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  1. I completely forgot to come back and mention this, but I listed the CS20 on eBay. If someone gets this at the minimum bid, they'll be getting an unbelievably good deal. I can live with that. I really need the space back in my garage with other projects underway. Less than 24 hours left: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2008-B-B-Yacht-Designs-Core-Sound-20/254349076205
  2. *bump -- Any thoughts from those of you who have sold/seen Core Sounds in the past? Is the $12-14K range about right?
  3. Location is Augusta, GA. By chance, very recent circumstances have made me highly motivated to sell, and price is negotiable.
  4. Hi all, Very long time since I last posted. I hope everyone is well. Sorry to post out of the blue, but I'm in the midst of another boat build--a 28' river cruiser with sleepaboard accommodations--and since our last girl was born five years ago, we've barely used our Core Sound 20. I hate to part with it, but I have too many boats, no garage space, and probably another year to go on the river cruiser/houseboat. I'm wondering what you all think might be a fair selling price? The boat is made with top quality materials and several nice touches (drop in berth boards, a lit
  5. What about stretching an uncut/unstitched piece of heavy canvas over the entire hatch opening with rib supports, with little (elastic? bungee shock corded?) side tabs sewn on either side (about every 6 - 8") that run down to little "cars" mounted on a piece of sailtrack on either side of the hatch. There would be no seams over the hatch to leak, and the cars should run smoothly to push the canvas forward to open the hatch, like sliding open a shower curtain. Haven't thought it through... there might be a design problem I'm not considering, but it seems like that kind of idea could be made
  6. Hi all, I'm hoping to finish the spray dodger for our CS20 this Spring. I built the frame last year and it came out great, and I have the geometry all worked out, but then I had to put it on hold because money was tight and it took me a long time to decide if I want to try my hand at sewing it (I've decided I do). I've seen the skin kits from Sailrite, but does anyone have a good recommendation where I should order the materials (Sunbrella fabric, facing, binding, basting tape, etc.)? I don't want to use snap fasteners and some of the other hardware Sailrite includes in their kits, and it
  7. Rolando, are you wetting the cloth with enough epoxy? It may just be the lighting or perhaps a very thick or tight-woven cloth, but that cloth looks "starved" to me. The concern is that if enough epoxy isn't penetrating through to the wood (which should make the cloth almost entirely transparent, not white-ish), the fiberglass may cure without a strong bond to the wood. I had a friend who had that happen with a cedar canoe he built many years ago. After a few years of canoeing, he struck some rocks in a shallow river and the rocks sliced through the fiberglass and peeled it away almost exa
  8. My experience matches Dale's. Our CS20 is garage kept, so despite a lot of use in the Georgia sun, we were able to go 6 years without re-varnishing. I just applied 3 fresh coats this year for the first time, but I was surprised how good the old varnish had held up. If not for some scuffs and bangs from dropping a spar here and there, I probably could've gone a few more years without revarnishing! I use ZSpar Flagship varnish... expensive, but loaded with UV protection, weathers extremely well, and looks good too.
  9. Well, it turns out the steeplechase races are the same weekend. You might not know this unless you have daughters like I do, but horses beat sailboats--and daddy doesn't get to vote on it. So unfortunately, I won't be able to make the messabout. Very sorry to miss it, but I hope you all have fun and post pictures for the rest of us.
  10. Very nice... and that was kind of her to offer up some pictures. Once in a blue moon, I notice someone photographing our boat, and I always say to my wife, "I wish I could track that person down to ask if they'd send me a copy of the pictures!" I still don't have a single picture of my boat taken from the outside while I'm at the helm except for one my wife snapped on launch day in 2007. Your CS17 looks a lot like our CS20. Here's a recent pic from a few weeks ago, though, when we had a beautiful 8 hours of sailing, from Beaufort, SC to Hilton Head and back.
  11. Thanks Joe! If we drive up, we'll likely take you up on that offer.
  12. Pending good weather, I'm thinking about driving up with my daughter Bella again. This time, we might skip bringing the boat -- last year it was a bit overwhelming trying to manage launching/retrieving boat and keep track of a 2-year-old at the same time. Anyone else attending who might be willing to take on a well-behaved crew of 2 for a sail? Wes
  13. I used to get a ton of e-mails asking about the motor on my CS20 and how it performs. Here's the webpage I finally put up about that topic. It's a few years old, but I think most of the observations are still fairly accurate. Besides the Merc/Tohatsu and Honda options, I think Yamaha also makes a sub-4 hp motor also, which weighs somewhere in between those other two options. I think all of them are fine motors. The Honda has gotten a little lighter (minus a pound, I think) and a little more powerful (bumped up to 2.3 hp) in the last few years. http://www.roguepaddler.com/cs20w.htm
  14. Very nice! I have often said that if I was going to make any modifications to our CS20 (mk 1), I would raise the foredeck by about 8" and create a crawl-in cuddy space up front. This version looks much more spacious with a higher deck than I had in mind, but is right in line with the spirit of what I was envisioning. Almost tempts me to build one, but I'm so attached to the boat we have. The CS20, in any guise, is such a fine boat!
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