D5 Build

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Parkrat » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:12 pm

Got it stitched together tonight. It was a little more difficult than my FS17 for some reason. It's not as exact as I would like, but with enough epoxy glue I can shape it. :lol: FS17 just zipped right together! Not really liking the bow and transom edges on top. I'll figure something out..

Here are some pics because you guys like pics. :D Got our engine today too!

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:25 am

The stitching looks so neat most surgeons would be envious. The whole thing looks great.
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Re: D5 Build

Post by BB Sig » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:47 pm

Looks good! Keep posting those pictures.

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Re: D5 Build

Post by David516 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:11 pm

That looks absolutely amazing.

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Parkrat » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:28 pm

Moved the D5 to the garage and next to the FS17. Clearly, I've been bitten by the bug...

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We stitched it together and then she put her first frame in made some fillets. Went really well!

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We hadn't planned on putting fiberglass around the frames. Just planned on putting them on the inside seams and outside seams. That okay? :D

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Re: D5 Build

Post by OneWayTraffic » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:12 am

I glassed my whole bottom both sides, and all the seams. The frames I taped in seem to be more solid, and I know that the epoxy coverage is even and complete. For another $100 in glass and epoxy I think it's good value. I will also glass all around my main buoyancy chamber.

If I were doing it all again for this build I wouldn't buy tape at all. Just 200g woven cloth and sandwich the lot. Overlap at the keel.

Some go the other way, and tape only the outside. Depends on your use I guess.

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Jeff » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:35 am

Parkrat, looking really good on both projects!! Jeff

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Re: D5 Build

Post by terrulian » Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:57 am

Don't the plans specify where to tape? I think my V10 called for taping the frames. Adding more glass than required in the plans is not a bad idea on the bottom IF you plan to put the boat on rocky or shell beaches. Otherwise, be cognizant of the fact that you are adding weight.
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Re: D5 Build

Post by Parkrat » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:09 am

Thanks guys.

I'm not at home right now, but I think the plans called for tape on the outside and inside seams. Don't think the frames called for tape around the edges. Could be wrong about that..

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Re: D5 Build

Post by Jaysen » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:17 am

It likely isn't needed based on the power specifications. That doesn't mean you can't ADD it if you want. Keep in mind that every piece of FG you put on add 2x it's weight and 3x the sanding. If JM says you don't need the tape then I'd just skip it.

Of course if you put a 150hp outboard on the back you really really want to add that tape ;)
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