Question about ZIP keel

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Andy Garrett
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Re: Question about ZIP keel

Post by Andy Garrett »

I don't think that sounds right.
I seem to remember a bend from frame 4 to 5 1/2 to fasten the keel to the stem via bolts. You say that yours is dead flat... hmm...

I'm at work so I don't have the plans in front of me, but I'm sure that one of my fellow Zippers will chime in to confirm or debunk my suspicions.
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Re: Question about ZIP keel

Post by vupilot »

Agreed, Andy. There is a slight bend where the keel meets the stem and the bolts help hold the keel against the stem, it isnt quite perfectly flat.

Bill, double check your stem/breasthook height at the very front of the form, it maybe slightly high.

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Re: Question about ZIP keel

Post by bjfrater »

Yep there is a bend in the keel and you hold it down with the bolts. Heres a picture from my build.

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