wkisting Posted May 15 Report Share Posted May 15 Hi all, Very long time since I last posted. I hope everyone is well. Just before the pandemic I had considered selling our CS20 and found a buyer, but he backed out (not due to any concern about the boat) and then I decided to keep it. Now, we just learned we will be moving from Georgia to Wisconsin, so I am highly motivated to try selling it again. We already have another boat to move, and moving two boats cross country seems too much. Our CS20 is made with top quality materials and several nice touches (drop in berth boards, a little gimbaled cook stove, Lowrance GPS/depthfinder combo unit, a basket for binoculars/horn/anemometer, etc.). All parts are BS1088 Okoume plywood except the bottom panels, where I took another builder's suggestion to go with denser, more dent-resistant BS1088 Meranti. All exterior surfaces (hull, deck, open cockpit) were sheathed in fiberglass, using Raka marine epoxy. The bow/keel is trimmed in stainless steel for impact resistance. The transom has custom outboard mount that attaches/removes almost like a trailer hitch receiver (but nicer, custom built by a steel fabricator). I have a nice frame for a dodger with mounts on the boat, though we never had time to get it canvassed. All parts are built to the original "Mark 1" plans, except that I took another builder's suggestion to add about an extra inch of curvature in the forward deck for aesthetic reasons. At another builder's suggestion, I also slightly increased the profile of the slim keel to reduce slippage in waters too shallow to drop the CB very far (works great!). The aluminum masts are built from top-grade parts supplied by Graham/B&B as spec'd, except the foremast has a custom milled removable extension at the top so the overall length of the mast is easier to fit on the trailer and in a garage (I have a folding tongue on the trailer, as well). Algae and barnacle resistant VC Performance (teflon impregnated) paint on the hull. Easy to apply Systems 3 WR-LPU paint in the cockpit. Mahogany rub rails, hatch trim, and cockpit coaming trim. Sails are slightly oversized and were purchased from Graham/B&B as well. Sale would include everything: boat, trailer, sails/rigging (which show some wear but have a lot of life left), 2008 3.5hp Suzuki outboard (perfect match, in my opinion), GPS/depthfinder, battery system with integrated charger and master off switch--basically, everything you need to go sailing right away. I might even be able to dig up my old web files which where I had meticulously detailed the build years ago, as they have a lot of great information about materials, etc. The only "issues": the boat needs a good cleaning and would benefit from fresh varnish on the bright deck. Keel near the stern has moderate damage where the paint was rubbed off by scraping rocks or jumping off the keel rollers, but in every case, the area was immediately dried, fixed, and re-sealed with epoxy (i.e. purely cosmetic... it only matters if you care about the look of the keel under the water, where a few epoxy-wood blemishes now show through the white hull paint). There are also a few random scrapes and dings, but nothing significant and all very minor cosmetic issues... Exactly what you would expect to see after a boat has been in the water a few dozen times. Always well cared for, there is zero rot, and really, the boat is darn near 'like new' except for the dust. The motor was properly winterized, but has not been run in ~5 years now. I think a very fair price would be around ~$12K, and would possibly go as low as $10K, which would recoup much of the materials/equipment, but none of my labor, of course (I chalk that up to the fun of the build). Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at 706-513-4346 if interested. Wes By the way, you can find several videos of the boat (with dubious production value) on YouTube here: - Sample setup time: https://youtu.be/DRecZZU8Pus - Drop in berth panels: https://youtu.be/FzTfw0f-I4g - Sample sail outing: https://youtu.be/Pdg1o8cfErk - Gimbal stove (DIY): https://youtu.be/FvHYlfJa6Y0 - Demo of motor noise/performance: https://youtu.be/96rN3Feankg A couple pictures (not recent... hasn't left the garage in ~2 years, but has been stored safely away from the elements/UV it's entire life, on trailer). 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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