Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

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Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Post by Gayle Brantuk » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:43 am

Peter,

See the photos below of Mark's boat (aka Moeregaard). He brought it to our office several years back and my dad (Glen) was quite impressed with the stiffeners on his battens.

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Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Post by PWDULA » Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:07 am

Thanks Gayle, I got it now, might do that!
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Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Post by PWDULA » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:46 pm

Fairing complete, will dry fit planks and refine as needed, about 70-80 hours in, kit is a great time saver, Marks kit is great, top line wood! Will take constructive comments on where anybody see mistakes!
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Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Post by Evan » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:22 pm

Did the chine piece come like that, or is this something you made?

I like the way it looks.

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Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Post by PWDULA » Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:27 pm

Kit comes that way, I like the mod also!
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Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Post by Andy Garrett » Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:11 am

I used Mark's batten and keel sriffeners too, but I used double stiffiners on my keel--one on either side of the transom knee going all the way up to the stem.
Boat has never even creaked--not even when I was inside of it buolding the interior.
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Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Post by PWDULA » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:58 am

Andy, Yep I am going to add the stiffener, I can't find pictures of your build, would like to see how you did that.
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Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Post by vupilot » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:04 pm

Looks pretty good from here! I really like the chine/stem mod too. Seems like that would remove a lot of the guess work that so many have questions about when installing the chines the traditional way. Not to mention it looks extremely sturdy.

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Post by PWDULA » Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:41 am

Agree, I really like Marks mod, and it is sturdy!
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Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Post by PWDULA » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:09 pm

Update, Started Planking, should have bottom complete this weekend, by my estimate kit saves about 30-40% time in hull build so far, would recommend Kit to anybody, who plans to build a ZIP!!

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Post by PWDULA » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:10 pm

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Post by vupilot » Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:49 pm

Well, that was quick. Being kit planking which edge(s) did you have to trim on that piece?

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Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Post by PWDULA » Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:48 pm

No trimming required a little when side panel on
Other side in place some edge trimming to put on a 2 degree angle fits like a glove


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Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Post by Andy Garrett » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:50 am

This kit has some cool updates with the foreword chine and the form.
I said years ago that the Zip was a prime candidate for a stitch and glue build.
Maybe a tweak or two to this kit could accommodate that.

Sorry for the lack of photos of my build PW. My boat never made the cut for inclusion in the Glen-L customer gallery. Theoretically, they may still be on photobucket, but I suspect that they are lost to the ether. This was all before the wonder of hosting on Facebook.
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