D5 Build

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D5 Build

Post by Parkrat » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:24 am

So a few weeks ago my girlfriend sent me a text asking how much a dinghy would cost. Of course.. I told her they were expensive, but we could build one :D There are times we anchor out for the weekend and we want to be able to run around on something. Also, would be fun to go to dinner in. She got excited about the idea of building one so I ordered the plans. Decided on a Suzuki DF2.5hp outboard. I'm building an FS17 too so I already had the wood. Started last night.. :lol: I watched and drank some beer... checked measurements etc. I'll update and post pics of her progress.

Plan on adding oar locks, lights, bimini and a small radio.

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FS17 is coming along. Ready to wrap in fiberglass. My FS17 build thread kinda got screwed because of photobucket. Once I have time I'll edit everything and start posting pictures again.

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Eric1 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:29 am

Nice!~

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Fuzz » Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:04 pm

You have every man on this sites dream. A girlfriend who builds boats :D Lucky dog :P

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Re: D5 Build

Post by OneWayTraffic » Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:46 pm

Lucky indeed.

It's the best I can do to get tolerance, and not all the time either.

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Re: D5 Build

Post by terrulian » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:00 pm

Good work, on both the FS17 and keeping your gilfriend.
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Re: D5 Build

Post by Parkrat » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:09 pm

No real progress... she better get busy. :doh: She has no idea I'm taking pics and posting. :lol:

I want to fish out of it in October down in Matagorda back in the flats. Reds and specs are calling my name.

She has been watching a lot of boat building videos and tutorials.

We are kinda at odds on who gets to title the boat and motor. 8O

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:37 am

So what will happen if your girlfriends boat turns out better than yours? Risky ground I think :D
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Re: D5 Build

Post by Parkrat » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:02 pm

Not really sure... I have a feeling it will be a joint effort. We have big plans for this little dinghy... Should be fun.

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Parkrat » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:37 pm

She is back at it. :) drawing frames and transom etc

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:08 pm

LMAO, don't forget what they say about payback! I wouldn't be surprised if she sets up her own screen name on this forum and posts clandestine pictures of your build. Sleep with one eye open 😀!
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