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

    This is exactly why I liked the cockpit light in a busy harbor and used my miner's lantern as well as the "star" on the top of my mast. I can't read much by it, but it gives the cockpit a soft glow for ambience and safety.
  2. No 13-14ft options?

    There is no 18 or 19 either, and the only 16 is a very different and difficult build. I bet Graham makes a point of designing to the greatest demand lengths and can't justify every increment.
  3. Stonefly thwart question

    Make the thwart too long and use clamps, then follow through on Jeff's suggestion. Are you fabricating a yoke shaped thwart?
  4. Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    The only requirements for an anchor light are that it be: 1. 360ยบ white light 2. visible for 2 miles A lantern hung in the cockpit, from the boom or sprit qualifies. I find in most harbors that is better than mast head as it is easier to see when close. During my cruising days I used to keep a paraffin miner's lantern for use in the evenings in harbor when traffic was a concern. Anyway, my point is, that for those without the masthead anchor light, there are other options short of re-rigging a new light.
  5. Early 50's Thompson runabout restore

    This is the last place on Earth where you would have to explain or justify working on a boat. All you need to be able to say is that you think it will be fun, but we already assumed that. Have fun! I'm going to watch.
  6. unpainted aluminum masts

    I can't find any info on what exactly that White Knight paint is. Epoxy is a 2 part reacting material. Petite Easypoxy is a polyurethane, it has no epoxy in it. I think they find marketing value in using epoxy in the name. When I look up epoxy enamel all I find is 2 part paints.
  7. Just thought people here would be interested in this article. It appears they used modern woodworking tools, but the rest of how they build it is supposedly authentic. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-american-indian/2017/11/28/long-journey-traditional-kayak-frame-comes-new-york/
  8. CS17 vs Catbird 16

    Croatia has really fluky winds, and of course the Bora. Being able to reef easily would be helpful too. It would seem both could be rigged for reefing. No small boat will be dry, but as PAR has mentioned a sweet bow entry and some dead rise forward really helps in sloppy water..

    I have built 5 laminated combings and it doesn't get all that much faster. Though you do get to use the mold again.
  10. Spindrift 11n build in process

    1. yup 2. I quit a couple years before I built mine. 3. yup 4. yup I towed my 9N for 5 years cruising. I loved sailing about the harbors in the late afternoon/evening with a cocktail. I was almost always the only dinghy to sail into the dock, just some kind of satisfaction in doing that. Have fun building. Oh, BTW, I see no pictures either.
  11. Rigging the Mizzen Sprit

    Removing the OB always seems to work.
  12. Tohatsu 3.5 hp longshaft . .

    We rent out a couple skiffs with 9.9s on them at work. My first 2 years we had constant problems with fuel. It was always the fuel. If you can get ethanol free, do so! If not, treat it with something that combats the absorption of moisture. Don't store more fuel than you can use in a short time. I will pour month old fuel into my truck so I can get new. What ever it takes, be anal about fuel. I never had to deal with laying an outboard down between uses. Apparently that is another issue.
  13. Polyester Repair

    You mention you have tried glues, to do this repair? If you have contaminated the area with glues as well as the paint, getting anything else to bond well may not happen. I would not use epoxy. Even if you got it to stick it is brittle and would crack when the cloth flexed. I always figured a repair would be a sewn on patch of cloth that would be waterproofed by more paint.
  14. WRC drying up, alternates?

    In the US many think of sheet goods, 4'x8' made to look like boards as being paneling. T&G planks might be a better description, at least for us in the US to understand. I have used left over T&G Oak flooring as stock myself, though I did it because I already owned it. It seems good S4S or rough stock is harder to get all the time. It's a shame we have to use material that has more milling into it than we need, and the milling causes more waste. At least you found a solution Denis.
  15. 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.