ZZZip Kit lands in my shop

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Looks like an Alabama boat to me!
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vupilot wrote: Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:34 pm Looks like an Alabama boat to me!
Uhhhhh....yep.

I didn't intend it to work out this way, wanted burgundy bottom and bright deck, but the multi-shade deck sent me to the paint store. So now that it is burgundy (close enough to crimson) and Hatteras Off-White, should the little boat be christened.....ZipTide?? :lol:
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ZZZIP TIDE?? NO! WAR EAGLE :shock:

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Whatever you call it, I like the painted deck!
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Getting there...

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Masking tape is gone, next is wet sanding to smooth everything out then clear poly. Seats went to the upholstery guy today.

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Beautiful!

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Waiting for the revenoor officer to come by and assign a hull ID number so I can register the boat and donate to the county coffers.

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Looks great!!!

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Wow!
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Mount for the control unit includes a digital voltmeter, light switch, USB charge outlet and hourmeter.

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Storage cubby that also hides the flame joint in the ply.



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Sweet!
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It's Alive!

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First run.....this is one quiet motor!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETgxOKk67rI


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Excellent Sam! Now to just install that trailer hitch on the Van's and you'll be set!

You made fast work of this project!
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Need Insurance

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The Zip is registered and ready to get wet but I want to insure it. My local independent agent couldn't find a carrier that wanted to insure my "homemade wood" boat (I prefer "custom-built") so am asking for which underwriters y'all use for hull and liability coverage. I prefer an agreed value policy.

Thanks in advance!
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State Farm had no problem with me.

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