Brendons Zip Build

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Congratulations on the flip!!!

That's a beautiful paint job, too. This is going to be a gorgeous boat, I have no doubt.
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Excellent! Congrats

Plenty of work to do now. Boat looks great inside and out.

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Brendon

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Thanks! Its nice to be at this point finally. There now seems like so much to do again!

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Now that she`s flipped you can make some great progress.
The deck structure goes fairly quickly without too much head scratching.

Nice work. I bet your thrilled.

A grand achievement. Not everyone has that certain kind of discipline to build a boat.

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Thanks, I am happy with how it has come out so far.

I have a question which is a bit ahead of where im at but i have been puzzling over it.

If the coverboards sit on top of the plywood deck, How do you hide the plywood edge from showing on the side?
Do you cover this up with a rub rail? Is there another option that makes the side panel look flush with the coverboard?

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Looking Great!! The 3/4" rub rail will easily cover the edge of the plywood sub deck. You could also use wood trim shaped to fit the shear. If using SS rub rail, I recommend the hollow back in 8 ft sections. Easier to ship (UPS) and work with. Longer pieces tend to be harder to conform to the shear.

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For rub rails, I used chromed vinyl automotive trim.

It is peel and stick, but I also measured and countersunk holes every 8 inches and sunk stainless screws for that classic metal look.
Tough stuff and a fraction--a small fraction of stainless rub rails.
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Perfect, that answers it. thanks.
When I get to it I will search around and see what I can source.

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Hey everyone its been a while since I posted.

I have made some progress since last time. I have epoxied and varnished the interior and have begun framing up the deck. The boat got sidelined for a while while I completed some home renovations. I much prefer working on the boat so getting back into it feels great. My guages and steering system have also arrived which is exciting!
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Looking Great!!!

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Hi everyone, Im working on the floor for the zip and I have a question for you guys.
Sorry I dont have pictures to illustrate right now so hopefully I can describe it.

What method did you guys use to support the floor planks in between frames? I have placed floor planks between the frames for the front cockpit however they are springy in the middle to stand on and need a support member underneath I think.
Has anyone used an athwart ship support member? I would be interested to know how you attached it to the floor battens and the floor planks?
If you used blocking is it screwed down or floating? Im concerned about the floor banging in choppy conditions.

thanks
Brendon

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Here is a look at what i did in my zip, small blocks glued and screwed to the floor battens with a straight piece across the face also glued and screwed, my planks screw down to these cross members, i like this method because i was easily able to set the cross member at the desired/correct height, it is very solid however since i have yet to launch my zip i cannot confirm the longevity but i am pretty sure this style floor would support a small elephant. Hope this helps......josh
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Thanks Joshua!
Thats exactly what I was after!. Yours looks like a nice solution and I will likely do something similar. I might see how springy a single member is first and if thats not enough go for two like you did.

Ps the floor in your boat looks great.

Brendon

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