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  1. Joe Anderson

    Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Somehow your dream of building a boat became your family's dream. Your success has become your family's success. As I watch that video I can hardly imagine how your son feels or his Mom. You have done very well in so many ways.
  2. Joe Anderson

    B&B Preps for Florence

    Thank Patrick for the photos. Hoping you will be OK over the next several days as flood waters work their way out. Take care.
  3. Joe Anderson

    B&B Preps for Florence

    Looks like you have some good hands on family support. Thanks for keeping us updated when you have the time. We will be thinking of you.
  4. Joe Anderson

    Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Super. You are in clover my friend. Good work. Joe
  5. Joe Anderson

    B&B's first annual "Capsize Camp" July, 20-22

    I think this thread is incredibly valuable. Not long after I launched my EC22 my wife and I capsized our boat while on a trip in April with no one in sight. Some tips that Graham had shared with me helped us right our boat and sail eight miles back to the dock. Wetter but a little wiser. That situation could easily have become miserable or tragic. B&B's knowledge and experience is broad and always growing. Thank you.
  6. Joe Anderson

    Sail Battens

    Well I have found that if I pay close attention as I am inserting the batten I can get it to snag on the elastic and fit properly. So were they properly inserted and slipped out of place or just carelessly inserted? Further testing required and there is a nice wind. On the left is the stock batten tip. On the right is a batten tip borrowed from a wind surfer sail.
  7. Joe Anderson

    Sail Battens

    As I was enjoying a sail in my Spindrift 10 I noticed that the trailing edge of the sail had a curl to it. At first I thought that the battens were too short. On closer examination I can see that the battens are slipping past the elastic at the base of the pocket. The pockets appear to be designed for a batten width of about 1.5 inches. The battens that came with my sail are about 0.6 inches. I think I have seen some battens with a hook on one end to capture the elastic. I don't know if that would solve the problem or if I should just get wider battens. Anyone else dealing with this problem?
  8. Joe Anderson

    Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    I will lift a glass of grape juice to that. Many happy adventures for you and your family.
  9. Joe Anderson

    No Boom Bang

    Graham I hope my clew looks better. Alan I like the pool noodle idea. I
  10. Joe Anderson

    No Boom Bang

    Four years ago I built a Spindrift 10. I really enjoy sailing this boat. The Spindrift tacks very quickly and is fun to sail in all conditions from mild to wild. I think this would be a great boat for grandchildren, nieces, and nephews to learn to sail in, but I don't want to worry about them being hit in the head by the boom while tacking or jibing. I suspect that some of you might suggest that after a few hits you soon learn to duck, but I would prefer to minimize the danger. I have a few ideas on how to do this and I would appreciate hearing your thoughts. 1: Raise the boom. The top of my boom is about 2' 11" above the base of the mast. This results in the bottom of the boom being about 24" above the seats. I could raise the boom about 3 inches and still be able to tighten the luff. There are at least two things I don't know here. How high would the boom have to be above the seats to clear a youthful sailors head? How much would raising the Center of Effort affect the boats performance? 2: Replace the existing boom with a sprit boom. The sleeve luff would interfere with attaching the snotter to the mast. Graham told me he thought the sprit boom would have a significant negative impact on the performance of the Spindrift. Unfortunately this was my preferred choice. So, raise the boom if so by how much, or change to a sprit boom, or any other ideas? Thanks Joe
  11. Joe Anderson

    Trailer for Core Sound Mark 3 boats.

    Frowley, I just noticed your question. I have a Karavan RB KKR-2400 78-S. I see that KKR is their line of roller trailers which seems a bit odd. I struggled a bit with what trailer to get and finally just jumped. I am not sure I landed in the best spot but it works. One of the dimensions I looked closely at was the width between the fenders. The KKR-2100 has the same width so that would seem to be a better choice not sure why I went with the 2400. Of course the width between the fenders is only important if you are opting for the ride between the wheels as opposed to the ride over the wheels. If I recall correctly I spoke with a representative at the factory and custom ordered the trailer. It came set up with three keel rollers and bunks. I suspect the frames are identical so whether it is a KKR or KKB does not matter if it is a custom order. I went with the bent cross bars and you are right they drop something like 8 inches which is too much for our boats. 3 or 4 inches would be better. I had to lift the center rollers up and modify the bunk brackets down to make it work. It is very possible that the straight cross bars would be a better fit. I think your keel would be a few inches higher. You could back the trailer in a little further to make up for the extra height. I hope that helps. Joe
  12. Joe Anderson

    Trailer for Core Sound Mark 3 boats.

    Launch Day! Photos are not specifically of the trailer setup, but I hope it gives you an idea.
  13. Joe Anderson

    Trailer for Core Sound Mark 3 boats.

    Lots of good thoughts so far. As mentioned earlier one of the challenges in finding a suitable trailer is that trailers designed for a twenty foot boat are also designed for much heavier boats. I ordered my trailer with an extended tongue. This allowed me to move the winch post further forward and fit a longer boat on the trailer. The tongue was longer than I needed so I cut it off to the desired length. ouch. I also removed one of leaves from the springs. Having an axle that can be moved fore and aft to adjust tongue weight is almost mandatory. If you are storing in a confined space make sure the total rig length will fit. A wide wheel base can allow the boat to sit a little lower. The fenders can make a convenient step for entering exiting the boat. However it is easier to drop a wheel off the pavement and negotiating fuel stations, curbs, becomes more challenging. I adapted Graham's launch technique. I have six keel rollers. Five should be plenty. I back until the tires just kiss the water and the boat rolls off. The trailer never gets wet. Six years of salt water and no indication of corrosion problems. Winching up does take a little effort. Also be mindful of what the boat will contact when it inadvertently comes off the rollers. Not much is required of the forward two or three rollers and your average roller will do. The stern roller must carry a significant portion of the boat weight and roll freely. After the first couple of launches I installed a Stoltz roller back there and no problems since. I never considered trailer brakes. I figured the tow weight was low enough and besides trailer brakes would soon be rusted and useless. If you are launching off the keel rollers and keeping the trailer dry, brakes may be worth considering if you a towing with a small vehicle.
  14. Joe Anderson

    CS 17

    There is a fair possibility that Sally was actually the one that took the beautiful photo of your boat. Either way we are very happy for you.
  15. Joe Anderson

    Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Oh to be a tree and get sent to Amos' workshop.
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