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by Roberta
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member, newbie builder
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: New member, newbie builder

Welcome aboard! Plenty of help available on the Forum. Post pictures, ask questions, research the Forum, and enjoy the experience.

Roberta :D
by Roberta
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question

Yup, the first 2 or 3 inches out from the leading edge of the stem will be very vertical from the bottom planking to the side planking. Fairing that prior to planking will give you a nice transition for the cut water.

Roberta
by Roberta
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: To cutwater... Or not to cutwater... That is the question

I think the juncture of the stem and chine should be faired smoothly providing a flat surface for the cut water.

Roberta
by Roberta
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Why install the side planks first? (Squirt, etc.)
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Why install the side planks first? (Squirt, etc.)

Excellent examples. Good job, Carl.

Roberta
by Roberta
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Why install the side planks first? (Squirt, etc.)
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Why install the side planks first? (Squirt, etc.)

Agreed on reasons for applying the sides first. The transition joint is necessary to go from the lap joint in the aft part along the chines to a butt joint in the forward part. Generally this is done when the angle increases to a point where a butt joint is more appropriate. A cut is made in the pla...
by Roberta
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 685

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

I went sanded with 3m Trizact pads. 1500 to 5000 to remove dust specks. Compounding shouldn't add any wax. Dupont Final Clean will remove wax and oils from surfaces and is mild.

Roberta
by Roberta
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 685

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

Once I achieved a level surface free of defects, sanding between coats was minimal using scotchbright and an RA sander to just scuff the surface for the next coat. The UV products in varnishes tend to float to the surface and are removed with aggressive sanding. Two part poly u products retain the U...
by Roberta
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?
Replies: 24
Views: 685

Re: Varnish: gloss or semi gloss?

Oyster is exactly right on sanding. Long boards are the way to get that super flat look like the hood of your car. First the decking must be near perfect using care and much hand sanding. Power sandera can be too aggressive creating hills and valleys and ruts. On the Zip I built, I didn't like the o...
by Roberta
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Zip Build Fastener Kit
Replies: 9
Views: 950

Re: Zip Build Fastener Kit

Predrilling for nails is important to prevent splitting wood and makes hammering a bit quicker and quieter. I would use the necessary amount of screws to position planking, then use nails to finish securing planks for epoxy curing. The best sizes of screws are number 8s in 3/4" and 1-1/2" lengths. R...
by Roberta
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Fasteners
Topic: Zip Build Fastener Kit
Replies: 9
Views: 950

Re: Zip Build Fastener Kit

You could also consider using screws and nails, placing nails in every other hole. It will save considerably. I used the ring shank nails on a lot of the Torpedo build and they do work well.

Roberta
by Roberta
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Texas Barrelback 20
Replies: 162
Views: 65349

Re: Texas Barrelback 20

I only ran engine related stuff off the engine relays and to operate relays used to power the other things like lighting and pumps and blowers. It's better to run separate relays to prevent overloading engine electronics.

Roberta
by Roberta
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Member introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: New Member introduction

Welcome aboard! The Zip is very popular and fun project. There are many possibilities to make your Zip uniquely your own. Have fun, post pictures, and ask questions. We're here to help and encourage.

Roberta :D
by Roberta
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Christmas Day Posting
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: Christmas Day Posting

Yeah, people get pretty busy, especially if trying to assemble kids new toys. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Roberta :D :D :D
by Roberta
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Christmas Day Posting
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: Christmas Day Posting

Haven't seen any new posts for a while. Maybe Holiday slump?

Roberta
by Roberta
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip Hull Depth
Replies: 7
Views: 1176

Re: Zip Hull Depth

Some moving straps could be used with a person on each end. Dollies sounds feasible. If you install a sturdy bow handle or stem bow eye to latch on to. The stern is fairly open and some structure in the framing could be used to hook on to or use stern tow eyes.

Roberta

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