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Posted by wkisting on 11 October 2013 - 01:03 PM
Very nice! I have often said that if I was going to make any modifications to our CS20 (mk 1), I would raise the foredeck by about 8" and create a crawl-in cuddy space up front. This version looks much more spacious with a higher deck than I had in mind, but is right in line with the spirit of what I was envisioning. Almost tempts me to build one, but I'm so attached to the boat we have. The CS20, in any guise, is such a fine boat!
Posted by Designer on 04 October 2013 - 08:12 PM
Rather than hijack the mk2 thread I will start a new one.
Chick asked that I post some pictures of the mk3.
I started on a cabin version of the CS17 at least 5 years ago. I got involved in the big cat project and shelved it for a while. One night after work I was showing Alan some drawings that never made it. When we came upon the CS17 with the raised deck, Alan became excited by it's potential.
I cyber dusted off the oiginal drawings and imported them into Rhino and modified them a bit to fit my current thinking. Then I thought, this might work on the CS20. The CS20 mk3 was born. Here are a couple of views of her.
Posted by wkisting on 26 August 2013 - 11:27 AM
I use a loop of bungee that attaches to a hook on the underside of each hatch cover. I spent a long time dreaming up other solutions because for some reason I didn't like the idea of using bungee cording, but once I finally tried it, I was impressed how well it holds the hatches shut (once you get the length right for proper tension) and yet how easy it is to stretch to unhook the loop and open the hatch. It's simple, cheap, and works great--especially for how rarely we need to access the fore and aft compartments. (I only stow the anchor in the forward compartment, and lifejackets and a few floatie chairs in the rear one.) I certainly like the "uncluttered" look of having no latch mechanism visible on the outside of the hatch.
Posted by Alex on 28 June 2013 - 01:44 PM
This is exactly why I bought the plans for the Coresound 17. I live on the Gold Coast and first plan to sail out to Moreton Island which is quite a bit further out than the Whitsundays.
Later on I do plan to sail the Whitsundays since they are so close to the mainland and you can easily island hop from one to another. Having seen Peter's Coresound 17 there seems
to be heaps of space to store stuff and the fact that you can still sail it by yourself fairly easily. You will have to let us all know when you are thinking of heading up there as it would be
great to get a few boats together for a cruise or should that be a race around the Whitsundays.
Posted by Alex on 15 June 2013 - 05:58 AM
Just thought I would share some photos of the Spindrift 12 that I built for my 11 year old son. We use this boat extensively for fishing and sailing. I took most of these photos today when I went for a sail by myself in 15 to 20 knot winds. I was quite surprised sailing downwind and doing what I would think to be 10 knots plus with water spraying everywhere and I was having a ball. I have never sailed this fast in this boat before. Just as well I was by myself as my son would have been crapping himself. What a boat. I can't wait to build the Coresound17. I saw a pod of about 20 to 30 dolphins today with what looked to be 2 or 3 babies as well that were flopping all over the place. What a great day.
Hope you enjoy.
Posted by Chick Ludwig on 13 September 2012 - 07:27 PM
This Devoe paint doesn't like me. That and I must have thinned it too much, and my glasses immediately fogged up with paint mist. Less thinner, no glasses (lousy vision, but at least I won't be looking through a paint film.
Maybe I'll let y'all see a picture or two of the disaster before repainting. This time it's gonna be GOOD,,,I hope!
Posted by Miyot on 31 August 2012 - 07:05 PM
I looked at several other boats by other designers for the Carolina type boat I was after. I kept coming back to the Ocracoke. When I found he had plans available for a 24 footer I didn't hesitate. I would have purchased a Jig kit for the 24 if it was available. I believe he has them for the 20 footer. She is the right size to trailer, and economy and performance are at the top of my list. I saw his boat Marissa running in a you tube clip and liked that boat a lot.
I have a lot of work to do to the boat barn, getting it ready for this build while I order materials and build the jig. I'm also redoing our basement. I'll do all 3 at once until and can concentrate on the boat itself. The barn should be warm enough this winter for epoxy work, I'll make it so. I'll start a building thread and do photos when I get started like the one being done now on the Ocracoke 20. Which will be a big help to me in the following months as well. I think the builder is NZ (thanks NZ) she looks great.
Posted by Designer on 23 April 2012 - 07:16 PM
I have had a lot of requests for a cuddy cabin and a self draining cockpit. I raised the freeboard 2" and gave her more deadrise. The extra freeboard helps the make the cabin work better and allows the cockpit to be raised allowing us to fit water ballast. It also raises the point of vanishing stability which will be further enhanced with ballast. Here she is.
Posted by bobsim on Yesterday, 06:31 PM
I know how ya feel. I don't have a scroll saw or any table tools but every notch gets better and easier than the last (or it's break time) and sanding is a constant anyway - what's a little more?
About your issue with carrying long lumber...The yard I found (small and local) was very helpful and ripped the material for me. Once ripped the bundle of strips was very flexible and could possibly be wrapped around a car, van or suv. I've seen folks on the road with long lengths supported by towels rolled up in windows and tied off at the bumpers. Just a thought.
I gotta ask, and I know I'm not the only one wondering....The first paragraph of your post has me wondering if something's gonna happen to the wife?
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Posted by Miyot on 07 March 2014 - 08:46 PM
There is quite an optical illusion going on in this photo. Check out the upper right hand corner of this photo, where the chine is. Normal view, then the enlarged view. Weird wild stuff. Can you see it? In the post above. It would appear there is no chine on what would be the port side. But it is there.
Not a lot got done today, mostly clean-up. Did however get a flat spot for the motor mount glued up.
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Posted by vttramper on 05 March 2014 - 02:06 PM
One complicating issue is that the location of the pilot holes is in part dependent on the location of the keel-bow (or stern) connection - that is, you don't want to find that you pre-drilled a screw hole directly over the lashing or over the meeting point of the two frame pieces. I speak from experience, having pre-drilled a laminated wood stem at nice even 5 in. intervals only to find a hole located directly on top of the joint. (Oops - measure twice, drill once!) Anyway, this will vary from boat-to-boat and supports the approach described by Jeff: "...put in one screw at the beginning. Then bend the strip into shape. It will not be perfect but it is close. Then I take it off, mark for screw holes and drill and counter sink it." That gives you an opportunity to also mark exactly where you DON'T want to drill. Works for me.
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Posted by Charlie Jones on 04 March 2014 - 01:17 PM
LOL- not on a regular basis no. I've done some rework on a few larger boats. Rebuilt the interior woodwork on a Tartan 37 last year at the marina- they brought it for a month. Redid the brightwork and some new noon-skid on a Vanguard 32 also at the marina- he left it a month. Also a few odd jobs here and there that interest me. One or two small furniture repair/refinish jobs, mostly for friends,
Oh, and built another MiniPaw- written up in Duckworks in 5 parts- here's part 1-
Did a six weeks long trailer trip to Florida with the 21 footer before I sold her. Sailed in four different places. Gearing up to do the Tex 200 in June- gotta get Traveler ( the 18 foot tri) ready for that
Maintaining house, and yard, and sailing as I can
Mostly though, just being retired Seems to be very time consuming!!
What are you up to these days- gonna be in Texas again sometime?
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