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acreew last won the day on April 17 2018

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  1. I may be interested if still available.... where are you located? thanks, will
  2. Has anyone used lead ballast on the centerboard of a CS17 mk1? If so...what are your observations with regard to: General stability heeling in heavy wind need for reefing impact on pivot/centerboard case....any structural changes required? difficulty of raising the board reduction of speed/agility If the ballast was helpful....how much weight is needed? How much is too much? any significant drawbacks? I have read several posts regarding general pros and cons on this and other lists....would be interested in the direct experience of any who have made the lead ballast modification to the centerboard of a cs17 mk1. thank you very much. will
  3. Wishing you all the very best. Stay safe.
  4. thank you. I only want a usb port. Would use a battery bank but having trouble finding one that can recharge an ipad multiple times.
  5. Hello All, Would anyone be willing to share their battery set up? I am getting bogged down in planning this by multiple things including a near complete lack of knowledge of electricity/batteries etc. I envision a deep cycle battery in a battery box in the hatch next to the bulkhead connected to a V-charger (image attached) installed under the thwart. Primary purpose of the battery would be recharging an ipad(navionics) and 1-3 iphones. The battery w/ charger/battery box is: VMAX857 & BC1204 &U1 BOX PKG 12 Volt 35Ah SLA AGM Deep Cycle Group U1 Battery U1 Battery Box & VMAX 3.3Amp 4-Stage 12V Microprocessor Controlled "Smart" Charger/ Tender/ Maintainer Would anything else be needed (eg. fuses to protect the battery or devices)? Attached are some images of the components I have considered. Too much? Not enough? Better way? etc. etc. Thanks in advance. V-charger
  6. Repair completed and came out very well. Unable to tell as far as I can see. Thanks again for all the help: i am am now completing the masts and have some questions if anyone can help: 1. Any advice on sealing the masts/preventing intrusion of water? Boatlife, butyl tape, ionic forcefield. 2. Want to install topping lifts....thinking of an eye strap at top of mast with line running through a fair lead or eye strap at end of the sprit and then through a clamcleat.... is this in the ballpark? thanks, Will
  7. I am in!...... assuming all repairs from my recent capsize are done:) Will
  8. Thank you both for your thoughts, they are very relieving. Getting too caught up in the small stuff. Ordered the masts and sails today and am very excited to get her back on the water!
  9. Hey.... I am glad it was helpful. Great that through the process of building we are able to make repairs/improvements. I will also consider the tape. How long did it take before the crack appeared? Unrelated, but constantly on my mind of late...... In redoing the front mast tube, I did not level the boat per the waterline...I noticed from the relative position of the mast step drain hole, that my new tube is approx. 1/4 inch different L to R and approx. 1/8 different front to back. I used the levels method shown by Alan in the video, but of course the boat is in a different position (on the trailer). I know I wont know how out of whack it is until I build the masts and insert them. Too late now, Just hoping for any feedback on if I completely screwed up and will have to redo. Deck is now on and I cannot imagine how to replace the mast tube at this point. Measure twice cut once....phhht!
  10. Thanks everyone, i ended up using my block plane finishing up with a long board with paper placed so as not to contact side of the deck...was harder and took a lot longer but no $ for a plane I would rarely use. Thanks again for the ideas! now to save up for masts, sails and hardware.
  11. Thanks Paul! I will look into arabbet plane.
  12. Progress on repairs... appreciate any thoughts/suggestions. any thoughts on how best to bring the deck edges fair with the rub rail precluding the use of a router? also..would appreciate tips on blending in paint over repairs thanks, will
  13. The router worked great... So far so good.
  14. Thank everyone for the replies. I will know more once I get some material removed...hopefully this weekend. From my initial inspection, it appears that the king plank is affected only forward of the hatch and before the stem. It appears that it broke at the points just before and after the doubler around the mast hole. I does appear that the mast came out partially as the middle of the mast tube was completely broken free of the rest. It is amazing to me how strong the mast step is.....for a period of at least 1.5 hours the hull had approx. 500 lbs of humans on it in 3-4 foot waves with the masts stuck on the bottom....not to mention what it went through with all of the drifting. Anyhow, thank you Graham and Tom for taking the time to help me address this. I was initially planning on wedging myself in the bow to do this piecemeal which was not going to be good for anybody (I account for half of the 500 lbs). The idea of the router is excellent and I am very happy that (in the absence of further damage) that I will be able to use butt blocks. BTW the bow is completely fine as far as I can tell. I will get my son in the hatch with a camera to get better pics of any further damage and will hopefully know more when I get some of the deck removed. Strangely, I am looking forward to the repair with the exception of the painting. Again... Thank you all very much...I will send more info as I get it. Will
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