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by LordGothington
Tue May 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Oak or plywood for interior seat cleats?
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: Oak or plywood for interior seat cleats?

So would something easily accessible like this be a good choice?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/2-in-x-2-in ... /304600525

Or should I try to get a 'boatier' species of wood?
by LordGothington
Tue May 14, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: Oak or plywood for interior seat cleats?
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Oak or plywood for interior seat cleats?

I am building the D5 dinghy. The plans show 1"x1" cleats along the inside edges of the seats. I am seeking guidance on how to make these cleats. One option would be to use some of the left over marine plywood and laminate strips together to form 1"x1" cleats. Another option would be to get some high...
by LordGothington
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: D5 Sprit Mast, Mast Step, and Mast Partner questions
Replies: 14
Views: 721

Re: D5 Sprit Mast, Mast Step, and Mast Partner questions

Thanks! Added to my cart. As my friend noted after she bought a drill press, "It's amazing to discover how many things in your life need more holes in them."
by LordGothington
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: D5 Sprit Mast, Mast Step, and Mast Partner questions
Replies: 14
Views: 721

Re: D5 Sprit Mast, Mast Step, and Mast Partner questions

Netpackrat wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:05 pm
I cut mine after the bulkhead was installed and glassed in.
What type of circle cutter did you use? Normally I use a circle cutter jig for my router, but that isn't going to work here. I could just 'free hand' it with a jigsaw, but it would be nice to have something a bit more precise.
by LordGothington
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: D5 Sprit Mast, Mast Step, and Mast Partner questions
Replies: 14
Views: 721

Re: D5 Sprit Mast, Mast Step, and Mast Partner questions

OK, found pictures. Just keep in mind that you don't need to do this, what is shown on the plans will work fine. My main objective was to turn the front seat into a watertight locker, not make an overbuilt mast step. That is a nice looking build! I'm still up in the air about what I want to do with...
by LordGothington
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: D5 Sprit Mast, Mast Step, and Mast Partner questions
Replies: 14
Views: 721

Re: D5 Sprit Mast, Mast Step, and Mast Partner questions

The mast step can be deeper if you prefer but note that the halyard is turned on a cleat on the partner. By halyard, do you specifically mean the snotter halyard? In one place the instructions say that the snotter halyard will help keep the mast in place. Later on the Sprit Rig Notes page it says: ...
by LordGothington
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: D5 Sprit Mast, Mast Step, and Mast Partner questions
Replies: 14
Views: 721

D5 Sprit Mast, Mast Step, and Mast Partner questions

According to the D5 sprit rig instructions the mast step is a 3/4" piece of wood with a hole in it, the mast partner is another hole directly above it and the mast should be able to rotate freely. Is that really sufficient? I have many concerns. 1) Is 3/4" really a deep enough pocket to keep the foo...
by LordGothington
Sun May 06, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Small Boats
Topic: D5 Fullsize Plans over 10% too large?
Replies: 2
Views: 301

D5 Fullsize Plans over 10% too large?

I ordered the D5 plans and opted to get the paper plans. I have been drawing the plans onto my wood by hand, but I wanted to use the full size plans to double check my work. I know the paper plans say 'may stretch or shrink by 2%', but my plans seem to be over 10% too large. I've attached some photo...