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  1. Hirilonde

    Polycarbonate or Arcylic?

    It used to be that acrylics were just not strong enough, so their scratch, yellow resistance didn't add up high enough. It is no longer the case. Even overhead hatches are being made with acrylic now.
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    Capt Bones Core Sound 17 Mk 3 #14 Kit Build?

    I have pivoting tillers on both my B&B sailboats. On my Spindrift I use a wing nut so it is easy to take apart for storage. But why would you want to pin it down? I find both stay down fine with just gravity.
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    "Mackinaw Stonefly" launch

    Just got back from visiting my son in Saginaw and we took a day trip to Macinac Island. Nice graphics. Shortly after learning about SOF from Jeff and this forum I concluded I would love to build a canoe. I don't need one and probably wouldn't use it, but think the beauty is in seeing the frame, unlike a kayak. The other reason was because I would want to curve the gunnels up like you did and wasn't sure it could be done structurally well enough. So like even-keeled I too am curious of you could explain and/or show pictures of how you did it?
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    B&B Preps for Florence

    What a mess Tom, sorry about your friend. But in all fairness, it isn't because of Florence, she just spread it. https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=river nc nasa polution
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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    If I ever do another boat with a cabin (CS ? Mk3 or OB) I will use a very similar paint/varnish combo. Its just classic. Will probably do more than 2 coats of varnish though 😀
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    Battery set up on CS17

    You may not think it is dangerous, but ABYC does. There is more to a safe shore power connection than you describe. I will defer to them. acreew, I would consider something like Steve mentions if a USB port charging is all you need. If you do go with a battery, then an in line fuse and wire sized to meet the amperage being used to your USB port is all you need.
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    Battery set up on CS17

    That would be extremely dangerous. Only a proper shore power system should be hard wired in a boat for AC, including a reverse polarity switch. If you are charging your battery while the boat is stored on land you can simply use a remote charger and keep your electrical simple and just DC. What exactly are you looking for in a DC system on the boat acreew? Just a USB port? Running lights? Interior lights? Place a fuse block at the battery in line with the main wire to your fuse block or breaker panel for the boat. Total draw expected and round trip length of the wire will determine which gauge and fuse capacity to use. Then each circuit coming off the main will be protected by a fuse or breaker to match the smaller wire running to the plug or lights. http://assets.bluesea.com/files/resources/newsletter/images/DC_wire_selection_chartlg.jpg FYI, all of my advice is based on ABYC electrical standards.
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    Battery set up on CS17

    Fuses protect the wiring, not the fixture or battery. All wires should be fused at the source of power to it and according to the rated amperage of the wire and the length of the run up and back. (gauge of wire and round trip length) Any wire originating at the battery should be fused within 8 inches of the battery with an in line fuse or breaker sized appropriately. If you run to a central hub, then all lines after it should be fused at the hub accordingly. An example would be an electric panel or box.
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    curlew bow question ?

    This help?
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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Looking sharp, I like bright work. I hope you store it indoors. 2 coats will last about a month outdoors.
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    CS20mk3 for family camping?

    When interviewed about his design the Pearson Trident Carl Alberg referred to the Pearson sales staff as prostitutes for calling the boat a family cruiser for 4. He said it sleeps 4, but cruises 2. That being said I bet the CS 20 3 is the closest thing to what you are looking for. It will surelly sail 4 and carry some stuff. Camping gear, fresh food and ice for 4 for a week? Might be somewhat optimistic. Backpacking gear and food with a cooler and 4 will be cozy.
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    Window/Port bedding

    All Sikaflex products are polyurethane. The differences are tensile strength and curing time. I use Sikaflex 291 fast cure. It has a tensile strength of 300 psi which is about half way to 3M 5200. It makes a strong bond, but still reasonable to take apart down the road. A technique I use for all bonding is to work the goo onto the bedding surface of the opening and the glazing. By breaking all surface tension to both pieces before assembly you now only have to mate goo to goo and this all but assures no bubbles. Etching as Mike suggests certainly increasing bonding. I have never seen it as necessary.
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    Window/Port bedding

    For safety glass the Sikaflex is excellent. For plastics nothing works like, (shudders) silicone. It is what the manufacturers of polycarbonate and acrylic insist on. Just be very careful and mask. Once something has had silicone on it it becomes suspect for any future bonding of any kind.
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    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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