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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby Cabron » Sun May 31, 2015 5:30 pm

last two
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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby Cabron » Sun May 31, 2015 5:46 pm

Just want to say...... Even though I`m not super active on the forum, I do follow all of
the builds and find great Inspiration. I am pleased to share my build with the builders of
today and the builders of tomorrow.

Cheers,

Josh

I`ve been thinking about my next build a lot lately. I think a 22` stitch and glue Cabin Skiff,
just might be in the budget.

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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby Riff » Sun May 31, 2015 8:08 pm

Looks great :D
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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby vupilot » Sun May 31, 2015 8:17 pm

Looks like its going to be a fun boat. Nice job!

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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby sscobra » Sun May 31, 2015 9:47 pm

Very clean build. Love your steering wheel. Skip
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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby Andy Garrett » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:10 am

Josh,

There is so much I like about your build...

Your frame gussets look awesome! I wish I hade done something similar, at least on the frame seen from the front cockpit.

Your deck hatches, are of course, very cool. I hope you've added some weather stripping of some sort to discourage water splashed over the deck (and there will be some--especially on busy boating weekends) from rapidly filling the bilge. Are you installing a bilge pump?

I love the white hull and contrasting black accents. Obviously, I am totally biased as I chose the same colors. :wink:

The dash is stellar. Again..., I wished I had made that choice. The mahogany under my painted dash is very pretty, but I'm the only one who knows that. :?

I really like your choice to roll with the dual handled controls. I almost went that route just for the old school feel, but chose a control correct for my '77 Merc instead. Maybe I can rig and 8-ball shifter to make mine a bit cooler. :P

Your speedometer looks great! I want one! My Zip is currently guageless. My speed estimates are done by pacing with another boat. Is yours a pitot system? What brand? Gotta get one... I may install a compass like yours too.

Finally..., Is that a stainless towell rack installed as the 'Oh sh_t' handle? Brilliant!!

Great work brother!
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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby mrintense » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:20 am

Outstanding work Josh. Truly a piece of art. I agree with Andy, the treatment for the gussets is very good. The build looks nice and clean. If you do indeed decide to build the skiff, I imagine that it will look even better given the experience you've gained with the Zip. Congratulations on a fine build.
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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby Andy Garrett » Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:28 am

Oh yea..., two more things:

Are you planning a rub rail? I and others chose the self adhesive chromed vinyl automotive trim. It's easy, looks great, and WAAAY less expensive than the SS purpose-built stuff.

You mentioned some wood accents for the foredeck. Consider this: You could mirror the design you used on your dash. Use radiused mahogany trim pieces (say..., 1/4" tall in the center) of the same width and the same distance apart as the dash lines. Place these radiused pieces between your bow handle and rope chock on each side inside the black 'cover board' field. Taper the ends into 'spear' shaped points. Wood that thin should bend to that shape along the hull. If it doesn't, soak it first. Once screwed down and dried, just tape off the paint underneath, and finish with some varnish.

Just an idea. I'm sure you have your own.
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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby Cabron » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:53 pm

A couple of pics of the paint
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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby Cabron » Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:54 pm

Thanks for the compliments. :D

The steering wheel is an amazing piece of work. Whoever built it
did an exceptional job. What a thrill it was to get it in the mail.
Cost me about 180.00 when all was said and done.

Andy, I new from the start that the frame gussets would need to be
cut away. Not only does it look better aesthetically, it also give more leg room.
My hatches will hopefully be watertight, but if not, I will put a towel in the front
to soak up any splash. I don`t think I will need a bilge pump. I`ll see later if it`s necessary.
If water gets in the boat I can always sponge it out.

I`m going to use aluminum rub-rail with a black rub-rail insert.

You mentioned you painted your dash. You could veneer over it. The wood dash does
look nice. The Speedometer is a Vintage "Airguide" I bout it off e-bay for 150.00.
You really can`t beat the look of the Vintage stuff. My Bow light is from the 60`s too.
It cost about 180.00. Worth every penny.

The Zips have so many different looks. Its one of the things that drew me to it.
Seeing all of the other Zips made me realize that I could build something that was unique
and somewhat of my own design. I never really had a plan for the overall finished look.
I just sort of let it evolve.

Stayed up until 2 am last night painting the blue. Put on 2 coats. I will sand it and put on the last coat.
I`m thinking that a red boot stripe will look nice.
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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby Cabron » Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:48 pm

A pitot system for the speedo and yes...a towel rack!

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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby mrintense » Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:39 pm

Wow Josh, even better after the paint job. Summer is going to be fun for you this year! :D :D :D
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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby Cabron » Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:35 am

Thanks Carl.

Lets hope I can get it finished. It would be great to get it on the water this summer

I guess it all depends how fussy I get.

Been working on attaching the windshield, fish-finder and
painting the wood bumper white tonight.

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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby gap998 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:00 am

Love the blue - really transforms the look & puts it right in the era!
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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby Cabron » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:04 am

I took some time and added the Red boot stripe. It`s looking very 4th of July with the Red, White and Blue colors.

I`m having a bit of a problem with - print through - through the black that I striped with on top. I guess I`m going to
have to live with it. There does not seem to be much that I can do about it.

Had a friend over that rebuilds outboards. We put in a new starter, Plugs, water pump kit.
cleaned carbs, and fresh gear oil. The 25 purrs like a kitten.

I could be finished the Zip in a few weeks.
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