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by ks8
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Little Hickman Sea Sled
Replies: 184
Views: 38488

Re: Little Hickman Sea Sled

it is good to know that despite no pictures right now, the boat is floating, and certainly catches the attention. :D 8)
by ks8
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 146
Views: 45880

Re: D5 Build

And... if you ever flip in the water (may it never be), the skeg is something to grab hold of for a grip and for leverage to correct the situation. At the leisurely displacement speed of a D5, you want that skeg. You may find that the vee isn't deep enough to adequately stabilize the tracking of a s...
by ks8
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: V10 sail question(s)
Replies: 5
Views: 1249

Re: V10 sail question(s)

:)

And I thought I was always playing catch up! :lol:

Perhaps, if you have a more detailed thread or a build thread elsewhere on the forums, perhaps you would link to it here, at the end of this one? That way, any who read this thread can then hop over to follow your progress or launch. :D
by ks8
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 146
Views: 45880

Re: D5 Build

Go ahead and do some quickfair. :) All will be glad you did. Recognizing a taped hull is one thing, but seeing the biax weave clearly, with unfilled deeper areas, is another. Maintenance will also be easier if there is a smooth faired surface over the tape, even if one can still recognize a taped hu...
by ks8
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 146
Views: 45880

Re: D5 Build

I've got to build the next one with nice wood like that. :) Part of me is glad my CV16 proved one can still use exterior grade, but in the end it cost more, far more, in picking through wood, filling voids, weight, labor and fixin' than spending the extra for proper wood from the start. I'm fairly w...
by ks8
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 146
Views: 45880

Re: D5 Build

Thanks. It was one of those, "What wood do I have left for the tiller?" things. It worked out well I think.

Back from the hijack :oops: :

Will this D5 have the sail option?
by ks8
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 146
Views: 45880

Re: D5 Build

:lol:

Enjoy the Super moon blue moon blood moon eclipse wednesday morning (tomorrow). Local news probably has your exact times for SC.
by ks8
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 146
Views: 45880

Re: D5 Build

I wiped down the bond surface of the ipe and mahogany with acetone. I think I followed up five minutes later with an isopropyl 91% wipe down and gave that at least 30 minutes to dry. Nothing has popped off anywhere, but other than my tiller, its all only trim anyway, and the tiller is fine too. Its ...
by ks8
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Anything else and for sale. . .
Topic: Mud/ sand
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: Mud/ sand

Tony meant something a bit different by *its a boat* when he was finishing his.... :wink: :lol: 8)
by ks8
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Builder's Small Boats
Topic: D5 Build
Replies: 146
Views: 45880

Re: D5 Build

I know oak steams and shapes well, within reason. Still, it can break during the process if there is grain runout. I don't know about mahogany or ipe. If it works, certainly let us know how agreeably it works, details, etc. I tend to avoid clamping wet (including steam soaked) wood directly to the p...