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Todd Stein

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  1. Nice work Mark, the use of straps seems a good strategy along with screwed blocks. I might follow suit with your idea, thanks. Was it a challenge to find and or rout the centerboard well?
  2. Very impressive repair in which I agree with Jay that it will in all likelihood be bit stronger if not more solid. IMHO textbook repair. 😃
  3. Nick, a shop crane is a stroke of genius! I’m going to call around and see if I can rent one. Wish I had friends or neighbors that were gear heads. Thanks for the suggestion and thinking outside the box!
  4. Nice job Mark! I’m at the same stage along the build as you. There's however a significant difference comparing our builds in which I am vertically challenged in the build space (garage). The garage door will have to be in the opened or possibly disassembled and removed entirely to accommodate flipping the boat. Either way it’s turning into quite a challenge. The garage ceiling is drywall and I’ve located the joists I plan to lag bolt a 8’ 2x4 which runs athwartship the boat. I will attach through bolted hooks to the 2by which gets attached with block and tackle looped under the hull. I have s
  5. With the help of family the boat building is steadily progressing. Last Friday with the assistance of Jim and my mother, (Aka “Rolling Stone”) we glued and screwed the cabin roof in position. We affixed it as one piece and it appeared to have kept a consistent camber throughout. Using several chalk lines Topsides to mark the longitudinal cleats really helped when it came to temporarily screwing down the piece. We also used weights along the center seam. The masts have been primed using Rust-Oleum marine coating primer for metal. The big box store had only one quart can left which was
  6. Holy smokes! It’s been more than 2 months since last post and want to provide some pictorial update. Truth be told progress has been steady albeit slow which I attribute to the social isolation protocols and unexpected lack motivation. Although for me boat building seems to have been a sound constructive activity to remain semi-isolated, I’ve often felt guilty as friends, neighbors and acquaintances undergo job losses, financial struggles and other effects of COVID-19. The impact has been difficult on all of us, some more than others and my heart saddens for those who have experienced loss and
  7. You’re very industrious and have served to help motivate my CS20 build, you’ve done a wonderful job and your boat is quite beautiful.
  8. That’s a real bright idea; intended pun!
  9. Wow! Impressive results I hope to replicate using Petitt polyurethane.
  10. Nicely taken picture showing pretty design lines. I’m using similar paint scheme. Wishing you full and steady breezes.
  11. Alright, I figured I’d throw my hat in the ring for what it’s worth. Over the years of repairing and maintaining boats I’ve painted with all the top brands and have had For the most part been pleased with the results. After making more than my share of mistakes, I make it my priority to carefully read the Appropriate section of the products MSDS. Turns out some paints aren’t compatible with certain chemicals, duhh. Although I prefer the durability of 2 part LPU’s, I do not like dealing with the noxious fumes In the garage at home. If I were building in a dedicated and separate shop I would
  12. Wow, your assembly is very impressive and timely. I wish I had some of your mojo.
  13. I hadn’t thought about recessing nuts, but know since you mentioned it........😆🤘. I think the wedge might be overkill but I figure I could always trim down. I’m currently awaiting U bolts from Amazon for the stern. I still strongly desire a boomkin but it will definitely be of a asymmetric design. Still holding hope to have room for windvane, although I very pleased to hear the boat, once properly trim can often sail herself. Now back to sanding on this windy, windy day. Peace, Out.
  14. Once again I found myself getting to far ahead of myself by temporarily dry fitting the sheer strakes before completing the cockpit seats. Not a big deal of course but I’m really wanting to get the cabin enclosed so I start painting. The mounting block for swim ladder turned out nicely as well as the outboard well which took several variants.
  15. Thanks Alan, It’s very insightful video regarding equipment suggestions. There are several important life saving points you bring up regarding signaling which I have experienced both ways as the rescuer and rescuee. The point I would like to add is the redundant and overlapping nature of your equipment starting with knives. I think the multi tool in all its variants is a must have item, however despite it being stainless requires diligent preventive maintenance (PM). Once again I unfortunately have experienced overlooking the need to properly maintain after an outing. I’d like to suc
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