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Dnjost last won the day on June 23 2018

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  1. Do you have photos to share, or a website I can peruse? Have you tried raising and lowering the masts at sea? I am due for a mooring in the local pond within walking distance to my house, but the bridge has 11 foot clearance, past that is open ocean that can be particularly choppy. No calm spot to pull into temporarily. Currently, we trailer to the ramp, launch, then complete the rigging on a vacant mooring or sandbar with the CS 17.
  2. Sorry that I have not been a more active participant in this forum since the launch of Cs17 357. Retirement, moving, and a refocus of life priorities limited my contact with the group. (Also moved from PC to iPad and forgot my password, but enough. I thoroughly enjoy my CS 17, but the new cruising area is very choppy in a prevailing SW breeze against a 2k ebb tide. Yesterdays sail 11mile sail with 4 adults aboard for three hours was a blast. However, returning to port proved to be a dowsing of sea water. In control 100% of the time with 1 reef tied in and just flying across Vineyar
  3. Yes, I need to see where I’m going. Lots of big traffic between the Vineyard and East Falmouth.
  4. I purchased one at harbor freight that had two long handles and a nozzle, plus a bottle that catches the Waste portion. It was the only way I could install the stainless rivets.
  5. After recovering my lost password, nice to be back. I tried the jiffy reefing setup, but have now gone back to moving the sprit up to the next clew loop. With crew, no problem and easier to explain. I always rig with a reefing hook on the next tack hole up before setting up. Dip the sail, ease the snotter, move the sprit, pull the new tack line, then re-raise and tension snotter. we found the less line hanging around the better for crew. Every line is color coded for the uninitiated. I added a tensioned ring to each boom To retain the clew on the sprit when the snotter
  6. Unsure what the train whistle is, other than ferries leaving port, or sounding their horns prior to going astern. We could clearly hear West Chop horn at our house in the morning during the foggy portion of the weekend. With a Core Sounds ability to drop the spars, you could sneak up the channel at Green Pond and anchor very peacefully for the night, and come over for a beverage, or two. If you need safe harbor in Falmouth due to that tide (just getting used to it myself), I recommend Green Pond (south of the bridge) - the dinghy landing is on the Northwest corner, and makes a
  7. Gorgeous. i am quite envious, and wish that I had the opportunity to see your boat when it was in the neighborhood. Hope you enjoyed the best weather we have had all season. David Jost East Falmouth, MA
  8. I had the privilege of meeting Graham today at the WOoden Boat Show in Mystic, CT. Here is a photo of Graham with Carlita, and also the top down furling fitting as described on this forum. I now want to upgrade my Mk 1 to a MKIII.
  9. Eric. I live in Metrowest, MA and would be happy to take you for a sail in my CS17. Let me know your location. Private message for contact information.
  10. Excellent work. This is very similar to the set up that i did onmy cs17. The only issue that i encountered was with the mizzen sheet hanging up on the motor cowl.a ring on a bungie cord helps pull the sheet forward when tacking.
  11. If I had to rebuild the mast tube, I would drop it off the trailer, level it, and then plumb the mast to the degree specified. It appears to difficult to keep climbing ladders and bending in weird ways to get the tube right. Must be my age and aching bones talking. I made a small padded cradle that the stern drops into nicely when I push it off the trailer. The bow is simply supported on a few old life vests.
  12. Your post motivated me to go out and check my mast tubes during the spring commissioning of my CS 17. I did notice a crack in the paint right down the middle of the foredeck and continuing after of the hatch. This is the seam between the two halves of the plywood deck. I suspect that water infiltration would weaken a king plank overtime to the point of failure. I made my kingplank out of mahogany and it is still sound, but I will be sanding down the middle and applying a piece of 3" tape down the seam, then repainting. Interesting thread, thanks for posting.
  13. If you built it, you can fix it. I had a 1969 Enterprise that was caved in from being upside down on saw horses during Snowmaggedon in New England a few years ago. Exactly as Graham says. Remove the gunwale, replace, then go for the damaged hull. I had to cut away portions of the deck to get to the damage, but ground back the laminated glass to make a smooth bevel, then applied release fabric over the holes, backed by thin veneer, then glassed with several layers. Some fairing compound and paint by my cousin, and the boat is now plying the waters of New Jersey on a regular basis.
  14. Samba Sailor did a father/daughter sail. I believe they sailed a more leisurely pace as compared to the high powered one sailed a few years ago. There were also 2 aboard, but the approach was much different. Phil can correct me if I am wrong. My daughter and I would love to do this as well, but we need some time off from work to do so...hopefully next year.
  15. Very cool! Congratulations. (yes, I did see it in the publication).
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