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by Andy Garrett
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 924
Views: 312371

Re: Klondike Build

Perhaps you should consider alternatives.
You're not over 20,000lbs are you?
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by Andy Garrett
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Brendons Zip Build
Replies: 225
Views: 121410

Re: Brendons Zip Build

Top shelf build!
by Andy Garrett
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Admitting the Truth
Replies: 2
Views: 1407

Admitting the Truth

Many years ago, I watched Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray. In that film Bill's character said something that resonated with me then and even more so now. That line was, "You like boats, but not the ocean." I was born in a coastal town, and from a very young age, I found no joy at the beach. I fin...
by Andy Garrett
Fri Nov 13, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 2020 was a boating bust
Replies: 16
Views: 5289

Re: 2020 was a boating bust

Thanks for your responses everyone. It's helped more than you know.
by Andy Garrett
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Calgary
Replies: 9
Views: 1769

Re: Hello from Calgary

Welcome! It took me over three years to finish my Zip (with a move in there). I remember a New Year's Eve party where the crowd spilled out into the garage. There were drinks sitting on my upside-down hull while people socialized. It was fun to tell them about it and keep them informed as I progress...
by Andy Garrett
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 2020 was a boating bust
Replies: 16
Views: 5289

2020 was a boating bust

We never put the boat on the water once this year. That's the first time that has happened since completion. :(
Here's hoping 2021 is MUCH better in every way.
by Andy Garrett
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Another Aussie Zip!
Replies: 16
Views: 3789

Re: Another Aussie Zip!

Blackwood is awesome! I've made knife handles out of that stuff--should make a stunning boat!
by Andy Garrett
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Sydney Aus!
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

Re: Hello from Sydney Aus!

Planing hulls ride on the surface and feel every bump. They don't cut through the waves very well. Taking my Zip into chop of 24-36" on an Oklahoma lake was courting death! I liken the experience to rock-crawling in a Corvette! I would be extremely apprehensive to put such a small, flat-bottomed cra...
by Andy Garrett
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 924
Views: 312371

Re: Klondike Build

If I recall, you are launching in Monterey, correct?
If the dates work, I'd love to witness that event. Haven't been to the coast in about year anyway--be a nice getaway.
by Andy Garrett
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Cool Boat
Replies: 1
Views: 2256

Cool Boat

I kinda want to save this cool old McCulloch/Scott, but I have a feeling this could be the most expensive boat I ever own, even if I could get it for free.
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by Andy Garrett
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Jet Ski Power
Topic: Working on starting a jet driven Squirt
Replies: 11
Views: 4411

Re: Working on starting a jet driven Squirt

2-stroke PWC engines are incredibly powerful for their size and weight.
It's all about having the room for it. If you can go triple, well..., that's pretty cool.
by Andy Garrett
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip bilge inspection
Replies: 2
Views: 2308

Re: Zip bilge inspection

More pics
by Andy Garrett
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip bilge inspection
Replies: 2
Views: 2308

Zip bilge inspection

I installed my floorboards 6 years ago telling myself that I'd inspect regularly. Finally got around to it. Lol! I never encapsulated my interior. I used Benjamin Moore Polyamid paint. I can say that it's held up well. It's dirty, and the kerfs on the battens broke the epoxy/paint bond at some point...
by Andy Garrett
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Zip SA Build
Replies: 25
Views: 14360

Re: Zip SA Build

I think if I were to build another Zip, I would build the single gusseted frame (original). The boat is so over strength as designed, it's amazing. A fact I have shared many times herein: When I flipped mine and drug it up on the trailer (where I did all the top side work). I was crawling around in ...
by Andy Garrett
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Klondike Build
Replies: 924
Views: 312371

Re: Klondike Build

I like it! You can read that a number of ways.

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