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About Jknight611

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

    Steve, here is the Nasa light I have on my boat. It only has 2 wires (reverses polarity to select anchor or nav) so the installation and deck plug is simple. Very economical on power consumption with a nice bright light. You can see the glow of the lights on deck! We have trailered the boat 4-5000 miles in 3 years, if that doesn’t break it, it is pretty robust. Jay
  2. Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Hi all, Carol myself and both our pups were really disappointed that we didn’t make the Messabout! But the good news, the Dr got his new Audi! We have been very happy with the NASA Supernova Combi masthead (not that NASA! ) light. 2 # 18 gauge wires ( switched ground, not grounded to the mast) eliminate additional weight high and the unit is the anchor and nav in one unit. It has a 3 position switch to select off, nav or anchor. We bought ours from Amazon. It was about $250 but the price is supported by the convenience of installation and use. We have 2 flexible solar panels which aren’t that effective and a AGM series 24 battery, with lots of lights and we have never had any problems showing our anchor light after 12-14 hours of use.
  3. unpainted aluminum masts

    We painted ours with a good quality rattle can paint, seems like the act ( or art ) of trailering caused little scratches. So every now and again I just touch up the scratches with the spray can. I coated the inside of the mast with ACF 50, which is a anti corrosive compound initially used in aviation industry. I sucked a light line through the masts with a vacuum cleaner then tied a big fluffy old hand towel soaked in ACF 50. Then hauled the rag back through the mast. 3 years no corrosion on the mast yet!
  4. Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Hi Steve, like the cabin top framing. I did knees, and lateral beams, initially. I have since added fore aft stringers to support my heft as I go fore/aft. The front hatch idea has worked good in snotty weather but in fine weather it is a pain to crawl through the cabin. That and the mizzen tabernacle is about the only change we have done, boat sails simply awesome. Your build is looking great, looking forward to seen it ( and you)! Jay
  5. 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!
  6. 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
  7. 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!,
  8. 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!
  9. 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
  10. 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!
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. 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....