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Onelow1ton
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New guy in VA

Post by Onelow1ton » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:13 pm

I'm a new to boat building , but great with my hands and have always love the look of a classic wood boat sense I was a little kid (about 5 ) my grandfather had a 1940 something Chris craft and man I just loved the way that boat looked! I have decided I want something that has that look but something I can actually afford , so I got looking at plans for boats online and came across a few I liked then found the Glen L and got looking at all the diffrent plans and knew for sure I need to build a boat. I'm going to start off with in reason though sense I have never done one and decided on the ZIP 14' , it's got the look I like and looks like a do able project and if that turns out good I might try one of the bigger ones like the Monaco or Tahoe but that would be years down the road when I have a bigger garage to build one in .

Well anyway I'm Kenny and am looking forward to building a zip but I have a lot more research to do first , I ordered the Beginning Plywood Boat Builder Library set today , and I have been reading though this forum and figured I better just sign up now sense there's so much good info Im finding so I can start bookmarking it all for reference latter
Kenny G.

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Re: New guy in VA

Post by Lowka53 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:57 pm

8) good start welcome to forum. ask questions none are stupid I would also get either the book or cd on http://www.boatdesigns.com/How-to-Fiber ... fo/12-437/ it will come in handy down the road. in the front of the book you got their will be a tool list you should have at least the min tools listed and as many clamps as you can get you never seem to have enough of them. I suggest you stay away from the hand spring clamps they are junk. well you have my 2 cents worth. :wink: :lol: please put your location in your profile so we know where you are at it will help us to suggest suppliers and such. 8)
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Re: New guy in VA

Post by vupilot » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:54 pm

Welcome to the forum Kenny.

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Re: New guy in VA

Post by Iggy » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:33 pm

Welcome!

ZIP is a very good boat to start with, and you can definately make it classic looking like so many other Glen-L builders have.
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Onelow1ton
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Re: New guy in VA

Post by Onelow1ton » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:10 pm

Lowka53 wrote:8) good start welcome to forum. ask questions none are stupid I would also get either the book or cd on http://www.boatdesigns.com/How-to-Fiber ... fo/12-437/ it will come in handy down the road. in the front of the book you got their will be a tool list you should have at least the min tools listed and as many clamps as you can get you never seem to have enough of them. I suggest you stay away from the hand spring clamps they are junk. well you have my 2 cents worth. :wink: :lol: please put your location in your profile so we know where you are at it will help us to suggest suppliers and such. 8)

Yeah when I signed up for the free boat building 101 I go a offer for the bundle of three books SP-430 and that had boat building with fiberglass , how to fiberglass a boat, and how to build boat trailers so I got all three . Looks like I need to start collecting clamps now , I only have a few now but it does look like ill need tons of them , I also have never been a big fan of the spring clamps !
Kenny G.

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Re: New guy in VA

Post by Onelow1ton » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:10 pm

Thanks for the welcome !
Kenny G.

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Re: New guy in VA

Post by Onelow1ton » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:55 pm

I was going to wait until I got my books but after all the reading I have been doing on here I went ahead and ordered the zip plans tonight , and I have found a place that looks to stock all the wood I should need that's just a short 2 hours away
Kenny G.

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Re: New guy in VA

Post by Iggy » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:19 pm

Looks like you caught the bug. Don't worry, it stays just as exciting as it feels right now.
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Re: New guy in VA

Post by Onelow1ton » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:15 am

Oh yeah I got the bug big time , but I'm that way with every project I get into usually just cars and trucks , my wife's happy that I'm obsessing over this boat build and not spending more money on my truck ! Bad thing is I'm in the middle of doing a solid axle swap on my truck so I have to finish that up before I can start on the boat but that's good it will give me time to read up on the boat building book .
Kenny G.

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Re: New guy in VA

Post by Lowka53 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:31 pm

Onelow1ton wrote:Oh yeah I got the bug big time , but I'm that way with every project I get into usually just cars and trucks , my wife's happy that I'm obsessing over this boat build and not spending more money on my truck ! Bad thing is I'm in the middle of doing a solid axle swap on my truck so I have to finish that up before I can start on the boat but that's good it will give me time to read up on the boat building book .
:lol: wait til she gets a load of a cost of a marine motor :roll: and all the goodies you can get for boats :shock:
Don't be afraid to attempt anything. You might surprise your self in the attempt.
http://www.facebook.com/Home.Made.Boat.Building
Bon Voyage-"Wild Flower" 40' house boat being built
14' Mr John-being built
32' Supper Huck-in design

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Re: New guy in VA

Post by Paul Kinneberg » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:52 pm

Welcome!! I look forward to following your zip build.

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Re: New guy in VA

Post by sawinlogs » Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:16 pm

Welcome from another new Zip builder that just started a few weeks ago. I have made a few mistakes and learned to sit down and read and look at a few pics before I start the new stage if I am not sure on something. You will find that the people on this site are very helpful and can quickly get your problems worked out.
Mark A first boat build is the Zip
Thanks for any and all help and comments

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Re: New guy in VA

Post by Onelow1ton » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:14 pm

Lowka53 wrote:
Onelow1ton wrote:Oh yeah I got the bug big time , but I'm that way with every project I get into usually just cars and trucks , my wife's happy that I'm obsessing over this boat build and not spending more money on my truck ! Bad thing is I'm in the middle of doing a solid axle swap on my truck so I have to finish that up before I can start on the boat but that's good it will give me time to read up on the boat building book .
:lol: wait til she gets a load of a cost of a marine motor :roll: and all the goodies you can get for boats :shock:

Lol yeah she has asked already if me building this boat means that we will be selling our 2009 sun tracker party barge 21 , I told her no that's like our mini van and the zip will be the sports car ! She just turned and walked away because she knows the money that has been spent on that boat all ready
Kenny G.

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Re: New guy in VA

Post by Onelow1ton » Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:15 pm

Thanks for the welcome guys
Kenny G.

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Re: New guy in VA

Post by Muellerd » Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:26 am

Lol yeah she has asked already if me building this boat means that we will be selling our 2009 sun tracker party barge 21 , I told her no that's like our mini van and the zip will be the sports car ! She just turned and walked away because she knows the money that has been spent on that boat all ready
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