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Todd Stein

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  1. Jumping Jehoshaphat! That’s a beautiful looking boat, can’t wait to see it in person!
  2. I've been making slow and steady progress with the boat. Flipping the boat back over was significant mental milestone and helped motivate me to the next goal. I've completed fairing and priming most of the hull and topsides and plan to paint this week. There's beginning to be a lot of pollen so open garage doors is become limited. There's still a large number of smaller items to complete but I feel the I'm getting closer to test in water. The cabin hasn't been painted and I'm disappointed how overhead turned out so I'll probably leave it be until later.
  3. I located a Hobie Miracle asymmetrical with a 12’ luff, 17’leech and 10.5’ foot for $ 175. It looks in great condition however It looks like a pretty flat cut. todd
  4. I’m looking to purchase a asymmetrical kite for a CS20mk3 and looking for dimensions and or recommendations on cut, i.e. code 0 or deeper? r/ Todd
  5. With Ali-G’s heavy cockney accent, “Yo that B Respect!”
  6. You have such a beautiful boat, I imagine she sails as well as she looks.
  7. I couldn’t agree more especially being vetted by the indomitable Roger Barnes. And it sure beats shelling out the Benjamin’s for an auto pilot.
  8. Mark et all: thank you one and all for the many excellent suggestions. I will first attempt to tie the mast to a tree outback with a series of hitches the get my neighbor who’s a power lifter and myself to pull on the sleeve. If unsuccessful I’ll switch to oil filter wrench and if that fails make a longitudinal cut to open her up enough. I’ll keep you posted with pictures this weekend. Todd out.
  9. Help, Please! The boat is coming together nicely and I’ve begun working on the bowsprit assembly using a high carbon content sailboard mast. I watched the B&B video which shows Alan making a mast sleeve and followed the steps closely. However after epoxy kicked off I couldn’t release the epoxy sleeve. I’ve tried pulling out the longitudinal strips with negres(negative results), heating the sleeve with tea kettle water, spraying multi-purpose lubricant between mast and sleeve, banging down alternating on mast base and mast tip with little results. Since mast is slightly tapered I was able to move the epoxy sleeve 5-6 inches towards tapered end. I tried heating sleeve with heat gun and then grab hold of sleeve and repeatedly slam mast tip, all with negres. Can somebody please suggest another technique before I have to cut the durn off and start again?
  10. Howdy Young Gun and welcome to the rodeo. You selected a wonderful design and will hopefully bring you a huge sense of accomplishment not to mention the joy of sailing and adventure.
  11. Happy New Year Don, it seems you’ve done your due diligence thinking through the tent selection and I now better understand the challenges. Choosing a side entry is a good choice with the tents you’ve selected and I’d like to offer up another two suggestions. First, Since we’re working with such limited space, foremost in my mind would be selecting a tent which is easy to set up and even free standing. Second concern, and again this is my preference, is maximum ventilation. like the idea of lots of mesh but that can be a double edge sword. I’ve experienced my fair share of early morning “Chinese Firedrills” scrambling to set up the rain fly. That has a large suck factor proportionate to preceding comfort level. Value in a significant other and things can go from bad to worse. Sleep in the buff gains you more points and opportunities to make new friends!
  12. Sorry thumb slip. I’ve done a good bit of backpacking and camping using tents and hammocks. I don’t have experience using tents on boats yet but I’m inclined to try something different, especially if the cabin gets too hot to sleep in. One concern I thought about is having a side entry for ingress/egress. It could possibly be problematic having limited deck space and beam width. Maybe an tent opening facing the bow or stern would be easier entry. Any rate sounds like a fun option to explore. Stay safe and have a joyous New Year! todd
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