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#70696 CS20 mk.2

Posted by Designer on 22 August 2012 - 09:01 PM

Here are a couple of newer pictures. We are hoping to be sailing at the messabout.CS20 2 20.jpg CS20 2 tabernacle.jpg

#82135 Carla Byrnes

Posted by Designer on 04 September 2014 - 09:26 PM

Thanks again for every ones wishes and concern. Carla was released on Monday and tonight she looked the best that she has been since the surgery. She has been up and down before but if she does not slip back over the next couple of days I am confident that she will be past the worst.

#82107 Carla Byrnes

Posted by mcdermitt on 03 September 2014 - 04:35 PM

I talked with Graham this afternoon.  Carla is back in the hospital with what ever the infection is she has.  It is making it rouph on Graham.  You can tell in his voice he is worried about his wife.  He is a awfully good man to help us build our boats and take time to talk to us.  We need to pray for him as well as Carla.  When ever I go work in the boat I just stop and pray for both of them and I can not wait till I hear she is home and on the mend Stop for a moment and pray for both of them


#81889 Carla Byrnes

Posted by Designer on 25 August 2014 - 07:13 PM

Thanks again for all of the well wishes. Since yesterday there has been quite a turn around. She is starting to eat again and able to keep it down.


We are quite optimistic.

#80084 Converting "Fly Fisher" into a sailboat.

Posted by Action Tiger on 08 May 2014 - 11:36 AM

I will second those Core Sound boats. Lots of boat, there.
Also, Richard, people DO build SOF sailboats. They also build sailboats from plastic bottles, and concrete.
Dave is right about a good sailboat. It makes sailing fun. So do good sails.
I have built some turds.

Don't break too many rules until you learn them fairly well.

That pointy triangle boat looks like a death trap. I'd want my buoyancy further forward.

Then again, what do I know? I never listen. Just ask my mom, or wife, or kids...

#79250 CS17 mk3 and CS20 mk3

Posted by Designer on 19 March 2014 - 08:46 PM

I have just about finished making the first CS17 mk3 kit, I made the centerboard today. I am working on final tweaking and finishing up the plans and should have them available soon. There is a lot of detail and it takes time to get it all together.


I have been sneaking in a few duplicate parts so that I can have one.

#77996 CS17 mk3 and CS20 mk3

Posted by Designer on 13 January 2014 - 09:40 PM

We waved farewell to Doug today as he drove off with his new Mk3. We were happy to get her out of the shop to get a good look at her rather than being too close all of the time. I feel that she more than met my expectations and you can still see the Core Sound heritage.


There is decent headroom, without the trunk cabin. It is very comfortable laying back against the hull, at 5' 7" sitting as tall as I could, my head was not touching the deck. I think that a 6 footer could find a comfortable position.

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#76714 CS17 mk3 and CS20 mk3

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.



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#69715 Princess 26 interior pictures?

Posted by Wayne Robson on 04 June 2012 - 01:59 PM

Hi folks, some pics of P26 #20 leaving the shed a few days ago after two years in the building. She now has the keel attached and I have some room to start on masts. Cheers

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#81995 CS17 mk3 hull #3 "Carlita"

Posted by Designer on 31 August 2014 - 06:43 AM

I am at the stage of personalizing and customizing. I just made an outboard well. I did not want an ugly bracket permanently on the back to foul lines for the rare times that I might use a motor.


The mount was made for the 2- 2.5 hp range of motors because that is plenty of power and they weigh only 27-38# and easily fit through the cockpit hatches. You can see a wedge on the transom to get the outboard leg vertical on the forward raking stern. The cutout had to be made low as the small motors do not have reverse but rotate 180 degrees and the exhaust fairing now just comfortably clears the lower transom. I tried an old 6hp Johnson which does have reverse just to compare, it will fit if raised 3/4" or the lower motor housing will hit the upper transom. All of the components weighed 4 # which is lighter than most brackets, plus it moves the weight a little bit forward.


I like the idea of being able to stow the motor in the cockpit locker. A motor sitting on the stern seems to be begging for someone to take it


With a few adjustments any reasonably sized motor should be made to work.

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#81983 New t-shirt

Posted by oldpropfan on 30 August 2014 - 04:54 PM

I like it except for the "piraty" Me. Not into the whole pirate thing myself, maybe some other options on the wording.


55 Lashings and stronger for it - just popped into my head, maybe with a graphic of a bare frame.



#81262 Carla Byrnes

Posted by Designer on 22 July 2014 - 06:20 AM

I want to thank everyone for their support and well wishes. Carla got out of surgery at around 5 pm yesterday. The doctor said that everything went well. Marissa and I drove home after they moved her from the post-op to a room. She as alert and able to communicate and all of her vitals looked good. Beth is staying with her. She can come home in three to five days depending on her recovery rate.


The bad news is that they were originally going to repair the upper and lower spine at the same time but decided the the upper was so bad that they addressed it first and she will have to go back for a second round once they deem her to be ready. She will be convalescing for a long time.


Marissa is home from college and will be running the office as best as she can. I want to thank everyone in advance for their patience.

#80776 CS17 mk3 and CS20 mk3

Posted by Steve W on 23 June 2014 - 09:03 AM



I check this site everyday looking for your updates! she's looking great and I can' wait for a sail report!


Take Care,


#80689 Outer Banks 20

Posted by Ronny B on 17 June 2014 - 06:02 PM

  My little project finally came out into the big bad world.  The Canadian registration arrived last week, so off to the sign shop we went.  After that, Ronny's raft was chauffeured up to Doe Lake to have the electrics rigged up.  Hopefully, it will be ready to have a test run on our July 01 Canada day long weekend in Blackstone Lake near Parry Sound.  If all of this goes as planned, the OB20 will reach it's final destination in Wiarton the following weekend.  


Ronny B

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#80647 Ocracoke 24

Posted by Miyot on 14 June 2014 - 07:46 PM

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#80485 T-shirt?

Posted by Kudzu on 05 June 2014 - 04:02 PM

Fixed the image.



#80190 Princess 26

Posted by Wayne Robson on 15 May 2014 - 09:27 PM

Hopefully some inspiration for P26 builders out there. Cheers from downunder

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#79685 CS 17

Posted by Paul356 on 18 April 2014 - 05:18 PM

Working on the centerboard.

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#79258 Decided on Princess Sharpie 26

Posted by Ken_Potts on 20 March 2014 - 05:21 AM

...in my area (southern NE) where the tidal difference is just under 4 feet...

Wow!  I never realized the tides were that high in Nebraska! ;)

Sorry - Couldn't resist...

#78624 Outer Banks 20

Posted by keen2buildagain on 19 February 2014 - 05:00 PM

hey Ron

Can you remember at what angle you started your sheeting for the sides?