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  1. I have a collar similar to Don's on my foremast. I made it out of the tube when I installed the tube. That is, I left the tube about 1" or 1.5" proud sticking out of the deck, then cut the shape back so it had the lip in front, flush in back. Boat is in storage now, so no picture. The front lip is not very high, but it's plenty, so I think Don's lip will work fine. I bolstered the outside of the tube lip with some thickened epoxy, which is due for a renewal this year. It's just enough to push the heel of the mast against as I raise the mast, to keep the heel from sliding as it gets ready to drop into the hole. Raising the mast hasn't been the real problem for me, although I can see where the pivoting ring would help me some.
  2. Careful if you move the black part down; the motor may not have room to tip up.
  3. I think this is really neat. The issue still to be addressed is pulling the mast -- especially the main -- out of the mast tube, which always seems to me to be a problem. Once it was up in the swivel, backing it down would be good, but we need to think of a good way to get it up out of the tube. That's not a problem with a full tabernacle, I guess, because there is no tube; you just swivel the whole thing back.
  4. Apparently EC 2025 is going to start on Friday afternoon, and monohull sailboats like Core Sounds (i.e., not beach kayaks) will need to be launched from the ramp, not the beach. Lots appears to be up in the air. Alan is in the thick of the discussion so will be a good source for news going forward. Stay tuned.
  5. Nope, I followed the plans and did not weight mine. It floats. I use the downhaul to drop it.
  6. Great shot of Carlita under full sail in the EC. Photographer unknown.
  7. Midday calm. 2:44 this afternoon.
  8. They have moved up. My buddy on-scene (shore support) said there was a little breeze overnight, so the sailors have finally passed the kayakers. But aside from a few mega-athletes, no one has made it to CP2 yet, and a bunch have just cleared CP1 or are resting there. A long, long race, but the Core Sounds are out with the front of the pack.
  9. Things are pretty quiet out there. Alan made Mom take to the oars. Some wind possible tonight, it appears.
  10. And Alan and Mom right behind, in SOS.
  11. I got graphite from duckworks. https://duckworks.com/graphite-powder/ i just used some west graphite yesterday at our volunteer boat shop. it seemed the same. i don't know about cost comparisons.
  12. I ended up with 4 coats of graphite epoxy on the bottom of the Duckworks Scout I built last summer. (Sorry all, non-B&B product.) I was impressed with the way it held up to Door County Rocks and miscellaneous driveway scuffs. It certainly is better than scuffing through enamel and revealing primer or glass. I did some sanding with 320 between coats to get it smooth and glossy the way I wanted. I recommend it. But no studies.
  13. Like Amos, my trailering rig is pretty much the same whether I'm going near or far. Unlike Don, I leave the reef lines rigged all the time. The reefs are just too valuable to try to estimate when I'll need them and when I won't, I've found. (Calm wind at the ramp doesn't always mean the same away from shore, for example.) Rigging the reef hooks in the main seems to take f-o-r-e-v-e-r. So does putting the main sail slides on the track. The mizzen reefing and sail tracking seems much quicker for whatever reason. I leave the sprits attached to the sails and just sort of scrunch the sails up to the sprits, tie them with some strops and put them in the boat. I leave all halyards and other mast lines attached. I have a nice canvas over that goes over everything, but then again that takes some time to go on and off. But that time is less than the time it took to tie everything down and trailer without a cover. With cover, I can leave all the equipment loose in the boat. Unfortunately, I have not been able to get my solo set up time down much below 30 minutes, and I usually figure at least 45 by the time I get the boat set up, backed into the water, launched, car parked, and back to the boat. (My thought is that a lot of folks tend to ignore the launching, parking and walking back time when they talk about setup time.) I'm pretty sure it takes me longer to set up my CS 17 Mk I than it does to set up a Mk III, since the masts on the Mk IIIs are on tabernacles and whip up. I take the rudder off for trailering and take the motor off, too (goes in the car). The masts go up pretty quickly; it's all the other fussing that seems to take a while.
  14. The attachments on the sides are the little turn screws. You put the oval shaped piece in the canvas over the fitting and turn the top of the fitting. It's worked well on the dodger. Very quick, and has held up well in the dodger. They just used some wood screws, yes. I've watched for signs of either pulling loose or water intrusion or other ills, but so far nothing that I can see. I figure if something goes bad, I can substitute small flathead through bolts, but not needed yet.
  15. We stayed together ok. I put a reef in, others didn't. It took me a while to get all my strings pulled in the morning; the SCAMP was off and running. No question the CS is faster when it's a mind to, tho.
  16. Inside, but without the platform boards in place....
  17. Here's what I have now. (Instead of the full mizzen mast, I just had a piece of mast tubing stuck in for the canvas crew to work with.) In use, I'll run the mizzen sail up above this unit and tie the sail and sprit up with the halyard. Same for the main. This rear "tent" ties into the dodger I already have. The back end hangs down to the bottom and lands on the seats with no tie downs, enough to run rain down and off. It's stiff enough that I don't foresee any wind problems. The sides are snapped in. There are screens in the back, with canvas covers over, and the back flaps also roll up nicely for an open rear if desired. As I mentioned earlier, I gave up trying to keep the full cockpit dry. This gives me enough room to sleep and cook (if needed) on the platform made of the boards I put across the front footwells. Yes, there will be rainwater on the boat bottom below, but I will bail and pump it out when the time comes. Works for me, I guess. Harken Canvas did the work.
  18. Your work looks great. I'm especially impressed by the long, smooth whitish fillets. Good tip on peel-ply, too.
  19. Correct, no plans in the Mark I set for a tabernacle. It looks like the heel of the mast in the Mk III calls for a 17"+ swing and allows for a breast hook. I think that would require moving the main mast aft in the Mk I. Who knows if that would work. I remember asking Graham 'way back if I could convert my Mk I to a Mk III while building. He noted the hull shapes, etc., where quite a bit different. It looks to me like the Mk III is quite a bit deeper or steeper in cross section up front. I guess I'd still look for an ok or plans from Graham or Alan.
  20. Sort of holding a ruler up to the Mk I plans, it might be do-able, but it looks really tight using the CS 20 plans. If a 16.25" bury is needed on the mainmast as shown, and building and installing the tabernacle as shown, that would put the lower end of the pivoting mainmast right at the peak of the bow. Would it pivot through there or not? Also, there would not be any room for a breast hook as shown on the CS20 plan, in my quick estimate, so there might be a reinforcement issue. I agree with Reacher that putting up the main mast is the easier of the two, since I put a little cup in the forward edge of the step tube and all I have to do is slide the main mast forward and walk it up. Getting it out is a different project, tho. Hydraulic lifts! Ha! That would be something.
  21. Right, no bulkhead immediately behind the mast. If you make an open anchor locker before the mast, you will need to do some sea-proofing in the bow compartment. Now I see why you were asking about the first bulkhead. You were thinking bow, I was thinking back where the cuddy starts. Come to think of it, a little anchor well up front would probably be nice, tho. Even if there wasn't a tabernacle. But then the king plank wouldn't run up to the bow, and then some added reinforcement would be required, and then....
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