Well, it appears that we are having a week of small details that all add up to authenticity and just stuff feeling right. Some of you may wonder what all the zipper jokes are about. So I thought we could revisit the topic. A couple years ago, I was driven to find out the original manufacturer of a zipper on the cover boot. These are very hard to find since many tops alone are gone, the covers are really gone. But thanks to Bill Macs perfect original Sportsman we were able to find LENZIP Zippers.
And we called them and ordered enough zipper for the boot cover. What no one knew was that I jumped the gun and my top sat on top of the windshield and never had a cover. Well, we do now. WECATHEM’s factory cover defiantly needed a cover. Since in the wind in front of the windshield it would catch the wind and blow open.
You might wonder why in the heck we are being so obsessive about a boat that wont win any show. Remember we are keeping it in prerestoric condition. Well, its about harmony and aligning the stars. If you have to get a zipper, why not the original one? Need a tool set? Why not an original one? 1/4 inch is still a 1/4 inch? A horn is a horn? When you are out on your woody boat, its great to hear the right sound, and feel the same feel that time can only improve! Tomorrow. Fuel Sticks!