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philipgarland last won the day on December 6 2014

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  1. Carlita's new adventure

    Swimboy must be one tough guy to do so well singlehanded. But to answer the question of how the turbo rig does against the standard rig in heavy air, there shouldn't be much difference as both boats would be reefed down anyway. I could not do the race this year due to a conflicting event but our CS17 La Perla was sailed by Nomadic (Alex Mehran) and Rover (Drew McMillan). The "turbo" rig is about 300mm taller than normal and the sails have a small fat head. In the big wind on Sunday they had a tough beat down by Sanibel but with deep reefs in they had no problems other than getting soaked. Their original plan was to stop every night which they did, sometimes in good style, the first two nights. After that they camped on Indian Key and then Highland Beach (they woke up to low tide and the boat 100' from the water....blow up the rollers). At Flamingo they decided they needed to do a nighttime run to make it to Key Largo or be late for the party. While running west out of Flamingo to go the long way around in deep water Alex spotted a light just before they jibed to head south. Looking again he saw it was signaling SOS. They sailed back to find Capt Bones in the mangroves without his Hobie Adventure Island, hypothermic, dehydrated and a bit delirious. They drained his dry suit which was open and got him into the boat. Then getting no sign of help from CG or Park Rangers, they sailed him back to Flamingo....Bones was then transported by Rangers to an ambulance and spent the night in the Homestead Hospital. At one point that night I texted Alex to see how they were making out not knowing this was going on. His reply was "your boat is an ambulance right now". Great thing they did saving Bones.
  2. Mizzen Staysail rigging

    The sheet should lead from the end of the sprit to the mast then down to a cleat. Rigged that way you can trim mizzen and staysail together and the loading will not adversely affect the sprit trim.
  3. CS 17 323 Launched

    David, I saw that you were going to replace your clam cleats with cams to prevent them from recleating when releasing the line...they make a nylon "keeper" that prevents that...part #814 or #815 depending on the size. Check the clam cleat website for a number of cool accessories. We can order if you can't find them locally. I've added them to all my clam cleats. Phil
  4. Oar length

    NRS makes a very robust oar lock we used on our CS17. I glued in G10 tubes to the reinforced deck and we used 10.5' oars. We rowed the last 12 miles of the 2014 EC on a flat calm night and averaged about 2.5 knots.
  5. CS17 mk3 hull #3 "Carlita"

    Graham, great report on your EC voyage...we hope to be there next year with La Perla. I've always been intrigued by Matt Laydon's chine runners he used on Enigma and other designs. He used those with no boards and they seemed pretty effective. Those would be a relatively easy modification as opposed to a longer centerboard. Owning 2 cat ketch designs (Presto 30 and CS17) with good sails and spars, going to windward is not its best point of sail, however it reaches and runs very well. When we did the EC in the CS17 we rigged a bowsprit to set a small jib (from a Thistle) for light air. It certainly helped going to weather but it created lee helm...we also set an assymetrical spin from the sprit and the boat was planing in 14-16 kts of breeze. Overall I have been very impressed with the performance of the Core Sound design and it's a perfect craft for expedition/adventure races and camp cruising.
  6. 2016 R2AK Prep

    For sleeping under the dodger, we used sleeping bag inside a bivy bag, which I found on eBay....mil-spec, goretex material, very high quality and about $50...it would be on my list for that race to Alaska.
  7. 2016 R2AK Prep

    This dodger we did for the EC has worked great
  8. Oar Lock Location

    If my boat weren't 1200 miles away I'd measure it for you.
  9. Oar Lock Location

    I think the plans show location for the aft position relative to the seat...I would start with that distance aft from your fwd location/seat. I temporarily taped on blocks of wood with oar locks in them and tried them out with oars in the garage to confirm the location.
  10. Bay River Skiff in N. Fla

    Check Sam's website and go back a few years for pictures of the boat...if that's the one
  11. Bay River Skiff in N. Fla

    This might be the boat, I remember considering buying this before I built my CS17. If it is painted a bright blue/green that's the one. The link to craig's list doesn't work. Members 182 posts Website Posted 01 July 2013 - 02:05 PM http://hiltonhead.cr...3905298175.html Boat has recently upgraded aluminum masts and rigging. 843-240-9287 Sam
  12. CS 17, Mk 3 "Just in Time"

    Hi Hal, Great job on your new Core Sound. very impressive...will you be test driving in the EC '16? Perfect boat for lurking in the Everglades. Phil, aka Sambasailor
  13. CS 17 building form available

    Congratulations David! Your CS looks great. That building cradle started life as a shipping container for aluminum booms made in Argentina. Good luck to the next builder!
  14. combing height CS17

    Hi David, On La Perla, #351, we opted to just bring coaming around the forward part of cockpit and we have a nice dodger that snaps onto that...it comes back to about where the cleats are for the halyard and control lines for main mast. Look forward to seeing you hit the water! Phil
  15. Race 2 Alaska Preps

    With the Dyneema braid in the small sizes, I tie a figure eight knot or bowline, depending on the need, then put a few drops of super glue on the knot to seal it...also works to seal the ends of the braid rather than burning or whipping.