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  1. Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Well my worst fear is upon me. With the announcement of Alan and Taylor's build in action, I better get moving. I'm on the three years Anniversary of picking up my kit! The race is on. Anyway, I made some progress on the Hatch. I have some unique requirements. Because of the need to get this boat out of my basement, it needs to be completely removable. I decided since I was doing that I could lower the profile of Graham's design because I needn't worry about removing the "garage" top. I also widened the rails a bit so I could angle them back a bit. Yes it adds a tiny bit of weight, which I have been trying not to do anywhere, but I just like the look. I also carried the hatch retainers up to the top. My mind feels like these are a bit wide aesthetically. Every book on joinery I've read always talks about a "ship lap" joint. Finally I got to use one. I have a bit of work to do on the front hatch, but I'll be glad when this is over. I really wanted the flip to have happened by now.
  2. Taylor and Alan's CS-20 MK3 #15

    Wow....great news. I'll have to show my wife those pics of Taylor working in the shop! And Dawn Patrol looks amazing. What paint did you use? Good Luck in the EC!
  3. CS 17

    That is awesome. I always regret not submitting the Suzy J. I will definitely enter "Jazz Hands" . Congratulations!
  4. CPR Training !

    Your story is amazing. I need to renew. Thank you for the inspiration.
  5. Spindrift 10 build

    I had the same thing happen once. I put some cat litter on it and it did a pretty good job over a day or two to remove the oil. I ended up costing that piece with epoxy and before I did I took the precaution of sanding a bit and then wiping with acetone.
  6. Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Robert, I appreciate the shout out. But I think you put the jinx on me! I got the flu and had to take a break for my hatch progress while I puked and slept. This is the weekend!
  7. A dodger for a Core Sound 20 Mk 3 . .

    Looks great Pete. I'm planning on adding the breakwater, and I'll use the boat for a bit before deciding on a dodger. They sure do make a great rain cover for the hatch. I do wonder what Graham has to say about towing with the dodger folded. I have a power boat with a Bimini that has a cover that keeps it from flapping and I don't see a problem. Adding the time to put it up will just add more time to setup.
  8. No 13-14ft options?

    FWIW..........When I was a 14 year old kid, I was buying a 15' canoe (saved a long time working on farms!) and a mentor mentioned to me that the length extension always comes from the middle, not the ends. In other words, the 17' canoe gets 2 feet right where it offers the most advantage in payload (most buoyant middle) and speed (water line length). So I bought a 17' which was the right move. I'm 56 and still have it! And I'll add canoes usually have similar beams (15 vs. 17) but in a sailboat, usually some beam is given up. So it seems like a pretty good penalty to go smaller. I think sorting this all out is critical, as I think the extra work constructing say a Spindrift 9 vs a Spindrift 12 is minimal, but the results are way different. I'd seriously think about what your sailing day looks like 90% of the time and build that. If it's mostly 2 of you and occasionally 4, build a boat that can sail 2 and suck with 4. But if it's sailing 4 all the time than build a boat that swallows 4 easily.
  9. Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Drew, I like the tip on the anchor floor mat. I already had a piece of that "foam" and it's already cut. Par. I am adding a bit of glass on the spots that will see contact on the hull side and tabernacle. And Amos, after I get the hull done (flip soon) I am going to glass the fore deck. I am just going to tape the cabin chines. If I had kids as young as yours I'd do what you did. My kids favorite saying after doing something silly (destructive) was "oopsies". I miss that. Today's pictures. More pics Monday as I think this weekend is a finish the hatch weekend. Not much going on. Unlike a hair cut, you can put it back.......
  10. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    That looks like a good idea, especially up around the anchor well. I'll add that on every sailboat I've ever owned, my kids are always attracted to the bow. I'll be the kids will want to climb around up there.
  11. Core Sound 20 Mk 3 -- #4 "Chessie" . .

    Pete, how is it going? Spring is just around the corner.
  12. Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    I finished, just short of epoxy coating, the anchor locker. I bought a Manson Supreme Anchor on sale for an amazing deal awhile ago. These work pretty good in our waters. The great news is the 10 pounder fits easily through the anchor locker hatch. I my add a bit of protection along the sides where it may wear. I had already glassed the bottom. This morning, with the nice picture Alan posted on Drew's page, I worked out my hatch configuration. I'm making all the parts out of Spanish Cedar. Jazz hands isn't going to have a ton of woodwork, but the hatch trim and boards will be out of some Spanish Cedar I have laying around. This picture shows some scraps I laid up against the current opening and began my planning. I have almost scrap Okume to make all the hatches. 9mm is pretty rare around here, so I'll be making some myself by laminating 3mm to 6mm. I already laminated to 6mm pieces together for the main hatch. I had just put my cement blocks away......had to get them back out. Fired up that Chick is back making chips, or at least planning to make chips......
  13. Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Addiction......the first step to rehabilitation is to admit you have a problem.....lol. I told my wife if I ever talked about building another boat after I finish "Jazz Hands" to get me some help. Welcome back to the active builders. I can't wait to see more.
  14. Aussie CS 20-3#5 "Dragonfly 2"

    Drew, I like what you did, but Alan's setup is what I would go with (two boards), along with Pete's stowage solution for the drop boards overhead. My cutout is already square. Alan, do you think I could just butt glue wedges in to make it tapered and tape the interior?
  15. Boom Tents on CS Mk 1's and BRS

    Jay, that is good to know. I wonder if you just rigged a small sail in the mizzen spot if it would keep her from wandering.