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 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:17 am

Andy, there's no "cut" for our Galleries! Did you send us photos? We'd be happy to create a Gallery for you or you can do it yourself--let me know!

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

Post by behrendt » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:55 am

I live just outside of Gettysburg and have plans to build a Zip. I want to put a jet ski/jet drive system in the Zip. Is it possible for me to look at your boat. I would like to see if the kit would be worth buying for this project.

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

Post by PWDULA » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:43 am

Come on down! Just Finished planking and I stained the boat a Red Mahogany, will epoxy this week and plan to Fiberglass late August.
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Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Post by Roberta » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:09 pm

Look's Great!!

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Post by PWDULA » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:18 pm

Thanks!
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Post by vupilot » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:37 pm

Oh Geeze, you already got it all planked AND stained! I gotta look back at my timeline and see how much more time you saved......Hmm, I see it took me from August 15th to Nov 5th to plank mine. Nearly 100 hours was spent, planning, cutting, fitting, trimming, re-fitting, and finally filling screw holes to plank the non-kit version! This new CNC kits level of fit keeps amazing me. Great job! Going so fast you gotta really plan ahead, you better hurry up and get your steering system ordered!

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

Post by PWDULA » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:03 am

Side Planking took 3 hours per side, was a two person job to line up, dry fit, and then glue and screw. So a total of six hours for the sides, bottom one person job about five hours for the bottom.
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Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Post by PWDULA » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:51 pm

Hull poxy-sealed, started fiberglass, Taped Seams will use 6 oz cloth on bottom and decided to Just epoxy Resin the sides, Will not work on her for the next two weeks, going to visit Kids etr... still plan on the flip mid September, Waterline to be white and bottom Chriscraft Bronze.
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Post by mrintense » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:11 am

Making great progress. I think you'll be ready for a splash easily by next summer. Maybe even later this year!
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Post by PWDULA » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:09 am

Update, Fiberglass complete, Barrier Coat and bottom paint this week, planned flip 6 Oct!!
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Re: Building the Zip with the NEW Zip Complete Wood Parts Kit

Post by Gayle Brantuk » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:44 pm

Beautiful! Very rich looking...

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

Post by TAB » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:21 pm

Any idea how much time you have saved to date?

I am very much thinking about it. As time for me is the real hard part.

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

Post by PWDULA » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:49 am

Timeline, Started build 20 May so about 3.5 months, however that's calendar time, don't work every day average 40 hours a month so hours, so 150-180 hours, I was keeping time but it really didn't matter to me with that said talking to other Zip builders and looking at the forum. I estimate about 30% time savings to this point. Kit is great!!
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Post by vupilot » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:06 pm

I've been keeping pretty good comparison going of this kit build compared to my plans build. I was well over 300 hours at this point. Id say its closer to 40% time savings.

Go for it TAB, its worth it! It really doesn't make sense to build a Zip from plans as long as this kit is available. In the end the extra cost of the kit is going to a very small percentage over what I spent building from plans.

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

Post by PWDULA » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:12 am

Ready to Flip!!
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