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by vupilot
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New Guy
Replies: 1
Views: 260

Re: New Guy

Welcome. A small stitch and glue boat is a great way to get started in boat building. Only recommendation is use good marine products. You probably don't need it for a simple 8ft boat but if you prefer books to the internet you might consider the "Boat-building with Plywood" book from Glen-L. Enjoy!
by vupilot
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: Frame Wood Selection
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Frame Wood Selection

My local supplier had 3/4" actual thickness African Mahogany in random length from 6-14 ft and width of about 7" to 14". Most were about 8ft and 7-8" wide. You just plan out the best you can. I had the luxury of having a supplier nearby which helped a lot.
by vupilot
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit
Replies: 65
Views: 23853

Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Looking great, like the engine turned dash.
by vupilot
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Minnesota Squirt Build
Replies: 15
Views: 1821

Re: Minnesota Squirt Build

Thanks for posting, look forward to watching your progress.
by vupilot
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Crackerbox conception
Replies: 77
Views: 41038

Re: Crackerbox conception

Really well done! I hope you are planning to take it to the Gathering!
by vupilot
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another pee wee build
Replies: 34
Views: 5349

Re: Another pee wee build

Quick work!
by vupilot
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit
Replies: 65
Views: 23853

Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Boats flipped and perfect temperatures for working in the garage. I smell progress. :D
by vupilot
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Squirt depth
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Re: Squirt depth

Art built his entirely in his basement and got it out and through his kitchen. See photos about halfway down the page in this link. http://artatkinson.blogspot.com/2011/07/
by vupilot
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop
Replies: 94
Views: 8147

Re: Travels and Adventures of "Curt's Dream" a True Grit design-The Great Loop

Thanks for posting Curt, gonna be looking forward to your weekly updates!!
by vupilot
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Glen-L Zip and Torpedo "Win" Platinum and Silver
Replies: 3
Views: 1139

Re: Glen-L Zip and Torpedo "Win" Platinum and Silver

Congrats, thats a pretty good hike with boat in tow! Way to represent Glen-L!
by vupilot
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build
Replies: 559
Views: 134430

Re: Neel's Palm Beach 22 build

I missed the fact you stopped the PB22 build Neel but glad to hear that it is back on! And Thank You for all that you do for the Glen-L Gathering and this community. Missed seeing you a Craig and everyone else this year.
by vupilot
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit
Replies: 65
Views: 23853

Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

I've been keeping pretty good comparison going of this kit build compared to my plans build. I was well over 300 hours at this point. Id say its closer to 40% time savings. Go for it TAB, its worth it! It really doesn't make sense to build a Zip from plans as long as this kit is available. In the en...
by vupilot
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: New zip builder from Hamilton new zealand
Replies: 5
Views: 1564

Re: New zip builder from Hamilton new zealand

Welcome Steve! Plenty of help here on the forum if you need it!
by vupilot
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Solar powered Amp Eater
Replies: 181
Views: 99908

Re: Solar powered Amp Eater

A most peaceful vessel! Always enjoy seeing it. Thanks Dave.

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