February 2003

Enclosed, please find photos of my pride and great joy. My Zip was almost as fun to build as she is to drive. It is my very pretty baby. I have a 1959 Mercury Mark 35A (35hp) pushing her along very nicely. It will pull a water skier, or 2 kids on a tube all day and only use $20.00 (13. 00 U.S.) in fuel. In towing a skier, the boat is on plane before the skier.

I cured the skidding problem that two other builders commented on by bolting on a 1 1/2" x 84" skeg under the keel. In a real hard turn, passengers have to hang on to avoid being thrown out!