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Thrillsbe last won the day on April 1

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About Thrillsbe

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    Don Silsbe
  • Birthday 12/01/1948

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    Tryon, NC
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    Boatbuilding, Sailing, Fishing, Rowing, Weaving, Camping, Travel, Fly Tying, Woodworking, Gardening, and Lutheran Theology. (Thank goodness I'm retired!)

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  1. Thrillsbe

    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    I get that first message all the tome, Chick. It goes away, if I reduce the photo’s size.
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    Trailer for Core Sound Mark 3 boats.

    Sacrificial zincs on a trailer. That’s actually funny... in a sad way.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

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    Call for a BandByachts ice boat design

    I agree with you, Beacher. The sport could use a little high-tech shot in the arm. But I don’t think these southern boys at B and B are willing to do the cold-weather research. I went into a very well-equipped fishing tackle shop in South Carolina. I told the owner he was lacking in one area— ice fishing tackle. He just gave me a blank stare. Frozen lakes are outside the realm of reality down in these parts.
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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    By a stroke of “good luck”, I’ll be camping on Thursday, and will miss the flip. DARN!
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    Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

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    Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Once, I did a poor job of tying the boat to the trailer. I backed the boat into the water, hit the brakes sharply (to launch it), and watched my 17’ bass boat slowly float away. The good news was that there were no other boaters around to witness my embarrassment. The bad news was that there were no other boaters around to retrieve my boat! I had to go for a swim. So, Chick is right about tying iff to something.
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    Ocracoke 256 hull #2 Build

    I hope that you’re playing sole music while you work!
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    Utah OB20

    Your wife’s look says it all! (I think we’ve all gotten “that look” from our ever-lovin’ at one time or another.). Get well, and don’t push it! That pretty boat of yours will wait.
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    Trailer for Core Sound Mark 3 boats.

    That trailer disconnected for me with no load on it. It was shaking and baking as I drove it down the Interstate. The trailer shook the clevis clip right off the clevis pin. It was only a matter of time before the pin worked it way out. What made it worse, was that my brother-in-law had used ordinary hardware store S-hooks to hook the safety chain to the trailer hitch. Needless to say, those straightened out at just the wrong moment. I can still hear the sound that the draw bar made, as it it pulled out of the hitch! I looked in my rear view mirror, and saw the trailer getting smaller and smaller... Ever since that day, I use a locking clevis pin to hold the draw bar in place. I don’t need to hear that sound again!
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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    I drove “up the mountain”, and did a boat inspection. Chick complains about his spray painting skills. But I’m here to tell you that she looks mighty fine to me.
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    Trailer for Core Sound Mark 3 boats.

    You alsways want to have some weight at the tongue of your trailer. 10% of the trailer’s weight is recommended. Once, I borrowed a trailer which was tail-heavy. It lifted up on the ball. It shook the hitch pin out of the draw bar, and disconnect itself while I was driving down the Interstate! Always make sure that you have some downward force on the ball.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Steve W— the boat I had before this one was a Wayfarer. It took nearly an hour to rig it for launch. I was determined to make this boat quick and easy.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Amos-- This is how I secure my masts for trailering. I use a thin loop of shock cord as a retainer.
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    Trailer for Core Sound Mark 3 boats.

    Ken Potts— how is the bow chock position relevant to turning radius? I have been having trouble with my incandescent lights. LED’s are definitely the way to go. I’m amazed that you guys keep your trailers totally out of the water.* If you do that, there’s no need even for galvanized. My Bay River Skiff does not have the rounded stem/keel entry; she does not winch up that first roller as easily as the CS designs. I’ve had trouble getting her on and off the trailer at a shallow ramp, since I do not have a tilting trailer. Finally, my Bearing Buddies are running nice and cool, in spite of my dunking them every time I launch. * I’m a Lake Erie muskrat living in NC. I will learn about salt water the hard way.

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