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About Jknight611

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  1. Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Steve, we will have our boat at the Messabout both you and Amos are welcome aboard for a sail. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Messabout!
  2. B&B Messabout 2017

    We went to the Spam Museum..... 6 ingredients crafted into a delightful...... well, it keeps well anyway! A sailing staple on our boat
  3. Aussie CS 20-3#5 "Dragonfly 2"

    Drew, Dragonfly is beautiful! Congratulations! We built a mizzen tabernacle too, love it! Now for the good part! Sailing Dragonfly!,
  4. B&B Messabout 2017

    In my working career, we ordered cases of Vienna sausages..... and used them for bait to catch amberjack! A worthy conversion!
  5. B&B Messabout 2017

    Hi Joe, if you,Sally an Chick want to cruise 2-3 days the Messabout after we would love to join you. After may work better for us as well! We will likely arrive on Thursday mid day and plan to stay later. Just at 1000 miles for us so our arrival time is “flexible “ Jay
  6. Trailer for "Chessie," a Core Sound 20 Mk3 . .

    Nice trailer, I built mine. Unfortunately my plan to galvanize it didn’t get done and the metal mites have started to eat it away. I can see a new trailer in my not too distant future. I wanted 15 inch wheels because we seem to pull long distances and I want the bearing speed lower, wanted a dropped torsion axle with a 1500 load limit to ride smooth and the trailer large enough for the frame to extend beyond the transom to protect the boat from Buffy texting Biff. This design concept make it a little harder to load/unload on some ramps but it has protected the boat well for at least 20,000 miles. I painted the trailer with primer, paint then epoxy based bedliner but still rusting. My original galvanizing place closed kinda left me “uncovered “Grrrr!
  7. B&B Messabout 2017

    Steve, it will be good to meet you. We will be there 3-4 days early and plan on a little cruise before the Messabout, then we will be back for the weekend. Rivers Edge campground is where we traditionally stay. Clean and close. After several revisions our deck hardware is found its permanent locations. You are welcome to R&D ours if you want See ya there
  8. B&B Messabout 2017

    We will join you Chick, we "plan" to make it out to Portsmouth this year. Understand the mosquitos are hungry! Jay an Carol
  9. Aussie CS 20-3#5 "Dragonfly 2"

    Looking great! Love the blue color! Tell us about your transom, maybe a blocked angle but it looks like a bevel between the transom and bottom panels.
  10. Aussie CS 20-3#5 "Dragonfly 2"

    Hi Steve, my ports are simply routed "holes" and by changing the pilot on the router cut plexi and attached with 3M VHB. Only boat I have ever been aboard the ports don't leak! Now selecting the shape.... took months to tweet till we were satisfied with the shape. Taped paper shapes on the strake till we were both happy with the shapes. BTW you are nearing the 1/2 way point!! Looks great. Looking forward to seeing it. Going to make the annual B&B Messabout? Big fun!
  11. Mast-stepping aid . .

    I made my mizzenmast tabernacle 52 inches tall, helps getting in the cabin with the masts down and just clears the carport! The mizzen top tip is just slightly forward of the anchor roller, not enough to be a problem. I set mine at 2 degrees from the centerline so it will clear the main mast tabernacle and simply matched the mast rake of the main mast. The mizzen mast is a handful to stab and this was a good mod! Graham provided a drawing so I am comfortable that it will stay where is should be! Not at home for the next few weeks so no pictures, motorcycle trip to Alaska....
  12. Red Hot Compass Deal

    Bracket mount, I have built a small ply box that sits on the thwart against the mizzen tabernacle. Painting today, pics on Southern Express 's build thread when presentable. I plan to compensate for the variation by rotating the compass in it's mount and deviation will be ok, it is just a little plywood boat, very little ferrous material around anyway!
  13. Summer Breeze - Core Sound 17, Mk-3

    I have seen Summer Breeze, I agree with all, it is a beautiful boat! Now if we could find a way to direct Chick's boat building talents and obsessions......
  14. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Amos, if it means anything, I did tape the entire cockpit coaming. It is a area you bounce around in, sees a lot of activity so I taped all the joints, unfortunately in certain light you can see the selvage edges...... grrrrrr
  15. Texas 200

    I think it is the Navigator, knowledgeable sailor and the boat did fine. Shallow draft and the ability to reduce sail area it the prime directive on this event. The evening campsites were quite shallow. About 20 boats went the "hard way" with several days beating windward, 40 or so went "traditional " and it was a great broad reach.