Z Flats Flyer hits the water!

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Re: Z Flats Flyer hits the water!

Postby eminence front » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:03 am

If this had a extremely like button, I would push it!! Great job, cant wait to see the others.

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Re: Z Flats Flyer hits the water!

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:49 am

Awesome Wassim--as usual!

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Re: Z Flats Flyer hits the water!

Postby Skiman22 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:53 pm

GREAT LOOKING BOAT! How many hours did it take to build.Any up dates on the handling of the boat( turning)

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Re: Z Flats Flyer hits the water!

Postby Trackhappy » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:01 pm

Wow! What a fantastic boat. Looks great. One thing you might check is the bottom for flatness, particularly in the aft 1/3. I am sure you already have, but just in case, as that sort of thing may cause such issues. It is difficult to see if it is floating or bottomed in those pictures but doesn't seem to float nose heavy from what I can see?

Great job!!!
By the time I have built a boat, I'll be ready to build a boat....

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Re: Z Flats Flyer hits the water!

Postby Z_Wood » Sat Oct 13, 2012 12:39 pm

Skiman22 wrote:GREAT LOOKING BOAT! How many hours did it take to build.Any up dates on the handling of the boat( turning)


Thanx again guys!!


Not sure about hours but i think i had it don't in about 3 - 4 months if i remember correctly!

I later on put aluminum L channels running on each side of the engine and the turning was day and nite difference!! I think its a must on this boat. The other thing that is a must which i havent done yet is spray rails!! Another thing i added was a 10" hydraulic engine lift.. which i thiink helped a bit in trimming the bow up a bit.. plus it makes the boat look much cooler :p

Havent been using the boat for quite a while... and its still not 100% complete... soon ill finish it up and maybe post a few more photos!

Cheers
Zane

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Re: Z Flats Flyer hits the water!

Postby Natho » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:11 pm

G'day Z_Wood,
I'm a new member here and would love to build a flats flyer within the next couple of years.
Couple of questions for you if you don't mind?

I can't see it mentioned in here but what is it's top speed with the 250?
I like my fishing boats fast...... :D

How shallow can it go on the plane?

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Re: Z Flats Flyer hits the water!

Postby Z_Wood » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:19 am

Hi Natho

The boat should be way faster than the speed i got... i planked the whole thing with 12mm ply rather than the 9mm which is what the plans called for. Reason was simply cuz i used what i had... stupid mistake. So the boat came out really heavy. If i had used the 9mm i would easily go over 60mph but right now i believe im below 50 if i remember correctly.

That being said i think you MUST install bottom strakes and spray rails for a better and dryer ride!

Cheers
Wassim

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Re: Z Flats Flyer hits the water!

Postby Z_Wood » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:33 am

Heres some updated photos of my flats flyer since u guys last saw her...
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Re: Z Flats Flyer hits the water!

Postby Z_Wood » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:36 am

a few more...
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Re: Z Flats Flyer hits the water!

Postby Gayle Brantuk » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:38 pm

Very nice Wassim! Just beautiful--congratulations and thank you for posting the photos...

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Re: Z Flats Flyer hits the water!

Postby Z_Wood » Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:16 pm

Gayle Brantuk wrote:Very nice Wassim! Just beautiful--congratulations and thank you for posting the photos...


Sure thing Gayle :)

I took a long break from my projects as i started fiberglass boatbuilding... but i started back on my Tahoe and will be finished soon. Ill post pics of that in cple weeks!

Cheers

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Re: Z Flats Flyer hits the water!

Postby areame » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:20 pm

Looks great!


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