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  1. I've been wondering about that too! Keep going back to the Google album periodically but nothing...
  2. Try http://www.sailingtexas.com/ or Texas 200 Sailing Club facebook page or maybe Duckworks Good Luck
  3. My Dad, who was in the Merchant Marine in WWII on the Murmansk run, used to say that the most dangerous thing aboard a sailboat is a schedule. (a U-boat might miss, but a schedule will torpedo you every time) Graham is doing the right thing. Can't wait to see his spray dodger- might turn out to be his secret weapon in the EC
  4. I saw how he cut the hole, but wanted to see how he patched it
  5. If you have any pictures I would be interested in how you patched the c'board case & cockpit floor. Are you going to have a dodger for the trip?
  6. I guess the squeaky wheel gets the grease- It started working Thanks
  7. Frank, Is the blue dot/star and boldface on unread topics a preview of coming attractions? I don't get either one. Thanks for the update
  8. Chick, I've read all three. They are no longer highlighted when I view them, but I guess I don't count as a reader!
  9. I'll be interested in your solution to the trench type opening closure. If you can come up with something good & highway wind & waterproof it will be far superior to the two hatch setup, IMO
  10. Chick, If the water leaking by the rivets is is a factor keeping you from recovering from a capsize, I feel it is a very minor factor Alex
  11. Pete, Remember what Graham said after crashing & almost burning in the EC this year: "There is now a new rule aboard Carlita. All stopper knots have to have a tail of 5 - 6 rope diameters." A little longer tail on the rode stopper would not hurt anything.
  12. With the plank scantlings used, 3/8" and 3/4" and fore & aft planking run, I would call this double planked rather than Ashcroft, which would have thinner diagonal planks.
  13. I notice there was a picture of Graham reefing Carlita. If anyone took a video, please share
  14. Alan & Graham, I'm relieved to hear you're all OK! Watching the Weather Channel it sounded like rain floods were worse than the Hurricane. With you guys right on the sound I was worried that you might be between a rock (surge) and a hard place (high rivers). Thank God it worked out well for you. Alex
  15. Graham, Allan, & all you in N.C. I just got my ass handed to me by Cat 1 Earl. Good luck & God bless you with Matthew! Alex
  16. Roy, One last link & I'll quit bugging you http://messing-about.com/forums/topic/9232-carbon-fiber-masts-for-cs-17/?hl=%2Bterry+%2Bdunn#entry81752 In the last post Terry Dunn discusses his balance lug sails Alex
  17. Roy, Also check out: http://messing-about.com/forums/topic/8792-cs-20-balanced-lug/?hl=%2Bbalance+%2Blug#entry76280 Experimenting with polytarp sails seems like the way to go. Alex Scott
  18. If you want a balanced lug, check out: http://messing-about.com/forums/topic/9349-cs15-with-a-lug-yawl-rig/?view=findpost&p=83290&hl=%2Bbalanced+%2Blug meester is using a Goat Island Skiff rig on a CS 15. Remember that the Laguna is a 23 footer that weighs the same as the CS 17 Alex Scott
  19. Graham, Any chance of some pix of Carlita once she is no longer in her underwear?
  20. I am looking forward to following your build, I am very interested in the comparison between Michalak's 'chevvys' and Graham's 'cadillacs'. he bottom If you plan to daysail off the trailer it does not matter, bur reading Lugnut's EC reports on duckworks, I thing that water ballast would be a very good thing to have in a hard chance. Just guestimating from the sketch in the plan description, it looks like the seat benches are 12" off the bottom. A 12" wide by 12" high tank behind the bulkhead would act like a bridge deck and hold about 275lbs. of water Just saying
  21. I noticed this on Michael Storer article on Duckworks: http://www.storerboatplans.com/wp/design/rig/sails/sailing-unstayed-cat-ketches-and-cat-yawls-safely-and-efficiently-downwind-in-strong-winds/ Back in the late 70's and early 80's there was a fleet of bareboat 30-some foot unstayed cat ketch charter boats here in Belize. Their delivery skipper had also delivered many Garry Hoyt Freedom 40's (the first 'mainstream' unstayed cat ketches) to the Virgin Islands. He almost always had the main by the lee (forward of the mast) when reaching, with or without a staysail on the mizzen, and said it was the fastest way to go. Has anyone tried this on Core Sounds? They are much smaller, but have the same rig.
  22. Chick, If it ain't broke don't fix it! Just wondered why you did it that way Just saw this on Duckworks; http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/16/howto/hardware If you ever have to 'combat anchor' like Graham did a set of these well rounded off chocks could save your boat. I have seen 2 boats take unintended voyages because of pretty chrome sharp edged bow chocks.
  23. Chick, I may be missing something, but why did you dead end the hauling part of your centerboard cascade on the forward bulkhead and run it thru a fixed double block above the end of the case instead of using a fixed single block with the hauling part dead ended on its becket?
  24. I would suggest a shallow (1/8") kerf in the face of the rail above the bottom curve so that hopefully drips from the deck don't follow the curve of the rail down and stain the topsides.
  25. It would really be great if someone could take & post pictures of the reefing systems of the cat ketches at the messabout. I'm having a hard time visualizing how it's done esp. singlehanded. Thanks
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