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  1. Thanks for the story, Chick. It sounds like a good time was had by all.
  2. I used to dry launch Southbound with only three or four rollers, carpeted bunks under the hull and a manual winch - It worked quite well for me. I parked the trailer shallow enough to keep the rims dry.
  3. Maybe Paul shouldn't have sold his Thistle (He's the only one who's going to laugh at that comment).
  4. Yep - As soon as the press came sniffing around he stole all the glory. We know the rabbits did all the real work. I hope you get back to boating soon, Geordie.
  5. What are pontoon shoes? Hopefully Graham or some other water triber who is familiar with the story will chime in. I can't remember which year he used the snow shoes. I haven't been to Florida Bay but the mud there is legendary.
  6. I'd try thinning the board a bit. Don't sand the whole thing down - Just sand it where it rubs the trunk (look for the scuffs). Sand for a while with a belt sander and then try fitting it again, etc.
  7. Graham has been known to use snowshoes to get through mud during the Everglades Challenge.
  8. The CS17 mk1 sails best when it's sailed fairly flat - I think the boat will be heeling too much and slowing way down long before any weight added to the keel would do any good, and if you did add enough mass to make a difference in heeling, the boat woudn't handle as well or go as fast. I've got a nice little keel-boat that sails like a dream and handles great, but it was designed to carry the extra weight. Although it's lots of fun to sail it's not the same experience as a CS17 on plane.
  9. Looking good. I bet "Split Pea" has already been taken.
  10. Chick is like a brother to me - Or maybe a crazy uncle. Here's my coupon. Thank you Taylor and Alan!
  11. Welcome aboard, Tobias. No one here should ever complain when you post more pictures of your boat and we'll try to be gentle if our opinions of the proper sugar content of iced tea differ.
  12. If the rivnuts are also stainless steel I second Steve's suggestion. Use anti-seize any time you have two stainless fasteners in contact with each other. Some of the mine sites I've worked with up North use groundwater that is saltier than the ocean to wash the equipment down and I've had the anti-seize rule drilled into my head (fortunately not literally) by frustrated maintenance crew.
  13. I only spent 21 years in NC but I do still claim to be Southern. Partly because I know how to cook okry so it's crispy and not slimey, partly because I can pick a banjer, and partly because I live closer to Antartica than all y'all. I sure do miss sweet tea and biscuits and gravy, though...
  14. Chick, you better batten down the hatches, too. The mountains aren't used to the kind of rain a storm like this can bring. My first hurricane was Hugo and although it was fun in Raleigh, it left scars on the mountains for years. My very favorite mountain biking trail ran through a bunch of Hugo damage (but maybe we shouldn't talk about why fallen logs are fun for mountain bikes because there might be youngsters listening). It may be time to buy 30 gallons of milk and all the bread Harris Teeter can supply (wink wink)... I won't mention the tea, sugar and viennas because I know you'll already have them in good supply. I hope New Bern, Vandemere, Morehead City, (and everybody else) don't take too hard a hit.
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