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AmosSwogger

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  1. Aussie CS 20-3#5 "Dragonfly"

    Very sharp; love your color choice and unique port lights.
  2. Core Sound 20 Mk 3 -- #4 "Chessie" . .

    I enjoy your pictures Pete, but I like your drawings best. In this digital age your hand drawings really stand out.
  3. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Feel free to come by the shop if you want to check it out.
  4. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Alan e-mailed me some drawings with the some dimensions that helped; I used his numbers and the curves that I had on the hanging knees to extrapolate the curve I needed. I can forward the e-mail to you if you PM me your e-mail address.
  5. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Thanks for the tips Drew. I'm thinking I won't need need carlines inside the cabin; the long rails that the sliding hatches slide in will give me good fore and aft strength. I'm going to copy Chick's sliding hatch design (the Chick mod, that has a nice ring to it!).
  6. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Sorry about that; should be fixed now . . .
  7. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    You're probably tired of kid pictures, but I just had to include a picture of my daughter breaking the sharp edges of the coaming with a spokeshave. I drove out to Sommerton Ridge Hardwoods in Suffolk, VA, with the intention of picking up some Mahogany for the curved laminated cabin beams and other trim pieces, but saw some Chechen wood and fell in love with it. It is very dense and hard (it almost sinks in water; it just barely floats). The picture doesn't do it justice, it has a deep rich reddish color after it darkens. It was expensive ($9.50 per board foot), but I didn't need much. It is very, very heavy wood, and insect and rot resistant. Here is the bent lamination glue up. I'm indebted to Chick for the showing me the way with his build thread. This show the beams in place utilizing some alignment boards.
  8. Core Sound 20 Mk 3 -- #4 "Chessie" . .

    It looks like you have rudder travel limiting block (for lack of a better term); is it that to prevent the rudder blade from hitting the prop?
  9. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Thanks PAR; appreciate the help.
  10. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    In general, how do you bed wood screws? I need to screw some fittings to the tiller and will be screwing the hinges to the hatches soon (pictures coming soon). I have drilled/filled/drilled every hole until now.
  11. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    I wouldn't be able to build a boat like this without the help of this forum (and people like Jay who let me look at his boat in person). I think my next build will be a Moccasin!
  12. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Thanks for the advice; as a pocketknife collector I like sharp tools. Chisels are fun to use. I have yet to try fairing compound, but based on your comment (and PARs advice) I'll be trying it real soon.
  13. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Thanks for the reply; I'll tape it.
  14. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Thanks for the reply. Yep, the Devthane 379 is very reasonably priced (I bought it from B&B). I dribbled some excess paint on top of the tray that I do all my epoxy mixing on (the tray had dust from epoxy filler and uncured epoxy residue on it). After it dried I tried to scrape it off. It adhered to that tray very well. That decided it for me.
  15. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    I installed the inner coaming piece. Not shown: I temporary screwed down the coaming cap to keep everything aligned while the epoxy set, then removed it. The inside of the coaming is painted with Devthane 379. Everything went well. Question: Do I need to fiberglass tape where the inner coaming panel meets the cockpit seat? It is epoxied to a cleat, could I get away without using fiberglass here in order to save the trouble of feathering the tape edges? This picture shows the storage cut out.
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