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Steve W

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  1. Trailer for "Chessie," a Core Sound 20 Mk3 . .

    Jay, up here in the north we have snowmobile trailers with wide tiny wheels that are awesome. And they don't seem to suffer much from the higher rotation speeds. I put those littl tires on a Snipe trailer many years ago and was surprised they were buoyant enough to float the trailer. My ideal trailer would be one that the boat was up over the fenders keeping it narrow. The CS boats are so light that a breaking tongue with a two speed winch would solve the need to keep them low for a launch. I will start my search soon. There are many manufacturers and many models.
  2. Trailer for "Chessie," a Core Sound 20 Mk3 . .

    Thanks for Sharing this Pete. I have a decision to make selecting a trailer pretty soon. This will help. It's weird that on their website they show the trailers having torsion axles and yours has leaf springs.
  3. B&B Messabout 2017

    I just booked my flight. I should be there mid afternoon Friday. I had enough points on Southwest so I'm flying into Raleigh/Durham and driving down. I hate that I won't have my own boat, but next year I may have two! Any musicians at this event? Take Care, Steve
  4. B&B Messabout 2017

    Question for all of you that have gone before. Unfortunately driving this year is out of the question. So......I'm thinking of flying to 1. _________ and then renting a car to come to the Messabout. I could camp (is this a good idea?) or stay somewhere close like _____________? I'm thinking of flying down Friday morning and staying until Sunday. All of this is tentative. I'm going to MASCF and and then my companies office is moving over the weekend of the 10/15. So I have to make a lightning quick strike down. I am really back at the boat hard. I glued the seats down and that feels like a major psychological turning point. So I want to recon the rigging fine points on the CS II's there and meet all you guys. I just wish I could bring my S11N but its not in the cards. Steve
  5. Core Sound 20 Mk 3 -- #4 "Chessie" . .

    Great news. Will you be sailing out to Wye Island? Are you camping at the museum? Look for me on WildCat, my Sea Pearl. Next year I'll be bringing "Jazz Hands". I've never sailed on a Core Sound anything, but have sailed with them many times. I'll be looking over the rigs more than usual this time.
  6. Core Sound 20 Mk 3 -- #4 "Chessie" . .

    Pete, the pics look great. I'll have my SP there and if I can keep up, I'll take pictures. I've volunteered to put the presentation for the awards Saturday night together so I'll have good camera equipment. As soon as Pete Lesher put out the email for the "Wye Island Gunkhole" I'll see you get a copy. I am pretty sure there is a short skippers meeting and a small collection of funds (5 or 6 bucks to camp) and then its off to Wye Island. I believe the meeting may be at noon or 1 pm. You would want to have your boat rigged by then. It's great fun sailing out together. I am going down on Wednesday. If I get an early start I will get the boat in the water Wednesday, but if not launch Thursday morning. Excited you are coming. See you soon.
  7. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Great pics. Reminds me of my kids when I was building the Suzy J. Now my wife and I run around three nights a week watching them in sports, plays and stuff. Cuts my productivity, but I wouldn't trade it. When I cut the slot in my 11N, I first poked a hole with a long drill and extension. It takes the nervousness away. I forgot on the 20.3, but I poked a hole through the penant housing and later patched it. She's looking good. Gluing my seat tops down today.
  8. Spindrift 11N Build Log

    You are bringing back great memories!
  9. Aussie CS 20-3#5 "Dragonfly"

    Drew, I am at the point I need to start thinking about a trailer. I like the fact your boat fits over the fenders, keeping the trailer narrow. I know that potentially the boat has to sit higher, but it doesn't look bad in this pic. Please let me know when you launch how this trailer worked out. I haven't found a commercial model that fits perfectly that is available locally, but I have a trailer shop that can order a custom one from the factory. Since I plan to do a lot of traveling I want to get it right. Thanks! And BTW, I got rear ended by a distracted driver last fall hauling my Sea Pearl. It sucked getting it all sorted out (new trailer, fiberglass repair, insurance fight). Having those lights up high like that is smart. I plan on doing something similar.
  10. Pete, we should probably start a separate MASCF thread but my current plan is to go down Wednesday night and sail to Wye Island on Thursday. Nobody can go with me so that simplifies things as I'll sleep on my Sea Pearl anchored, but in a tent at the event. It would be great if you could go on that excursion. It's always fun. I've also volunteered to put a slide show of the award winners Saturday night so hopefully I'll be talking lots of pictures of Chessie.
  11. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Dave, that was a good read. Where is it stated that " risks are minimal (not sure this is reassuring) if rolled or brushed and an organic vapors respirator is considered adequate". I'd like to use this paint, but consider my lungs more important.
  12. That's serious........You military guys can take the joy out of anything! Just joking! That's a great list. I especially like the float plan. Thanks for sharing. I hope to see you at MASCF!
  13. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    My boat is in a basement shop (yes I can get it out!). I've got to make sure I don't affiliate the family. I suppose I could wait until I take it outside if necessary. I didn't know that devthane could be applied without a sprayer. I know it's damn tough. I saw Carlita in person and it looks great.
  14. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Drew....same. I'm planning on painting mine roll and tip. I don't have spray equipment.........but that sure looks like a good way to go.
  15. Core Sound 20 Mk 3 -- #4 "Chessie" . .

    Great write-up. Is that coming Mahogany?
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