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Alan Stewart

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  1. Interview with Graham

    Thanks for posting!
  2. Aussie CS 20-3#5 "Dragonfly 2"

    Drew, The boat looks great and I am quite jealous as my wife an I started building ours but have not made much progress thus far due to me being very busy and also (mostly) that I took on a refit of my parents Core Sound 20 that we built in 2007 and she is stripped down awaiting re-painting. I would echo what the others have said with regards to sailing hard on the wind. to sneak up on being close hauled in light air and not to over sheet. I typically have the main sheeted to where the end of the sprit is in line with the gunwale or just inside it and the mizzen just a touch further inside the gunwale (sheeted slightly more than the main). Also make sure the the board is all the way down of course. We will be in close proximity to two finished 20 mark 3's weekend after next at our mess-about and Graham and I plan to get some good sailing time on them. -Alan
  3. CS15 with a lug yawl rig

    Here are some pictures from the event! https://photos.app.goo.gl/6uPOg91Sg3YFXrpg1
  4. Ocracoke 256 #3

    The arrows point to an external spray rail that was glued onto the side of the hull to extend the chine flat. The reason is to knock down spray that can fly up around the hull especailly running into a choppy head-sea. Sometimes they are installed in the bow region only. some claim they also provide some "lift" to the bow when in same conditions although buoyancy is the larger factor there. I suspect they will work well to reduce spray. Other builders have put them on the Ocracoke 20. Graham designed his built in chine flat first on Marissa and now on all our power designs to make it easier for the home builder and to get a turned down chine without a spray rail. the other consideration is that the chine and hull should be glassed prior to addition of an eternal spray rail so that any damage to it does not let water get to the hull. lots of discussion. on this topic on hull truth just search spray rail. -Alan
  5. CS 17

    Indeed. Great pics. Thanks for posting!!!
  6. B&B Messabout 2017

    Also some others on the messabout page. http://bandbyachtdesigns.com/messabout2016/
  7. Carlita is off on a new adventure

    By all accounts, Graham is well on his way. Spoke to him on Wed. and he was in Michigan visiting a friend. He has been using Carlita as his camper naturally.
  8. Marissa # 63

    +1 on how it failed? 8:1 taper on the scarf used? thickened epoxy used? Enjoying your build photos. -Alan
  9. A "micro" tender for Carlita

    The catches are shop made out of 1/2" Starboard with a dovetail bit on the CNC. They work well after some fiddling. They required some pockets to be cut into the nesting bulkheads and it was a bit fiddly but possibly could be done on the cnc for the kit. Tricky to have to glass inside the pockets and then put the starboard catches back in so some careful thickness measurements and double checking were needed. We did a test where we sat in the boat while it was on sawhorses at the two ends and the keel opened up about 1/8". For a larger dinghy I think a third catch at the keel would be needed but for this small boat it works great so far.
  10. A "micro" tender for Carlita

    It's really too small to sail. Final weight was right at 45lbs. 25 for the forward half. 19 and change for the aft half.
  11. A "micro" tender for Carlita

    Here is a video of the new "MICRO" Dinghy being assembled in the water for the first time!
  12. B&B Messabout 2017

    Attention all, It's approaching fast. I've created a sign up using google forms. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP . We are compiling a list of boats that will be in attendance. Of course it's not required that you bring a boat but we're always asked what boats will be there. This list will generate automatically. You can see what boats have already registered here. As in years past, we will be having a Friday banquet buffet style dinner at little Italy's restaurant. We will pre-order the buffet so we need anyone who would like to join us to purchase their meal "tickets" in advance as we will order food for that many. There are links to puchase tickets (1 per person, kids 12 and under don't need) or CLICK HERE. In years past we have tried to do some sailing/boat building/cnc demos. Any good ideas, shoot them our way. Can't wait to see you all there!!! -Alan and the B&B Crew
  13. Core Sound 20 Mk 3 -- #4 "Chessie" . .

    Yet another thing to try (i've never tried it) connect the main sprit to the mast via the snotter first. Let the snotter all the way out. "step" the clew end of the sprit down into the cabin so it is pointing up to the sky. Then haul in on the snotter line to raise the mast until the snotter is pretty much all the way in. Then finish raising the mast by holding onto the sprit and pushing the mast up until vertical. Then maybe you can "re step" the clew end of the sprit somwhere that it will stay put while you go below to secure the tabernacle bolt. Based on the quick modeling below, the snotter will either need to be made extra long or perhaps an extension used.
  14. A "micro" tender for Carlita

    The dinghy is up to 32.5 lbs today. https://photos.app.goo.gl/lw3Sx6aUqGSlJ5dr1