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Messages - Jules Shockley

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General Discussion / Re: Insurance
« on: April 05, 2020, 12:13:49 pm »
Thanks, Don.
Got a quote from Markel for liability only for $700 . Tired of being insurance poor. Checking with your company and others. Will let you know what I find.
Jules

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General Discussion / Insurance
« on: March 29, 2020, 12:11:14 pm »
I have collision and liability insurance( No hurricane ) on a 44 W/O with Markel American through USAA. Fourteen years, no claims. The annual renewal is up 50%. Over $2200 for basic coverage. Can't spend that much any more. We will self insure with liability only. Hard to find coverage for these 40 yr old boats.
I would like to know what you owners have for insurance and if you are happy. I haven't checked Geico or Progressive yet. I thought the members on the Net would have some advice. Would appreciate any information.

Jules W/O Dragon Lady


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Engines and Drive Train / Re: Engine removal
« on: December 30, 2019, 07:24:15 pm »
Sassea,  Just a note on the Hurth tranny. I had a 4-108, with a Hurth on another boat, and about 600 hrs into service it would not shift.
Mine was not water cooled and I discovered that the heat is an issue. Had it rebuilt by an outfit on the west coast , Tampa, I think. Not a lot of money. Sounds like you are going to pull the tranny, so might as well bite the bullet and have it rebuilt.
Jules

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Engines and Drive Train / Re: Solenoid on CSY 33
« on: October 10, 2019, 03:49:04 pm »
Usually, the solenoid is located on the starter itself. Either on the top or side. I have a 4-154 and the solenoid is on top. They are cheap but don't know if you can change it without pulling the starter which is heavy and difficult to access. FYI. solenoids are simple and tough and don't fail often. I would suspect a wiring issue.
Jules, SV Dragon Lady

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Hull and Rig / Re: Installing New Life Lines
« on: May 16, 2019, 06:57:50 am »
Sassea,
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.
Jules



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General Discussion / Re: Topica
« on: February 22, 2019, 06:39:21 am »
Sherry,
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! 
Jules

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General Discussion / Topica
« on: February 20, 2019, 07:01:13 am »
Anyone know what happened to the old web site called topica.com? 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

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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.

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General Discussion / Re: Atlantic Towers Arch
« on: September 30, 2018, 05:39:20 pm »
Don,
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

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

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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.
Jules

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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.
Jules

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Hull and Rig / Re: Nett Weight
« on: May 14, 2018, 07:21:35 pm »
Lindsay,
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.
Jules

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Hull and Rig / Re: Nett Weight
« on: May 09, 2018, 07:44:49 pm »
Lindsay,
 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.
Jules

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Systems / Re: Shore power inlet
« on: March 14, 2018, 07:50:14 pm »
Mike,
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.
Jules

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