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Everything posted by AmosSwogger

  1. Drew, how have you been, have you been sailing much?
  2. I think it depends where you plan on sailing. I'm very glad the CS20.3 centerboard pivots, if it didn't I probably would have broken it off by now!
  3. I agree with Don. Two part is very durable. I scraped my bow across a concrete bulkhead once, and it left a huge mark. To my astonishment, when I washed the boat, the mark washed away and the paint was fine. There is a price for the durability however, you have to ratio it out and mix it, add the thinner, and throw away what you don't use. If you don't mix up enough, you have to stop painting and mix more. The fumes are very bad, a respirator is essential if you are painting indoors (and maybe outdoors?). I think it is still worth it. Definitely practice on some scrap to get a feel for how fast it dries. I never was very precise with much thinner I added, I just splashed in a little more if it was hot, and it worked out fine. Once I accidently used alcohol instead of the Awlgrip thinner (the containers looked similar), and even that worked out. In a weird way, I actually started enjoying donning the respirator, mixing, thinning, and rolling.
  4. 66 lbs for a 9 ft boat? That is awesome. Nice job.
  5. Thanks for sharing Todd. As a relatively new sailor I really pay attention to these stories. My neighbor told me a story about a husband and wife sailing in the Sound. The wife fell overboard and was struggling in the water. The husband jumped overboard to assist her. The boat drifted away from them (I don't know if they PFDs on or not) . They stayed together for a while, but sometime in the night they got separated. The wife survived by swimming from crab pot float to crab pot float and worked her way closer to shore. She was rescued the next day. They never found the husband.
  6. Appreciate the video Alan. I don't have an EPRIB, but I'm ordering one right now.
  7. I'm always impressed with the wide range of design skills the small team at B&B have. Quite an amazing company.
  8. Awesome progress Todd; nice work. I look forward to trading tacks one day.
  9. I used the B&B technique and it worked very well. The natural sag of the tape works to your benefit. The B&B plans should have drawings and instructions how to do this. It is a little confusing reading about it, but easy to do once you get started.
  10. Now you can have more pleasant dreams.
  11. The lead is yours Joe. I have plenty of storage room, I'll hang on to it for you.
  12. A friend of mine is moving; he gave me quite of bit of lead. If anyone needs some free lead come on by and pick it up. I haven't weighed it, but I'm guessing it is around 125lbs.
  13. Nice progress, thanks for the pictures. It is a cool experience to feel the boat gradually stiffen up as parts get glassed in, the flexing you feel now will mostly go away. Painting out compartments is probably the most fun however. Post some more pictures after you get some paint down.
  14. Nice progress; it has been fun seeing your boat coming together.
  15. Good to hear that the pour went well. How did you get the keel into the trailer?
  16. Thank you for the pictures and video Joe, the race sure was fun. By the way, if anyone wants to win a sailboat race, forget about sail trim, tactical buoy roundings, or starting line tactics. All you have to do is get one of your family members on Joe's boat.
  17. I've been rigorously training all year hoping to beat you in the race, and now you deprive me of that chance? Seriously though, sorry to hear you can't make it.
  18. Coming along nicely Jay, thanks for the update. This design is turning out great.
  19. Nice job Mark, glad it worked out for you.
  20. I agree with Chick (not that he needs my agreement!). I have used plastic resin glue as well in furniture building, and it is a great product, but why use it for boat building when a superior product is available? Even if you use plastic resin glue for some components, you will still have to use epoxy for wetting out fiberglass anyway, therefore putting you right back in the temperature constraints you were trying to avoid. What kind of space are you working in?
  21. My favorite time of year. I'm thinking of arriving Thursday afternoon/evening and anchoring out for the night. Any interest in a short cruise/excursion after the Messabout?
  22. Enjoyed seeing all your improvements; thanks for the pictures.
  23. Definitely the 20". I'm using the 15", and it works pretty good, but it does cavitate unless your weight is all the way aft. I need to deepen my cutout to lower the motor so the prop could achieve a better "bite" in the water. Pete tried the 15" and shifted over to the 20" for these reasons. As far as HP is concerned, 2.5HP has been more than enough for me. It pushes the boat 4-5 knots at 1/4 throttle. I have had to motor up a narrow channel against a strong wind (with water ballast and overnight gear) and it performed well. It sips fuel.
  24. I'm not sure how well the boat rows. I do plan to row the boat, but I do not have oars yet. I plan on building my own two-piece oars utilizing a ferule from Duckworks. I left the coamings open. I do store stuff in the forward end of the coamings.
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