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  1. Greendane, Kids and sailing could be a whole separate thread. Back when the wife and three kids used to pile into the CS17 I had thoughts of a larger boat. The reality is that the window of time where you can sell sailing to the whole family is all too brief, and then you 'd be stuck with a 20 foot boat that is more challenging to row. When they're little they fit into the bow compartment.
  2. Hey, that looks familiar. Are you the guy selling the CS17mk3 in Florida and moving to Port Townsend? Please crash a traditional small craft association ( messabout or Port Townsend Pocket Yachters event and introduce yourself - no boat necessary. I'm sure a boat will find you quickly in Port Townsend.
  3. Thanks, that's what I'll do. After last year's $500 carburetor rebuild on the 3.5hp 2 stroke I'm not taking chances with old fuel.
  4. Is there a general consensus on how to dispose of last season's gas/oil mix for my two stroke outboard? I don't have an ancient automobile with a carburetor. Considering dumping it into the 25 gallon gas tank of my truck for some serious dilution but not sure what it would do to a modern fuel injected engine. Curious what does everyone else does?
  5. What's the fuel mix on those things; 16:1? I get the "evil eye" for using my 2007 (26lb) 3.5hp two stroke that burns 50:1 gas/oil fuel ratio. I can only imagine the reaction the cloud of blue smoke from a Seagull would receive. Of course, the old motor looks cool and if you don't run it the mileage and emissions are pretty good.
  6. My CS17 has laced sails and two horizontal rows of reef points. You can certainly reef laced sails but the lacing makes reefing much slower. My snotter goes around the mast which means I have to redo the lacing around the snotter when reefing. I probably reefed the boat 20 times in the driveway until I felt I could manage the process in heavy weather. The whole thing is slow and fussy but it works. The only positive is that the lacing looks very traditional against a solid wooden mast. Whatever the method, the ability to reef is absolutely essential if you hope to make progress to windward in strong winds. I would want at least two rows. Also, moving a mast in any kind of heavy weather is practical only for superhuman young bucks, and even then you may need to reef that single sail. My wildest ride to date was 10 knots boat speed with one sail single reefed in perhaps 35 knots of wind. It was a foolish trip and I don't think we could have made it upwind back to the ramp without that reef. Sail track is easiest, but whatever you do give yourself a way to reef while on the water.
  7. Anyone know if they fly the staysail and spinnaker at the same time?
  8. Fats, Congratulations on a screaming deal. I had only basic sailing experience when I bought a Coresound 17 in 2008. Figuring everything out was fun but I wish I had been near enough to go out for a ride with experienced CS17 sailors. Sometimes boats that have "only been sailed a few times" don't have all the sheets, blocks, and reefing worked out and if you haven't got the plans it can be difficult to figure out.
  9. the "Small Craft Advisor" magazine has a free classified section that gets a lot of looks.
  10. I understand completely. Good to see that boat heading back into action in our local waters. CS17 is an ideal boat for Puget Sound and San Juan Islands.
  11. Painful memories of cabin leaks, moldy gear, and bad smells came flooding back to me so I'm going with the well proven single panel hatch with garage. thanks
  12. I'm guessing there are perhaps three Coresound 17's in western Washington, so finding a mast is indeed a long shot. If you decide to build, On-line Metals in Seattle will have the aluminum tubing you'll need. Good luck.
  13. That's the one - both slide forward into a garage, sea hood, or whatever it gets called.
  14. I like the sliding hatch with garage on the CS17 Mk3. Is there a similar design with two sliding sections? I have 68 inches of available cabin top length and would like to maximize the hatch opening by using a two section sliding hatch. Seems I've seen it somewhere but can't find it.
  15. A motor would be rather handy for reaching the San Juan Islands from Bellingham Washington, which I'm guessing might be her agenda. Our summer conditions of dead calm frequently occur simultaneously with 6 knot tidal currents and 21 knot cargo ships. You can plan around the currents but getting where you want to go gets complicated. CS15 is a great choice for Bellingham.