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by Parkrat
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 146
Views: 45440

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: 146
Views: 45440

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: 146
Views: 45440

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.
by Parkrat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 146
Views: 45440

Re: D5 Build

I'm shopping for some trim tabs now. My goal is to get her on plane.. :lol: JK..

I've never sailed or even been on a sail boat, but I think I would enjoy it. Might be something I think about in the future.
by Parkrat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 146
Views: 45440

Re: D5 Build

I worked on it most of the afternoon after doing yard work. It's hot here today so I had to finally stop around 5. I was starting to feel funny. Been over 100 degrees here the last few days. I'm working on designing some knees.
by Parkrat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 146
Views: 45440

Re: D5 Build

Screwed in the hatches and drilled holes for the clamping boards. Hung the motor just to see how it looked. Onewaytraffic.. you're right. Just hanging the motor put impressions on the clamping boat. That's okay.. it was extra wood. https://i.imgur.com/gDqh4lV.jpg https://i.imgur.com/o6ApIud.jpg http...
by Parkrat
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 146
Views: 45440

Re: D5 Build

Yes, you are correct. It's an FS17. My girlfriend wanted a dinghy to tow behind our boat and I thought it would be fun to build one instead of buying one. Once the D5 is complete I finish the FS17. I'll want to build another boat after the FS17 so I need to get busy.
by Parkrat
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 146
Views: 45440

Re: D5 Build

Hey Fuzz,

Thanks! Painting the inside with Pettit ezpoxy white.. then the outside will be platinum gray.
by Parkrat
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 146
Views: 45440

Re: D5 Build

I finally covered the inside with a couple coats of epoxy. Today or tomorrow I'll screw down the hatches and maybe work on mounting the clamping board.. still trying to figure out the best way.

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by Parkrat
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 146
Views: 45440

Re: D5 Build

Cut the hole for the hatches and glued all the seats down. Filled in the edges around the seats with thickened epoxy. Cut the rub rail flush with the hull and sanded.. sanded... sanded and then sanded some more. I shaped the rub rail more with the sander. https://i.imgur.com/Pei7svn.jpg?1 https://i....