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  1. Well said- bedding compounds work well As far as the keel itself I consider it sacrificial- if it rotted it's isolated from the hull by epoxy and glass and easily replaceable. I'd call it a wormshoe of a type. I used an aluminium extrusion on the keel strip which was very inexpensive (mainly to spread the load from the rollers). I didn't extend up the stem so no one sees it. If you want classy then pay for bronze. Cheers Peter HK
  2. Try this link https://messing-about.com/forums/topic/11334-roller-trough-for-a-cs203-trailer/?tab=comments#comment-105992
  3. You might find this link useful https://www.epoxyworks.com/index.php/bonding-pvc-plastic-with-epoxy/ I've used the flame method in the past with success so far - 17 years. Cheers Peter HK
  4. We're talking about 3 inches here so it won't make a lot of difference to the heeling moment. You can always not hoist the sail the last 3 inches and it will be as designed. In theory in light airs it may be beneficial to get a little higher above the boundary layer into a stronger breeze - but we're only talking 3 inches. As to adding a healing force I'd do anything for that these days with the arthritis in my hand, back and shoulder🤣 Cheers Peter HK
  5. Here's a link. http://bluejacketboats.com/boats/bluejacket-24/ Cheers Peter HK
  6. Empty the garage out and start building the next one😄 Cheers Peter HK
  7. Make sure you use nitrile gloves as most others allow penetration of resin pretty quickly Cheers Peter HK
  8. A guy in Alaska built a CS17 in aluminium many years ago- heavy and overbuilt Here's a link https://messing-about.com/forums/topic/5680-aluminum-cs17-for-sale-possibly/?tab=comments#comment-47874 Cheers Peter HK
  9. When I built my CS17, over 10 years ago now, I got into the habit of keeping a rough tally of boatbuilding hours. At launch it was just under 500 hours but could have been 20% more. This was only time actually building/sanding etc. I didn't include any time for planning/getting materials/sharpening tools etc. Also I knew I wasn't planning on a mirror finish. It was my 5th build so I was practiced. I planned the timing of the build to maximize efficiency in my small garage (only 19 ft long and not so wide) by building all the small stuff first - rudder /tiller/centreboard/masts etc.
  10. With respect to the docking difficulties, was the Centreboard all the way down? While it doesn’t help at very low speeds it makes a big difference if you have any steerage way. Having said that a light boat with a lot of windage can be a challenge to dock in a breeze ( I sailed racing multis for a long time so I know about that) HTH Cheers Peter HK
  11. My first time at Cootharaba was also an Easter regatta in about 1973-4. I was for'ard hand on a 14ft skiff (high powered, 2 crew both on trapeze) There was a small shed for the sailing club and not much else. With the great steady southeasters barely affected by the dune between us and the Pacific ocean and the minimal wave pattern on the lake it really was great racing. Our 14 ft club, by way of double entendre, had made T-shirts which boldly stated "I've got a fourteen footer". There was a dinner in the sailing club one night and a rather attractive 20 year old woman looked me u
  12. Well I finally pulled my CS17 Wildcat out of the shed. It had been nearly three years since she last got wet. Two years ago I bought a holiday home in Noosaville, a beach side town one and a half hours north of Brisbane. It’s just near a boat ramp on the Noosa River. There was just one small problem- the CS 17 didn’t fit in the garage?. Luckily I had also previously built a smaller dinghy (a Welsford Golden Bay Dinghy) and a canoe that can fit in the garage and these have been well used in the last 2 years for sailing, fishing and exploring. Finally we planned a bigger
  13. I don't think you can effectively seal the masts so I put a drain hole at the foot to let the water out. That's how I did my topping lifts, though I must say after finding a good height for the boom I haven't used the adjustment much. Cheers Peter HK
  14. I have one of the lifting style brackets. They have some advantages. The motor is kept well aft of the mizzen sheet so does not tend to catch it. The up position is high enough so the prop is out of the water so you don't need to tilt the motor and it can stay on for launching and retrieving. The motor can be set to different depths- in very shallow water the the prop can be set to be just above the keel depth (and still pump water) so if you can float in the water you can motor. Likewise in heavier conditions with bigger waves the prop can be immersed deeper to preven
  15. Mine hangs over the back a lot more- no need to get the tyres wet never mind the trailer or bearings. Peter HK
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