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Re: New member from oregon

Postby vupilot » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:38 am

This is going to be nice enough to store in your living room. :shock:

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:11 pm

vupilot wrote:This is going to be nice enough to store in your living room. :shock:


:lol: thanks Chris, i keep telling people if it keeps turning out like this i will have to whack it with a hammer to get past the first scratch so i can start using it without fear of damage :lol: :lol: :lol:

Rolled and tipped the second varnish coat this morning.
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I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby BayouBengal » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:28 am

She's looking fantastic, Joshua

Yes, it is strange to take something out of it's protected shop environment where you've pampered and fussed over it out into the cruel world. To me, the tough part is more so the trailering than in the water around the docks. I pucker every time I hit a pothole, and we have lots of them in Louisiana.

Great looking build, thanks for sharing and the videos have been great.

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby vupilot » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:57 am

I agree Jeff, I never worry about in on the water, or on a good dock but every good bump in the road makes me cringe.

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:16 pm

Man do i wish i had one of these when i started building my zip! :lol: :lol: :lol:

https://youtu.be/bgS6-O2APWY
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:54 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby Ibrew2be » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:41 pm

Josh, I love it. De-lengthened lumber. I've seen way too much of that. I was thinking of replacing my table saw, but I may get one of these first.

Thanks for posting.

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:52 pm

Deck - done
Sides and transom - done
Two coats in the motorwell, one more to go
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I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby mrintense » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:16 am

Oh my, that is real nice Josh. Real nice indeed!
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:19 pm

Ok my windshield brackets finally showed up (11 weeks later) the green sand cast finish is exactly what i thought it would be, rough but completely workable, i am however extremely disappointed with the fit /finish of the center bracket, the flashing was sanded very sloppy, ground deep into the bracket in multiple places. I can fix it but it will take some work, on top of that the center clamping part was attached crooked to the rear but whats worse it was 1/4" low! The rear half and front half had a 1/4" step (not even close to flush) on the bottom, the front clamping piece was a banana left to right, it took me an hour and a half to fix the fit of the center bracket tonight (front and rear half to each other)
I had to disk sand out the banana, flush up the bottom and re-drill / re-tap the screw holes in the rear to eliminate the step (8-32 threads if your curious) the new correct threaded holes were indeed 1/4" off from where the factory drilled them. Clamped both halfs together and flush sand all edges, i am now ready to start working my way through the grits to polish. Shoddy craftsmanship however this kind of work is what i am very good at, when finished they will be beautiful but in my opinion I should not have needed to redo the fit work. Not a happy camper. :(
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:36 pm

Here is a before and after of the brackets, i am about 80% done polishing.
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby hoodman » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:10 pm

Looks great, Josh! Maybe you'll cover it in the next video but some folks might find a couple technique and tool tips on polishing the brackets helpful.

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby PeterG » Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:57 pm

Interesting. Sorry there so many issues with the center bracket. Especially after you had to wait so long for them. Good recovery on such an avoidable problem. I noticed the clamp piece problem with others' brackets. I think future orders of these should specify no drilling/tapping the screws so they can be done correctly by the buyer?
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby mrintense » Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:20 pm

Nice recovery Josh. I agree that it might be better if the company didn't predrill the holes. Anyone with the ability polish those castings is also going to be able to drill the holes.
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:50 pm

Polish progress, about 70% done, there is about 8 hrs. In these brackets (includes fit repair of the center bracket)
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I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:


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