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  1. Hey, Alan: I don't see the Mini Trimaran on the list. Will it be at the Messabout? Thanks
  2. Sent PM with contact details, since apparently I don't have your email.
  3. I am located near Warrenton, Virginia. The boat is currently at a remote location, but I can bring it here with a day or two notice.
  4. I have to move on to other projects. Price is no reduced to $600 without new plywood or new oars. All bad wood has been removed, waiting for new. Also open to selling sails, trailer, boards.
  5. I was able to save the decks. I'm about ready to cut new seat tops and transom. Then the boat will need to be painted. I've got other projects backing up, so I'm very open to moving this on to a new owner. The boat is titled, the trailer is not, sails are in good shape. As is, I'd take $600. I'm also open to selling the sails, boards and trailer separately.
  6. I've been working on this between other projects as time permits. Boat will be ready to sail by spring. The price will go up, but will still be less than a complete kit.
  7. The quality of the plywood used in the build was good. I don't know what epoxy was used, but it doesn't seem to me that the builder used enough to properly encase the wood. I'm also confident that the storage conditions were far from ideal. That being said, any boat requires maintenance, and this one didn't get it until now. I am planning a build this winter after I'm done with the repairs on this boat. I have enough synthetic materials on hand (CoreCell, Coosaboard, etc) to build wihout wood. I haven't made many final decisions, so we'll see how that works out.
  8. I brought this to the Messabout this year to see if someone else wanted to take on this project. No one bit, so I've started the process. First step was to get rid of the rot. I've been a little bashful about taking out wood, but with about 15 hours in, I've gotten bolder. The transom is completely out. The seat tops are gone. That was pretty much what I figured before I started. Now I'm thinking I'll be replacing the decks as well. While I'm sure I could get by with refinishing the existing decks, I don't think I'll be happy with myself, so this week I'll cut out them out. My new Dremel oscillating tool is getting a workout! I'll post pics when I'm done cutting.
  9. I also have the mast and boom from the Hunter 170. It's stepped from the sole, and is 24'. It's got spreaders and wires, and includes the mast step. I'd like $250 for them, willing to sell the mast and boom separately. I can bring it to the messabout, but won't unless someone defintely wants them.
  10. I've got a weighted centerboard (50 lbs) and rudder from a Hunter 170 that was scrapped due to hull delamination. I'll be bringing them to the messabout if anyone wants them. Seems to me that they should be worth about $100 each. Feel free to make an offer. Thanks
  11. Bringing this to the Messabout. I'm not intending to bring it home. I may separate the boat, sails, trailer, etc, if there is interest. In any event, price is very negotiable.
  12. I have a number of spare parts that could be adapted. I'm confident I've got a rudder that would work, and probably a daggerboard. I've got a few booms, but I'm not sure what you need there. I'm located in Virginia, and it would work best if you're close enough to come by or bring the boat by.
  13. I got the boat in the spring as a refurbishment project, and I now have too many projects. The seat tops need to be replaced, and the entire boat needs to be painted. It's on a good trailer, the sails are sleeve luff in very good condition, and comes with new 7' oars. In my opinion, the work required is less than 25% of the work required to build and finish an entire boat. This would be ideal for someone who may lack sufficient time for a bigger project. Asking $2,000. Two brand new sheets of 6mm okoume included with full price offer.
  14. I'm the new owner of a Core Sound 17, hull no. 17. I bought it from the builder, who hasn't been able to sail it for the last few years. He built it in 2004, as near as I can tell. It needs a little refurbishment, mostly refinishing, with some localized rot here and there. I figure there's about a week's worth of work to get it going again, which probably means it will take a month, once I get started. I haven't decided if I'll be doing any upgrades, or just fixing what's there. I'll be sailing it primarily on the lower Potomac River. I usually sail multihulls, so this will be a new experience for me.
  15. You don't want carbon to directly contact aluminum. You could put a fiberglass sleeve over the aluminum first. Probably a better idea would be to start with foam, and cover that with carbon sleeves. I'm not sure how you would keep it straight. The issue with the thin-wall aluminum is that it won't significantly contribute to the strength of the mast, only to the weight. The carbon will carry the load until it fails, then the load will go to the aluminum, and that will fail. An all aluminum mast would likely be as light, and cheaper. Windrider sells a carbon mast for their 16' boat that could possibly be adapted for your use. It's a little less than $1k US. It's in two pieces, so shipping to you would be possible, but probably not cheap. Probably a better idea for those in the US.
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