D5 Build

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Parkrat » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:29 am

Put the second of epoxy on this morning. After it cures I'll sand and put a couple coats of polyurethane.

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Jeff » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:33 am

Really nice work!!! Jeff

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Re: D5 Build

Post by terrulian » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:18 am

Don't know what the blocks are but in any case, it is such a thrill to see your projects take shape, especially if they are boats.
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Re: D5 Build

Post by ks8 » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:07 am

Nice. You've got yourself a boat! The video link (on the previous page) of the motor test worked fine. Gurgle gurgle blub blub.... :D

Regarding the hatch... someone had mentioned using the cushioned floor mats from whatever source you could best obtain them. That is a great idea. You could use two layers. Lower layer would have a cutout for the hatch. Upper layer would be untouched. Rubber cement them together (or not) and you have an almost completely smooth cushion over the hatch. Recessing a hatch can become a project that spins out of control quickly, if you simply want a hatch, and want to get afloat quickly. Engineering can be rewarding, but it may be easiest to engineer the cushion. The cushion idea makes the hatch bump a non issue, more so on a workboat. :)

Either way, enjoy the build. :)

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Netpackrat » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:54 pm

Yeah, that is a better description of what I had in mind. Then instead of being a mistake, the location of the non-flush hatch becomes a feature, because it keeps your seat cushion from sliding off. :lol:

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Re: D5 Build

Post by ks8 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:01 pm

Yes indeed. Only other thing I can think of, if one takes that approach, is to work into the design some means of securing it to the boat, even if by a single corner, with a line through a reinforced hole, secured to a ubolt or other attachment point somewhere close by, in case the unexpected gust of wind (expect it!), decides to give your seat cushion to the dolphins as a plaything. It is a small detail, but a certain type of boater will appreciate the attention to detail, and the foresight. 8)

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Re: D5 Build

Post by David516 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:43 pm

Those hatches look beautiful!

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