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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.

Swap Meet / CSY 44 WO "Nesta" for Sale in Trinidad
« on: May 22, 2018, 02:24:19 AM »
We've been contacted by the current owners of this CSY for help in getting the word out that their nicely-upgraded CSY 44 is for sale in Trinidad.  Though we haven't seen the boat, we've seen the list of upgrade and it looks like they've done a quality job.  She's currently priced to sell at $85K USD.  The boat is currently listed with a broker, but I think that listing is about to expire.

If you want to contact the owner directly, email Joe at or call him at 613-354-4320

Trinidad is a great place to start a Caribbean cruise.  It is one of our favorite places in the Caribbean, and from there it's easy to sail on a beam reach to all the other Windward and Leeward Island destinations, or downwind towards the Dutch ABC's, Colombia, and Panama.


General Discussion / Re: SEARCH OF "MY" ORIGINS
« on: March 24, 2018, 08:39:49 PM »
TXY 44 078 0178 

Yes, this is the normal CSY 44 numbering system.  Your boat is #78 of the Walkover model, and the 0178 means the hull layup was started in January 1978.  (What was in my database, source unknown, was 01/77, but I have updated it).

So, will you keep the name Doudou, or change it?  Does it have the original engine? (My info says Westerbeke)  Full keel or shoal keel?  (Full = 6-7 ft draft, Shoal = 4.5-5.5 ft draft).


Swap Meet / Re: 44 WO in Coconut Grove, Fl. now on ebay
« on: March 24, 2018, 09:24:39 AM »
Thanks for posting, Doug.  We have terrible internet here, I can't get the pics to paint full screen.  Is there a boat name visible in the pics?  The only one I know of in the Miami area is Chilly Pepper, but that boat is in good enough condition that they shouldn't be selling for such a low price (and I think we'd have heard from them directly if they were selling).

Anyone looking, CSY's are great boats.  Very rugged and not bad sailing boats.  Designed for Caribbean conditions, by someone who knew cruising (vs today's modern boats where they are selling glitz for the marina set, not real cruising boats).

However, a boat offered at $55K has got to be a distress sale.  Meaning low prior maintenance.  If you are a handy person, this might be a good deal.  But if not, it will be a nightmare project.

General Discussion / Re: SEARCH OF "MY" ORIGINS
« on: March 24, 2018, 08:58:35 AM »
How do you know it doesn't have a real CSY hull number?  Have you checked the stern?  I think the hull number is supposed to be engraved on the right side of the stern.  If the boat has been painted (likely, since it is so old), the hull number that is normally engraved on the stern (in 1.25 cm height, approximately), may not be visible.

It may be possible to deduce what hull number it is... pull the drawers out and look to see if there is a number written in magic marker on the bottom of the drawers.

If the boat was contracted new from the factory by a Dutch or French owner, it may well have been commissioned with the hull number / format required by France or the Netherlands.  But I would bet that the drawers might tell what hull number (in CSY terms) it is.

I hope you have an easy time of restoring her.  The CSY is a GREAT world cruising boat.  Still missing our CSY 44 WT (a little bit...catamarans rock too, if you can afford them).


General Discussion / Re: SEARCH OF "MY" ORIGINS
« on: March 24, 2018, 03:02:53 AM »
Hi Stephane, I have an entry for DouDou in the database, but it's not complete--no hull number though it says it was made in 1977.  Here's what I have:  (FS = For Sale)

FS 01/2011 $139K - YW#526986
FS 11/2009 $139K - •YW# 1398-526986
10-01 FS 10/02 $180K
99 FS$105-110K

Was damaged in storm in '97 but restored.
Owned since new.

The only owner contact info I have seems to be a broker in St. Maarten.

Hope this helps.


General Discussion / Re: Hello from a new member
« on: February 10, 2018, 09:57:54 PM »
Welcome to the forum!
So, did you close on your boat?  Give us an update... boat name (original and new, if you're planning on changing it), and where located.

Swap Meet / Perkins 4-154 Jabsco/Sherwood Raw Water Pump Hat Style Pulley
« on: December 19, 2017, 12:45:54 AM »
Skip Gundlach posted this on his facebook page.  Not sure if this is a useful bit on the CSY Perkins' (and Dave's not here right now to ask).  Thought I'd pass it on, in case anyone is desperate for something like this.

Vero Beach Free to good home Perkins 4-154 Jabsco/Sherwood Raw Water
Pump Hat Style Pulley

Essentially similar (and this may be the specific part) to this cast iron pulley.

However, before you get all excited:

This pulley had been wobbled-out in a previous life. A friend with a machine shop at his disposal sleeved it for me 12 years ago.

However, it has again wobbled out. Likely the best way to deal with it would be to replace the center, though it could possibly be sleeved again.

Consultation with a machine shop revealed that it was eminently do-able, but would cost a significant portion of the new ones
available, machined from a single billet of aluminum.

Thus, not for me (and I've bought one of those machined jobs) but quite possibly for one of you who has access to the material and machinery to bring it back to useful life.

Free to good home in Vero Beach while we're here (we're looking for a weather window to go to the Bahamas), or wherever else we may be later.

It's such a rare item that I'll not toss it, but it's too heavy to ship cheaply, as well as, frankly, I don't want to mess with it :)

Please, no PMs, nor responding-to-thread.

If you want it, email me.

First come, first served, of course...

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