Cabrons Zip Build

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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby Roberta » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:56 am

Look's Great!!!!

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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby mrintense » Tue Jun 16, 2015 2:06 pm

Very nice Josh. You still have time to enjoy the boat. Perhaps even by July?
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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby Cabron » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:03 pm

I`m sure I will have it finished in July.

I need my licence numbers, rub-rail,boat name graphic, control cables and little painting here and there
then I will be ready for the water. I`m sure it will be an exciting day.

Likely I will throw a little launch party.

I`ve watched the various Vids of Zips in action. It will be interesting to see how
it performs. I haven`t been in a motor boat since I was probably about 13 years old!

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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby Cabron » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:12 pm

Received my licence numbers a couple of days ago and applied the " SuperFly" graphic yesterday.
I found applying the graphic to be a bit of a challenge. It all worked out nicely though.

I`m fairly pleased with the graphic.Perhaps not quite what I had in mind, but close. A little Larger would have been nice
with a smaller Red border. I went with a 1/4 inch border, should have gone with 1/8 inch. The Red is also a brighter Red than I hoped for.
The Gold leaf vinyl is quite striking. Spent 260.00 to get the 2 graphics done. Far too much money for what it is.

Control cables, a little paint on the transom, a few minor hook-ups ,then finished.

It`s nice to have it near completion but I will miss all those incredible moments of the construction process.

That was fun!! and one heck of an experience. I give the build a 2 thumbs up!

definitely some of the best moments of my life.

I tell everyone....You should build at least one boat in a lifetime!

Do it!!
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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby gap998 » Sat Jul 11, 2015 6:09 am

I think the letter size is bang-on; any larger would have taken your eye away from the shape of the boat. Love the Canadian roundel too - looks like a Lambretta for the water! :lol:
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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:21 am

I like it for sure!

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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby SJC » Sat Jul 11, 2015 9:38 am

Cabron
That is a very nicely finished boat, congrats 8)

We should start a Glen L Northwest (or Southwest in your case :wink: ) rendezvous. I should be in the water just after you.

I plan to make an appearance at the Deer Harbor Wooden Boat Fest in the fall, you could ...zip... over.
http://www.deerharborwoodenboats.org/

Enjoy your boat.
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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby chugalug » Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:16 pm

:D Very nice looking boat -I'm gonna have to try a zip next, :D
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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby Cabron » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:52 am

Thanks Gents.

At some point I may change the graphics. I will think about it over the winter.

I went with the 7/8 inch automotive rub-rail like Andy, Chris and some of the others.It does look
nice and is easy to apply.Screwed it down using 7' spacing. Didn`t countersink. Just fired them in.
I did puncture a small guide hole at each point.

It certainly would be great if there was some sort of gathering in the PNW. Yes, perhaps we can get something going up this way.

I would love to see more of the Glen-L designs up close.

Cheers.

Josh

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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby Andy Garrett » Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:44 am

Nicely done Josh!
Isn't it great to stand back and take in what you've done? :D

I can't wait to see her in the 'Launching Ramp'.
We're gonna need some video and a full performance report. :wink:
Andy Garrett

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

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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby Cabron » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:48 pm

It certainly is a good feeling Andy.It affirms once again that I get the job done.

It takes a certain mind-set to build a boat and I like having that mind-set. I am an extremely patient
person when I`m doing something I love. I will never rush something just to come to a completion point.
For me the process is everything. Discovering and working with new materials I find very exciting.
I`ve never believed in doing something half-heartedly.There is no learning in that, except how to do
it in poor fashion. I applaud anyone who can build a boat from scratch. It`s not the easiest of feats, mainly
because it takes extreme devotion, vision and some serious thinking. I actually feel smarter now. Not that I was a dummy before, but
my brain feels charged.

Ultimately I`ve inspired myself and can now give thought to what I might like to build next. I initially wanted to build
the Malahini but didn`t have the room. The Zip is a fine looking boat. A couple feet longer, aesthetically, would make it,
Oh` so sweet. I may build the Malahini and do it in the classic wood scheme, or I may build one of the Tolman skiffs.

I will be taking a break from building anything major for a while. I think I need to focus on work. Most likely
I will continue working on some of my boat models in my free time.

As I said before, build a boat and it will be one of the best experiences of your life.

Plain and simple,

Brain Food!

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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby Andy Garrett » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:31 pm

You said it, and said it well!

To your point...,
I am now building an airplane. :shock:
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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby SCWooden » Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:47 pm

[quote="Andy Garrett"]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.

Where can I order some of that self adhesive chromed vinyl automotive trim online? The O Riley Autoparts chain doesn't cary it. Thanks anyone, Keven in Charleston, SC

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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby Cabron » Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:10 pm

You can order it from these guys. They have lots of cool trim moldings.

http://trim-gard.com/

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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Postby Cabron » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:47 pm

Decided to add a Bimini top. This one came off the first donor boat I bought. It

looks pretty good. I just wish it was a little tighter fitting.

I made the patterns for the top and my wife sewed it together.

Paint transom - Buy new secondary battery and install a Bow hook for the trailer
and I will set a launch date. So Close.
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