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by Lachlan1
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another Aussie Zip!
Replies: 16
Views: 4527

Re: Another Aussie Zip!

laubenthal wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:44 am
Look at my 1/4 gussets on frame 4 "Jim's Michigan Zip"
They are almost identical to the gussets used in the pre-cut Zip kit.
Thanks Jim, I think that might be my answer.
by Lachlan1
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another Aussie Zip!
Replies: 16
Views: 4527

Re: Another Aussie Zip!

Bit of a slow couple weeks. A little stuck on frame 4 at the moment. Using the double gusset method, based on 6in from the corner, there is a relatively small area to be glued on the base member compared to the side member. If I make the gusset much larger it will be too intrusive in the front cockp...
by Lachlan1
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:14 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another Aussie Zip!
Replies: 16
Views: 4527

Re: Another Aussie Zip!

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by Lachlan1
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another Aussie Zip!
Replies: 16
Views: 4527

Re: Another Aussie Zip!

Thanks for all the advice. That is awesome about you milling your own lumber! How do you plan to dry it? A comment about your plywood. Make sure to use marine grade that meets BS 1088 standards. I assume that is what you are using. Just trying to save you some crying in the future... :wink: Lee Timb...
by Lachlan1
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:05 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another Aussie Zip!
Replies: 16
Views: 4527

Re: Another Aussie Zip!

So I gave up on waiting for the expensive plywood I wanted to use. Gone with a cheaper brand that I can get locally (big green shop :D ). I was on the fence about fibreglassing the hull but now that I’m using cheaper ply I have decided to fibreglass and paint the hull instead of leaving it bright. A...
by Lachlan1
Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Transferring plans to plywood
Replies: 9
Views: 2564

Re: Transferring plans to plywood

Use the top of the bottom frame members as the datum plane for frame layout. Use called out measurements when given. Shrinkage and folds can make minor discrepancies. Fairing will correct any minor errors and smooth things out. Wood boats are like snowflakes. No two are alike. Another thing to cons...
by Lachlan1
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Design Modifications
Topic: Walk through option on the Zip
Replies: 1
Views: 2338

Re: Walk through option on the Zip

I’m also planning a walk through on my zip, would make it easier to access motor just in case. I’m not at that stage in the build yet so I can’t really help yet sorry.
by Lachlan1
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another Aussie Zip!
Replies: 16
Views: 4527

Re: Another Aussie Zip!

I have also attached a photo of some of the Blackwood I used on a canoe I recently built to show how I hope my zip deck will come out.
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by Lachlan1
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another Aussie Zip!
Replies: 16
Views: 4527

Re: Another Aussie Zip!

Another couple pics of today’s progress.
Started tracing the frames onto the Blackwood, trying to avoid any defects in the timber.
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by Lachlan1
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another Aussie Zip!
Replies: 16
Views: 4527

Another Aussie Zip!

Starting this thread so I have somewhere dedicated to post my Zip progress. I have posted some of these pics elsewhere but I thought it would be good to have them all together. I live in Australia and I’ve decided to build a Zip. I managed to get some Tasmanian Blackwood a couple years ago(maybe mor...
by Lachlan1
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Transferring plans to plywood
Replies: 9
Views: 2564

Re: Transferring plans to plywood

Thanks guys for all the responses, Just a guess but... The plans aren't laying completely flat. It looks like the fold and curve at the top of your picture could account for the majority of that 1/4". also don;t trust framing square. they are normally off by a degree or two. you can fix them by taki...
by Lachlan1
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Transferring plans to plywood
Replies: 9
Views: 2564

Transferring plans to plywood

Hi guys I’ve been tracing my Zip frame templates to a sheet of plywood(using Pins and carbon paper) and noticed that the center line and set up level are not at 90° for most of the frames. 89° at the transom and a little over 90° on frames 2 and 4. Doesn’t seem like much but say on the transom, work...
by Lachlan1
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi from Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Re: Hi from Melbourne, Australia

Hi Will

These forums are amazing for getting help/info. I’m also just starting my Zip build just north of Melbourne. Happy to try help with anything I can. Once all this lockdown craziness is over, would be great to catch up somewhere.

Lachlan
by Lachlan1
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??
Replies: 17
Views: 8365

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

A new 40 hp Yamaha is 215 lbs, Sounds like a good engine for the Zip if your transom is built to specs with quality materials. I’m with Chris on road chop, I cringe watching the Malahini in my rear view mirror over bumps, but it’s been bouncing around back there for 3 years now with no major damage...
by Lachlan1
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:52 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Short Shaft Motor or Long Shaft Motor for Zip, which one??
Replies: 17
Views: 8365

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

Wow, Thanks for all of your responses, it always amazes me the quality of responses on these forums. Still collecting materials for my build. I’ve had the plans for a while now but Just want to plan it out before I start the build. I had originally thought I’d cater for a long shaft as I was looking...

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