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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 / 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!


General Discussion / Re: Awlgrip colors on hull
« on: February 20, 2019, 04:41:25 PM »
We used 2-part automotive paint that is equivalent to Awlgrip and a heckuva lot cheaper, and took a swatch of burgundy Sunbrella down to a Napa Auto Parts store, and got them to mix up the exact color that would match our Sunbrella (on a different boat than the CSY Soggy Paws, which Dave opted to paint the stripe black).


General Discussion / Re: Topica
« on: February 20, 2019, 04:38:07 PM »
Hi Jules,

Have you checked here?

My internet is slow and expensive right now, so I won't bother, but report back if this still works.  Sorry we've been silent lately... we just sailed from the Philippines to Papua New Guinea... about 1000 miles "to windward" (but not to windward this time of year).  Haven't had internet for a month... just catching up.


General Discussion / Re: CSY Guide to buying a yacht by John R. Van Ost
« on: January 05, 2019, 06:07:53 PM »

Now that I got the important info out, I have time to be more wordy... Welcome to the forum!  There is also a CSY Owners Facebook Group, search for it and ask to be added.

We have a bunch of other CSY information here:

We have sold our trusty CSY 44, and bought a catamaran, but all our info from 20 years of ownership is there somewhere.

There is also a "Dropbox" account that was shared by Peter Roach, where lots of info has been deposited.  There is a post here somewhere where Peter tells how to contact him to add you to the Dropbox account.  Haven't heard much from Peter lately, hope he's still around.

Sherry & Dave McCampbell

General Discussion / Re: CSY Guide to buying a yacht by John R. Van Ost
« on: January 05, 2019, 05:59:42 PM »
I am on tenuous internet, and may lose signal at any time, but try this link.

Its 25 MB.

Hull and Rig / Re: Nett Weight
« on: June 02, 2018, 11:47:13 PM »
Hi Lindsay, welcome to the group!
Is your boat the one formerly named Beaujolais with Hull Number TXY441861079  (Walkover #186 made in Oct 1979)?
Just trying to keep the owner database straight.

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