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About ricknriver

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    Small craft sailing, power boating, canoe and kayak paddling, travel, USCG Auxiliary Crew/Instructor. BSA paddlecraft safety instructor.
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  1. Would really like that Chick. Will ring when we get there. Rick
  2. Hope all are well and keeping safe. Going to treat myself to a 50 ah, 15# weight Battleborn LIPO for Wife's yak and old 16# thrust trolling motor on her 50+# Hobie Mirage Sport. Hopefully get 3-4 hrs exploring/charge. Motor gave me 3-4 kts last winter on choppy river with a heavy, too heavy 😞, AGM deep cycle. If it works ok, will get a second 50 ah LIPO for my very light solo canoe and old 10# thrust trolling motor, then tie the two batts in parallel to power a 55# trolling motor on our 12' wood sailing skiff. LIPOs not submersible, and couldn't find a proper sized/shaped waterproof plastic box, so plan to put the 50 ah one in a Watershed submersible dry bag I have and add wproof wire glans through the bag. Will keep all posted, and welcome similar applications/experiments/results. Tks, Rick
  3. She looks really sweet Chick like all your builds. Probably copy your bimini and mount for my Amanda "winter project" in FL, but with addition mounts so I can still row her in calm with top up. W'll be at Lake Lure 14-19 Jun and maybe catch up if you're around then. Rick
  4. Great looking build. Graham shared this mast & sprit storage/trailering alternative a while back. Keeps the foremast/tabernacle clear for just running rigging. Also have you considered a alternate mizzen step in the forward thwart to stow the mizzen and clear it for rowing from the mid thwart? I had one on my BRS15, and I'm going to add one to my CS15. Just thoughts. R
  5. Neat restoration, especially with its family ties! CS15 coming along very nice too. R
  6. Scott Dunsworth (BH19 builder) in SW IN may be able to help too.
  7. Hi, Not to hijack, & Amanda plans in FL, but on the tank hatches, is an interior reinforcing ring (1/4" ply?) needed/desired to screw the tank face hatch ring into? Thought could drill it a bit to recess the locking nuts a bit to keep stuff in the tanks from snagging on the mounting screws? R
  8. Must have been a good solid build as Son believes its worth restoring. I'm sure your CS15 will be super too. Kid-ish is good. Safe travels. R
  9. Thanks for the tip Oyster. Guessing the Kilz will adhere ok to the epoxy sealer coat & S3 quick fair ok on my Amanda. R
  10. Great little video Alan and some additional items I'll add to my similar PFD, especially the little backpack. I also stuff an energy bar or two someplace in case I have to wait overnight. One challenge I've had is having too fat/full front pockets hanging up on the rail when trying to remount my canoe/yak or similar small craft over the side. The backpack will help a lot to smooth our the front of my PFD. Thank you and be safe, RickZ
  11. I have also seen similar aft extensions used for live wells with some mods to create a more boxy, sealed shape, and a bit of plumbing with a small pump. Happy safe building Chick, R
  12. Hi, Wishing you a fun build. I have the CS15 #153 that Alan built for the DVD, and sailed in their CS15 website video doing figure 8s. Fun and easy to sail even for a easily distracted, very short attention span, klutz like me. Not sure if Graham and Allen have one at/near by the shop, but I'll be in Washington NC for the summer after Apr 18. About a hour NNE of B&B on the Pamlico River east of Washington, if you want to detour and check her out. I have a trip planned 12-21 Jun but otherwise plan to be at NC home at the moment. Safe travels. Rick
  13. Hi Wommasehn, Thank you for the information on your ePropulsion spirit 1.0. I started reading about it on the internet today. Some nice features, and some good reviews so far. I'm waiting for more information on a U.S. dealer. Seems they are more expensive than the Torqueedo 1003 here, by almost +$1,000 US but that could be a "marketing" experiment. Will do more information searches. We were stationed in Bremerhaven, Germany 1966-69 and really enjoyed our stay. Please send us your impressions/reviews of the motor & battery when you have had a chance to use it for a while. Enjoy your boating and please keep safe, especially with the virus challenges. Rick
  14. Thank you Alan & Others for the thoughts/ideas. Would it be practical to have a thread that would capture in one thread/place all the possible/tried additions/modifications etc. for safely releasing sheets, etc. to slow/stop the boat, practical trailing lines, and deep water re-boarding for solo sailors/crews, especially seniors, of the variety of B&B boats members have, with pictures if possible? Then follow-up with the capsize drills/camps to practice their use. Just thoughts, R
  15. Sounds like a really neat mod/application Rick. Be great if you could share a pic(s) here of the mount when time permits. Thanks, and happy, safe, sailing, R
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