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  1. You may want to try the cake frosting method of applying the thickened epoxy for fillets (squeezing the epoxy out through a hole cut in the corner of a plastic bag). In hot weather this method can cause the epoxy to kick too soon since it is concentrated in the bag, but in wintertime that isn't a concern. I found this technique to be a lot less messy then other methods, and I was able to make quicker and neater fillets. Just something you might want to try to see if it fits your style. Congratulations on going 3D.
  2. B and B's Sailing Canoe has always impressed me, that is the one I would build. It can circumnavigate Florida, it is light and easily portaged, and paddles very well (it is faster than a CS20.3 in light air when it is paddle-sailed; ask me how I know!). I like its simple design, I think it would be relatively cheap to build. https://bandbyachtdesigns.com/expeditioncanoe
  3. Looks like a great place to build a boat. Following.
  4. Well deserved press. Congratulations. I'm not subscribed to WB; please post a picture when you get a chance Steve.
  5. I'm impressed with how quickly you repaired the boat and got back out sailing. What are your thoughts on making the hatch on the storage area just fwd of the berths watertight?
  6. You have gotten a lot done Todd. Always good to see that the dogs approve.
  7. Looking forward to seeing everyone. Joe, I'm bringing your lead. I plan on arriving Friday late morning.
  8. What kind of epoxy are you using? What have your temperatures been over the last few days?
  9. How did I miss this build until now? Your craftsmanship is spectacular.
  10. Since you are coming to the Messabout, you should really check out B&B's powerboat designs in person before committing to the Glen-L. I'm biased of course, but I'm willing to bet you will burn much less gas in a similarly sized B&B design due to the lighter weight (and, generally speaking, i believe they get on plane sooner than other boats).
  11. I have sailed with a couple boats that were similar in length to the CS 20.3. They could both point a little bit higher, but they were significantly slower (in one comparison the CS 20.3 was literally twice as fast as my 21 ft "competitor", this was on a beam reach in strong winds, and I did have the ballast in). In all fairness, the other boats were designed with a different design goal as they had heavy keels. Thanks for the trip report Paul.
  12. Good call on cutting down the mizzen sprit; it can cause a capsize if it catches and traps the main when tacking. I did have a joint on the sail track that didn't align well. It was my fault; the rivet gun broke just as I was getting ready to rivet the intersection of two tracks (by the way, B&B's new sail track make getting this joint aligned even easier, as the small radius on the underside of the track helps register the track onto the mast). I was able to adhere fine grit sandpaper to a sail slug and sand out the small misalignment. Keep the pictures coming; e
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