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  1. 2.5 horse Suzuki gets my CS 17 going at 6+ mph. 20170820_121653.mp4
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    Advice on motor mount CS17

    The "three-legged thing" is quite stiff when mounted, yes. I tip my short-shaft Suzuki up. I did some fussing with the mounting location so that it would both reach the water and have room to tip up and lock. I'm thinking with the long shaft you could mount the bracket a little higher so have plenty of room to tip up. See foto.
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    Advice on motor mount CS17

    I got this from Duckworks. Love it. http://www.duckworksbbs.com/product-p/rl-motormount-parent.htm With a long shaft, you should be able to mount and forget. If you want more info, I'll dig out some pix.
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    Rigging Thoughts

    I think i would spring for RF58s or comparable next time. May still switch over. they have the considerable benefit of allowing sheeting from anywhere you happen to be, instead of requiring an arm to get to the fairlead.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Who was it on this board that said, "90 percent done, 90 percent to go." Probably Chick.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    That looks terrific, Amos. Very handsome!
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    CS15 with a lug yawl rig

    Very nice. Looks like the real deal. Many good ideas I plan to steal.
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    Ocracoke 256 #3

    that looks terrific.
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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Yes, I find that someone comes in and misplaces my tools even when I'm right there to keep an eye on them.
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    Core Sound 17 Mkiii hull 6: Avocet

    With the sprits, the snotter should force the new foot of the sail tight more or less regardless of where the block on the sprit is located in relation to the cringle, as long as your snotter is adjustable and tightened when you reef.
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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Nice name. Very evocative. This way, we'll always picture you out in the mythical lost cove we're all always looking for with our little craft. Plus it's nice the way it fits in your string of earlier names. I have a hard time think of a boat or even a big warship as anything but a she, but that's just me.
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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    It finally turned warm here. Everyone's gone sailing, I think.
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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    "Micro Power Cruiser": so this is kind of where you're headed?
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    Capsized abandoned retrieved

    I will say with a bit of embarrassment that even if you measure and drop strings and crawl around on ladders and level trailers and do all those other things until you think everything is perfect, your mast angle may not end up where you think it was going to. And I will say with some satisfaction that the 17 seems to sail perfectly fine regardless, probably for the reasons Ken just mentioned. The adjustments available with the two sails are such that a slight displacement in the center(s) of effort appear to be easily -- really unconsciously -- adjusted for.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    the varnish i used did not darken it more than the epoxy, or i guess not noticeably. not sure if you've epoxied yours yet? pretty much what you see with epoxy is what you'll get with varnish on it, i'd say. the okume grain patterns can vary, so yours may just have a different look to it, i suppose.

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