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  1. Hirilonde

    Tips and Tricks

    Did you thin the first coat? That is very effective in saturating the cloth and is what Jeff recommends. Rubbing it in is another way to get penetration of the weave, it may very well have helped in your case. I did all my boats with a mini roller and brush for the stitching and around the combing and such. It worked well on all 5 boats I did. If I had issues with any of my boats, I would try the rubbing thing. I found working paint into the stitching with a brush a useful technique and is similar. My boats were so many cloth options ago I don't know how that compares to today.
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    Core Sound in New England?

    I am always looking for someone who actually wants to go sailing. I'm in RI and it is a Lapwing, but having sailed a CS I know it will give you the same feel of the rig. Feel free to PM me also if you might be in the neighborhood.
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    Advice on motor mount CS17

    Not to distract from the goal of this thread, but I have been keeping up on Torqueedo. I am still being stubborn about an auxiliary for now, but slowly softening to the idea. My thought process is leaning towards a removable side mount for a self contained/sealed/light weight/electric. Nothing would be permanently mounted to my boat that isn't there already and the entire thing could be stored away. Electrics are getting lighter and battery life is getting longer. I don't know that this would ever be a cruising choice, except maybe with a good solar charger. But I see it as doable for daysailing already. I simply cannot abide with a metal monster hanging on my boat when I sail. (not to imply anyone else should care) https://www.westmarine.com/buy/torqeedo--travel-503-electric-outboard-motor-short-shaft--12101812?mrkgcl=481&mrkgadid=3252486983&cm_mmc=PS-_-Google-_-GSC%20-%20West%20Marine%20Branded-_-12101812&product_id=12101812&adpos=1o3&creative=231267080879&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=Cj0KCQjwx43ZBRCeARIsANzpzb_quX7600_-x8dC5Bdd-ImsY7Uu3-T7JM-4CUUnbgoME_ncBv-bN1UaAlXTEALw_wcB Back to the regularly scheduled discussion.........
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    Outboard horsepower needed for Spindrift?

    Now you're thinking 😉 Kidding aside, it is one of the sweetest sailing dinks around. That was a well executed landing under sail. I fast-forwarded through the motoring part. 😉
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    Additional sealing on the skin?

    "TREMCLAD Rust Paint provides superior rust inhibition, and is specially formulated to penetrate rust and bind to metal. Excellent rust coverage - designed for direct application to metal; primer not required on most applications" -from the link-
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    Crawfish Tandum Pirogue Frame

    Yes! Or even taper the top edge of the end of the string down half way, a more exaggerated version of even-keeled's suggestion. I did this on the deck stringers of my Ravenswood and the 2nd Curlew I built, worked very well and you avoid a bump in the skin.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Yup, that is what it was formulated for 100+ years ago. I thin about 10% with turps when I use it as a primer for itself over bare wood. As much as I like it I would use a polyurethane over epoxy, if I didn't want to deal with a 2-part lpu.
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    Capt Bones Core Sound 17 Mk 3 #14 Kit Build?

    Yes, raising the temperature will speed up the cure. Carbon composites, like spars, are actually baked in an autoclave. (I don't suggest baking) You can recoat with epoxy in as little as 3-4 hours on a warm day. Of all the procedures in making these boats nothing saves time like hot recoating. And when the time you are saving is sanding, well, what more is there to say? I used Spar Varnish and added leather chafe gear where the sprit laps the mast. I don't use epoxy under varnish on solid wood parts.
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    Paul Riccelli - PAR

    He was a major contributor here and a help to so many, including myself. He will be missed and remembered.
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    Capt Bones Core Sound 17 Mk 3 #14 Kit Build?

    The first question I would ask a new builder before they began would be: "Will you enjoy the process of building and the steep learning curve?" The answer to this must be "YES". But if it is, you will have a blast, as you have found out. If you have the patience, between B&B people and this forum, you will get the help you need. Have fun!
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    Sewing Up to Hatch Openings??

    I have never done the double corded stitch, but is stitching the entire boat and cutting in the hatch rings later viable? Probably have to tie up the cut ends of the seam some way in the process. And like everything else with skinning, do some fidgety stuff to get it to lay fair.
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    Trailer for Core Sound Mark 3 boats.

    My trailer for my 15'-8" Lapwing is marketed as a 12-14 foot boat with motor trailer. It balances at 10% tongue weight and the keel is supported on rollers to about 3.5 feet from transom. My only regret is not getting a wider wheelbase/lower slung trailer. With more of you building the Mk3 you should be able to identify a couple good models to work with.
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    Ocracoke 256 #3

    I used solid bronze on my Lapwing (stem to keel) for the same reasons, though I didn't have any tight curves. Another negative is the weight, which is important to me even though my boat is a casual daysailor. It just seems like it is worth it where fending off is concerned. As always: "Damned 'cause it's all connected". Nice job on the fitting/shaping. Looks sharp and like it will function well.
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    Exciting part of the build and some questions

    1. You have chosen sound materials, the rest of this is aesthetics. You are the one who has to like it. You will look at it the most. I like woods to be their natural color, maybe slightly enriched with oils. I would not use stain. If I were to build one of these I would possibly go over the top and buy BS 1088 Sapele plywood which is a close relative of Mahogany to go with the WRC. I might even consider 8 coats of natural varnish on all the woodwork before covering, but that's me I don't think you can go wrong with any color scheme for your finish, wood is beautiful.
  15. Hirilonde

    Are these the staples?

    Galvanizing chips when nails or staples are shot from a rack. You won't regret going Monel.

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