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    Nice........very nice! i have clamp envy! Might have to retract my statement “can’t have too many clamps!”
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    Shes coming out Saturday morning. .... it's all lined up. She's painted (pics soon) and a new basement door is waiting to be put in. Sawzall and Vaseline might be required!
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    Hi Guys, Thought you all maybe interested in my version of a fold down shade canopy for the timber tub... the front and back stays, once unlocked via hinged tube fittings, fold up and then after the nut on the rear of the gunnel plates are undone, the whole thing pivots forward to rest on the bow plate. A bit confusing at first, but the only way it will fit in my shed. it looks a tad tall but with the low sides of the OB-20 and the fact that I am 6'-9"........ 🤥 I have no say in the matter! Stay safe Trev
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    The time has finally come to build the next boat (a CS17 Mk3) , but in order to do this I need to sell the one that currently lives in the garage I will use as my work space. Kirsty Ann (CS17 #122) was launched in January 2006, and has provided years of safe and enjoyable sailing on Albert Park Lake, Port Phillip, the Gippsland Lakes, and the Nooramunga Marine & Coastal Park. Her shallow draft meant that we were able to sail up the narrow and shallow channels between the islands behind Wilsons Promontory to camp in some beautiful and remote locations. The boat is coated in BoatCote expoxy, with fibreglass sheathing on the lower chine. For a very low-maintenance finish, she is painted in white Aquacote, with the deck painted in clear Aquacote. A folding cuddy provides a bit of protection from the weather if needed. When stored, the masts lie on crutches that fit into the mast steps. Registered until January 2019, Kirsty Ann is being sold on a Dunbier trailer (registered till December 2018, and comes with a spare wheel), with a Honda 2HP long shaft air cooled outboard, and all the necessary safety gear, including lifejackets. Price: AUD $6500. You can contact me at peter@batchelors.net. Cheers, Peter
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    Hello- Kit was just delivered today, very excited to be getting started! Will try to post lots of photos and will surely be asking for help! First job is just to inventory all the parts! NowWeTryItMyWay
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    Or, as they say up north, Boink!
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    Chick, that is good to hear. Better the nose than the face.
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    OK, I took the easy way out and taped a line at the waterline using a laser level. The big reason is I didn't have enough room to extend the V shaped pieces wide enough in my shop. We'll get that step done when she's on the trailer. I flipped the hull (getting easy now!) and painted the sides and then below the waterline. The hull is a nice grey. Super happy with the color. FWIW, I wanted to use a 2 part poly due to it's fuel resistance. I wound up using Interlux Perfection. On the bottom I used VC-17 (freshwater paint) over a 2000E epoxy coating. Tonight I start putting fittings on permanently. Yay!
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    I'm right there with you. I've always had boats with some amount of bright work and understand the commitment to keep it well maintained. If I can extend service intervals I'll consider it a win. Seems like it's always an experiment.
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    You're right Chick, but then it never gets the chance as it gets swallowed first.
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    Hey Oyster, I DO have a leg to stand on . A CHICKen leg!
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    Some really great pictures thank you! Man I wish my boat was done already. TO THE GARAGE!
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    And a few from our angle. We had a great time at the Messabout, and the Portsmouth trip was great!
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    Sunday afternoon Jay and Carol in Southern Express, Graham in Carlita, and Sally and I in Skorpa left for a four day cruise to Portsmouth and Ocracoke. Skorpa and Carlita rafted up for dinner in Riggs Creek off Bonner Bay Getting an early start for the crossing to Portsmouth Island Southern Express and Carlita heading to Portsmouth Island We made it! The Coast Guard station at Portsmouth Island Climbing to the observation deck. Looking West toward the mainland. Looking East across the Ocracoke Inlet After exploring Portsmouth we headed across the inlet to Ocracoke. We anchored in Silver Lake. Wednesday Carlita and Skorpa sailed back to Chapel Creek. Southern Express followed on Thursday.
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    On February 20 2013 I started my Ocracoke 24. Five years later I finally have finished. I want to first thank Graham for all his help and beautiful lines on this boat. This boat is all composite. Core cell foam and fiberglass. To those who are thinking of building the 24 I strongly suggest the outboard bracket. The boat runs just fantastic through the water. It is powered by a 150 Suzuki. Only had it in the water for 2 weeks. Saw 46 mph with four people and 35 gallons of fuel. That was at 4800 rpm. Fast enough for me. Thanks to everyone on this site for there ideas and inspiration to keep going. Unfortunately work commitments kept me from the Mess About this year but hope to be there next year
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    Bagging teak boards to the transom.
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    Hi Don, It was great to see you at the messabout. I like those booklet charts too. I've been using them on the Chesapeake, just printing them out on regular paper and putting them into plastic sleeves in a 3-ring binder. After the outing, I draw my approximate route and keep the page as a momento. It's not as secure as your method, but I also have a waterproof GMCO chart book for backup. The one thing I don't like about the booklet chart is that the lat/long minutes are only marked on pages that cover the edges of the original paper chart. The few times I've gotten lost down the wrong creek, it was tricky to find my position on the chart from the lat/long on my GPS. Bob
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    Kennneee That is the million dollar question. I think all up with 35 gallons of fuel it weighs about 2000 lbs. Somewhat less than an Okume plywood boat. It does not feel heavy going through the water. I have been following your build it is also very well done. Watching all the builds inspired my to sand just a little more, and add a few finishing touches.
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    Unfortunately no running pictures. The weather was terrible and time was short. I can tell you that the ride was fantastic. I am a marine surveyor and I ride in a lot of boats. I was most impressed going downhill. The boat just surfs and is easy to drive. I have the QL trim tabs made by Volvo. I would never use conventional tabs again. They are extremely responsive and have very little drag. I am going to ask Santa for the automatic module that levels the boat automatically. The rear seat was a major benefit of the outboard bracket. Makes the cockpit huge. I would suggest the bracket to anyone building a 24. I added my bracket when I was more than half done. It also is composite so aluminum to blister. Graham was extremely helpful with the dimensions. I was worried since I changed the center of gravity moving the engine back 30". Thankfully it all worked out. Thank you for your kind words
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    Very nice work .. Do you have any running shots available? I really like the rear seating set up.
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    What an elegant and shipshaped vessel Chessie is. Great job!
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    Hi y'all, I just signed up. I wasn't sure if I could make it but things look good now. Steve, I figure I'll stay on my boat, but I'll pack a tent along too. Are you looking for a shelter? Bob
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    Brilliant. My wife once picked a car based on the appeal of it's cupholders. Really. To be honest, I'll probably add a bottleport on the deck. I have one on a sunfish and one on my Sea Pearl. Amazing. http://www.bottleport.com/
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    Tom, You know what I think about ballast in a powerboat. I am looking forward to seeing the Old Codger. Alan asked me last week how I thought she would float, I answered " by the stern" and he said "I think so too". Of course I had prior info, Chick told me that he was going to steer with the tiller. Maybe we can talk him into some sort of bulkhead steering system. It would be more agreeable when he does the Great Loop. She is so light that her moment to trim would be small, maybe a few cans of vienna sausages and a couple of Linda Ronstadt tapes stowed in the bow will trim her out and leave the stones ashore.

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