Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by AmosSwogger

  1. Excellent idea to use magnets there. Thanks for all the pics.
  2. Steve, when it comes to going out on the cabin top to move the downhaul, well, don't. I did a few times, then asked myself why. Extending your body through the forward hatch works very well for that purpose. Next time just go through the cabin, step up on on the fwd cabin storage hatch area, and move the downhaul from there. Much more comfortable. Last sail I retrieved the anchor from that position (the anchor was even hooked onto a crab pot, so I had to pull up a lot of weight) and it worked very well.
  3. I found another good video of Blue Duck: 20200618_174534.mp4
  4. We had to cut the trip short due to a stomach illness (a participant ran out of WAG bags). When I anchored near Bath, I never went into town; I took a nap instead! So no "land" pics. Still an awesome trip, and hopefully we will do it again next year. Chick, I am going to commission you to come along and write up a proper trip report for us.
  5. The Blue Duck. 20200618_174200.mp4 20200618_174200.mp4
  6. Nick and his wife met up with us and we sailed side by side for a long stretch.
  7. Underway. Launched about 12:30 from Potters. Heading towards Washington.
  8. Last scheduling update, I promise ?. The weather hold has been lifted and we are launching Thursday.
  9. Due to the weather, the launch date has been changed to Wednesday, June 17. We are still launching from Potters Marina ( http://www.pottersmarine.com/). Join us there or meet us at any point along the way.
  10. Cutting the centerboard slot has to be one of the most satisfying step in the build. Nice job. I don't comment much but I have been enjoying your build thread.
  11. I predict your paint will be dry in time for you to make it.
  12. A sailing group called the OBX130 is organizing a sailing trip starting from Bath, NC June 14-20. This trip is ideal for Core Sound boats. Members here might be interested, come join me! So far there are two boats committed to the adventure; myself and the organizer. There are no signups, no fees, and feel free to do all or just part of the trip. "The Inner Banks 130 Proposed route for June 14 - 20 adventure. Boats will launch at Potter's Marina, Bath, NC and will overnight at a nearby anchorage. Monday morning we will hoist the sails and depart for Washington. Washington has a free City dock available, a nice anchorage and a beautiful waterfront park. For those brave enough, you can visit Bill's Hot Dogs for a special experience. Tuesday, we will sail east to the town of Bath with a stop at Goose Creek State Park. Bath has a free State dock and several anchorages. Bath is a beautiful little town with plenty of history and room to move around without bumping into people. Wednesday will be our longest day covering about 40 miles, ending with our anchorage in South River. South River is full of nature and we will also visit the remnants of an abandoned village and cemetery. Thursday will be spent exploring South River and sailing to Oriental where we will overnight in Greens Creek. Friday, we will return to an anchorage near Potter's." If you are interested search out the Facebook group "OBX130", or if you don't have a Facebook account, just let me know in this thread and I will take it from there. This a very informal and flexible trip/adventure. If you want to meet us at a particular village and/or anchorage, that is fine.
  13. Hopefully your neighbors observed you cutting your boat in half. I can imagine the dinnertime conversation: "You know that guy across the street building a boat? I think he has given up on his project, today I saw him destroy it with a saw.".
  14. Good to hear from you Drew, give us some pictures when you get back in the water. You have one of the more unique Core Sounds.
  15. I'm not the target audience for this boat, but it really intrigues me. Love the concept of a cheap backyard built, simply designed ocean racer. I have been watching the videos and following the class closely on FaceBook; I just can't help myself. Congratulations to B&B for landing the kit design job.
  16. Drew, how have you been, have you been sailing much?
  17. 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!
  18. 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.
  19. 66 lbs for a 9 ft boat? That is awesome. Nice job.
  20. 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.
  21. Appreciate the video Alan. I don't have an EPRIB, but I'm ordering one right now.
  22. I'm always impressed with the wide range of design skills the small team at B&B have. Quite an amazing company.
  23. Awesome progress Todd; nice work. I look forward to trading tacks one day.
  24. 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.
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.