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New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:32 pm

Hello everyone my name is josh and i am building a zip, i am about 10 mos. Into the build now and currently priming the bottom, a few weeks away from the flip (very excited) i have purposefully not joined the forum until recently to see if i was capable of building my zip on my own, granted i did use the forum for research but wanted to avoid the temptation of asking for help. I am very proud of my zip, will post some pics soon, i have uploaded a monthly update video to youtube of my progress every month since i started the build, feel free to check them out if your interested, there is a link in my profile, thank you so much to all of you who have added to this forum, over the years i could not have done it with out you....josh
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:22 pm

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STARTING PLANKING

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CLOSE UP OF CHINE JOINT

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3RD COAT OF EPOXY
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Wed Apr 29, 2015 6:24 pm

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LAYING OUT WATER LINE

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1ST COAT OF PRIMER

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SIDE VIEW OF PRIMER WATER LINE

If anyone is interested in more photos of this build i have hundreds,
from the first day to where i currently am, thanks for checking it out,....josh
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby vupilot » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:36 pm

Welcome. Great looking build! Thanks for posting

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:21 pm

vupilot wrote:Welcome. Great looking build! Thanks for posting

Thank you chris! your zip was the main contributing factor that made my mind up when deciding what design to build, i used and am still using your zip as the gold standard when measuring how well mine is turning out, i utilized many of your posts for inspiration and help thus far and i am sure i will continue to do so......josh
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Sun May 10, 2015 6:43 pm

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two coats of brightside blue glo white


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first coat of brightside flag blue

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not too shabby for a roller and a brush!
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Sun May 10, 2015 6:46 pm

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side view of boot stripe

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pretty proud of the boot stripe
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Wed May 20, 2015 8:16 pm

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Final coat of brightside flag blue
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:06 pm

Still a couple weeks out on the flip, i am currently modifying my trailer to be a perfect fit and support the zip completely. Plugging away and making good progress every month
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:11 pm

Mid way done, i stretched it three feet, added two bunks per side that line up with battens and angled the cross supports to match the transom and frame # 2, also moved the axel rearward a couple feet.
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I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:15 pm

A little more finish fab work, paint, encapsulate the 2x4's and cover with bunk carpet, nice little trailer for under $400 total, it really pays to be handy :lol:
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby vupilot » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:01 am

Looking good Sir! Thanks for posting the pics

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby mrintense » Thu Jun 18, 2015 6:45 am

Looking great. Did you restore the trailer or simply modify it. I am considering restoration versus buying new but don't have easy access to sand blasting for paint and rust removal.
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Re: New member from oregon

Postby gap998 » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:04 am

Welcome Josh,

I've been following your Youtube videos with interest. Glad your now on the forum so others can benefit.

Zip is looking really good!
Gary

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"Just when you think you've made something idiot-proof, someone builds a better idiot!"

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Re: New member from oregon

Postby joshuab » Thu Jun 18, 2015 11:42 am

mrintense wrote:Looking great. Did you restore the trailer or simply modify it. I am considering restoration versus buying new but don't have easy access to sand blasting for paint and rust removal.


This is a resto of a trailer i had around from a previous boat, a little modifying here and there and she'll be good as new, and a perfect fit 8)
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:


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