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General Discussion / Re: Hello
« on: July 12, 2019, 02:02:16 AM »
Hi Jason,

You should look up Warren Daniels (on FB as Kathy Daniels), he has a nice WT for sale in the Jacksonville area.

Welcome to the group!  You'll find a wealth of information here.  It's gotten a lot quieter on the forum since Facebook came along, but still this is the best place to find info (a lot easier to search here on a forum than on FB).

Good luck with your search.


General Discussion / Re: cleaning the bilge
« on: June 22, 2019, 06:43:18 PM »
Thought about a plastic dinghy pump (the long grey ones with a red handle with a corrugated exit hose you could put into a tray).  Then as Dave says, flush with fresh water and soap until it's mostly clean.

Dave has an article on our CSY Workshop pages that may explain the multiple bilge pumps.

Good luck!

It would be helpful if you pasted a link to the listing, or even mentioned the location or price... Googling, I found 2 for sale.  Am assuming you are looking at the cheapest one, for sale for $16.5K in Port Charlotte?

From the picture, the boat name is Tantoes... the CSY DB that I maintain (just based on what people post here) says it was built in Jan 1986, but CSY stopped making boats around 1981-1982. Likely that date was when it was first registered in Florida?  There's a comment on the entry that says "Hull built in '81"

No hull number or USCG number in our database, but an FL (florida registration, probably) of FLZG8988H686 B.  Owner of record in ~2009 was Jim Cameron of Bradenton FL. 

Record lists the engine as a Westerbeke 58 HP.


General Discussion / Re: hello
« on: June 22, 2019, 05:38:05 PM »
Hi Erik, welcome to the CSY Owners Forum!  Congrats on buying a great boat.  Based just on the Hull Number, you have Walkover #196, started construction in January 1980.

The two previous names I have for her are Dream Merchant, and Far Side.

The last update I have on her was ~2009, when she was named Far Side and owned by a Robert Astleford in Portland Oregon.

The USCG documentation number I have on record was 622610, expired (I think) in 2002.


Hi Jason, welcome to the CSY Owners forum.  We've been cruising so I haven't had a chance to look through the forum for a few weeks.

As far as I know, Ed did sell Siesta.  We owned our CSY 44 WT for 20 years and sailed her halfway around the world.  Soggy Paws was a great boat that would take anything the sea threw at us.  I highly recommend them as rugged cruising boats.  The only reason we sold her was because we got the catamaran bug.

If you do FB, there is also a CSY Owners FB group, and there's a little more action there than here.  (but this is a better place for historical answers to questions from owners over the years).

Hope you find your dream boat.


Hull and Rig / Re: Installing New Life Lines
« on: May 20, 2019, 07:08:28 PM »
Hi Marlene, you can probably do this yourself, especially with using new hi-tech line instead of the wire rope.  I googled and found a couple of good source of information.

Practical Sailor Evaluating Synthetic Lifelines

Colligo Marine on Tips for Synthetic Lifelines

The Rigging Doctor on Synthetic Lifelines

Hull and Rig / Re: External Round Chainplates Design
« on: May 15, 2019, 05:25:14 PM »
And Beaujolais helpful detailed writeup is here:

Hull and Rig / Re: External Round Chainplates Design
« on: May 15, 2019, 05:19:31 PM »
Pictures of the Soggy Paws job here:

Forum Information and Problems / MOVED: Rudder CSY 33
« on: April 15, 2019, 04:46:29 PM »

Forum Information and Problems / Re: Drop Box
« on: April 15, 2019, 04:44:50 PM »
sydeliefde, I have emailed you a note with Peter Roach's email address.


General Discussion / Re: GS CSY 42 CC?
« on: April 12, 2019, 06:00:11 PM »
Hi, I understand your confusion.  When CSY decided to build boats specifically for their booming charter business, they first contracted the building of the boats out to someone else.  But when the owner of Caribbean Sailing Yachts inspected the first boats, he thought the quality was shoddy, and determined that the only way he was going to get a proper boat that he envisioned would be to build it himself.  So unless it is actually a CSY 44 built by the CSY corporation (and they can give you the serial number to prove it), I wouldn't go for it.  Anything else won't be CSY quality.

My husband thinks it wasn't Gulfstar that was contracted, but some other fairly reputable company at the time.  And I don't know about 42 vs 44.  (edit) But it may be that the CSY charter company bought a few Gulfstars early on and used them in their charter business.  I don't know.

Good luck,

General Discussion / Re: CSY Guide to buying a yacht by John R. Van Ost
« on: February 20, 2019, 04:52:06 PM »
Holger, I finally have internet and a few minutes to try to track this down for you.  Sorry I gave you the wrong link earlier, but we've been in and out of internet for the last 2 months.  Here is the correct link:

You might also be interested in this one:



General Discussion / Re: CSY 33
« on: February 20, 2019, 04:42:57 PM »
Hey, Sassea, I heard you bought Dag's old CSY 33, Rhapsody!  Congrats and good luck getting going!


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