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by vupilot
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Obituary for Garfield John Karpiak
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Obituary for Garfield John Karpiak

Oh wow, thanks for sharing. I met Garfield at the Gathering he came to with his Zip. Very knowledgeable on a host of topics. Reading his obituary its easy to see why. He lived well, saw and did a lot but gone too soon.
by vupilot
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 305
Views: 128096

Re: Michael's ZIP

Hey Michael,

The Utility too!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: But its done! Just teasin' I'd be interested but then I'd need to find a new first mate myself or I'd at least have to sleep in it for quite some time. Good luck buddy!
by vupilot
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Malahini from MD
Replies: 354
Views: 140889

Re: Malahini from MD

That is one heck of a classy looking Malahini. The bimini should definitely translate to the boat being enjoyed more.
by vupilot
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Hunky Dory Build
Replies: 126
Views: 37644

Re: Hunky Dory Build

Great Job!
by vupilot
Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Hankinson designs
Topic: Florida Barrelback
Replies: 56
Views: 5358

Re: Florida Barrelback

$90/sheet here in Indiana. Lumber was 20% the total cost of my build.
by vupilot
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 141
Views: 50108

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Awesome! Havent driven my model Zip yet this year, need to.
by vupilot
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Fiberglass
Topic: Ready for glass work
Replies: 27
Views: 2697

Re: Ready for glass work

Nice work!
by vupilot
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??
Replies: 17
Views: 3664

Re: Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??

You can easily add an extra 1/2" ply to the transom to resist any added flex of the long shaft. You can also add corner blocks to all the frame work that ties into the top of the transom and motor well. With those additions the forces on the water would not concern me at all. Is your boat already bu...
by vupilot
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: SEA KNIGHT
Replies: 463
Views: 145663

Re: SEA KNIGHT

Craig, Your boat looks great. My experience in messing with the older motors is they are still worth using for pleasure use. Youll likely have a few teething issues at first with something that needs a little service but I'm sure it can work just fine. I chased some issues with my old 402 Mercury ou...
by vupilot
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Bolero wake boat
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Re: Bolero wake boat

You ask for peoples thoughts on a wakeboard boat using the Bolero as a starting off point then report them for their thoughts on wakeboats? Yeah, a lot of us aren't fans of them around us. Wakeboats are indeed fun but they also make the water unpleasant for the classic designs that share the water w...
by vupilot
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question on fairing frame 5 1/2 on a zip
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: Question on fairing frame 5 1/2 on a zip

The side panels of the plywood should go on pretty easily. The forward bottom section takes a bit a force.
by vupilot
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Question on fairing frame 5 1/2 on a zip
Replies: 6
Views: 735

Re: Question on fairing frame 5 1/2 on a zip

You should be able to keep most of the curve but angle the leading edge of the frame 5-1/2 by removing some of the forward edge of the frame. Sorry these are the best pictures I could find in my archive to help.

Glen-L Zip 005.jpg
Encapsulation inside 004.jpg
by vupilot
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Launching Ramp
Topic: “Zip Tease” Launched
Replies: 5
Views: 1522

Re: “Zip Tease” Launched

Nice! Congrats! Looks really great and youll love the bimini, always wanted one but didnt want to take the time. It definitely shouldnt drag anchor :shock:
by vupilot
Sun May 24, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie boat builder in Michigan
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: Newbie boat builder in Michigan

A boat build is much different from the precision of cabinet making. More art than science. Close enough really is good enough in boat building, don't over fuss it. There are certainly challenges but most are just things a new boat-builder hasn't done before, not that its particularly difficult. Som...
by vupilot
Sat May 23, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie boat builder in Michigan
Replies: 6
Views: 584

Re: Newbie boat builder in Michigan

Welcome!

Sounds like a good plan. I spent about 730 hours on mine over 18 months, about 10 hours a week. Hope you dont have anything you want to watch on TV the next year or so! :D

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