Nesting D5

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john1
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Nesting D5

Post by john1 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:49 am

Here is the nesting D5 i built as a tender for my 26 ft trailer yacht.
I did a double bulkhead at the bow side of the centre thwart. i made 2 identical bulkheads and temporarily fixed them together with softwood spacer strips that were the thickness of my favourite handsaw. I also drilled the holes for the joining bolts. I then made the boat as per instructions except that i epoxied inside seams first and then cut the boat in half.
i then did the outside seams.
Actually i made bottom and sides from 4 mm ply as i wanted lightweight, then added single layer of 200 gm/m2 cloth over the bottom and 50 mm up the sides for strength and abrasion resistance.
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Re: Nesting D5

Post by sds » Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:16 pm

Looks good john. The front end seems to nest just right in the back half with the seat removed, and quite smaller than the FB11. Granted, FB11 is a bigger boat when assembled.

I think alot of people will be interested in this D5 modification.

Good going!

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Re: Nesting D5

Post by tlscott » Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:32 pm

Just started building a D5 myself with the intention of Nesting it. Is your midship seat/frames in the stock location or did you move them to make room for the nesting bow section?

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