Steve B.'s ZZZIP Build

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Just remember, that white stuff turns in to blue stuff when it warms up.

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Steve B. wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 12:47 pm
Encapsulation...”Release the Schmoo”!!
Haha the Schmoooooo! :lol:
Encapsulation has been slow for me. The foam brushes fall apart after only 10 minutes. Did you have any better results?
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Foam brushes aren't very durable. I buy cheap brushes for encapsulating corners and tight spots and use hotdog rollers for open areas.

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I got 36 chip brushes on Amazon for $15. Perfect for everything including the encapsulation.
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Despite not being able to epoxy in the garage, I’ve managed to build the front and rear cockpit soles! I’m using 2” mahogany strips alternating with 5” quartersawn white oak. I resawed thicker stock to create bookmatched pairs then planed to 5/8”. (rear cockpit sole not shown in these pics yet). And also fit up the fore deck strongback and battens!
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Very nice!!That sole is really going to pop, I like the size and spacing you used.
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I used the sizes and spacings that Joshua Burks used in his Zip build on YouTube. The spacings work perfectly so that the sole member along the chine (outermost) is a nice size after you scribe and trim it to shape.
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Varnishing the sole boards with JD Halcyon. Great product! Dries in an hour and water cleanup. I’m using it in my basement shop—a controlled environment— 65deg. Couldn’t be more pleased!
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Good to know, haven't used that product before. That should definitely save a lot of time.

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Looking great! Nice job.
I cut twice and it's still too short :mrgreen:

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Finally a break in the sub freezing New Hampshire weather! I built the gas tank mount platform, installed the varnished sole boards, carlins/seat back beams and even the radio box! Also most of the sheer fairing.
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With the return of nice weather I have been back at the Zip! Finished the sole, armrests and seats!
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And this guy...
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Dash and instruments.
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I decided to tackle my own cutwater. Im glad I did. Wife calls it “Boat Jewelry”. The project was my first metalworking project. I cut the steel from 18ga SS 316 and fitted it per the Cutwater Guy’s recommendations. I made a wood form from spacers to mimic the stem dimensions, then had it welded locally. After much grinding, sanding and polishing, the results speaks for itself. Its a perfect fit!
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