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  1. Wind Indicators

    Thanks for this idea Don; I'll make my sprits extra long. Good timing: I'll be making sprits in a month or two.
  2. Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    I think it is worth spending the money for 60" wide fiberglass. It would save you a lot of sanding and fairing. I didn't and regreted it. I fiberglassed the transom seperately and had no issues with it pulling away from the wood.
  3. Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    How wide is the fiberglass that you have Steve? 50"?
  4. Spindrift 10 build

    I peer-reviewed Chick's study prior to him publishing it in this approved, scientific forum; therefore it is valid.
  5. Everglades Challenge time again

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but if Spawn had a crew of three while SOS had a crew of two, wouldn't that put them in different classes?
  6. Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Awesome progress. Wish I lived closer so I could help you with the flip. Impressive build on the hatches; love the angle you put on the hatch rails. We suspended the boat from its centerline and simply rotated it. The boat seemed very strong suspended like this; we didn't hear any creaks or groans. There are a couple of nuances to this approach (pretty obvious nuances, but I'll list them anyway!): 1) Before flipping the boat must be suspened high enough so the cabin clears the floor when it is rotated, 2) The boat may swing slightly forward or aft as it is hoisted; the line attached to the bow eye may catch on the bow as it is rotated, all this depends on how you angle the lines and position the attachment points on your ceiling. 3) The higher up the aft end of the boat is in its final resting postition, the better, as this gives you better headroom when you crawl under the boat to fillet, epoxy and paint the underside of the cabin top.
  7. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Makes sense PAR; thanks for the advice; I am trying to minimize the amount of varnished wood (this goes against my nature as a woodworker). I think I will epoxy down the toe rail though, mainly because I don't trust screws alone to hold it down long term. There isn't a whole lot of "meat" underneath the toe rail to screw into. In hopes of helping future builders, upon trial and error on scrap wood I found a bevel of 13 degrees works out well for the bottom of the toe rail (if this bevel ends up in the plans, please disregard my number!).
  8. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    It will be toe rail running most of the length of the cabin top like this. It will be varnished wood.
  9. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    I am planning to attach a toe rail like Graham did on "Carlita" ( link to Carlita's picture). Should I: 1) epoxy it down (using screws as clamps, then removing the screws and filling the holes with epoxy) or 2) paint the boat, then screw the toerail down without epoxy and leave the screws in place?
  10. "There be whales Cap'n...!"

    Very cool.
  11. Taylor and Alan's CS-20 MK3 #15

    I like how you guys are using the cradle as a workbench; very efficient.
  12. Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Sometimes I think Chick can just about build a boat in the time it take me to lay down one fillet. Enjoying the build Chick!
  13. A dodger for a Core Sound 20 Mk 3 . .

    Good info Pete, thanks for posting it all.
  14. Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Fiberglassed the cabin top. Used 10 oz on the fwd. part, and two layers of 6 oz on the aft part (I ran out of 10 oz.).
  15. Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Steve, Good analysis. The only point I may disagree with is the speed of building; if you buy the kit from Graham I think his style would be quicker to build than Chick's. It took me a long time to work out all the details on the Chick style (I wanted all the clearances to be spot on). It came out great, but IMHO assembling a kit from Graham would be much quicker. Of course, speed of building should be last on your list of considerations as you will be probably be sailing this boat for the rest of your life.

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