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Messages - Peter Roach

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Hull and Rig / Re: External Round Chainplates Design
« on: October 19, 2019, 09:44:36 PM »
I redid mine with external chain plates that are straight. I will take a picture and post.

Apparently, the chain plates were designed for the yard manager for CSY back in the day when he built his own boat. They still had the design. I know of one other that has done these style chain plates. I upgraded to 1/2".

When I pulled the chain plates they were in GREAT conditions. Mine did not have the weld across the bottom of the tang (1980 boat) Apparently that caused a lot of the problems.

To get the nuts off - get a micro torch and heat them up until you see the adhesive sizzle. Even though the bolts are behind the rub rail you will mess up the paint on the side (a little). Not an easy job but worth it!

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Hull and Rig / Re: Transparent hatches
« on: October 19, 2019, 09:39:21 PM »
I have always thought a 1/8" piece of translucent plexiglass glued over the fiberglass was the answer. I may just have to do this. I would like to get something that matches Awlgrip cream.

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Hull and Rig / Re: Shoal vs Deep Draft
« on: October 19, 2019, 09:36:51 PM »
I have a tall mast and a shoal draft. Great boat and most stable offshore boat I have ever been on. Lots of boats can bury me when we go to windward BUT give me a beam reach and I will bury most of those fancy racing boats before the sun goes down!

I will never forget when a Newport 44 (rod rigging and the whole 9 yards) and I left the St Johns together and he was trash talking me that he would beat me to Charleston. I calmly told him I would bury him on the horizon before the sun went down - yep. When the sun went down we could not see anything.

Pick your boat and pick your day. Going to wind my 44 WO with a tall mast side slips a LOT. I don't go to wind.


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Hull and Rig / Re: Staysail boom
« on: October 19, 2019, 09:22:46 PM »
I know I am wading into deep water here!

I LOVE my staysail and boom!!!!!!

It is the first sail out and the last one in when I am motoring or sailing. I get ~ 1knot increase in speed.

I love it soooooo much I am adding an adjustable travler to the boat just for the boom. I am going to run the lines back to the cockpit.

The boom allows me to center the sail. My boat has a 62' (was 63') mast so I may have a different set up than most.

As for room on the forward deck - yea that sucks.

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Hull and Rig / Re: Winches - re-Chrome
« on: October 19, 2019, 09:16:25 PM »
If you find a place let me know. I have a couple of winches I need re-chromed. I understand there is a place down by Titusville that does a lot of work for NASA.

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Hull and Rig / Re: minimal mast hieght
« on: October 19, 2019, 09:08:52 PM »
Mack sails has a lot of masts, however, they are on the wrong coast. You might want to call them and ask if they know anyone out your way.

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Interior / Re: Aft Cabin Bulkhead Remodel - CSY 44 WT
« on: October 19, 2019, 03:31:36 PM »
There is a .dxf file for an aft bulkhead on Dropbox. I used it to cut out a thin plywood that I covered like a headboard for a bed. I made the openings big enough for the trim rings around the ports so I did not have to redo these. Remember to epoxy the board and you will never have this problem again.

Also, I took out the deck box (great view when laying in bed). I replaced the silly little drain hoses with 1" fiberglass pipe that is glassed in place. Drains quite nice now.

Mine is a WO.

BTW - my login has not been working until recently. Wonder what changed?

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Systems / Re: Removing thru-hulls
« on: February 07, 2017, 09:58:20 PM »
Heat it up with a torch and then step on it from the inside. Make sure your boots are thick. They will come out easy.

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Engines and Drive Train / New Yanmar 4JH80 in my CSY WO
« on: January 28, 2017, 05:04:37 PM »
I just installed a new Yanmar in my CSY. The work was done by Joel Stuart of Stuart Marine in Jacksonville FL. He did a BEAUTIFUL job.

The old engine locked up because the water mixing elbow got a hole in the inner liner and was splashing water back onto the last cylinder. It did not hydrolock but got surface rust that stopped the engine from turning.

Took the boat out the other day and did 8+ knots! We actually passed another boat!

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Systems / Re: Head sinks and shower drains
« on: January 28, 2017, 04:47:06 PM »
I am on a CSY 44 WO and have put a shower bilge in the main bilge (lots of room) I built a PVC frame to keep it off of the bottom. I ran both the showers, head sinks, and the AC condensation into it. I have the bilge pump on the shower bilge go into the main galley sink drain. I put a large T in the drain pipe above the waterline and plumbed the shower bilge (and dishwasher drain) into the top of the T.

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Swap Meet / Perkins Parts need a good home
« on: January 28, 2017, 08:32:30 AM »
I just replaced my Perkins 4.154 with a Yanmar 85Hp. I now have a Perkins that will soon go on the trash pile. If anyone wants it please let me know. I also have LOTS of Perkins spare parts and a couple of water pumps. You can reach me at four 0 four seven 2 nine twenty one hundred.

BTW - The Yanmar was pushing the boat at 8+ knots the other day!

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Forum Information and Problems / Re: Drop Box
« on: May 25, 2015, 09:15:28 AM »
Sherry maintains this list. You can send any info to her and she will update it.

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Forum Information and Problems / Re: Drop Box
« on: May 24, 2015, 08:35:59 AM »
Check now.

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Forum Information and Problems / Re: Drop Box
« on: May 24, 2015, 08:31:04 AM »
someone must have deleted the file. I'll see if I can get it back. Sherry may want to put the original file back in there. I'll let you know.

When was windswept going through St Augustine? I have lots of friends heading up the ditch right now. I meet them in st Augustine when they come through. It is fun to be a cruiser!

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Systems / Re: shower control
« on: May 23, 2015, 11:19:52 PM »
I replace mine with the shower control for a tub. The hot and cold work normally however the shower control either sends the water to the shower head or alternatively back into the tank. That way guests can warm up the water without pouring it down the drain.

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