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CS17 #125 FINALLY completed


AaronG
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I haven’t posted to this forum for over a decade (15 years?), and was surprised that my login stilled worked.  In any case, 16 years after receiving my plans and starting my project, I finally finished and launched my CS17!  What a joy to sail.

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Thank you guys for the feedback.

 

Boat sailed quite well.  It seemed like it had a _slight_ weather helm unless the mizzen was almost completely de-powered and/or the main sheeted in.  But it was never very bad.    I should have caulked around the centerboard pin covers...had a slight leak around the pins (I think the technical term is "sinking very slowly").  Something that caught my attention is that I could really feel the boat accelerate when when the wind picked up, which was great.

 

Final note: I had some water sitting in the bottom of the boat that I neglected to sponge up.  After a week, it caused the Rustoleum Marine Topside paint to peel up off of the epoxy coated wood.  Maybe I didn't prep the surface properly?  Will sand it down and repaint with an epoxy based paint sometime in the future.  

 

 

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Rustoleum Marine Topside paint is simply regular Rustoleum paint minus the rust inhibitor (according to my paint store who sells it).  It is therefore nothing more than a good quality alkyd enamel.  It goes on great, looks good, and is inexpensive.  But it does not wear well.  

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