Stuart's D5 Dinghy.

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Re: Stuart's D5 Dinghy.

Post by Jaysen » Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:46 am

I'll be interested to see your opinion with some use. I opted to not use those as I felt they would be problematic for sailing. To get them low enough to provide skeg clearance they would interfere with rudder swing.


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Re: Stuart's D5 Dinghy.

Post by OneWayTraffic » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:33 am

They are more outboard friendly. I have left enough room for a small outboard. I had similar wheels on my previous boat and they were no issue at all. I am hoping that this will avoid dragging the boat too much.

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Re: Stuart's D5 Dinghy.

Post by terrulian » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:37 am

Yes, I'll be interested also. These seemed attractive.
I've found on my boat, which is a bit heavier, that I want the wheels under the center of gravity. That way, you are lifting almost no weight.
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Re: Stuart's D5 Dinghy.

Post by OneWayTraffic » Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:39 pm

For my Smartwave 3500 (3.5m plastic dinghy) I had a weight of 120kg (boat) plus (45kg) motor plus 30kg of gear in the boat. The wheels were off the end. I could lift this and walk a very short distance downhill or on the flat. I used them to drop the boat on a concrete ramp and leave it while parking the car. Then I could go back and time a wave to launch it in. Retrieving I needed to drag the boat just enough out of the surf so it wouldn't be picked up by the waves.

This should be far easier.

An idle idea of mine is to have a 5m boat say a FS17 with two of these at the back, and two along the sides. That way I could launch without getting the trailer wet.

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Re: Stuart's D5 Dinghy.

Post by OneWayTraffic » Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:53 am

Ordered paint. 1 litre of Cream colored Toplac. I will use an older white oil paint that I have around as an undercoat. It will be mostly sanded anyway. Also ordered a sand anchor, 2m of chain and some Railblaza rod holders. Going to have fun fitting all this in the weekend. See how far I get through it anyway.

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Re: Stuart's D5 Dinghy.

Post by OneWayTraffic » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:06 am

I am having second thoughts about undercoating paint.

International have a precote for Toplac but buying it would involve a separate order. I will be painting over fresh well keyed epoxy. Will I require undercoat? What are the pros and cons?



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Re: Stuart's D5 Dinghy.

Post by Netpackrat » Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:25 am

bateau-webmaster wrote:
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Looks good so far. We recently added the aluminum powder to the site. I've been thinking about mixing it with graphite, looks like it could turn out an interesting color, and provide wear and heat resistance. I've added your thread to the build threads page as well!
I hear the aluminum powder is also useful in making things go boom. :roll:

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Re: Stuart's D5 Dinghy.

Post by bateau-webmaster » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:39 pm

Netpackrat wrote:I hear the aluminum powder is also useful in making things go boom. :roll:
Yeah, just add a little finely powdered rust, and light it off with a magnesium strip!
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Re: Stuart's D5 Dinghy.

Post by terrulian » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:38 pm

It occurs to me that there are some folks on this list who need parental guidance. Don't encourage them. :help: :lol:
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Re: Stuart's D5 Dinghy.

Post by bigyellowtractor » Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:52 pm

bateau-webmaster wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:39 pm
Netpackrat wrote:I hear the aluminum powder is also useful in making things go boom. :roll:
Yeah, just add a little finely powdered rust, and light it off with a magnesium strip!
A Mapgas plumber's torch will do the trick too. Small terracotta plant-pots make ideal receptacles. :lol:

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