Michael's ZIP

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Re: Michael's ZIP

Post by JimmY » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:42 am

That's a lot of clamps!
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Re: Michael's ZIP

Post by hoodman » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:05 am

Keep it up, Mike!
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Re: Michael's ZIP

Post by BarnacleMike » Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:40 am

Clamps removed, and fairing started. (Recommenced, really.)

I'm happy to say that all the scarf joints in both laminations of the port chine have worked just fine. If the laminations are thin enough (mine are 3/8"), they'll handle the bends and twists with no problem at all. I haven't had to soak or steam any of this, and so far nothing has broken in the process.
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Re: Michael's ZIP

Post by neel thompson » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:50 am

Looking really nice Michael

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Re: Michael's ZIP

Post by mrintense » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:49 pm

Good job Michael. I wish that I had used laminations on my chine. It would have been so much easier. I think I lost 3 months trying to correct problems that cropped up from using too thick of material.
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Re: Michael's ZIP

Post by BarnacleMike » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:05 pm

It was SO much easier this way.
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Re: Michael's ZIP

Post by Gayle Brantuk » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:00 am

Really nice work, Michael. I like the way you did frame 5-1/2 and the stem/keel junction. I really wish I would have asked my dad why the Zip has frames 2, 4 and 5-1/2.

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Re: Michael's ZIP

Post by BarnacleMike » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:58 am

Gayle Brantuk wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:00 am
Really nice work, Michael. I like the way you did frame 5-1/2 and the stem/keel junction. I really wish I would have asked my dad why the Zip has frames 2, 4 and 5-1/2.
Hi Gayle! Thank you!

I kind of figured out the frame naming a while back :) Here's the pull-quote from my blog about it:
At first glance, the Zip has some rather odd frame designations.... Specifically, frame number "5-1/2".

It seems odd until you understand that the designations are logically based on boat design drawings. If you look at a cross-section drawing of the boat, there are several vertical lines that divide the hull into sub-sections. Each one of these vertical lines is called a "station." The numbering starts at zero (the transom), and ends at "F.P." (which stands for "Forward Perpendicular") at the foremost tip of the boat. In the case of the Zip, there are 8 stations including "F.P.", dividing the hull into 7 sub-sections of about 24-1/2" each. Frame # "5-1/2" is the frame placed between stations 5 and 6.
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Re: Michael's ZIP

Post by Gayle Brantuk » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:03 am

Duh on my part! It shows that on the lines plan--thanks Michael.

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