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Andy Garrett
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Post by Andy Garrett » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:11 pm

I've already posted about the forthcoming deck changes to my Zip and once again, I was using the Windows 'Paint' program to explore ideas which is exactly how I came up with my current layout.
I was going to ask if anyone herein had done a Zip with a walk-thru deck. I don't recall one lately, but it seems that I've been under a rock, so anything is possible. Proof of this fact is that I was unaware that the Zip was now available in kit form! When did this happen?

I digress...
We have arrived at my main question. Since I notice that the decking on the kit Zip is available routed with faux calk grooves, it got me thinking about doing that with my deck refurb.
How deep could I go without weakening my 7mm Hydrotek? (that is all the deck I have--no layers)
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Re: Changes

Post by Andy Garrett » Sat Apr 27, 2019 4:13 pm

I'm strongly considering this:
The teal was inspiration picked up on Michael's Zip thread.
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Post by JimmY » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:32 am

Hi Andy,

Rather than routing through your deck, others have just used vinyl striping tape and then added a few coats of epoxy to level out the surface before clearing it.
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Post by Andy Garrett » Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:23 pm

That was my original plan Jim, but now that I know it may be possible to get the grooves without ruining the ply, I'd really like to have the texture and topography.
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Post by Roberta » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:48 am

Gayle would be able to advise on the depth they are using on the new Zip kit. I would think the depth of the grooves would be minimal, like 1/16" .

I looked at the photos of the new kit. It looks really nice.

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Post by vupilot » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:11 am

Dang, when did the new Zip full kit come out??!!! What rock have I been under? So glad to see Glen-L offer that. Good price too. I had just under than in all my wood 10 years ago and it wasn't perfectly cut to fit!

Cant wait to see what you do updating your boat Andy.

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Re: Changes

Post by Roberta » Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:19 pm

I first heard of this in this thread. I think the Zip has become a very popular boat and the kit should surely boost interest and more being built. Good choice for a complete kit, wood wise. Supplemented with the fastening and epoxy kits it will make a nice project. I know I would have been interested back when I built mine. I really like the way they incorporated the crate into the build form.

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