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  1. Hirilonde

    upwind sailing

    On my Lapwing I find that sheeting in more than the clew crossing inside side deck chokes the wind and any further weatherlyness (a real word?) is defeated by loss of speed. Pinching is seldom a good idea, even less with a cat/ketch. Once sheeted I concentrate on keeping the sails full but constantly testing the wind but trying never to go higher than a slight flutter at the luff of the main.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Could be, but because they were schooners. Sharpie is a hull style, and does not effect what parts of the rig are called.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Hmmm, when did we not call it the main? 🤣
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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    On my old Renegade I didn't use trims on the outside, but did inside.
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    Ravenswood Masik/Deck Beams Question

    Your fasteners may be the problem. Because stringers dont meet the frames square and the notches are square the fastener places forces on the stringer that lashings do not. You also add holes to the stringers which change the strength characteristics at that point and can create an unfair curve.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Think through the process of fastening the screws. Which leaf will you screw in first, and then how will you do the other?
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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Everyone seems to be talking looks. What are the side lights supposed to do? I would answer that first. I don't see any need for ventilation unless you plan to sit at a dock, as Steve points out. Your last mock up with the 2 fixed lights would give some good views and lots of natural light. Damned because its all connected.
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    Site Registration Suspended

    Bonus or not, I agree with Oyster. This place is well worth a donation. I would ask you keep us updated, cept that you always do.
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    Racing advice in light air

    I agree with Graham and Tom. I think the 2 key points are weight way forward and to leeward. This not only reduces wetted surface but keeps max waterline length as the rudder is still in the water even if the hull aft is high and dry.
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    B&B's first annual "Capsize Camp" July, 20-22

    I stole this idea for a boarding assist from some one on the forum. Wish I could remember to give credit. It works and stores out of the way. The line was free, it was the excess cut offs from my running rigging. The step is a shop scrap of Teak. (note: the rudder isn't really crooked)
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Come into the dock parallel instead of head first. 😁
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    B&B's first annual "Capsize Camp" July, 20-22

    The noodles in the mast idea is brilliant!
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    I used Teak rub rails on my Lapwing. I figured I would wait for the worn spots to show me where I needed chafe gear. I am still waiting.
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    I don't think it matter for short battens, but for full length it can, at least to my eye. I am using teak as it rarely changes memory from true and playing with the taper.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    They will custom mix and have formulas for popular colors of today as well.

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