PadrePoint Posted October 10, 2022 Report Share Posted October 10, 2022 Yes, I’ve Gotten Into my New Sailing Hobby Through Videos I really enjoyed some videos recently shared in the B&B Forum. Perhaps a thread specific to that focus would be enjoyable to others as well. Feel free to post some links. I look forward to seeing what people come up with. ____________________________________________ A bit of my own background (if you feel like reading it.) When I retired in January 2020 and started thinking about buying a sailboat, and quickly turning to the interest in BUILDING one, I began searching the web and watching a few videos I found on small sailboats. When I somehow stumbled upon B&B Yacht Designs and bought and received plans for the Bay River Skiff, I found that I simply had no idea how to use the plans, nor did I understand the stitch and glue approaches with plywood. My boat-building experience was back in junior high (8’ Glen-L 3-point hydroplane — in which the step by step directions started with an 8 foot piece of plywood as the base for the whole structure) My next boat build was in high school (a Glen-L 11’ runabout — in which the boat was built upside down on a building form by adding frames, keel/stem/transom, chines, and sheer logs upon which plywood was fit and attached.) But what in the heck is that stitch and glue thing described in my Bay River Skiff plans? Well, NOW I get it, but only because of searching around for videos, especially ones made by Alan Stewart and others on building B&B boats. I explored the Core Sound designs and quickly stumbled onto the video series Alan produced about building a Core Sound 15. Now THAT I understand… and I can make the steps happen. I loved the idea of a pre-cut B&B kit, especially one that had EVERYTHING. I quickly decided to order it, picking it up from the shop in my van at the end of April. I stress again: because of viewing (plenty of times) Alan’s video series and a bunch of other similar videos, I was able to successfully build and launch the CS15 in less than 3 months. (Because of the COVID shut down I needed to wait until late September for sails.) By the way, in making the Alan-Videos link above, I went to B&B’s web site for the Core Sound 15… and lo and behold, there I am… half way down the page. I made a little (very amateurish) video about how I get my boat ready for sailing, trying to exemplify some of the simplicity of the Core Sound system and some of the little things I came up with. I guess it got picked up for the CS15 website page: https://bandbyachtdesigns.com/cs15 Once I finished the CS15 build my attention turned to looking for actual sailing videos. Among the many I stumbled into, I really appreciated Graham (the Designer) suggesting (maybe he made the comment to Don Silsbe) to look for Dinghy Cruising Association videos by Roger Barnes. My two boys had suggested to me their interests in someday camping on or with a sailboat, and maybe it could be done with my new boat, which is what the DCA is about. Those suggestions got me looking for camp-cruising videos and I’ve found a lot of them. I haven’t received the latest DCA journal yet, but I understand that Don Silsbe submitted an article about our Dinghy Cruising adventure this summer using Avocet on Traverse Bay, Michigan. Tonight, I was watching a video by an Australian fellow who makes some great sail-camping videos with his friends. This one is entitled: Dinghy Cruising: What They Pay and Why? While watching it (I like to stream to my TV from my phone… a large screen enhances things) I found myself wondering whether I should start a thread like this one to share this video. Nah… no B&B boats… maybe not. THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN this pops up: Yes… Paul… I know that guy… and his Core Sound 17!! Sure, I’ll start a new thread in which people might share sailboat videos that they find interesting. When I was building my CS15 I had all kinds of questions about the rigging and how things worked on B&B type boats. I asked Paul whether he would be willing to give me a tour of his CS17; he graciously invited me to his house to see his boat. It was a great way to gain some of the clarity I was looking for, and I picked up a bunch of great ideas for my own build. So, here’s the video that I watched tonight: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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