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  1. An other OC20 build !!

    Rather than studs I would use hanger bolts. You can use neat epoxy to reinforce the purchase into the wood. http://www.rockler.com/steel-hanger-bolts-steel-hanger-bolts?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_content=pla&utm_campaign=PL&sid=V9146&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIy8zo2O781gIV0lqGCh0KFgRxEAYYASABEgJU1vD_BwE But from looking at that drawing I don't see why you can't use bolts, or at least 2. Nothing resists tensile force like something backed up.
  2. An other OC20 build !!

    Just a couple general comments: 1. Solid wood glued up would be stronger than plywood as all the grain would be in the direction strength is needed in. 2. Is the slot and roller proven to retrieve that anchor properly without assistance? Having designed and built a bow sprit /roller/winch system for a Hinckley picnic boat I went through a bit of mock up trial and error before I dared to build the final version. They can work, but as Alan might say, they can be a "bit fiddly".
  3. WRC drying up, alternates?

    WRC as decking? Way too soft IMO. But if it works for cutting up into stringers it doesn't really matter what it is marketed as. None of the other materials we use are marketed or intended for how we use them.
  4. An other OC20 build !!

    With all those pretty lines and details very few will ever find that distortion you claim is there.
  5. Spindrift 11N Build Log

    No matter how clever the rig, nothing makes the process of launching and hauling better than a trailer. I have even gone so far as to propose a formula: The frequency one uses their boat is inversely proportional to the the extent of the pain in the @$$ it is to launch/haul. So often all I want is a dose of sailing, an hour or so might even be enough. I have gone so far as to leave my sheets rigged to the sprits, my sails flaked with the battens still in and a special "bag" for this arrangement and more. But you have a great looking boat to start with, and you don't have to stop enhancing it.
  6. Aussie CS 20-3#5 "Dragonfly 2"

    I knew this intellectually when I built my Lapwing, but it was still hard for me to accept that my new boat was not as weatherly as a sloop and I needed to modify my technique a little. Sailing on a shallow salt pond with narrow channels and strong tidal currents in some of the channels, having to keep my board partially up and resetting the release cleat even so eventually got through to me that sailing a bit fat and keeping up a good speed works better than pinching in these boats. Pinching is rarely a good idea, but the effects are exaggerated in a divided rig.
  7. Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    1. In my Renegade we had storage under the combing which is basically the same as your in the combing storage would be. It is very convenient. I kept winch handles, sunscreen, sundries and didn't have to worry about them bouncing around the cockpit. It had an oval opening that kept stuff from sliding out. If the surface is fair, having a cut out doesn't really interfere with being a back rest. And you can use cushions. Depends on how much you like some convenient cockpit storage. 2. Oar length is mostly determined by width at the rowing station. My 5'-6½" beam Lapwing when plugged into the formula yielded 10' oars. I find them a little long. Dunno if that is because I am a weakling or they really are. Duckworks sells carbon fiber ferrules for 2" diameter oars. Note that most oarlocks won't accommodate 2". I suppose the oars don't have to be accessed in seconds, but then I have a paddle on the side of my centerboard trunk for quick access as well as the oars. I use the paddle often getting away from the boat ramp. The decisions become fun at this point.
  8. Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Mine is similar to those above. I made both my Lapwing and Spindrift rudder/tillers this way. In both boats I wanted to be able to duck under the tiller when tacking and gybing when moving forward isn't a desirable option. In my Spindrift this was all the time and in my Lapwing it is when I have a couple others on board. It also makes them easier to store. I went so far on my Spindrift as to use a wing nut to make break down for storage easier. A nylok nut makes keeping the pivot loose enough to function, tight enough not to be sloppy and the nut doesn't loosen itself more in use.
  9. advice need on towing an OC20

    I found that trailers are mostly built/marketed for boats with outboards as Oyster mentions. I ended up buying a trailer supposedly for a 14' boat for my 15'-8" Lapwing. I added a roller a few other details, but the tongue weight came out just right without moving the pedestal or axle. This also meant a lighter suspension which I needed. In the end my boat is supported on the keel and balanced with the bunks just like it should be.
  10. Ocracoke 256 hull #2 Build

    When I had my contracting business I told my employees they weren't allowed to bleed on the work in progress. Go outside to bleed.
  11. Irma worries . . .

    My daughter and family in Brunswick GA have evacuated to Alabama (closest pet friendly place they could find). They are saying it will stay a hurricane for a while as it moves inland and envelope much of GA.
  12. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Steve: I've lost track of the MSDS sheets I have read over the years. Some have said the vapors of isocyanates are minimal unless atomised into the air like when spraying. I am sure this is true in a relative sense. But at what point or amount the vapors can be considered safe is something I choose to simply avoid. You should be able to get the MSDS for just about anything on line in PDF form. I would start there.
  13. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    The ingredient that makes many solvent based LPUs more dangerous than other solvent based paints is iso-cyanates. When sprayed it is a serious concern protected only by breathing supplied air and physical protection. The risks are minimal (not sure this is reassuring) if rolled or brushed and an organic vapors respirator is considered adequate. http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg388.pdf
  14. Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    And to think I wasted my time building a bench in the basement for glue ups and varnishing.
  15. Bandsaw or Scrollsaw

    I am always looking for cheaper sources for blades and bits. I often buy on line and maintain an inventory of those I use a lot. But I still buy Bosch blades for my Bosch barrel grip.