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  1. You have such a beautiful boat, I imagine she sails as well as she looks.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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 mornin
  7. 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
  8. Valid point I’m having to look at carefully, best to be sure tiller doesn’t bend down. Maybe a thin veneer strip of starboard ? I appreciate the feedback of sealing the bailers. I’m leaning toward using polysulfide (small tube). It’s always frustrating having the darn stuff dry hard in the 10 oz cartridges. I had to chisel out a lot more wood to get the bailers flush. A mistake a made was having the bailer cutouts to close to centerline causing the bailer flange to impinge on the keel strip, ugh. Work around was to set the bailer a little bit deeper. Another huge lesson I learned while pre-scr
  9. I’m working on the keel strip using African mahogany. I’ve finished building up a “sharpened” chine starting aft of the centerboard as well as the bottom of the transom. I hope it holds up to wear and tear and provides the added performance when the wind pipes up. I used a chisel and dremel sander to recess the two ballast bailers which I hope to mount this week. What would you all recommend to seal the bailers, polysulfide? Last picture is a tiller lock I saw on the internet and wanted to inquire if anyone has had experience with using one? I’m unclear if the hardware could possibly work on t
  10. Getting envious of such a nice paint job, is that a 2 part LP you sprayed? I’d chosen Pettit polyurethane which I’ll roll and tip because I don’t want to vape the house with noxious fumes. I sprayed that once in the garage and was then frequently reminded by family not to poison them! Wishing I was friends with a automobile painter which I could bring to his shop. anyways nice job, looks fast and sleek.
  11. The construction of our Core Sound MK3 is steadily progressing as expected. The hull was inverted successfully with no issues. Using our Boy Scout skills we rigged an “A” frame for the bow using 2x6’s and rope. For the aft end we rigged a continuous rope/line which turned as we rotated the boat. After hull is painted I think we’ll rig a board to the transom eyes and rotate like Amos did. Currently the hull is glassed and two coats of microsphere epoxy have been sanded and faired. There are quite a number of undulations and imperfections remaining and I’m thinking a fairing compound is in
  12. 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?
  13. 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. 😃
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