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  1. Marissa # 63

    Its that Monster drink that caused that. +9 Looking forward to the sea trial and performance reports. What engine are you planning on using?
  2. CS17 vs Catbird 16

    Since I know little about your sailing area, I would look around at other small craft that's sailing the waters, Then see which hull is similar in their rigs.
  3. Ocracoke 20 in OZ

    It is my opinion and observation that applying fairing compound under glass work is not always the best. Shrinkage comes into play when you have a disproportionate amount of resin to the faring balloons that's meant to float across a surface making it easier to sand. By far the thicker filler materials are harder to sand and can cause some craters in the wood, which is normally softer than the thickened resin. A mixture of fairing compounds and a final blend of cabosil is what I normally apply if I have any real deep dish on the woods. Then if need be apply a skin coat of fairing after sanding the harder materials. This is actually done with a soft pad and grinder to knock the surface skin off. Then go back with a DA. or random orbiter.
  4. WTB Spindrift 10'

    Nuttin personal good buddy, but I have probably gotten on my last flying bird. So you can go ahead and finish your project and get rich off of it by selling it to instead of giving it away to this cheapo for free. hehe.
  5. WTB Spindrift 10'

    I would like to purchase a small Spindrift. It does not have to be fancy and shiny or rigged for sails. If anyone has one or a small power dinghy, 10 or under I may also be interested.
  6. Ocracoke 256 #3

    One of the two issues from what I read is how it sits in the water. The other one is the boat is running too high. So the way that I see it is if the boat is indeed sitting okay, then he still needs to get the bow down.
  7. Ocracoke 256 #3

    Your teak covering boards and decks adds weight in addition to your engines in the stern.
  8. Ocracoke 256 #3

    Personally I would not add 300 pounds of deadweight to the bow of the boat. Consider if you then add more gear and people over and above this and run it in open water offshore. If the desire is to deal with running angle, I would tweak the engine mounting angle, but do so after you raise the engine and run it. I am also of the belief that if you cannot get it the way you want it, then go back to the single setup. I bet you may not loose a lot of speed either, especially your normal open water cruising speed. just my .02 worth I know that's probably a lot of work and not a popular direction. But the overall boat is a beauty. So sit back and enjoy the boat in its ideal and optimum designed arena.

    He danced around the sensitive subject of which one was the best, sweet or unsweetened tea.
  10. Ocracoke 256 #3

    One thing that you can do before adding weight is to add more angle to your engine by adding wedges between the engine bracket and then run it. Of course this does nothing as it relates to the angle that the boat sits in the water. But it may change your running angle to a more bow down. You can always trim the engine up if you get too bow down. But if you have to raise your engines up a bolt hole, then this can assist you in trimming the nose down naturally because you are reducing drag while also raising up the cavitation plate. This removes some reverse trim angle as the water comes off of the bottom. Factory type add on wedges are available at West Marine for a quick access, or normally they do.
  11. Ocracoke 256 #3

    [-For an initial sea trial and a temporary check, those white landscaping stones are clean and about forty or so pounds a piece, purchased at the big box stores, works well. Just put an old blanket or sleeping bag down on the deck or in some lockers forward for the test runs. You can add them to five gallon pails and move them around if you choose with ease. Enjoy
  12. Sorry you did not make it on sat. While there was no VS consumed, there was plenty of grub to take its place, including deserts! And you missed a ride in my stinkpotter to boot.
  13. B&B Messabout 2017

    For a tease, the most competent sailor on the water,,, She sailed rings around the big guys. a fun time was had by all. And the food with the desert table put some of us almost asleep for the afternoon. Thanks to the folks at B&B for allowing a couple of us to crash the party and as fantastic hosts!
  14. B&B Messabout 2017

    So VS grows on trees, kinda like money. You learn something new everyday. :<}}} I have kept two cans of it in my dry box for years. We used to use it on the charter boats and would actually warm it up on the manifolds of the diesel engines right along side of our baloney sandwiches wrapped in foil. Simplicity at its finest......
  15. B&B Messabout 2017

    I hope that lightning is not in your area in the next day or so.;<}