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  1. 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

    EC Thu AM.jpg

    EC Tue PM.jpg

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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


  5. 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.


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