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by OneWayTraffic
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: GV10 Stop and Start Project
Replies: 162
Views: 19131

Re: GV10 Stop and Start Project

Speaking of the sink/float and floatation issue: I made some pontoons for my D5. They are removable, and add about 70 litres a side. I made them from fabric from this place: https://www.diypackraft.com/ Similar to Optimist buoyancy bags. It's worth a look. I'd at least get some polystyrene in under ...
by OneWayTraffic
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Questions before purchasing the plans and announcements..
Topic: weight of fiberglass estimate
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: weight of fiberglass estimate

The hull weight is a calculated weight with glass, frames and basic fittings and rigging as per plans. It does not include the outboard. Many builders add extra glass inside or out and livewells etc that add weight.
by OneWayTraffic
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: OD16 July 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 3389

Re: OD16 July 2019

That's an unusual power source on the back. Is it electric? Can you share details on performance/price/range?
by OneWayTraffic
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Core Materials: Plywood, Foam core and Honeycomb
Topic: spheretex core material
Replies: 14
Views: 2931

Re: spheretex core material

It would be interesting if you could use it to laminate a thin layer over 6mm plywood, to get a 7mm,8mm or 9mm core. Heavier and more expensive than a layer of plywood, but is it any better? They claim better compressive strength than balsa. I can get some here in NZ to test, but since 6mm plywood i...
by OneWayTraffic
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Yoda's HMD18
Replies: 10
Views: 2885

Re: Yoda's HMD18

Fred in Wisc wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:44 am
Dang, I wish you weren't 2000 miles away.....
Road trip!

4000 miles return is what $1000 of fuel. Less?
by OneWayTraffic
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 146
Views: 17320

Re: D5 Build

I'm sitting on my hatch. Almost the same place. Hardly ever notice or care. Maybe mine is a bit more flush.
by OneWayTraffic
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 146
Views: 17320

Re: D5 Build

Simple fix for the hatch. Drive the boat backwards. You're welcome. :P Seriously, for the clamping board I wouldn't use any epoxy on it at all. Just a bit of varnish or polyurethane clearcoat. It will last years and is replacable. The outboard clamps leaving impressions is desirable. It gives a bett...
by OneWayTraffic
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 24
Views: 6259

Re: D5 Build

I went with a different approach. All the bulkheads open, back one sealed with a hatch, and pool noodles for buoyancy. I added inflatable pontoons for fishing on lakes. It helps when a second person is moving around or if I want to stand to cast.
by OneWayTraffic
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 146
Views: 17320

Re: D5 Build

Pretty sure that that is an FS17. I don't think anything has been done on it for a while. I would use a rot resistant hardwood for clamping the outboard. My D5 has two layers of 9mm ply there, but a bolted chopping board on the back allows me to really screw in the outboard without damaging the tran...
by OneWayTraffic
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: User Rankings
Replies: 170
Views: 26805

Re: User Rankings

Still doing rank upgrades through this thread? My D5 is well and truly done and splashed.