Steve B.'s ZZZIP Build

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Steve B.
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Steve B.'s ZZZIP Build

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Hi everyone, I've started my Zip build, and I am pretty happy with my progress so far and with the build quality. Here's a few starting shots...
Form work
Form work
Laying out the frames
Laying out the frames
Now onto the cutting!
Now onto the cutting!
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Looking good! Keep posting pictures.

Roberta :D
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Roberta wrote:
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:54 am
Looking good! Keep posting pictures.

Roberta :D
Thanks Roberta!
Pinned the frames to the layout board.
Pinned the frames to the layout board.
Hanging with the frames and stem
Hanging with the frames and stem
Chine Time!
Chine Time!
You might notice in the last pic, I used white oak for the keel and chines. I thought these pieces would be more durable than if I used the mahogany. I soaked the chines in the lake for a day before bending them. Yes it took 2 of us and a lot of clamps! Went off pretty well. I also used a spacing block on the breasthook so I could set the chines to the correct height on each side of the stem.
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Fitting the white oak chines to the frames.
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Layout for chine fairing
Layout for chine fairing
Chines attached -note blocks on breasthook to space chines
Chines attached -note blocks on breasthook to space chines
Chine fairing
Chine fairing
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Fine job there! Thanks for posting. Really good looking build.

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Faired starboard chine
Faired starboard chine
Faired bottom
Faired bottom
Attachments
First layer of the sheers
First layer of the sheers
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Nice looking wood, and nice looking construction. You’re a craftsman! :D

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Bending the meranti at the transom
Bending the meranti at the transom
Side planking
Side planking
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Second side is WAYYYY easier than the first!
Second side is WAYYYY easier than the first!
A/B junction at chine
A/B junction at chine
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Very nice work so far. Keep it up.
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Are you really working as fast as the dates on posts of the pictures? :shock: If so thats amazing progress.

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Very nice looking ZIP Steve! It's definitely taking shape now.
Kyle

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vupilot wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:10 am
Are you really working as fast as the dates on posts of the pictures? :shock: If so thats amazing progress.
I have been at it from the 8th of September. My first post was on 9/27, with a bunch of pics to start the first posts. Since then its been real time posts. The only thing holding me back is waiting for epoxy to dry! To date I have about 100 hours into the build. Ps... Yes I’m retired!
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