terminology. I'm a stone cold amateur for sure but in some respects the Duck, while much bigger and more expensive, is easier to build.

I'll keep plugging away on both and I can say with complete honesty it's been a great 8 months or so of boat building.

Re: Rochester NY Zip build, a love story

Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:20 pm
by Bill Edmundson
A DUCK :!: A nice boat! We know a 40 something one!

Bill

Re: Rochester NY Zip build, a love story

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:15 pm
by Scot2640
I've been neglecting this forum! I've been distracted by our big project over at http://www.seadreamerproject.com but we continue to work on our Zip!

We moved the Zip to our cottage so I would free up some space at the home shop and give me something to work on when we are at the lake. We flipped our strongback over transported on our jetski trailer.

The chines have both been bent around, screwed and epoxied into place. It was a challenge indeed but we got it done. Since moving to the lake earlier this summer we prepared and scarfed the pieces for the sheer. 3 out of 4 have been sprung into place. These were super easy compared to the chine. Won't be doing much more in the near future with summer being over and less time at the lake.

Since I'm a complete boat building rookie and the big boat is quite a project I've been all over the net on various forum's. I can say by far, this is the most supportive, inspirational and knowledgeable boat building forum on the net. Everyone here, the regulars and mods in particular, are great people and it cannot be stated strongly enough how much I appreciate the advice, tips and tricks that I have found here. Last but not least, thanks to Glen-L for showing me this wonderful world of boat building. Great plans and products, not to mention the small business like responsive customer service. I was lucky enough to have a local news channel come over and check out our big project and I told them when I found this hobby it was like "poof" this is what I was meant to do.

Re: Rochester NY Zip build, a love story

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:46 am
by polakmr
Hi there,

I am going to be building a zip myself a few hours down the road from you in Oneida, NY. Quick question, did you source your marine plywood from Pittsford lumber?

Re: Rochester NY Zip build, a love story

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:40 pm
by rleete
Pittsford Lumber is expensive. Try Mathews & Fields in Henrietta.

They have crappy hours, but prices are usually much better.

Re: Rochester NY Zip build, a love story

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:32 pm
by LSaupe
Any updates on the zip build? I am few more hours to the East in Galway.