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

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Pete McCrary    38

Regarding placement of the mast retaing bolt.  I'm not sure, but I think both Jay and Chick have sliding hatch covers for their forward cabin hatches.  That allows the hatch opening to be much closer to the tabernacle and easier for the skipper to reach the bolt-end sticking out into the anchor well while holding the mast upright with one hand.  I tried that (in the shop during construction) from the hatch opening further aft (I.e., with a forward edge at Blk #2) -- it was possible, but not easy.  Also, with a bulkhead-mounted bolt two slots need to be cut into the mast -- a bit harder than one thru the wooded bulkhead.  However, that said, if I had the hatch up close to the tabernacle, I would probably go for the bolt on the bulkhead.

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Pete McCrary    38

Q:. Where to stow the Boat Hook?  A:. Within easy reach from the cockpit.

 

Here's what I did:

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The cutout is just over a "half-circle."  With a little flexibility [in the wood]] and a little trimming with a file -- the plastic & rubber ends of the Boat Hook "snap" nicely in place.  Secure but easily removed.

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I'd say it's pretty much out of the way and easily accessible.  Don't have to open a hatch or go below.  However, easily pinched in a parking lot.  But it's not "high value" like a cell phone or GPS device.

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Drew    13

Solution for car park thieves - what you can't chain and lock goes below or in lockers in transit and is mounted before launch. At least that is my approach.

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PAR    194

I wouldn't worry about boat hook thieves. Outboards, inflatables, trolling motors, etc. are the things that tend to get stolen. I know someone that lost his Laser sail once, though I suspect the thief was a Laser skipper, needing a sail and took an opportunity, when it came up. It was nice sail, though worn out according to the owner, so the thief got what he deserved. Lastly, thieves steal what looks good and appears easy to get, so some well placed paint drips, ugly handles, etc. can go a long way to making things less appetising. The sight of a padlock can also deter the casual thief. It doesn't have to be locked, just visible, with the side the bale slides into hidden somehow.

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Pete McCrary    38

Here are some photos of Chessie on the water taken by a fellow boater from his slip at the Sweenen Point Marina on the Potomac's Mattawaoman Creek.  Persons aboard are myself, my son Jim and daughter-in-law, Patricia and sailing friend John Zohlen.  One really needs a chase boat and or telephoto lense to get good photos of boats on the water.  Anyway, here are the pixs:

 

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Maybe I'll be able to get some more at the MASCF.  I'm presently planning to arrive (with Chessie) on Thursday afternoon, and hopefully, participate in the sail-over to Wye Island.

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Steve W    41

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.

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Steve W    41

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.

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meester    22

Hi Steve, I'm planning to camp at the museum, but I won't make the Wye Island trip this year.

 

Bob

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