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  1. Steve W

    Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    That looks awesome. I can only hope my boat can look that great.
  2. Steve W

    AWL

    Totally Jealous! That looks fun.
  3. Steve W

    Core Sound 17 Outboard well (short shaft)

    Awesome work. Brings back memories of trying to work this out on my CS20.3. The geometry gets pretty tricky on the reverse angle transom.
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    Trailer for Core Sound Mark 3 boats.

    I ordered it. Now I have to figure out how to get it to NY from Jacksonville when it gets to the dealer in about 2 weeks. Thanks for all the help and thoughts.
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    Trailer for Core Sound Mark 3 boats.

    I'm running into either trailers that are way to heavy for the boat or light but just a bit short. But I have a 21 foot long Sea Pearl on a Continental trailer that I really like. The boat hangs off in the rear by at least 3 feet. I've found that Continental makes a similar trailer for a john boat. These trailers have some desirable things. Adjustable axle fore and aft. A good flat footprint to mount stuff to. Low profile of fenders. Model JB1812. https://www.continentaltrailers.com/galvanized-bassboat_jonboat.htm It looks perfect, but the boat would hang off the back by almost 1.5 feet. I'm thinking that would be OK. But I want to get a blessing. What do you think? Then I have to figure out how to get it here from Florida. I'm closing in on actually needing it! Steve
  6. Steve W

    CS15 with a lug yawl rig

    Sweet design . Thanks for sharing.
  7. Steve W

    Core Sound 17 Mkiii hull 6: Avocet

    So normally the line goes through the reefing grommet and to the other side of the boom. Is the advantage here is that the friction of the line is reduced by the pulleys?
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    Spindrift 10 build

    " Stareed, I can't wait to see you build a CS-20, Mk-3 in the house! ". Yes, the basement is bad enough. Used the kitchen lobster pot to de-crystalize epoxy. I now have a pot for the shop and my wife has a nice new pot. Lesson learned. Also, I bought my wife a bread maker as a gift when they were all the rage with a note that said "You need to give me better ideas, because left to my own devices....." We stopped buying each other physical presents after that. Now it's concert tickets and the like. But she brings it up occasionally as if I should be surprised I survived that mistake. But the guy in me still thinks "But its probably an awesome vacuum and who wouldn't want that!".
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Hull almost done. Centerboard in. Retrieval tackle rigged. Great time to do that while the boat is upside down for those doing this in the future. Latest dilemma: Not much info in the plans about locating the water ballast thru-hull bailer. But before I go cutting a hole in a perfectly good boat, I'll accept thoughts. The only one I have is that it should be away from the keel enough that I'm not weakening the thick glass laid down the keel line. This also means it won't drain completely when on the trailer. Thoughts please. It probably doesn't matter which side or does it? Oops. Never mind. Paralysis by Analysis. All in. Film at 11.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Paul.....did the varnish darken it? Mine looks like something I want to paint!
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    You guys and the finished bright transoms......that's not going to happen. My coated Okume has about as much excitement as cheap plywood. Are those something else or stained? Mine doesn't look like that. The process went well, and this morning I rolled on a filler coat, another maybe tonight. If I'd have thought about this earlier maybe I could have used either a veneer or some marine ply that looks good. No biggie. There are enough wooden pieces on the boat to give it character. I ordered the hollow back. That stuff isn't cheap. ".... but beveled the end of the keel strip per B&Bs method. " I'm not sure what that means. I'm trying to imagine that. Right now I'm planning to rip the keel and shape it to fit the back of the hollow back when it comes in. I got plenty of work on the interior ceiling to keep me busy, but I wish I had ordered it sooner. I got two 12' pieces, so I should have plenty.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Paul.....that looks great. Is that Okume? and if so did you stain it?
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    When I was at the messabout, I told Chick I was sort of a perfectionist and his reaction was "Oh....too bad". It is definitely a handicap. When things go bad I have a habit of not tackling them until I get my head right. This weekend was crazy busy, (Nordic banquet and the end of Andrews career. This came out in yesterday's paper. so proud) but Sunday I finally got back after the flipped hull. I had a couple of spots I wasn't happy with. I'd used peel ply and I think my lack of experience with it lead to a couple of problems. I had a few nickle sized dry spots. It turns out they weren't dry, but somehow the glass had lifted. I cut with a knife the "bubbles" and the wood was penetrated. I'm not sure if in squeegeeing the glass I forced a bubble, but I filled with a silica/epoxy putty and faired. I worried about that? Silly. Amos told me it would be good to raise the stern when working on it and so I had the boys help and now I can get into the cabin easily. tonight I'll glass the stern. I'm still debating whether the leave the stern bright or paint. I think it will depend on how tonight goes. I am using a piece of white oak for the keel and I'm going to a friends to rip it. I should make stock for the gunnels at the same time. I saw Greybeards starboard gunnel protection Alan was applying at the messaboaut. They seem the most practical, but I took a bunch of pics and I just can't get past the look. We'll see ........
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    I'm back from vacation and I started fairing the hull. I'm about ready to cut the keel. Questions today. does the keel go all the way to the stern? What did you make your out of? did you just bond it on? Did anyone add a SS keel strip for protection? In fairing the hull, I found two slightly resin starved areas. They are glued down enough I can't squirt any epoxy in with a syringe. should I cut the areas and patch in glass (about 1" in diameter) or should I just not worry about them. In the chine, I found one resin filled bubble. It bugs me and has to go. Should I sand it off and re-glass with tape over it?
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    Trailer for Core Sound Mark 3 boats.

    I've been dunking trailers in fresh water for years. I think the cold hub thing is correct, but if your hubs are real hot you are doing something wrong. I keep a handheld infrared thermometer and just point it at the hubs every stop. I even have my wife doing it when I'm pumping gas. No need to get your hands dirty, but touching the hubs works too! Plenty of good info. Dale, I never thought of the tabernacle mast adding to the length, but you are right. That might mean my plans to store it in my garage are out. Luckily I have another option (barn) that is just not quite as convenient. I'm leaning towards a narrower trailer and having the boat higher. With Rollers and a good winch (2 speed) I think I'll be good. I'm going to look at a couple of options this weekend.
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