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CP-23's / Re: Trailer bunk support heights
« Last post by brackish on Yesterday at 10:37:33 PM »
yes that is right, don't raise the center bunk posts, jack the bunk boards down with a ratchet strap and connect.  It will conform to the shape of the hull.  Somewhere on this site, I've posted the dimensions with pictures, unfortunately the pics where photobucket and are gone, but the dimensions ares still good or at least the relative difference between the three bunk supports.
CP-23's / Re: Trailer bunk support heights
« Last post by rmotley on Yesterday at 08:36:21 PM »
We used a ratchet strap to pull the center down and bolted to the support - think we used standard treated decking boards - the weight rides on the keel rollers
Com-Pac Sailors Lounge / Re: Color of non-skid / possibility of painting
« Last post by Bob23 on Yesterday at 06:31:30 PM »
Interlux "Bristol Beige" is close but I'd caution about painting the non skid. I think it would reduce the efficiency of the almost perfect Compac non skid. My 23  is 32 years old and the non skid works perfect- not even the least bit slippery! I do like the look of a contrasting color but not at the cost of safety. Have you considered Kiwi Grip? A friend used it on his Morgan 30 and it is easy to apply, lasts and is super non skid, but comfy to sit on, too.
CP-23's / Re: '81 CP 23: full bulkheads, and I want an open cabin, so
« Last post by Potcake boy on Yesterday at 06:08:22 PM »

Have you sailed trimarans before?  I had a Dragonfly 25 (like Magic Hempel ) and a Corsair 24. Both were extraordinary performers. However my current needs dictated a more sedate cruiser. My pilothouse is as exceptional a small cruiser as the tris were high performers. Love all these boats for what they are.
Com-Pac Sailors Lounge / Color of non-skid / possibility of painting
« Last post by HJ51 on Yesterday at 05:23:16 PM »
Anybody know what the creamy color is of the non-skid on Com-Pacs?  Com-Pac could not help since it is molded in gel coat, not paint.

And anyone have opinions about painting non-skid on as far as aesthetics (I'm assuming it will perform its basic function)?
CP-23's / Re: '81 CP 23: full bulkheads, and I want an open cabin, so
« Last post by BruceW on Yesterday at 01:31:28 PM »
Hey, Mas,

I agree on the Pacific Seacrafts!

If I was doing this now, I would have magically gotten the $ to get a Corsair F-24.

So, hey, I think I am going to make my 2 boats more like I want them in the meantime.

CP-23's / Trailer bunk support heights
« Last post by chimerakc on Yesterday at 09:57:12 AM »
So I replaced the bunks and now see that the middle support on each side is several inches lower than at the ends. And the old lumber was bowed in reflecting that.   So the new lumber of course cant be attached to the middle supports until the boat gets on - and I assume its shape and weight will bend the lumber down so I can screw the supports into the bunks in the middle.

Does this sound right?   I just cant picture the shape of the hull along the bunks that results in this.   I am resisting my temptation to raise the middle posts so the new wood is all attached before the boat gets on there the first time.   When it goes on it will be in the spring and stay there 6 months just fyi.

CP-16's / Re: More Sails
« Last post by Duckie on December 10, 2017, 08:51:53 PM »
No, the second stay attaches below the genoa hound.  It uses the original halyard for the hanked on jib.  There is a plate on the bow sprit for the foot of the stay which is behind the standard attachment point for the furler.  I can't say exactly, but I think that the second stay is the original stay while the furling genoa is after market.  The hound for the genny  was probably custom set for the new sail. 

I have seen some set ups where an extra sail is kept in a bag on the deck at the foot of the forestay to facilitate changing out the sails.  In my case the whole stay and sail would be ready to deploy, but have to be behind the mast and secure to allow tacking.  To deploy the new sail I would simply have to attach the second forestay and the jib sheets, then haul away on the halyard. So far, I haven't used it that way because I make all my decisions at the dock as to how I am going to rig for that particular day.  I am a total single hander, so the less time I spend away from the tiller and sheets, the better. 

Also, my furler does not act as a reef.  The sail is either all out or all the way furled.  I don't like my furler because I have good reason to mistrust it.  Rather than deal with it, I prefer to start out with the smaller head sail if I think the wind is going to pipe up later.  I have a downhaul on the jib so that if I need to, I can bring it down to the deck in a matter of a few seconds.  I am also not a racer, so I don't care about ultimate speed and performance.  I want good performance, and great safety.  This set up gives me that.

CP-16's / Re: More Sails
« Last post by carry-on on December 10, 2017, 04:34:15 PM »
Your second forestay is interesting, but not clear to me. Are both stays attached to the same hound?
Does the Jib bag on deck cause a problem when tacking the genoa?
CP-16's / Re: # of adults?
« Last post by kickingbug1 on December 10, 2017, 03:14:58 PM »
 two, unless they are really, really small
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