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Re: D5 Build

Post by Parkrat » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:43 pm

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.



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Re: D5 Build

Post by Bogieman » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:20 pm

Parkrat wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:43 pm
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.
It's been hoooooot here too w/ HI over a hundred for most of last week.

Your little boat is going to fly!!!

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Netpackrat » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:27 pm

That's nice work. Amazing how much simpler they are without all the sailing stuff.

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Parkrat » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:36 pm

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.

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Re: D5 Build

Post by OneWayTraffic » Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:00 am

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 better grip and there will be less chance of it shaking loose. The way you have it set up is great. The D5 is a fantastic boat for trout fishing. We catch rainbows from ours up to several pounds. I would say it's better than a bigger boat. More stealthy.

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Fuzz » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:43 am

Move the hatch. It is just epoxy and wood so no big step. If not you will be unhappy every time you sit on that uneven surface. But that is just me :roll:

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Parkrat » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:01 pm

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.

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Re: D5 Build

Post by OneWayTraffic » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:28 am

I'm sitting on my hatch. Almost the same place. Hardly ever notice or care. Maybe mine is a bit more flush.

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Netpackrat » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:57 am

Best/easiest solution for the hatch at this point would be to make a foam cover for it to use as a seat. Get some of the thinner foam that is used for anti-fatigue floor mats or for sleeping pads for camping, make it oversize, and glue strips around the border on the bottom around the hatch cover so it will stay in place. I made a foam rowing seat for my D5 out of the floor mat material, that has a tab that sticks down in the daggerboard slot. It provides a bit of a cushion and keeps water from the daggerboard slot off me when I am rowing.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/gray-anti-fati ... lsrc=aw.ds

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Parkrat » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:10 pm

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 some qtips to put a couple coats of epoxy in all the holes. They work pretty good. :D

Built a stand for the Suzuki DF2.5 and filled it with oil. First time running it! Ran it on idle for about 30 minutes. I just stared and watched it. My first outboard. We actually might splash it this weekend. If so I'll take video. Will be my first completed boat!

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Not sure if the video will show up...
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