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Everything posted by alexscott

  1. Try posting the question in the Website Q & A section. I got an answer from Frank quickly yesterday there
  2. Try http://www.watertribe.com/Default.aspx and http://bandbyachtdesigns.com/ also the WaterTribe facebook page, but it's a closed group, so you may not be able to get on.
  3. Thanks for the quick reply, Frank
  4. Twice this week I have attached photos by accident and can see no way of deleting them.I see that Paul356 had the same problem. It is possible to delete attachments before posting?
  5. Make up a jig like this out of scrap. Angle it so the two legs contact the mast and the pencil will be on top of the mast. Move it down the mast, keeping it level. Sorry about the lousy sketch in MS Paint
  6. Looking at the EC results, Sewsew single handing a wing mast tri finished in 3d 10h 9m. Paul & Alan finished in 4d 13h 9m (27 hrs later) to take class 4. Considering they had a dismasting which cost them about 12 hrs to jury rig, this was an absolutely fantastic performance! Congrats, Guys! From Race Owl, the other CS 17's are doing well- Swimboy (singlehander) off Lower Matacumbe Key, Nomadic (two crew) leaving CP3. Maybe stock CS17 better than 'turbo' in heavy air? Any word about how Graham's doing? Sorry about wrong first attachment- I can't find out how to remove an attachment
  7. Here is the latest from Race Owl: Has anyone heard how Graham is doing?
  8. I just saw the picture of Carlita in the last EC with double reefed main. The jackstay would have to be so high up on the mast my idea probably would not be workable. How do you lower the sail past the snotter with your robands? Will lacing be any better? I like the Bolger vertical reef on Michalak's page. Maybe replace the top 2 or 3 zigzags with old school individual brails to avoid friction problems when shaking out a reef
  9. What you could try to save money to reef with laced luffs is to use a jackstay. Put a padeye on the aft side of the mast above the level on the luff of the sail where the snotter crosses the double reefed sail (i.e. distance from tack to snotter above double reef luff cringle). Run a line from the padeye down to the foot of the mast, and lash nylon rings around jackstay to luff lacing gromets, with lashings around the mast above. This should let you lower the sail to double reefed level without lashing/snotter interference. This could be a cheap experiment. I would do the mizzen first, so that everything is to hand. What remains to be seen is: How well the luff sets on the jackstay How much of a pain it is to lower the laced sail past the snotter Have fun playing with it.
  10. Here is a screenshot from Race Owl. from south to north the boats are:SkinnyGenes (Thistle), Paul & Alan (EC 22), Nomadic (CS 17 Turbo), Swimboy (CS 17), SirTackaLot (Sea Pearl), LowRider (RoG 15) Top of pic is CP2, bottom is CP3. sorry about double pics
  11. Spot shows Graham at Boca Grande since noon yesterday. Anyone know what's up?
  12. Core Sounds are doing great (fm Race Owl). Looks like Nomad is ahead of everyone-
  13. If you're following the race on Race Owl, here's a spreadsheet of all the boat numbers Race Owl.xlsx
  14. I tried to paste in a table from Excel but it didn't work. The Race Owl numbers: 2572 Alan & Paul 2746 Turbo CS 17 2745 Graham 2742 CS17 single
  15. If you want to follow B&B on Race Owl http://raceowl.com/ here are the numbers:
  16. If you click on Core Sound 17 all you get is 'Nomadic' (La Perla, the 'turbo' CS 17) and Core Sound 20 gets nothing, which is OK I guess, since the CS 20 entered(Dawn Patrol) has been replaced by a CS 22 (Southern Skimmer)
  17. In the list of EC 17 participants there is 'Nomadic' (aka Alexander Mehran Jr) and 'Rover (aka Drew McMillan) with a Turbo CS 17. What is a Turbo CS 17? I have searched the forum with no joy. Alex
  18. PAR, do you have any pics / drawings? Thanks Alex
  19. Graham, That's a lot slicker than anything I would have come up with. Good luck on the EC
  20. Graham, Thanks, but I was asking about the joints in the trunk- the epoxy coated piece of trunk side to the existing (primed) side & to the bottom inside the trunk Best regards Alex
  21. If you or Alan you have time before the EC. I am really interested on how you patched the inboard side of the centerboard trunk. I see from Alan's video that the repair is invisible, and I can figure out how you patched the cockpit deck after the centerboard trunk was repaired. What I can't figure out is: How did you handle the butt joint between the existing inboard side and the new longer side piece? How did you handle the joint between the new inboard side piece and the bottom? Best regards Alex
  22. I hate to see you stop posting about your Frolic, but I understand. Please don't stop posting about the build on Duckworks where there's little or no negativity.

    1. Action Tiger

      Action Tiger

      Just saw this. I'm really just making a point more than anything. Sorry everyone else has to suffer for one guy's rudeness, but I have no other real recourse.

      No anger, just disbelief, because 99% of the folks here are awesome. I like this little forum. :)

      And, no way will I stop the Duckworks blurbs. That's owed to Chuck. Hopefully they'll culminate in one about my completing the 200 in her.


      Thanks for the kind words.





  23. I just ran across this post from IsZataRock about his CS 17 Mk 3 http://messing-about.com/forums/topic/9493-cs-17-mk-3-just-in-time/?page=2 After waiting for the Labor Day crowds to dissipate, I've gotten out another couple more times this week. Motor runs fine. Though I forgot to bring the GPS I'm pretty sure I'm pushing 9-10 mph with just me aboard. With my friend, Paul and some more supplies, we confirmed about 8 mph. Despite great performance, I've realized that I am NOT a motorboater. The noise and vibration is inconsistent with my expectations of being on the water in a beautiful boat. So I'm working on getting at least a downwind rig functional yet this Fall. This with a 6hp Nissan and a bare uncompleted hull & deck without rig. I understand why you normally don't want a motor that big, but for the ICW passage to the EC, it might have made all the difference.
  24. Paul already has Dawn Patrol (CS-20, Mk-2), they are sailing an EC 22 in this year's EC. Maybe they're working on the EC-22?
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