Thursday, November 29, 2007

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

I've previously posted about our sailboat building project that's going on in the basement. Alan and Paul are building a Core Sound 20, which they will race in this years WaterTribe Everglades Challenge, and which will then become Paul's and my sailboat for week-long and weekend sailing camping trips on our NC coast.

Alan posts regularly on his blog about this project, and there is a continuing tread on the B&B Yachts Forum on messing-about.com; ours is Hull #103.

The building may be physical work, but lots of emotional and mental thought go into other things, especially in the decision making. In addition to figuring out some modifications to the original design (we are building a small cuddy cabin), we are also trying to decide on color. It's time to order the epoxy-paint, and the boats sails. Lots of discussions, emails, and ideas being passed around.

Here is a picture of a Core Sound 17 with both sails and a mizzen staysail (these boats are cat-ketch rigged).


I'm a bit more adventurous when it comes to color, but we've agreed to paint our boat a classic white like the photo below, and include some natural wood trim.



We also have agreed on white sails both main and mizzen (though I lobbyed hard for color sails). So all our color will be in the staysail. Paul put together some ideas for us to consider. Naturally we all have different favorites.


Check back later in February (when it has to be done) to see what we've actually got.

4 comments:

Silbs said...

Got a picture of her on a close reach?

Capt'n "O" Dark 30 & Super Boo said...

How fun...

Michael said...

Makes me wonder if the SOF colour scheme ought to match the staysail's colour - or perhaps contrast in some 'family' way. In any event, I feel this is a wonderful project to have undertaken together. I look forward to seeing her sail!

Michael said...

I vote red, white, and black; maybe a touch of yellow...