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  1. Yes, I have sold a Sea Pearl or two in the past. Reducing price weekly or so on my Core Sound 17. Stated at $8950 - currently $7500.
  2. Built by a cabinet maker in NC and rigging by B&B.
  3. Most that saw it at last year's messabout were impressed with the paint job. Listed on sailingtexas.com for $7500 with a 2hp Honda.
  4. I will keep those dates in mind. I sail a CS17 MK1 and live in Saint Joseph, MI. I thought the DCA was in UK. North America branch?
  5. https://bandbyachtdesigns.com/hardware-and-rigging/aluminum-masts-sailtrack/mast-head-floats/
  6. I brought her home to Michigan last week (4/12/21). The builder, George Clark, did a wonderful job building and finishing this boat. Tom did a good job of taking care of her. She looks like a fiberglass boat even up close. This weekend, I put in an Andersen bailer and some cleats. Now I need to go sailing.
  7. I have a similar story to add to this discusion from the 2014 EC. I entered with a Wayfarer 16. This boat has a very low freeboard and I was quite confident in being able to re-board if I was separated from the boat. In spite of that, I installed a collapsable ladder that could be let over the side to assist with a re-board event. However, I presumed a swamped boat with even lower freeboard and mounted the ladder amidships. When my accidentally jibed boom knocked me out of the boat just southwest of Indian Key Pass, I was fortunate to grab the portion of mainsheet trailing the boom with my left hand as I fell backwards. I was able to then knock the self steering off and the boat was head to the wind. The water was fairly calm, but I made several attempts to jump up and grab my ladder to no avail. After a couple of jumps, I noticed that I was getting further from my goal and knew that this was not going to work. I rested for a while, clinging to the side of the boat, thinking of options. When I came up with a plan, I was very reluctant to let go of my death grip on the mainsheet. I finally decided to proceed and carefully made my way to the stern of the boat. It was there that I determined to shimmy up the rudder using my legs for power. I made it and hyperventilated in the cockpit for several minutes before I could do anything further. During this fight to get back on my boat, I injured my shoulder, neck and my previously injured back. (As anyone knows, disc surgery never is completely normal again.) After several hours, I made it to Chokoloskee and dropped out of the race. I had good luck in my situation: i.e. grabbing the mainsheet to stop the boat, fairly flat water and a dying breeze (boom left a lump on my hard head, but it didn't knock me out). I cannot imagine how Jim could have reboarded his boat with higher freeboard, heavy seas and a drifting boat in high wind. Be safe out there folks. Gary (Mishigama)
  8. This boat was modified from the original design slightly. I bought the boat from Kingston Wooden Boats in Beaufort, NC. I had Graham Byrnes check it out and will share his evaluation with anyone interested. I bought the boat for $3500 with trailer, sails, etc. I would like a reasonable offer. More information available to interested parties. Pictures are still at this site: https://kingstonwoodenboats.com/nautical-light-shows/17-core-sound-ketch/
  9. I bought this boat for the asking price of $3500 last October. The previous owner put new tires and hubs on the trailer prior to my purchase. I took it from Beaufort over to have Graham look her over to see if he had suggestions about the construction. He did have a few comments that were concerning him, but not necessarily a problem. Graham did say that he would as a minimum, reinforce the centerboard as it was built from plywood. The centerboard was built on the center line rather than offset and this resulted in the mizzen mast being mounted behind the case and is about 8" aft of the designed placement. Graham was interested to see how that affected the balance of the boat. Graham and Alan agreed to let me leave the boat at their shop over the winter, with a plan to pull the centerboard in the Spring and either make a new one or reinforce it with carbon fiber. I was also planning to replace the wood masts with the standard aluminum masts with track also. The current sails are designed for rolling on the mast for reefing. Since then, I decided that I would prefer to sell the boat as is if I can get a reasonable offer for it. The boat is at the B&B yacht yard for inspection until May. I will go back to plan A at that point and pick up the boat, completing the planned mods/fixes. Any offers? BOAT was SOLD on March 4, 2019.
  10. If you watch his track on the Watertribe site, it will give his speed at the last waypoint. Click on his avatar. http://www.watertribe.com/Events/ChallengeGMapper.aspx
  11. Jim, Did you ever finish your spray dodger project? Any picture of the final product? I keep looking at CS17 and wondering if I could use it as a camp cruiser. I don't really want the cabin MK111 model. Gary in Michigan
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