CS 17 # 342 camping
Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:59 PM
Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:48 PM
I have used my main halyard looped around end of boom to hold it up to put a tarp over. I put my head in about the middle of the boat. Under the front overhang is ok, but I found out the hard-way what happens when you sit up suddenly or a wave hits and bounces your head into the overhead.
We are taking a tent that we lost some of the poles for apart, and using the material for a new tent. I took poles from a Wal-mart 4 person dome tent, and shortened them by one piece, about 2-3 feet). This does a decent arch to where I can sit fully up in the middle of the boat. My head will go on the thwart. The only problem is the mizzen mast and getting a tent structure around it. We are settling on having the aft end of the tent end at the thwart right behind head, angeling down, so hopefully we only get a little water running off mizzen mast if any at all. I plan to use a piece of ducktape around hole in seat for mast to keep water away.
we have another floor board for the after part of the cockpit for my other son who can sleep across it very comfortably. So far we have camped on islands and not needed this. I also think we can succesfully camp at a marina if we had on docks, so am not sure when we will get to test out tent.
I do have a frame and material for a dodger, but decided it was more trouble then it was worth right now.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:44 AM
BRS LOON had a complete enclosure made of ripstop nylon shown on the B&B website. A fair amount of effort to make but it worked really well. Everything stowed in the seat tanks through 8" ports. Graham had a different setup.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:19 PM
I've experimented with a boom tent over the front cockpit. The easy way to do it is to attach the end of the boom to the mizzen snotter attachment point. One big problem with having a boom tent over the front cockpit is that it makes the boat sail around wildly at anchor owing to the excess windage up front. I nearly got whiplash during a thunderstorm last year!
Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:50 AM
quote '' One big problem with having a boom tent over the front cockpit is that it makes the boat sail around wildly at anchor owing to the excess windage up front. I nearly got whiplash during a thunderstorm last year!''
these are reasons for my inquirey, hadn't considered this aspect good to know!!
I will be carrying regular camping gear but for those occasions when it;s not convienient to camp onshore, I want something I can set up from inside the boat. still playing with ideas' now have a couple more I can try, thanks.
I wasn't able to delete my double post in the edit mode sorry.
Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:58 AM
I will be carrying regular camping gear but for those occasions when it;s not convienient to camp onshore, I want something I can set up from inside the boat.MM
While it may not look like it, LOON's tent is set up from inside the boat.
Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:41 AM
Tom , this dufus isn't able to find any pics using the search function with anything to do with loon or rip stop.?
Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:39 AM
this makes sense. a mast boot on the mizzen just above the tent could deflect any water. I used a zipper cone of dacron held on by a hose clamp on my Marshall catboat. Put it on upside down, then flip it down after tightening the clamp.
Garage is cleared, now I need some good weather to get going on the CS17.
Posted 26 January 2013 - 05:51 PM
On the KISS principle, using what is already in the boat (exept tarp).lashing the main spirit to the masts at head height with run off angled to the bow, then secure front through bow eye and the sides bungied or lashed to suction cups attached to hull. Both ends can close,as required, Now this won't keep bugs out, but with the hose pipe test it worked.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:42 AM
The problem is your head is going to be about where the end of the tarp comes down on the fwd looking mizzen photo. The only way I could fix that was to bring tarp down on aft end of thwart.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:35 AM
I opened the fwd bulkhead so I have access all the way to the main mast step.This allows me almost 8' and I'm only 5'7'' Not sure yet if that will means that the incline afloat will have my head lower than my feet,i.e not comfortable !!
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:15 PM
I must be missing something here. Why leave the mizzen in the regular step? Won't it go in the forward step?
Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:05 PM
Not all of us have a forward mast step. For those with sails tracks and reefing, the fwd mast step was unneeded and just another place for water to come in. For my under the fwd deck is great stowage for shoes, blanket, etc, whatever I want to keep dry but reach easily when day sailing.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:31 PM
Glad I asked! I am planning on mast tracks for my build. Now I have another decision to make, whether or not to add the mast step. Reefing seems to me to be a great safety feature. Dry gear is nice too! I might investigate a cap for the forward step, although the step might get little use if any.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:49 PM
Sounds very interesting... A single bedroom with no tent. Have you thought how to isolate this room from rain and mosquitos while overnighting?
Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:22 PM
Well, I finally catched that 8 ft long room includes both decked part and covered with the tent part .... Sorry, I'm a metric guy having no CS17 plans!
Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:59 PM
"I took poles from a Wal-mart 4 person dome tent, and shortened them by one piece, about 2-3 feet)." ecgossett said in a previous post.
I can't help with the camping issue, but I'm wondering if anyone here would know where one could buy the type of stock (fiberglass tubing I think) mentioned here, as well as the ferrels etc that are used to make the tent frames. I've tried to find them before to make a poor man's boat cover with no luck.
Sorry I can't figure out to make highlight the quote as it should appear.
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