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  1. Rick, CS15 and CS17 form drag is identical and we're moving below hull speed so my guess is it will be all about wetted surface area. I think you might to 3.5 knots. In any case I'm sure it will be faster than you can row. Chuck has an excellent point about these batteries. You use all their energy than boom, they're dead. I think two batteries makes sense and am considering adding a second identical battery as reserve. We'll see what Santa thinks about it.
  2. Correction to my previous post. EP Cary motor is 14 pounds, battery is 6 pounds. I tested it on my CS17 and achieved 2.9 knots (sails stowed on mast, 500 lb crew). Ran for over an hour at full throttle without noticeable drop in speed until the very end. There is some mechanical motor noise at full speed but it is nothing relative to a gas outboard. I'm quite pleased. I'll get some video once I get a proper motor bracket.
  3. Scott, I'm sorry to hear you won't be finishing the 28 footer. The classified adds associated with the Small Craft Advisor magazine are free and read nationally by people with a soft spot for a project like this one. Smallcraftadvisor.com Thanks again for building Belhaven19 hull #3 (now Clementine). I'm enjoying the boat and give you credit every time someone ask me if I built it. best of luck
  4. The hull mounted transducer on Clementine (Belhaven 19) is going on 12 years without issue. Avoiding thru-hull fittings is certainly understandable but I'm not sure it is worth the trouble for boats that are trailer sailed. Of course I'll feel differently if it starts to leak.
  5. What's the latest thinking regarding the "ramps" under the sail track where it spans from one aluminum tube size to another? Do you build these up with thickened epoxy before track installation or is there an easier way? I seem to be making this harder then necessary.
  6. I noticed your located in Springdale. There is a small but growing number of B&B boats in Washington State. I think you'll have the second Mk3. Welcome.
  7. I recently bought a dandy little electric motor called an EP Carry. See smallboatsmonthly.com/article/ep-carry . I've tested it on a Sabot and Michael Storer Rowboat and plan to carry it as an auxiliary on the CS17 and perhaps even the Belhaven 19. It comes with a fancy 14 pound battery that will provide full speed for an hour. I suspect I could go quite some distance at low speed in calm conditions using the Belhaven house battery bank. Too early for a review, but it certainly seems like the real deal. Randy
  8. I've tried to read every old post on painting aluminum mast. Proper preparation is a consistent theme but I have a few questions: 1. Who's got an old mast paint job in good condition and how did you do it? 2. Do you prime and paint prior to attaching the sail track? 3. Do you leave the B&B aluminum track unpainted? My current plan is to degrease, sand, and immediately spray with 3 coats self etching aluminum primer. Then prime with System 3 Silver Tip primer and top coat with Systems 3 white LPU. Since I don't a have a spray gun the self-etching primer will be from a spray can, the Silver Tip and LPU will be brush and roller. I'd appreciate guidance. Thanks
  9. Wish I had thought about storing the boom on the mast. My forward window always leaked so I replaced it with a fixed port. After that the main boom would no longer fit into the Belhaven cabin for storage. Talked a friend into building a two piece boom using the fittings sold by Ductworks. It is too pretty to store outside.
  10. In my backyard and I've already signed up with Clementine, the Belhaven 19. I like the non-racing element and am familiar with the route and most of the stops. That time of year could require a lot of motoring and they'll have to time portions of the trip to ride the tide through the tight spots. Check out the Tacoma Narrows on deepzoom for a good example. Should be a great trip. I understand there is more information on the Salish 100 facebook page.
  11. What would be the benefit from skegs? My experience owning two B&B boats and following this forum for years is that everyone would generally be better off sticking to the plans, especially below the water line. Seems to me skegs would get you more surface area drag while offering little in lateral resistance.
  12. Like new CS17 with trailer for just $3,500. I doubt he will even cover materials and trailer costs.
  13. Your progress is impressive. I've never gotten epoxy to fully cure overnight, but of course I'm not in VA. Be careful about sanding epoxy too soon - that's some nasty stuff.
  14. I had no trouble with the "new method". Are you going to paint the mast before mounting the sail track?
  15. enjoying your thread. I avoided the two part paint as well in favor of a traditional oil enamel from Marshals Cove and appear to have gotten away with it. Just couldn't accept the limited colors available in the two part paints. Only advice I can offer is that the systems three water based silver tip primer worked well as a base for my enamel. Dries quickly, no stink, and the Marshals Cove enamel liked to stick to it. A lot to be said for using water based primer and saving the stinky stuff for the top coat.
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