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  1. Core Sound 20 Mk 3 -- #4 "Chessie" . .

    Chick's picture of the stern of his boat gave me an idea. (Danger Will Robinson!) You could drop the tongue of the trailer to raise the stern and mock up something the level of the tread and platform on the floor behind the boat and try to climb aboard. Maybe a grab handle on the afterdeck could be reached from the step (after pulling up on the knotted line) and avoid setting up the Gin Pole. I think having you, your wife, & grandkids trying it out will point out stuff we haven't even considered. Graham's answer brings up another idea- a boomkin like Carlita's would be a good handhold to climb up.
  2. Core Sound 20 Mk 3 -- #4 "Chessie" . .

    In thinking about reboarding in other than flat calm conditions, I came up with these observations. The inboard ends of the frame are secured by a 1/4" rod thru 1" x 3/4" wood legs. The jerking loads as the stern heaves up & down could be large. I think that there should be metal straps on the sides so that the forces are not all taken by the strip of end grain against the rod. The bottom step could be better secured. Maybe make the step tread 7" with the sides of the frame notched in and epoxyed. Having the frame buoyant may be a problem for the swimmer, I think. lots of metal braces, metal frame, or weighted bottom step could help. An easy to grab line (maybe 3/8" or 1/2" dia) with a series of knots fastened to the top of the transom would be handy to hold on to to scramble up the steps before setting up the gin pole. Instead of hinges, you might think of pivoting both the frame and the top step on the rod with 2 or 4 plates off the transom, perhaps pieces of angle 'iron' Despite all the pickiness above, I think the ladder is maybe the best idea I have seen for the problem.
  3. Rigging the Mizzen Sprit

    Dnjost, I cannot see your photo
  4. CS17 vs Catbird 16

    re section shapes: the Catbird is flat bottomed.
  5. B&B Messabout 2017

    Hopefully those of you lucky enough to be at the messabout will post lots of pictures on the B and B Yacht Designs Annual Messabout facebook page
  6. Interview with Graham

    Just finished listening to it. It's 31 mins. but well worth it!
  7. Interview with Graham

    Hooked on Wooden Boats released the interview with Graham recorded at the 2017 Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend Washington. http://hookedonwoodenboats.com/howb-199-interview-graham-brynes-owner-founder-bb-yacht-designs/ Enjoy
  8. Aussie CS 20-3#5 "Dragonfly 2"

    Cant mizzen to windward to get it out of main's backwind?
  9. Aussie CS 20-3#5 "Dragonfly 2"

    Pardon me PAR, but what are you talking about? I locked back at prior posts and don't understand.
  10. Graham Podcast Interview

    On the top of the site click on [PODCAST INDEX], then scroll down (a lot!) to get to Podcast 195 " Highlights of 2017 Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival" He mentions seeing Graham & Carlita and says he recorded a podcast with Graham, but it will be a while before he posts it. Maybe feedback from B&B'ers might speed him up?
  11. CS15 with a lug yawl rig

    Very good looking, especially the home made sails. GIR, a Goat Island Skiff, has done 2 or 3 Texas 200's which involve a lot of running downwind in heavy air and no one has mentioned death rolls. See: https://www.storerboatplans.com/design/rig/sails/sailing-unstayed-cat-ketches-and-cat-yawls-safely-and-efficiently-downwind-in-strong-winds/ Great job on the boat!
  12. CS15 with a lug yawl rig

    Meester, After a couple months use, do you have any comments on the rig? Any pictures?
  13. Carlita is off on a new adventure

    Graham, Any pictures yet?
  14. Marissa # 63

    Take a look at page 13 of Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA to see how he did it with a heavier boat.
  15. Core Sound 20 Mk 3 -- #4 "Chessie" . .

    Why don't you try a counterweight on the bottom end of the mainmast. You could try strapping weights onto the forward side of the mast with hose clamps to make the experiment reversible. If it works, you could go with lead inside the mast.