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February 2009 - Building the ZIP, temporary frame on which boat is built, new deck at side of house.
February 2009 - Building the ZIP, frame pieces laid out on Sipo, almost Honduran Mahogany. Sparky
March 2009 - Building the ZIP, frames, transom, and keel in place.
March 2009 - Building the ZIP, battens and chine in place.
March 2009 - Building the ZIP, gluing up the sheer, had some breaking and mending here.
March 2009 - Building the ZIP, detail where sheer meets stem.
March 2009 - Building the ZIP, bottom plywood planking put on front first.
April 2009 - Building the ZIP, putting on the seal coat of epoxy.
April 2009 - Building the ZIP, derelict boat bought for parts & trailer.
April 2009 - Building the ZIP, cutting up donor boat after stripping it.
May 2009 - Building the ZIP, glass ready for epoxy & film.
May 2009 - Building the ZIP, ill fated short cut with film. See sanded ripples on port bottom.
May 2009 - Building the ZIP, making cutwater from 24 gauge copper, interlocking tabs for bottom layer.
May 2009 - Building the ZIP, fitting bottom layer to boat and to mating side.
May 2009 - Building the ZIP, bottom layer with interlocking tabs.
May 2009 - Building the ZIP, top layer with screw holes.
May 2009 - Building the ZIP, boat turned over and on the trailer.
June 2009 - Building the ZIP, floor supports.
June 2009 - Building the ZIP, built up transom cutout since 15 inch motor required 17 inches.
June 2009 - Building the ZIP, motor bolted thru, extra 3/4 ply layer to support added height.
June 2009 - Building the ZIP, bow floor with gas tank locator.
June 2009 - Building the ZIP, battery box & bilge pump.
June 2009 - Building the ZIP, dashboard in two pieces to allow access for gauges.
June 2009 - Building the ZIP, motorwell required full width for steering arm.
June 2009 - Building the ZIP, all deck supports in place, ready for fairing.
June 2009 - Building the ZIP, seats and cockpit panels.
June 2009 - Building the ZIP, foredeck panel routed and ready for planting.
July 2009 - Building the ZIP, deck filled. Wood trim ready for stainless rub rail
July 2009 - Building the ZIP, cockpit trim going on, epoxy only.
July 2009 - Building the ZIP, sewing tuck & roll upholstery.
July 2009 - Building the ZIP, upholstery fitted into cockpits.
August 2009 - Building the ZIP, windshield brackets with stainless trim.
August 2009 - Building the ZIP, rub strakes, stern chromed trim, & dashboard.
August 2009 - Building the ZIP, launching at Lake Del Valle.
August 2009 - Building the ZIP, at the dock at Lake Del Valle.
August 2009 - Building the ZIP, Dave looking pleased.
August 2009 - Building the ZIP, zooming along - about 10 MPH.
August 2009 - Building the ZIP, zooming along - about 20 MPH. It got up to 25 at 5600 RPM
August 2009 - Building the ZIP, backing the boat onto platform.
January 2010 - Running the ZIP, Launching at Sugar Barge.
January 2010 - Running the ZIP, Glen-l boat builders.
January 2010 - Running the ZIP, Looking down at owner-made boats.
January 2010 - Running the ZIP, Dave & Jay keeping it at no-wake speed.
January 2010 - Running the ZIP, Planing at speed, not as fast with smaller Tahoe prop.
January 2010 - Movie (Rich Coey) of the ZIP running with other owner-built boats..
January 2010 - Running the ZIP, Returning with group to Sugar Barge.