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Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:54 am
by Cabron
0 degrees Celsius today here in Vancouver B.C. A little chilly but not
like the rest of Canada.
At some point I`ll run some electrical through a window in the house and get some heat on.
I`ve got plenty of outlets inside.

No boat building today unfortunately.

:)

Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:12 pm
by Cabron
Well, I spent a Good day leveling out the building platform. The ground I was working on was not level
and causing me great problems. I fixed all that, then leveled all the frames and measured everything about 10 times to make sure Both sides from the centerline measured the same. I added a second base member on the building form running the boats length. One thing I also did was widen the Building platform/Rails from 18" to about 24". I`m not bolting the form to the floor so I`m making sure it is super stable. I also filled in some of the Chine notches that I over-cut and am now proceeding to install the Chines and Sheers.

Here are some pics of various parts of the build. The Transom knee I beefed up by 1/4 inch in profile and extended it for the 20" long-shaft motor I will use.

What a Blast! Super fun build!

Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:15 pm
by Cabron
a couple more

Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:25 pm
by Cabron
Glue filler - looks like baking soda and you mix it in with the epoxy glue

I was over at my Buddies on New years and he gave me a couple of these awesome
files that work like a charm. They are big and beefy and mean business. His cousin
works with Horses and uses them to file their Hooves, he goes through them pretty quick,
but there is plenty of tooth left in them to work on wood.

I`ve learned there are different types of shaft /thicknesses ring nails. The one in the middle
I like the best. Not too Fat, not to thin.....

Josh

Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:35 pm
by Roberta
Looking Great, Josh!!!

Roberta :D :D :D :D

Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:56 pm
by Cabron
Roberta Hegy wrote:Looking Great, Josh!!!

Roberta :D :D :D :D

Thanks Roberta. I visit your build thread often for reference.
Your Zip is quite wonderful.

:)

Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:16 pm
by John56
I'm going to the Tack shop Monday and buy some of those files!!

Great looking build!!

Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:00 am
by cusoak
There is a file similar to the one you posted. It is made with a saw grip handle and a round knob on the other end. You use it sort of like a plane. Easer to hold on to and guide on long surfaces. Where do you plan on using the nails.
Jeff

Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:02 am
by Cabron
The file is wonderful John. Just wait until you try it. It just needs a handle and a grip at the
other end. I will make them soon enough.


Jeff-The ring nails, I`ve only used them on the frame gussets, so far.

I do have one of those rasp type planes that you mention. The one I have is a little flimsy
Perhaps there are better ones out there. I will investigate.

Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:27 am
by Cabron
Spent some time on the Chines on the weekend. You will notice the steamer I am using. borrowed it from my Moms costume shop.The Chines will definitely need a couple of blocks at the stem. Added 1/2" Plywood to the Keel

Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:13 am
by Cabron
Finished the Chines and Sheers. That steamer sure came in Handy. It takes about 20 minutes, per piece, of steaming to get the chine/sheers to conform. I`m using Mahogany. Technique- Lay wet towel over area. Make sure it just one layer of towel draped over neatly. Steam the bend area and move forward to the front. Clamp overnight, then glue the next day.

I used a chine block at the stem. The Chine needed somewhere to land.
I am also using stainless steel screws for the entire build with a Robertson Head.
The Robertson Head, apparently developed in Canada. Awesome EH`

Later I`m going to do some fairing.

have a great day folks.

Oh, I decided to have the Zip finished for my 50th birthday . July 13 2014.
My launch song is going to be either, Whole Lotta Love, Good times Roll, or a, "The Cult"
song.
:)

Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:15 am
by Cabron
A few more .

Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:06 pm
by hdunk
Here is a source for hoof files, I have ordered from them and they have great service:

http://www.statelinetack.com/Search.asp ... of%20files

Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:34 am
by BarnacleMike
Wow, you're making great progress on your build! Congratulations. It looks great!

Re: Cabrons Zip Build

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:27 pm
by Cabron
hdunk wrote:Here is a source for hoof files, I have ordered from them and they have great service:

http://www.statelinetack.com/Search.asp ... of%20files

I like the one with the handle and grip. These files are great!