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  1. Steve W

    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    So buried beneath the fiberglass cabin top of Jazz Hands is a 1/4" plus shim of plywood edge glued to the port side of the cabin top. In spite of clear directions and dimensions given by Alan to Pete M who shared with me, I just couldn't get it right. I had the supports and stringers all glued up and the cabin top was just a bit too narrow. The easiest thing was to make her a "wide track Pontiac" if you are old enough to know what I mean. Or as my late father used to say......"They'll never see it from Broadway" which is what you can say after you fix it.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    I like you guys optimism. I'm going sailing up in Maine and while there one of my goals is to visualize and finalize the paint scheme. Right now I'm leaning towards Kirby Green Grey for the hull color with an off white color (still not decided) above trimmed with a few teak wood pieces https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1530/9511/products/chart_1024x1024.jpg?v=1499599877
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    Taylor and Alan's CS-20 MK3 #15

    Good change. That whole operation slowed me down a lot.
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    Taylor and Alan's CS-20 MK3 #15

    Looking good..... Question: Are you not building the module by itself?
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    Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Wow.....nice job. Your family looks so happy. I'm looking forward to that!
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    I've been slacking on pictures. I hurt my back cutting down some trees on my property. I've always chuckled at boats named "Perseverance" or some other adjective, but maybe they built there own boat and just had stuff interfering all the way. Anyway, I'm almost better now and I got the green light from my doctor to do anything that doesn't hurt too bad. So here is proof of my activity. Using the good advice you all gave me I flipped her back with just my son Teddy's help. Me on the come-along and him doing the actual flipping. Interior Ceiling painted and hull barrier coated, wet dry sanded to 220 and looking smooth. Not shown is the Anderson bailer installed. I had some 6" wide tape and I decided to run it on top of the bulkheads. It drapes over both top joints and makes me feel good. I still haven't decided if I'm going to run tape at the back of the seat/bottom of the coamings. What are your thoughts? I threw this picture in for Amos. See that double door behind the 4" sewer pipe? That 48" door is where she has to fit to get out of the basement. Right now the boat is 47 5/8" from the keel to the tallest spot. But Vegas and my friends and neighbors haven't been giving me good odds. The two pics above are of the motor mount. I'm pretty happy with how that came out. It swings 360 and gets the normal shaft motor low enough that the cavitation plate is below the hull. I did just realize I forgot to drill a drain hole. Did I mention that I need to get this hunk of plywood, glass, resin and effort out of my shop? That pile of stuff on my workbench is any number of hatches, rudder parts, tillers, etc......... Tommorow I should get a seal coat on the rest of the boat and get her ready for fairing . Once that is all done I'm about as far as I can go before it needs to head out on the trailer that should be here Tuesday!
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Thanks for the info. I punted for now and rolled the boat over. I'll hoist her on her side soon and deal. I got a pretty smooth case interior so I think I'll shim a bit with Glass. I also forgot to put the cushioning foam in that Pete M gave me so I'll do all that at the same time. I'm heading up to Maine to go sailing for a week and when I get back it will be time to get her out of the basement! People keep asking how I'm getting her out and I say "I have a saws-all that I'm not afraid to use.......on the house!"
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    So I am putting the center board in. I made the board before I cut the slot. Mistake. I have a board with about 5/16 of slop. She'll never get hung up but I'm worried that she'll wallow around and go bump in the night. Options: Thicker board.....no. Shim with spacer(s) Build up board around pivot area. What do you think?
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    Spindrift 11n build in process

    Check my signature! All I got!
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    Spindrift 11n build in process

    Looking great and bringing back fond memories!
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    OB 20 Center Console

    Wow! She looks great.
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    B&B's first annual "Capsize Camp" July, 20-22

    I wish I lived closer. My current ride falls in the "It hurts when I poke my self in the eye" camp, but sometimes you don't poke yourself on purpose and even safety glasses (sailing conservatively) can't always help. It's one of the reasons I selected a CS20.3. Kudos to the B & B crew to haul Doug Cameron's boat onto it's side. I'll be doing the same come launch of my boat. I hope anything learned will be shared as I'm a bit far away in NY to attend this year.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    That is gold! Thanks for the link. I can't believe I hadn't seen that before.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    I still have the boat upside down. I'm about to turn it back over, but I'm thinking it sure would be easy to put the VC17 bottom paint on now over the 2000E barrier coat. This is a hard bottom paint that works great for trailer sailors. My question is how do I mark the waterline? I can easily jack the boat to any level and since it's on a poured floor mark the same distance from the floor to the waterline. It looks like the DWL is 34.5 from the bow stem, but the dimensions in the stern are hard to read. on my overall plan. If anyone has this dimension, please let me know.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Looks fantastic. You can't be far from launch!
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