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  1. Steve W

    Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    Amos and your awesome family.....congratulations. It's great to see a project through like that. Your pictures and video are an inspiration. My wife like the stability. And your son must be darn proud!
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    oil and epoxy

    FWIW.......I laid some cat litter in a similar problem I had. It got most of the oil out, leaving a slight discoloration left. I then sanded to get most of the discoloration out. The glass stuck to it just fine.
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    Chick's Micro Power Cruiser Project.

    Chick, she looks great. I have been goofing off actually sailing, but yesterday I let perfection be the enemy of good while I chased imperfections only visible after I primed the first coat. I can see that varnishing has its pluses.
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    B&B Preps for Florence

    Thank you for the update Alan. I've been thinking of you all, and I am glad to hear you are all safe.
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    B&B Preps for Florence

    Florence look scary. Any boat builders in that region that needs a place to stay......I live in upstate NY. We have room. Private message me. I'm serious.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    I've been thinking about all my friends down south. I'm hoping the hype isn't real. Please stay safe. I live in NY in a suburb of Rochester. My door is open if you need somewhere to go. The snow won't come for a few months.
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    Battery set up on CS17

    Out of the box idea: I just spent a week in the 1000 Islands with a tablet and a cell phone. Both are power hogs. I used this, which I see is currently unavailable, but you get the idea: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TEQJEC6/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I pair this with two of these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009USAJCC/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Also unavailable but you get the idea. The solar charger with the two batteries ties to the deck in the sun. It doesn't take but a few hours to have them both topped off. If my phone goes dead I can take one battery out to charge it and keep the other one charging. This whole system is really good.
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Primer day. It's going to have to sit for a week while I go sailing in the thousand islands with some friends. But it feels to get a coat on her. It's like drywall. That first coat reveals all!
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    Core Sound 20 Mk 3 -- #4 "Chessie" . .

    Pete, thank you for sharing this. Based on previous conversations I glopped a lot of thickened epoxy on the sole supports. I also made the inspection holes in the fore and aft stringers bigger. I was really tempted to cut the sole in two to be sure I got a good seal but I didn't. I used my cell phone to inspect the squeeze out and a gloved hand to wipe it clean. I posted a question about weather I should put a layer of glass on the sole. Graham didn't answer me in this forum but in a phone conversation he encouraged me to. I ran the glass up the side about an inch and cut it off neat in the green state. I think it will solve the issue you have, but your note is a good one for others on this build. Check my thread. Today I primed her. I remember you having yours done. I wish I had!
  10. Steve W

    Seattle CS17 Mk3 Launch

    Wow! Great job. I love the color scheme. Please keep posting your adventures. I'm building a 20 and that boat festival and a summer in the PNW is on my list!
  11. Steve W

    Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

    I swear I saw some pics on facebook, but then I couldn't find them again so I figured I dreamed it up..... All I can say is wow! I'm still in the painting stage, but I plan on seeing your boat at the messabout. Congratulations to you and your family.
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    Window/Port bedding

    I have a little experiment going. I use this stuff on my house and it seems to work well. https://www.homedepot.com/p/DAP-Alex-10-1-oz-Painter-s-All-Purpose-Acrylic-Latex-Caulk-18609/100078928 It cleans up with water and fills gaps nice. I laid a nice bead on some plastic scrap to see if there is any interaction. If none, this is what I'm going with. Cheap, UV resistant and cleans with water. And no silicone. All the other stuff I've looked at have solvents and seem to harm plastics. Of course it will be years before I can tell you exactly how it worked out!
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    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Just booked my flight in to Raleigh. Totally Stoked. I'm lucky to travel a lot for work, so with frequent flyer mileage the flight cost $11 dollars. Arriving at B & B Friday afternoon! See you then. Obviously no boat this year, but next year, god willing and the creek don't rise, two boats! BTW, if anyone is flying in and needs a ride from Raleigh, pm me.
  14. Steve W

    Taylor and Alan's CS-20 MK3 #15

    FWIW Alan, I double faced taped a straight piece of fir to the trunk side facing the cockpit. I was worried a plug would get stuck. Easy Peazy.
  15. Steve W

    Core Sound 20 Mark III #3 "Jazz Hands"

    Amos, will you have your boat at the messabout? Does she have a name?
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