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Core Sound 20 Mark 3 Build - Chesapeake, VA

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Steve W— the boat I had before this one was a Wayfarer.  It took nearly an hour to rig it for launch.  I was determined to make this boat quick and easy.

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Steve and Amos. At the rate us old duffers are giving you the many years worth of infinite wisdom, you won't have to do ANY rigging at all. Just swing your vehicle around, back down the ramp, hit the brakes, and she'll slide right in, already fully rigged and ready to go. Oh, one more thing. Don't forget to tie the boat to something first.

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Once, I did a poor job of tying the boat to the trailer.  I backed the boat into the water, hit the brakes sharply (to launch it), and watched my 17’ bass boat slowly float away.  The good news was that there were no other boaters around to witness my embarrassment.  The bad news was that there were no other boaters around to retrieve my boat!  I had to go for a swim.  So, Chick is right about tying iff to something.

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Thrillsbe, I assume you know this and it doesn't apply with no wind, but swimming after a drifting boat is a good way for even a strong swimmer to die!

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Great stories. 

 

Swim team coaches need to send prospective swimmers chasing after drifting, wind driven boats.  Whoever catches the boat and climbs aboard makes the team.  Whoever misses the boat, well, too bad . . . 

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B&B sure makes their masts too heavy.  They make them so heavy my 5 year old can barely hold one up off the ground.

 

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This is why people shouldn't build their own boats.  You just end up running afoul of child labor laws. :)

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I didn't have the heart to tell him the mast was exceptionally light.  He thinks he is strong enough to pick up just about anything now.

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   Actually, the way he's holding it shows that it's more of a bowsprit than a mast.  Masts point in another direction (when things are going right).

   If he starts to get too big for his britches cause he can carry that big bowsprit around hand it to him again and pick him up while he's holding it.  That'll re-establish the pecking order. :)

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Good advice Ken!  I might actually be strong enough to lift both of them up with my new muscles developed from hours and hours of sanding.

 

 

Recent progress:  mizzen mast rest fiberglassed and installed . . .

 

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. . . and after some sanding, fairing fiberglass edges, and more sanding, a coat of epoxy was laid down in the cockpit.

 

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I need to catch up on pictures; here goes:

 

 

Masking off the waterline.

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Rolling and tipping the Awlgrip.

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Topside painted with Devthane 379.

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Suspended:

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Successful landing.

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Installed the keel rollers.

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