Michael's ZIP

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Bueno! My vote for seating configuration is single cockpit with a rear hatch. Maybe the hatch lid does the magic slide and roll to reveal seating for two, and as always, hang all the HP on the back your wallet and nerve can handle.
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I love it Michael.... From the drawing it looks like you may have moved the dash and forward cockpit slightly aft from the plans. I think a 90 ETEC would look great on the back along with a "disappearing hatch" over the rear seat. Maybe 90 is a liitle much. Better go with a 70 !!

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You position for the butt joint is spot on--exactly where it is on mine.
I like the color interplay as well. Love the sea foam green! That color really gives the boat a 50s feel for me--something I worked hard to maintain on my own Zip.
If you go bright on the boat, the maintenance routine gets much more involved. I put several coats of Supermarine Ironsides clearcoat over my bright areas which were first encapsulated, of course. The UV protection was still not enough. The epoxy was breaking down in my forth season, and my boat only saw the sun a few times each season. There is no magic bullet here. Commit to stripping and varnishing frequently.
As for me, I've been sketching my own ideas for a new top deck layout--all paint with a classic flair.
Good luck brother!
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Andy,

In case it gives you any ideas or inspiration, have you looked at the Cherubini Floridian? It’s definitely all paint with classic flair, as you mention...
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It certainly does inspire! Thank you!
I was not considering that color, but now...
Wow!
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Andy,

I stumbled across these photos while perusing the local craigslist this morning. Another example of “classic paint”...
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Thanks to these pics, I've decided to work some teal into the scheme!
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Finally made some progress on the port chine. I'll be laminating it, just like the starboard side.

The lumber yard only had a couple of 4-1/2 foot mahogany boards when I was there. So, I had to scarf together 4 sections in order to make a 16' board to work with. So, there are 3 scarf joints in the chine. Each is located in-between frames, with no joint between 5-1/2 and the stem. The whole thing is only 1/2" thick. The joints handled all the bending just fine.

I kinda botched the chine-to-stem connection, but I believe it'll be fine.
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Everything looks nice and fair.
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Nice work on the longitudinals Mike. Get the fairing done and then you'll have another boat! :D :D
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I've got all the parts ready for the second lamination. I ran out of epoxy, but more should be here soon.

Like the first lamination, the second will be made of four strips & 3 scarf joints. I'll stagger the joints, so all of them will be backed by "solid" wood from the mating lamination. I'm making sure not to place any joints over a frame. One scarf joint will be slightly forward of Frame #5-1/2, where there is a bit of bend and twist. I believe it'll work fine, though. There was no problem clamping it all up for a test fit.
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I got the second lamination on tonight. Scarfed it all in-place, and needed every one of the clamps I own...

"Makin' good progress"!
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Good progress indeed, keep at it Sir.
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Looks great Mike!
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Looks great Mike!
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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