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    Nice story, nice writing. Thanks Old Codger, thanks Chick!
  2. Seems I get a second chance for my topic - this time even with pictures. Sometimes I dream about building and sailing a Core Sound 20#3. I love the looks of her, I love the idea of water ballast, I love having a mizzen and this size of cabin and more. But then : I love my existing boat too - and I wonder how the CS would sail in comparison to her. And I wonder how some people can read performance from the lines or pictures or data. So here are the basic informations about my boat: Her name is Muckla and she is a Diabolo, designed by Jüs Segger. A word about Jüs: he was trained as a boat-builder and became later an engeneer and yacht-designer, drawing and selling plans, mainly for plywood hard-chine-boats, aimed for the amateur-builder...... (anyone heared of a similar career??). The Diabolo is 20 ft long, has about 190 sqft of working sail area + lapper and/or spinnaker and/or code 0. She has a ballasted centerboard. The lead in the cb is 60 kgs + about 30 kgs of internal ballast + the heavy equipment in the bilge. This gives her a decent end-stability though I doubt if she would be self-righting if necessary. I rather not try. Initial stability is rather low so you can fine-trim her by moving your body. According to the previous owner she weighs about 600 kgs fully equpped. In about 4 bft on a beam-reach she starts semi-planing with speeds of around 7 kts (hull-speed is just under 6), in a f 5-6 she gets to full-planing. I have read up to 10 kts on the gps so far. So for her size she is quite fast and also well-mannered. Only when reaching in very gusty conditions, she gets a bit catty. So, all you knowledgable folks: if there was a race between a CS20#3 and a Diabolo - which one would be in front under which conditions - and: how do you know?? I hope, the data + pics give enough information. Looking forward very much to your thoughts & feelings, Tobias
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    Taylor and Alan's CS-20 MK3 #15

    I too enjoyed the video very much! Makes me feel like building my own boat even more - and at the same time it a bit scary: will I really be able to do all that? As for epoxy-cleaning: acetone is toxic and stinks, vinegar is non-toxic and stinks too. Will citric acid work?
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    Rollback - Posts may be missing

    Frank, this is a good opportunity to say thank you for all the work that keeps this forum going !
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    Another Newbie

    Hi Hirilonde, you got me - well almost: I did check out the B&B-designs and came to the conclusion that the CS 20/3 is my dream-boat . If & when I ‘ll actually build her is yet another question.
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    Another Newbie

    Hi Guys, thanks very much for the warm welcome! Sugar in iced tea probably won't be an issue with me as I am a northerner anyway - you might see it in my nickname - allthouth I live in the south-west for more than 30 years now. Precisely in Tübingen, south-western Germany...... Of course I will post pics of my boat and I even plan a description as this will lead to my Great Question eventually. But not tonight. Heres one for starters:
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    Another Newbie

    Hi everybody, I think, its time to step out of the dark: I am Tobias, I have been reading most posts in these forums (well , certainly a lot) during the last year or so - enough to feel well aquainted to those of you who post frequently. So it may be a good idea to show myself and say hello. I am impressed by the competence of many posts and by the openness of many questions - and I have often laughed about some posts. I do sailing and hobby-woodworking for most of my life allthough I haven't built a boat yet. But I own a plywood sailboat and dream of building another one - one day. Later there will be questions to ask and maybe even stories to tell. Looking forward to further communication - and wishing all of you a blessed christmass-time. Tobias

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