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About DawnS

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  1. 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.
  2. 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 think we found it a good home, it sure did look good after it was refurbished, thanks Alan. We’d already decided last year that we wanted to build the updated Mark3. I loved the larger cabin, and many of the other new features are just too attractive. This time we’d build from a kit. Even better, B&B has a new (not yet advertised) service where you can have them put the hull together, with BH1 and BH2 in place along with a few stringers holding it together. This would save us time, and space. The hurricane set us all back a bit, but last week we drove down with flatbed trailer and picked up our hull. We live 3 1/2 hours away from the shop. This weekend we finally got things started. I’ve been router-ing some edges and epoxy coat painting some of the pieces needed next. Paul’s building the center board trunk. We’re trying to get as much ready as possible for this upcoming weekend. Alan and Taylor will be here and I’m collecting on my birthday present from them. We’ve started a new build photo album here https://photos.app.goo.gl/x31T1GQgSfhR7eDz8 and we’ll report updates, questions, etc.... as we go. Stay tuned.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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 attitude is if we have one, we'll use it. Paul's just started a blog to post about our 'Dawn Patrol' trip reports, boat building etc... its at http://cs20dawnpatrol.blogspot.com/. As a statistician he was quite interested in looking at some of the details of our motor use during the trip, and is now writing an article that reports on it, how long, when, benefits, etc... Still no work yet about buying one though Dawn
  8. 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 painting Marissa before leaving for Maine. Dawn
  9. 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 extent) routing and scheduling, but it would be nice to have the motor if needed to keep with the plan or at least be able to get home after the week. And for other unforseen times especially for use in areas with high tidal currents, lots of boat traffic (Beufort area), and docking. It's a non-ending argument. But when all said and done, seems a minor issue to me to have it, and just plan not to use it. If it gives me some comfort of mind, makes me more interested in sailing trips together, than it seems a no brainer. Dawn
  10. 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
  11. There is the NC OBX130 this summer, http://www.obx130.com/ Dawn
  12. 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
  13. We just haven't gotten me in the 'Dawn Patrol' enough to be that comfortable sailing in an EC. Even if only crew, I believe the crew needs to be able to be the Captain, so right now it's not safely feasable for this years EC So the plan right now is plan a few sailing trips this summer, work on my sailing skills this year, and do it together in 2011. I'll do 2010 EC in Class 1 paddling, and Paul has volunteered to be the checkpoint captain at the Key Largo finish this year. Dawn
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