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  1. A dodger for a Core Sound 20 Mk 3 . .

    A good looking dodger and coaming. With respect to a tie down strap I suggest you use an adjustable nylon strap or cord directly from the aft bow to the cockpit coaming. The aft bow needs quite a bit of tension to keep the top of the dodger taut enough to shed water. Pulling down on the side curtain itself doesn't do the trick in my experience.
  2. Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Tried to edit previous post but I don't know the process. Anyway, I found a description of the breaker panel on Defender site that says the switches have LEDs. Good to know things have improved in a 2 years.
  3. Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    My objection to a similar Seadog fuse panel was that the illumination lights were not LEDs. So the switch often used more power than the accessory it controlled and gave off too much night light. I ended up drilling out the bulbs with a 1/16 bit to kill the power draw.
  4. reefing with new sailplan on CS 17

    The more I sail my CS 20 the more I believe that reefing is the key to a good safe sail. I added a second downhaul for the main, and a couple of cheek blocks on the sprit. I moved the main halyard, downhauls and snotter to the starboard side of the cockpit. I might add a third downhaul to make a double reefed main easier. I have a single cheekbock on the mizzen sprit. I like a lively sail with the rail in the water at times, but I want a secure way to reef.
  5. 2.5 HP Suzuki

    I have a Suzuki 2hp purchased in 1985 for $290 new. Fantastically reliable motor. 2 stroke. I have it on my CS 20. No reverse, but it starts first pull so just get ready, shove off, pull and go.
  6. Core Sound 17 builders in northern mid-west ?

    I have a CS 20 original version. Just over the border from St. Paul in Wisconsin. Same layout as CS 17 if you are inerested in the overall design and construction.
  7. Is Rogue Paddler webpage available?

    Thanks, Alan. And thanks for highlighting the donation link to Wayback Machine. A correction on Rogue Paddler. I referred to him as Ken W., he's actually Wes K. Here is another historical question. A CS 20 owner was interested in cruising from Florida to Belize via Cuba a few years back. The forum has good discussion about preparing for a long sail. Does anyone know if the cruise happened?
  8. Last year I was able to access the rogue paddler site and it was valuable to completing my CS 20. But now it leads me to some kind of financial site. Has anyone saved the information and photos so that I can see it? I know the author, Ken W. Is no longer active on this forum. Thanks.
  9. Securing equipment for travel

    Core Sound 20. Original version. No tabernacle so the masts ride on crutches. Based on earlier responses I bought some pipe insulation today for sprits. Tiller rudder is a tough fit in the cockpit and I don't want it bouncing around while trailering.
  10. Securing equipment for travel

    Sorry about the disjointed typing. I did a system update on my phone and there are some bugs.
  11. In particular, how to you secure the sprits and tiller/rudder? I try tying the sprits with the sheets to hold them down, but not satisfied. Has anyone developed a clamping system? And I have been leaving the rudder in place, but it seems vulnerable to damage. I appreciate any suggestions.
  12. Hello from New member

    George, your "other project" is a really big motorboat, or routine maintenance below the waterline. Can't tell. Good luck with it, don't let it interfere with boatbuilding.
  13. i was watching this while waiting for Graham to tell us about his cruise. Reminds me of what a CS can do.
  14. Visitor from Colorado

    Even the sprits are blue. Good look.
  15. mounting hardware on sprits for CS 17

    I see where Paul356's through bolts make sense since the load is not really sideways to the sprit. My plans don't show that arrangement, I suppose because the rigging specs have been updated over the years.

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