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    Wooden Boat Show 2018

    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.
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    Core Sound in New England?

    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.
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    Core Sound 17 Outboard well (short shaft)

    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.
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    Capsized abandoned retrieved

    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.
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    Capsized abandoned retrieved

    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.
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    Flying S9N

    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.
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    Everglades Challenge time again

    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.
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    CS 17

    Very cool! Congratulations. (yes, I did see it in the publication).
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    I used System 3 waterbased Linear polyurethane. At first, I swore up and down that I would never use this again. Now, two years later, I can tell you that the boat still looks as if I painted it yesterday. It is kept outdoors in the Northeast USA, and is only partially covered with a tarp. This stuff holds up extremely well!!!
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    Rigging the Mizzen Sprit

    sorry for the delay. Just noticed the post with photo failed. Here is a link to the blog http://jostboats.blogspot.com/2015/09/pleasant-bay-and-simple-rig-adjustment.html 2 photos show the points of attachment. No issues, when closed hauled, the ring barely impacts the sheet, when on a run. the bungee keeps tension on the sheet so that it runs forward of the upright motor. No downside that I can see so far.
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    unpainted aluminum masts

    I tried the leftover bits of S3 Waterbased LPU. It comes off quite easily from getting chewed up around the mast steps. It is easy to touch up, but will go with an epoxy base next time prior to painting. No corrosion that I know about so far.
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    Tohatsu 3.5 hp longshaft . .

    Glad to hear of your success. My motor has had similar symptoms, but is not on the recall list. I am going to go ahead and replace the pump as it is only $35, as it is not brain surgery. Cheaper than driving up to the shop and back. Time is money.
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    Tohatsu 3.5 hp longshaft . .

    Tohatsu has recalled many of the 3.5's manufactured in recent years due to a fuel pump issue. http://www.tohatsu.com/tech_info/25-35fuelpumpcampaign.html
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    Rigging the Mizzen Sprit

    The ring on the shock cord has worked well on all points of sail, and in all winds, so far. No more sailing this year in New England.
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    Tohatsu 3.5 hp longshaft . .

    I'm all ears. Anxiously waiting for your report. My 3.5 is cranky as heck. It's been "ok" with a new carb, but still has a flat spot when accelerating. Using nothing but Truefuel now.

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