Everglades Challenge 2022

Having entered a SuperCat20 in the Worrell 1000, I highly endorse the SuperCat 19 for your 4th attempt. Tough boat but don't fall to the temptation to add too much extra complexity and sail area like we did with the 20.
Ras,

Really impressed with how solid the SC 19's build is, I repaired the various ouchies she had and beefed up the transoms, that was it.

Kept it pretty simple, added a mast rotator, diamonds and a roller boom. Mainsail is a slightly shorter luff dacron square-top, jib is a dacron Tornado on a roller.

Kite is a 21sqm F 18 deal out on a Sunfish spar, going to have a 10 knot max on the kite, we have a "butt on the boat" policy for the EC, risk vs reward, ya know.

Hope we don't regret not using the big G Cat, she was a freight train last year in open water, but her draft is a liability that we feel could prevent us from breaking the 2 day mark, our goal. 

Our plan eventually is to slow down and "smell the roses" eventually, hopefully after we break 2 days....

The Everglades Challenge has become something of a obsession for Nate and I, (myself more than Nate) I was so burned out on fleet racing, the EC is a amazing kick in the pants, THANK YOU CHIEF!

AndyMan

Screenshot_20210913-100431 SuperCat.jpg

 

Hitchhiker

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Ok, I was going to ask just one question, now @Veeger has forced two. 

First.  What is Spawn? 

What is the Texas 200? Too lazy to search (now). Edit: Nevermind. Found it.

 
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Pertinacious Tom

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Occasionally, I doodle my 'ideal' boat for the R2AK or the Texas 200,  the Everglades Challenge... not so much.
I think Hobie already made it. Pretty funny to look back to when the Adventure Island was new and talk on the beach was, "Consumer toy" or, "this course will break that tupperware" and similar. I already owned one and knew it was a course beater. Now there are dozens on the beach each year.

This race is interesting to me because it's done with my kind of boats in my back yard. Come up with a plan to play with my boats in my back yard and I can do it! Um... except maybe what these lunatics came up with. I'm pretty confident I could finish in my AI because it's so well-suited to the course. Thing is, I enjoy the AI for a few hours at most and I don't enjoy cold water or drysuits at all, ever.

Get into something where I could do it while staying warm and dry and I start to doubt I could actually finish.

 

Fat Point Jack

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I think Hobie already made it. Pretty funny to look back to when the Adventure Island was new and talk on the beach was, "Consumer toy" or, "this course will break that tupperware" and similar. I already owned one and knew it was a course beater. Now there are dozens on the beach each year.

This race is interesting to me because it's done with my kind of boats in my back yard. Come up with a plan to play with my boats in my back yard and I can do it! Um... except maybe what these lunatics came up with. I'm pretty confident I could finish in my AI because it's so well-suited to the course. Thing is, I enjoy the AI for a few hours at most and I don't enjoy cold water or drysuits at all, ever.

Get into something where I could do it while staying warm and dry and I start to doubt I could actually finish.
You need another project, here it is:

Core Sound 17 Mk III partially finished (Port Charlotte, Fl)

length overall (LOA): 17
propulsion type: sail

Partially finished Core Sound 17 Mk III. Built from cnc kit from B&B Yacht Designs. It is just about to the point where it is ready to flip and start the fiberglass on the outside. Health issues prevent me from finishing the boat. I would rather sell it to someone that will finish it than have it become a fixture in the garage.

If you are not familiar with the Core Sound 17 you can go to: https://bandbyachtdesigns.com/cs17mk3 for more information.

I have the boat kit, the foils kit, the mast kit. I also have SailRite kits for the sails.

The picture of the finished boat is another boat and is just for reference.

$3,000 or best reasonable offer. If the ad is still up, it is still for sale.

https://fortmyers.craigslist.org/chl/boa/d/port-charlotte-core-sound-17-mk-iii/7402282268.html

 

Pertinacious Tom

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You need another project, here it is:
I'm a big fan of the design but really don't need another project.

I see that one has been on the market for two months. Problem is, it's too far along for those who want to build one but it's far from finished for those who want that.

If he gives up on selling it and donates it to the Sailing Center, it's going to wind up being my project, but that's the only way.

 

MisterMoon

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I'm a big fan of the design but really don't need another project.

I see that one has been on the market for two months. Problem is, it's too far along for those who want to build one but it's far from finished for those who want that.

If he gives up on selling it and donates it to the Sailing Center, it's going to wind up being my project, but that's the only way.
Saw on FB yesterday someone bought it. I want one bad, and considered it for about 5 minutes. But I don't have the workshop space at the moment to take it on. 

 

nota

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thought about that in my beachcomber it only needs a 1 ft but is 5200 lbs

has an el winch and I do have a 100 lbs fancy danforth but that is far too much work

to dry it out and back in just for a rule

 

Pertinacious Tom

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Saw on FB yesterday someone bought it. I want one bad, and considered it for about 5 minutes. But I don't have the workshop space at the moment to take it on. 
Yes, and sold his Sun Cat. I think I would have waited on selling the Sun Cat until that one is a lot more complete, but maybe my wife has more tolerance for boats laying around than his does.

 

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I don't think there really is an ultimate EC boat.  Different teams, different goals.  Fast multihull might be a good option for best over all time, but to get a gator tooth for example, you need a different kind of boat entirely.  

Gator tooth is on my to do list, but so far I no luck.

 

Pertinacious Tom

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Fast multihull might be a good option for best over all time
Even that is viewpoint-dependent. It's unlikely I'll ever switch from Speck Tater to participant, but if I did, I would make sure to reach each checkpoint and the finish within an hour of deadline. Hey, I paid good money for this experience, so "best" would be longest-lasting, right?

 

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The Wilderness Waterway route ( gator tooth) Isn't friendly to larger sailboats mono hull or multi hull.

gatortooth.png

 

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