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by Parkrat
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: D5, May 2020, Parkrat
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: D5, May 2020, Parkrat

Thanks Jeff!
by Parkrat
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Finished Boats
Topic: D5, May 2020, Parkrat
Replies: 4
Views: 193

D5, May 2020, Parkrat

Well, finally finished the D5 except for misc items and paint. We have been using it a lot and stayed out Monday night. Ran around a few islands on it. That little Suzuki 2.5hp just sips gas. We will most likely paint it this winter and use it the rest of the summer. It tows very well behind the boa...
by Parkrat
Sat May 23, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 156
Views: 54572

Re: D5 Build

I never thought about doing triangles. That would have looked nice and been easier. :lol: I looked at yours, but didn't pay attention to them. Large enough triangles with holes would be a drink holder as well!
by Parkrat
Sun May 10, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 156
Views: 54572

Re: D5 Build

I sketched out some knees made them out of MDF until I got the look I wanted. The used it as a template on the mahogany. Used a sander to shape the edges. Will epoxy then varnish.

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by Parkrat
Fri May 08, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 156
Views: 54572

Re: D5 Build

Thanks guys. I think with the rub rail varnished as well as the knees and clamping board it should have some good contrast with the paint. I'm working on the knees now. I'll try take some pics tonight. They will be from leftover african mahogany as well.
by Parkrat
Thu May 07, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 156
Views: 54572

Re: D5 Build

A few more..

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by Parkrat
Thu May 07, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 156
Views: 54572

Re: D5 Build

Hey guys.. wanted to post an update. Life has gotten busy, but I've been working on the boats here and there. The D5 is done except for paint and a few cosmetic items. The rub rail turned out great and I've spent about 8 hours in it running around. Speed with my girlfriend and I maxes out around 6mp...
by Parkrat
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 156
Views: 54572

Re: D5 Build

Put the second of epoxy on this morning. After it cures I'll sand and put a couple coats of polyurethane.

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by Parkrat
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 156
Views: 54572

Re: D5 Build

Thanks for all the advice. I put a coat of epoxy on the clamping boards and tomorrow morning I'll sand and put another coat on. It's over 100 degrees here so there are a few bubbles I'll need to sand. Then I'll put on a couple coats of polyurethane on them. Drilled the holes for the bow eye. Used so...
by Parkrat
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 156
Views: 54572

Re: D5 Build

I'll put it in the water in the next few weeks to see if she leaks and will see how it feels. I might move the hatch. Fuzz.. you're right. Would be easier to do it now.

I'll probably do some red and spec trout fishing in the flats along the coast.