Roberta's ZIP

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I use mine whenever I cut a board too short! :lol: :lol: :lol: I blame it on my rubber ruler!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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I agree with Roberta, they aren't really needed for the spray. I added them to mine partially for the bling effect and for added protection from docks. Since the rear quarters have a bit of tumblehome I was afraid I would be hitting varnished wood rather than the upper rub rail. The spray rail sticks out just far enough to protect the varnish.
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Dave Grason wrote:Yup, he did it with a blue-handled board stretcher. Those are really handy tools. :D
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Just to avoid confusion, I did not install a splash rail on the bow, but I did install the little wing/fin rub rails on the aft sides by the transom. I used 3/4" hollow back SS rub rail on the edge of the rub rails and the shear line.

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Thanks Roberta,
Not much need for a spray rail in that pic you posted. :)

I think I might follow your lead and just have the wings on the side, but skip the spray rail.

I see you put a short skeg on the bottom. How do you think it would go without it?

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I know people who put a smaller one on and wished that they put a longer one on. It turns very nicely with a 5 footer set about 3 ft in front of the transom. Mine is 2.5 inches high about 2 ft from the aft end and tapers to about 1.25 inches in the rear and about an inch in the front. It is rounded on the edges. If you leave it off it will skid in the turns.

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These are some Zip Dashboard pics that were removed due to host going away.

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Sorely wish your photos werent lost. :(

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While many earlier pictures are gone from the forum thread, I do have them all. If there is something specific, pm your request referencing the area and page number and I will repost it using Glen Ls format.

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Well thanks! Just found your thread on the Zip and started reading it from the beginning. Sounded like alot of the Glen-L boatbuilding issues were covered and the pictures would have been great to see, and helpful. :D

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Let me know what page you might be interested in. I will replace the broken links with onea that work.

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Roberta, Hi I am a new member and just ordered my Zip plans. Would there be a way to get a set of your construction photos? I'm sure it would help greatly in planning my build.
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It would be really difficult to send you all the photos as I have hundreds. Consult some of the other builders threads, but if you would like to see a specific phase of the build, I would post that.

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Roberta, a question. On the Zip can one side, stem to stern, be cut from one 4x8 sheet of ply. In other words do I need (2) 4x8 sheets to do both sides(not bottoms) of the boat.
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I'm pretty sure I cut each side from a single sheet. You have to be careful about the angle and width of the pieces. If you can get some paper or cardboard, make some templates. Leave a couple inches for fudge factor. Try positioning templates on a 4x8 grid to get the best fit. You can try switching side to bottom sections. It's been 10 years and I'm old. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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