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  1. Randy, i guess you kind of need to do the mental math: What's the (a) effort of climbing in and out of the trailered boat vs the (b) effort of unloading and reloading the boat on trailer plus bending over a lot vs. the (c) effort of making a rolling cradle [if you don't have one already] but saving the effort of bending over. I think the key variable is how much work you must do inside the boat, and what kind. If it's a lot, I'd go for putting the boat on a cradle.
  2. Good deal. I'm hoping to make it to the messabout, but I got roped into something the evening of the 19th, grrr, so will have to leave then to start driving. I'll use the spaghetti dinner as an incentive, assuming all works out...
  3. I guess so, re jackstands. It's hard to move those once the boat is on them, tho. The cradle on casters gives lots of options. I built the boat half in the garage and half wheeled out to the drive in nice weather.
  4. Yup. Mine was very similar. I also doubt you could get actual jackstands low enough to fit under the 20 with the keel on the ground.
  5. I'd go back to the cradle plans in the kit. I.e., a plywood cross sectional at roughly the forward bulkhead and another 3 or 4 feet forward of the transom, and one at mid-boat, if memory serves. Put those on a rolling frame. put a couple of cross timbers blocked up to the keel underneath if those don't seem sturdy enough, but I bet they will. I crawled all over my 17 (mk I) on that setup.
  6. You should be able to heave to (at least more or less sit in one spot) by letting the sail out nearly perpendicular and letting it luff, then playing with finding a spot to lock the tiller so you don't either drop downwind or come up and about. Usually that will mean holding the tiller a bit to wind, but you'll need to experiment both with sail position and tiller position. I leave my centerboard down, although apparently some folks pick up the board. I've never tried that. Every boat is different, eh? You come out of it by pulling in the sail and using the tiller as needed.
  7. That looks really nice. Welcome to the CS 17 club. It's a great boat.
  8. *Not* extreme is why we have our Core Sounds, right? Striving for the extreme can be overrated.
  9. I found a local metal supply shop that had tubes for one I needed. They are all standard stuff.
  10. It seems like a long time since there's been a new video of just plain sailing, so here's one with grandson and son-in-law, sailing CS 17 CarrieB on Mona Lake in Michigan as part of a family week. 20220804_150541.mp4
  11. By the way, oddly enough, I'll be in Michigan next week, too, with the CS17 for a family week. But at a place called Mona Lake, about 135 mi and 2.5 hrs south of Traverse Bay. Have a good time.
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