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PadrePoint last won the day on December 9 2023

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  1. Wow… nice work. Hope the boat meets your needs and hopes. I like the mizzen tabernacle… boomkin… and what I think is your connecting halyard to sheets when masts are down. All interesting. I use my Honda 2.3 on both my CS15 and CS17m3 since it’s light and easy to move and mount. (I mostly do day sailing on inland lakes.) BUT, it needs rotation for reverse since it doesn’t have F-N-R shifting like the Honda 5 I bought for the 17’. I prefer the way the 5hp runs and comfortably powers the 17’ with less noise than the air cooled Honda 3.2. What? No yellow accents like my Avocet?
  2. Pick up by the owner coming soon?? It REALLY looks nice, Don.
  3. Right… she realized it just before leaving shore… we decided it wouldn’t be an issue this time… another detail to remember. All part of the learning process… learning from noticing mistakes or errors. There are still a couple little things she needs to do, like a bungee around the dagger board since it kind of floats up a few inches without it.
  4. Ah, I finally was able to get on the water with one of my boats when helping the Weezer get her boat out onto Lake DuBay. I’m trying to help her figure out how to take it out all by herself. Here is a link to my little video: https://youtu.be/GRnGkBJTsd8?si=qRqWfV0lwE0osFpA
  5. I guess mine is set similarly in the bracket… still, new bolt holes in the black part could be helpful. I use a long shaft Honda 5 hp for in this boat and it is in the water sufficiently. I might add some wedging this year (if I feel like it ) since the transom is pitched slightly forward and the shaft angle would be improved. Since I use the motor primarily to move from the dock, I don’t feel a big need for a more correct fit… adequate is fine for me. Also, my lighter Honda 2.3 works very well to attain hull speed. The boat is a Core Sound 17 Mk 3.
  6. Could you drill new holes in the black rubberized “transom” part of the bracket to lower it by some inches? I’ll do a quick visit of my boat for a photo.
  7. Only 3 of 15 driving hours left…
  8. Gira Gira… I was watching Sailing Kate Louise’s latest video as Gira Gira passed by on the screen… and I turned to the B&B Forum to see if there are new posts… I noticed Alan’s post above ABOUT Gira Gira… a fun coincidence. I’ve noticed his tarp setup in previous Australian videos and will take a look at what is posted above. Hey wait… Alan posted the video I’m half way through as I’m writing this. I will figure a way to spread out a sun shade canopy on Avocet this year with some type of poles, rather than the v-shape formed over the secured sprit. This shows what was started by Richard, who built Avocet (he sewed little pockets into the tarp for spreaders): In this shot I look like I’m praying to the mizzen mast. (I was moving to the rear cockpit.,, I’m a big guy and I’d like the sunshade to be wider… and longer… a 2024 project.) I will now finish watching the Sailing Kate Louise video.
  9. An approach to tents and dinghy cruising.
  10. Thanks for the photos, Richard. It’s fun to see some of the things that go into the CS17m3 build… and a LOT more fun for me not to be doing it.
  11. Steve, I likely asked you before… what works well for the poles? I might cannibalize an old tent for the poles but maybe there are some better options.
  12. Ah, Don, THAT’s where you got that photo you showed me tonight at your patio table. (We enjoyed the conversation.) The B&B mast float kit I made for Norma T… I named it Bruce after my deceased brother… a nice addition to the boat I named after my mom.
  13. Wow… a lot more needed to be employed than when I asked a neighbor family on their evening walk to help me flip my two builds (Core Sound 15 and 15 foot ski boat.) Simple grunting and some muscling did it just fine… a reason I enjoy the small boat approach. That is quite a project you are doing… it looks great.
  14. I used a round rasp on my drill to grind out enough material out of both bolt holes on either side of the aluminum tube to clear the bolt when swinging the bottom of the mast into place. I also positioned and firmed up the bolt placement in the tabernacle, bolt head and washer in the cabin and a nut in a recessed hole to make the bolt rigid (I also set it with a very slight angle upward, as I recall, since the bottom section of the mast swings into position with an arc movement.) When I bought my boat I think the builder used a system of raising the mast, sliding the bolt through the holes in the mast from the anchor well and through the hole in the tabernacle so that the bolt entered the cabin area. That required somehow holding the raised mast upright and climbing into the cabin to attach the nut from inside (I found that the bolt could unfortunately turn when firming up the nut.) I prefer to have the bolt protruding forward, raising the mast such that the bolt (firmly anchored to the tabernacle structure) goes through the holes in the mast as it reaches the raised position, letting me then screw on the nut from the anchor well (the nut is in a good sized knob which makes tightening easy)… which is the process I think I see in the photo above. To make it work I had to increase the vertical size of the holes with my drill rasp. My boat is in storage now so I can’t get to it for photos. My method works well for me… I stand on the trailer tongue (and on the spare tire I have mounted to the tongue) that gets me high enough to use my weight to press down firmly on the bottom of the mast to raise it, while also pulling on the snotter line to help pull the mast up. The bolt slides right into the holes in the mast and, while holding the mast up by the snotter lines with one hand, I attach the nut. I do the same mast raising process on the CS15 (which is easier to raise up than the heavier my CS17.) I demo what I do at minute 4 of the first video on this webpage: https://bandbyachtdesigns.com/cs15
  15. Interesting. It looks like the centerboard trunk goes through the bottom of the boat and is to be trimmed to the bottom ply.
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