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Jknight611 last won the day on December 18 2017

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  1. A dodger for a Core Sound 20 Mk 3 . .

    You will really like the dodger. Our other boat has a dodger and I wouldn’t want a cruising boat without one. I have considered it, we have taken green water over the bow at times in our cruising grounds and a dodger would be nice then. I breakwater is a nice addition. But I am a tall guy, with “big bones”, a full dodgerwould restrict my access to the cabin. Sailing season son on the south coast, ya’ll come on down!
  2. Trailering “dethatcher”

    We trail our boat quite a bit, and one of the biggest problems was the rigging chafing the mast and attached sprits. Been rainy the last few days so I can’t go outside to play so I used some scrap Sunbrella, mesh and a 22 ft long #10 zipper. Once the masts are lowered into the cover is tossed over both masts and both sprits, all the reefing lines, reefing hooks and zipped up and a twist lock around the main tabernacle. It has a mesh sewn into the underside to prevent condensation. Helps rig quickly and on a test run nothing chafed or otherwise misbehaved!
  3. Boom Tents on CS Mk 1's and BRS

    Hi Don, our CS20.3 sails all over the place when we rig the “Breeze Booster” in the forward hatch. Snatches and jerks all around. Moving it to the main hatch, life is good.......hotter but gooder! Interested to see how a boom tent effects Local Honey.
  4. OC20/B in Biloxi MS USA

    Looks good, beautiful design. We live right up the road from you. We sail our CS20.3 from Kessler and go to Cat Island a lot. Lets hook up sometime soon.
  5. Aussie CS 20-3#5 "Dragonfly 2"

    Good idea! I had a spacer in the centerboard trunk. Started off as a good idea when we lifted the module into the hull, but some time in the build, some stray epoxy bonded the spacer into the trunk. That was a heck of a mess!
  6. Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Hi All, I tried a 2 pin plug for my mast, pretty corrosive area with the salty anchor rhode and stuff, in 2 months it was useless. Chic has the right idea, I removed the plug, next time I pull the boat (mast up) into the carport I’ll worry about the wires then.....
  7. Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    On the solar panel issue we bought 2 flexible solar panels and used rivnuts and #8 screws to attach them to the deck. They have a few control lines shading them but doesn’t seem to affect the output much. Light, relatively inexpensive and work good. Instructions said not to walk excessively on them.......Still work fine must not be “excessive “!
  8. Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Hi Steve, sorry for the delayed response on sail covers. I R&D (researched and duplicated) Joe an Sally’s sail covers their EC 22. I continued to monkey with it and now I have a #10 zipper at the mast and along the bottom. When using it as a sail covers I use the tradition twist locks and snaps including the sprit. When I trailer the boat I just zip the zipper along the bottom of the sail ( excluding the sprit) and remove the sail from the mast with the battens installed. And lay the now neatly bundled almost tube bag in the cabin. We can bend the sail on the mast without removing the cover by unzipping the mast and sliding the hanks on, then unzip an remove the sail covers. Good protection for the sails, quick an easy. Part of my program to expedite the rigging process. Now about 10 minutes from arrival on trailer to departure under sail.
  9. Core Sound 20 Mk 3 -- #4 "Chessie" . .

    Our boat is “pretty active “ at anchor in anything but a swimming pool, anything that was sticking out on our boat has been remodeled by my forehead. I sewed up 2 fish type nets that attach outboard sides between bulkhead 1&2 to store our clothes and such. She really sails brilliantly but at anchor you can have your drinks “shaken not stirred “.
  10. Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Looks great! You will love the tabernacle! We can rig in 8 minutes tops and be underway with our tabernacle.
  11. Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    We have a friend that swears he had his anchor light on, and he was in a charted anchorage hit by a large pushboat pushing 4 barges in the middle of the night. They survived but his Chris Craft Apache didn’t. He was somewhat backlit and his anchor light blended into the background light field. On our CS20.3 we have a anchor light and a tiny blue LED light in the cockpit. The little light gives the boat some “definition “ from background clutter. Both because it is blue and lights up the cockpit a little. Odd color makes it notable too! We have “sneaky” barges here! Painted black, barely lit and the pushboat is 600 feet back you just hear a shushing sound from the barge bow wake and they are on you!
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. 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