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  1. Steve W

    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Amos, I remember you telling me when we were down there. I made mine an inch longer. Having the ability to flatten the sails in higher winds is the first step to de-powering. If you can't move your hardware further out, I't make a new main sprit and cut your mizzen from your old main sprit. Of all the things to make again, this wouldn't be the worst.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Graham, thanks for answering so fast. I couldn't see a good reason to have 4" back of that hardware. BTW, for those that contemplating getting their hardware somewhere but B & B, just don't. I got a nice box of hardware that was cheaper than most places, perfectly labeled in bags designating where they should go, and all the line color coded. . I emailed Alan with a list of stuff I had, and he subtracted that from the neatly bagged supplies. Made my life easier for sure. Here's a pic right out of the box. Having fun today! Thanks B & B crew.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    I tried to send this to Gtaham and Alan through messaging, but it says it is disabled for you two. So here it is out in public. I've never questioned anything to you two where I wasn't just reading something wrong, but before I drill holes in my beautiful sprits: At the mess-about a few members were talking about making the sprits "a little longer" as they felt they couldn't get enough out-haul tension as drawn. I'm currently about to attach the hardware to my sprits and I want you to confirm a dimension for me. Here is a pic of the aft sprit hardware for the mizzen. Notice the dimension shows "2" to attach the clew. On the Main page, it shows that same dimension as 4" but even if the drawings were quite off, that distance looks closer to the mizzen at 2". I know these assembly drawings aren't drawn to scale, but I went back and looked at the messabout photos (a few 20s) and other photos I have of Carlita (yes a 17) and I can't confirm that there is 4" of sprit past the clew attachment. Could it be that this dimension is wrong and should be 2"?
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    Core Sound 20 Mk. 3 #22 - Essex Fells, NJ

    Looking great. Old Number 3 has been a slow build, but like you I made a lot of the "sub-assemblies ahead of time and now that she's about together it sure feels like I'd hate to be so close and yet so far if this stuff wasn't done. One tip that cost me some time. When you finally get the cradle made, make sure it's really true. Mine was a little off and it took me a bit to figure why my panels were off. I think the fine folks at B & B would have laughed at how little it was off, but I'm a perfectionist until I finally give up and say good enough. Anyway, it turns out my cradle was close to perfect, but my "really flat" shop floor wasn't. Other than that little goof, I'm amazed how perfect the kit is.
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    Taylor and Alan's CS-20 MK3 #15

    Nice progress of the design. Thanks for the tour.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Not much to report. Pretty nice to have a shop back. Christmas and a few "Honey do's" (Suzanne was owed a few for sure) slowed down progress, but we are back at it as hard as I can right now. Glued up some 3/4" stock for the sprits. I'll shape them this weekend. It's been a non-winter this year so far, so my son Teddy hasn't had a Nordic race yet. That is disappointing, but we're having fun in the shop together. Here's a pic....
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    Mistake with stainless steel fasteners

    This forum is amazing.....ask and you shall receive! Thanks for all the answers!
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    Paul Riccelli - PAR

    Just a shout out to Paul. I read of his passing while on a trip but I didn't have time to fully acknowledge how much his experience and advice has meant to me. I was just posting something on the B & B forum and realized if PAR was around it would be his advice I'd pay very close attention to. All of the tributes here show I wasn't the only one who felt this way. Rest in Peace.
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    Mistake with stainless steel fasteners

    As long as we are talking about SS Fasteners, I have a question about attaching the B & B aluminum sail track to the masts. I'm planning on painting my masts first (after the ramps are made), then drilling the rivet holes and then using the supplied rivets to attach the track. What prevents galvanic corrosion on the backside surface of the rivets? And all of the other attached hardware, whether riveted or bolted, same question.
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    Dawn & Paul’s CS-20 MK3 #16

    I showed that coupon to my kids. I don't think it inspired them. But a man can dream and Christmas is less than a week away! I can't wait to watch this build.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Fred, that thought occurred to me. In fact stitch and glue isn't that much different than drywall! I am familiar with quickfair. Anyway, do you use a metal drywall blade?
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    After the extraction I got her up in the garage. And then I spent the last two weeks knocking off the honey do list, and finishing the new basement door, the shop door, a bit of drywall damage and then I cleaned all the epoxy drips, painted the shop floor and celebrated how much space there is WITHOUT A 20' BOAT IN THERE! Anyway, I'm going to start building the sprits and masts. But when I was looking at the boat in the light, I am disappointed in the surface of the sheer strakes. Amos said a the messabout that painting was "humbling". I totally agree. The boat overall looks great, but I draped cloth over the cabin top, and cut it nice and even about an inch down from the top at the green stage. On the hull I carried the glass about an inch above the joint and trimmed the same way. On the cockpit, I draped clot over the top to strengthen the joints. I faired in the edge and sanded it good and smooth, but it still looks not so good. Maybe I'm being a perfectionist, but it's bugging me. I'm not one to normally "let perfection be the enemy of good" but this stretch of the boat bugs me. The part that most bugs me is I don't know how to fix it. I am thinking maybe a bunch more high build primer and then a flexible long board, but maybe there is a tip you all can give me. I have all winter and the good news is I can push the boat outside (trailer is really awesome) to sand if necessary. Aggressively sanding when it is 25 outside will keep you warm.
  13. Steve W

    Building a Two Paw 8 for Trailer Camping

    I like that. I sail the same way on both my Sea Pearl and my S11N. Lounge mode for sure. I think adding the extra flotation forward is a good plan.
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    Building a Two Paw 8 for Trailer Camping

    That seems logical.
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    Building a Two Paw 8 for Trailer Camping

    Don, I just reread what I wrote. It wasn't my best, but obviously you get the idea. You are doing the right think. I didn't put any kind of "quick" connectors into my 11N and I regret it. I may modify it, especially after I see how these new ones work. What is the material?
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