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General Discussion / Re: Insurance
« on: February 17, 2021, 03:39:06 pm »
Did you ever solve your insurance dilemma?

Hull and Rig / Re: New caprail and external chainplate project started
« on: January 30, 2020, 11:45:09 am »
When you replaced them with the exterior ones, did you keep the old interior chainplate for backing plates? I saw where you used slotted toe rail to finish off the caprail just as Jules has done on his 44. I would have preferred to go that route but the availibilty of it is very limited. I stumbled upon the synthetic decking idea after seeing it used on a power boat.

Hull and Rig / New caprail and external chainplate project started
« on: January 27, 2020, 08:51:29 pm »
I have begun the long and tedious job of replacing the chainplates as well as waterproofing and replacing the caprail. The port side is about 95% done. The current chainplates were left in place on the interior and used as backing plates for the 8 carriage bolts used to secure each of the exterior 1/2" new ones. The real challenge was drilling the 24 1/2" holes through the backing plates. I went through 9 carbide drill bits before it was done (and I've just got the port side done!). This of course required the interior cabinetry to be removed for easy access. I will also be replacing the white oak marine ply as it was well worn from the years of the slow leaks from both the chainplates as well as the stanchions.
The cap rail had been refinished so many times there was but a fraction of the original teak left to maintain. I decided on a radical solution, 1" thick PVC decking with a 50 year guarantee.
This product had to be bent to the curve of the boat so a heated steam bending setup was made. 240 or so degrees was the right temperature to make it pliable. First though the old adhesive had to be removed, heat and scraping worked but was a slow effort. Once sanded and prepped, 2 coats of light fiberglass cloth and thickened epoxy sealed the entire length of the cap rail. After fairing smooth and ensuring the water tight seal, 3M 5200 was liberally applied to the rail where the new decking was installed. A special system using 316ss screws with matching plugs keeps the new cap secured.
I only have to fill some small spots with matching filler and the port side will be done. Then onto the starboard side!!
I've tried to add pics but seems the files are too large. You can check out my dropbox folder here:

General Discussion / Re: Hello!
« on: July 17, 2019, 06:02:17 pm »
Hope your experiences with the WT are as enjoyable and rewarding as ours.

Interior / Re: Aft Cabin Bulkhead Remodel - CSY 44 WT
« on: June 26, 2019, 10:37:51 pm »
Thanks for the info. I certainly understand the reluctance to removing the plywood down to fiberglass because of the portlights. It would make the project much more difficult. Not sure which way I'll deal with it but I'm in no real rush, waiting for cooler weather in the fall.

Interior / Re: Aft Cabin Bulkhead Remodel - CSY 44 WT
« on: June 26, 2019, 07:57:08 am »
Searunner, I had the same issue on my WT and I too want to use a different finish for the aft bulkhead. Your finished project looks great. Were you able to locate the original leak? Mine was just a bad seal on the starboard portlight. It is hard to tell from the pictures but did you take all the plywood and stringers out down to the fiberglass?

General Discussion / Re: hello
« on: June 22, 2019, 08:36:50 am »
Welcome to the CSY Forum Erik.

Swap Meet / The 44 Walkover is back on ebay with a lower price...
« on: January 19, 2019, 09:06:04 am »
Don't know anything about this boat but it seems ready and worth a makeover...

Swap Meet / 2 CSY's on eBay
« on: December 24, 2018, 10:16:18 am »

General Discussion / Hurricane Florence ~
« on: September 16, 2018, 10:08:26 am »
I was watching the "Sunday Morning" show about the aftereffects of Hurricane Florence. They showed a shot of a sailboat high and dry amid debris from what looks like a fallen house. I recognized the lines as a CSY Walkover. I'll try to load a pic. My heart goes out to the owner. Hopefully the boat can be salvaged. From the looks of it, very likely. If any boat can be brought back, it's the CSY!

Swap Meet / 44 CSY Pilothouse Ketch
« on: July 05, 2018, 07:36:29 am »

I found this ad on the cruisersforum. Might be a good fit for someone lurking here... Don't know anything about her but she looks like a keeper!

General Discussion / Re: Afternoon Delight new owner
« on: May 21, 2018, 04:52:49 pm »
Sounds like you are enjoying the new boat to you "scavenger hunt" !! That's half the fun of getting a new boat. Welcome to the forum and enjoy!

Swap Meet / 44 WO in Coconut Grove, Fl. now on ebay
« on: March 23, 2018, 06:47:48 am »
Saw this boat on ebay, don't know anything about it but may be the boat for somebody looking...

Yes Dave, it is the same part at the same price from Complete Yachts but they are out of stock right now. I agree, poor design from the start.

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