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About DawnS

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  1. Here is where we are in our build The anchor well floor has been glued in. The forward locker is constructed. The cabin bunks are done. We just finished glueing in the hanging knees. Epoxy coating of cabin bunks and sides will be next. In the cabin, the lids for the bunk storage compartment are held down by magnets. We recessed 4 magnets in the inside corners of the lids, and the underside of the hatch rings. The battery box in front of ballast tank waiting on electrical planning. We plan for the boat to be all solar, including an electric motor, so some pla
  2. So..... even though very silent, Paul and I are now building. Life got in the way for awhile, I think we took about a 6 month break, and, we are very slow. Alan insists we won’t win the award for slowest build if we’d get at it. It just seems like so much more fun to sit with a beer and watch Alan’s videos on “how to” then to actually do it But we are back at it. Reacher I don’t know about any deleted photos, our photo album is here https://photos.app.goo.gl/x31T1GQgSfhR7eDz8 We have not been very good lately at taking pictures, but we do plan to take a bunch t
  3. So far this week we’ve had to hit the hardware store everyday for little misc stuff (more brushes, rollers, sandpaper, plywood). And daily phone calls with questions to Alan. He assures me it’s ok, he basically answers similar questions most days at work. Paul spent much of last night making a new top with flip-up extension on our workbench for more work surface. He’s got the centerboard trunk almost completed. I’m hoping he adds one to the other side too. Today, I’ll be sanding, sanding, and more sanding various parts and pieces I’ve epoxy coated.
  4. It was with heavy hearts that we sold our much loved Core Sound 20 “Dawn Patrol” this past Spring. Paul, Alan, and I built the boat in 2007 (I really only did sanding and painting). We started in Nov with a deadline of March’s 2008 WaterTribe Everglades Challenge. Alan was in NC State and would come home for marathon building weekends to help Paul. And yes, they were still working out hardware and rigging on the beach the day before that Challenge. Over the years we’ve had some great vacations, and Alan and Paul continued to sail it (almost) annually each year in WaterTribe events. We t
  5. Love the idea of a calendar. Maybe next year folks can submit their best sailing pics of a B&B boat to make it up. Not so sure naked SAILORS works well Dawn
  6. If your interested, there will be some great chatter about the Core Sounds and the EC22 in this years EC, as well as all things sailable on a thread already started on Sailing Anarchy here http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=164096, much of the commentary comes from Watertribers who have completed ECs in the past, and other colourful folks. Also our good friend Steve puts out a blog called Log of Spartina, he sails his home built Welsford Pathfinder, http://logofspartina.blogspot.com. He is Paul and Alan's shore contact and will be blogging a bit about thier challenge.
  7. I am so sorry to hear this. I've followed your website for years (primarily kayaking) and I was really looking forward to meeting you all. Luckily it's an annual event, so should happen again. Dawn
  8. Wes you might get a few takers for a rowing contest at the Messabout. I know Graham and Randy, as well as Paul and Alan will all be rowing thier boats at least 8 miles up the Harlowe Canal during the WaterTribe North Carolina Challenge next week. Possibly more miles depending on weather. So they'll be ready! Dawn
  9. Paul is generally a purist about a motor, but when we planned to do the week long 200 mile trip on the NC Coast this past June (with our friend Steve Earley in his Pathfinder), I told him I wouldn't do it with him without a motor. Too much rowing for me in the really hot NC summer days when the wind dies (paddling is different . We had a route and a schedule that we were going to try and keep to within reason. Luckily he acquiesced and Ken lent us his. We had a great time, very little motoring, but helpful when needed. Now of course I'm pushing to buy our own just to have. Paul's attit
  10. Paul and I just spent 8 days on vacation at the NC Coast in our Core Sound 20 "Dawn Patrol", along with another boat, Steve Earley's John Welsford Pathfinder named "Spartina". We had a great time. I think I can now call myself a real sailor. And I can't wait for our next trip. Steve is a professional photographer and blogger, he's started posting pics and trip reports will follow at http://logofspartina.blogspot.com/ I too keep a blog and have started writing up the trip at http://sandybottomkayaker.blogspot.com/ We even managed to sail up to Graham's for a short visit when they were
  11. The issue of motor is one Paul and I have had many discussions on for our Core Sound 20. He prefers not to put a motor on her. He's done WaterTribe challenges which don't allow motor's, he's had success without, and we do have a good set of oars (he's and Alan rowed as long as 8 miles). For our day and weekend sailing (knowing the weather), and as I learn more and get comfortable with sailing, I'm getting fine without a motor, and even enjoy rowing with the oars when needed. But we are now planning longer weeklong (vacation) trips at the coast. These are planned to have flexable (to some
  12. Oh and don't forget the WaterTribe NC challenges. These are scheduled for Sept 24-26 this year. NCC will be same event 100 miles, the NCUM will follow the NCC to it's first checkpoint, 50 miles. Basic route, Cedar Island up the Neuse River, Harlowe Canal to Beufort, up Core Sound back to Cedar Island. Graham and Randy placed 1st last year in the EC22, Paul and Alan placed 3rd in the CS20. A kayak racer placed 2nd The website has not been updated for this years event, but I'll post information when it is. Does not have to be done as hard core race. Come on Ken! Dawn
  13. There is the NC OBX130 this summer, http://www.obx130.com/ Dawn
  14. The Gear and Boat Inspection and Captains meeting is on Friday March 5th this year, on the beach at Ft DeSoto where the large pavillion is. Dawn
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