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Messages - Jules Shockley

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Hull and Rig / Re: Installing New Life Lines
« on: May 16, 2019, 06:57:50 AM »
I tackled that job 3 years back. Not difficult. I purchased all the studs, toggles and fittings from Defender, Bosun Supplies, and
E-Rigging. Make sure you get the hand swedged fittings. The machine swedged are thicker and impossible to do by hand. I used a hydraulic hand swedger (cheap on Ebay). It takes two people, one to hold the fitting and cable and one to swedge. I did exact copies of the lines on my boat and it worked out well. All for around $500 for brand new lifelines. Professionally, it'll cost thousands.  A good project and it doesn't take that long.

General Discussion / Re: Topica
« on: February 22, 2019, 06:39:21 AM »
That search no longer works. Also, when I try a Topica search , I get a "server not found error". A further google search yields nothing related to the old site. I"m afraid it does not exist anymore. Wish we could get the data it contained.
There was much more activity when we were young and energetic. I'm afraid the CSY crowd is getting older and I don't see the Millennials coming up to take our places in the sailing community. Alas! 

General Discussion / Topica
« on: February 20, 2019, 07:01:13 AM »
Anyone know what happened to the old web site called It contained a wealth of CSY info and was used for many years by early owners. If it is defunct, I wonder where all the data went. Haven't seen any reference to it lately.
Jules, Dragon Lady

General Discussion / Re: Radar Arch
« on: November 08, 2018, 07:36:59 AM »
A picture of the tower custom made at Riverside Marina in Ft. Pierce, Fla. for $3000.
All the bells and whistles.

General Discussion / Re: Atlantic Towers Arch
« on: September 30, 2018, 05:39:20 PM »
Don't know your location or time frame. If you are anywhere near Ft. Pierce, Fl., Riverside Marine has an excellent welder, named Danny. He custom built a swim platform and a radar arch from heavy aluminum. An excellent job with all the bells and whistles. We couldn't be happier. Aluminum is lighter and cheaper and will outlast us. Swim platform was $800 and the arch an  astonishing $3000. We will never outgrow either. The regret is that we didn't do it sooner.
Something to think about.
Jules-Dragon Lady

General Discussion / Re: Hurricane Florence ~
« on: September 16, 2018, 07:19:52 PM »
Good work Doug.

Engines and Drive Train / Re: Exhaust Elbow - 4107 Westerbeke
« on: August 27, 2018, 07:16:49 PM »
Failed to mention, Perkins made some Westerbeke engines, as I understand and many of the parts are interchangeable. Sorry for the confusion, but Sheri will know. She is very helpful. Whatever you do, don't call Foley. Dr. Diesel is a complete ass.

Engines and Drive Train / Re: Exhaust Elbow - 4107 Westerbeke
« on: August 27, 2018, 06:39:25 AM »
I purchased a new stainless elbow and flange 8 years ago for my 4-154 from Trans Atlantic Diesel-one of the best sources for Perkins parts. Talk to Sheri. She is THE authority and will be most helpful.

Hull and Rig / Re: Nett Weight
« on: May 14, 2018, 07:21:35 PM »
Something else to ponder. Weight also depends on the rig. As you know, these Kenyon  masts are very stout and very heavy. So a tall rig would add a substantial amount to the overall tonnage. I have a shoal draft and a short rig. again at 37,500 mostly empty.

Hull and Rig / Re: Nett Weight
« on: May 09, 2018, 07:44:49 PM »
 It must depend on the draft. Not A Clew at 44,000 was a deep keel, now a shoal draft keel. My last haul out, fairly empty of fuel, water, and stores, shoal keel, was 37,500. So, these  boats are heavy, considering they are solid glass with no coring.

Systems / Re: Shore power inlet
« on: March 14, 2018, 07:50:14 PM »
Long time no talk. Sounds like you are coming along. All the CSYs, including mine, have the ac inlet on the stbd side in the first or second  step of the stairwell, because of the proximity to the electrical system. I wanted to change it over to the port side but figured it wasn't' worth  the effort. Just a longer shore power cord for me. Keep in touch.

General Discussion / Re: Gross tonnage /net tonnage
« on: December 09, 2017, 10:18:24 AM »
If it's a walkover, per my documentation, gross tonnage-22grt, net tonnage-16nrt. I have managed to find a wealth of info on our website and on line. Would be difficult restoring an old boat without the internet.

Systems / Autopilot
« on: July 03, 2017, 12:57:06 PM »
Does anyone have the Garmin GHP 12 autopilot system on board? I installed one 5 yrs. ago and it has been flawless. It was mated to the original Octopus hydraulic ram with good performance. However after 23 years of use, it has finally quit and is not repairable. Has anyone installed a Garmin hydraulic pump? I could use the same ram but was wondering about the size required. The break seems to be 30,000 lbs., but that sounds like overkill since I don't plan on sailing the Indian ocean. Any advice?

Hull and Rig / Re: Transparent hatches
« on: May 14, 2017, 05:23:03 PM »
I have decided to use the awl grip clear. A bit more money but will last as long as I need it. Not much more effort either.

Hull and Rig / Re: Transparent hatches
« on: May 13, 2017, 08:10:48 AM »
There is a product called Toon-Brite at Overtons and EBay. A marine clear coat. Runs between 68 and 75/gal. Awl Grip is around 100 for a 1 qt kit. A 2 part will probably last longer. Maybe I will fin the time and money.

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