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Swap Meet / The 44 Walkover is back on ebay with a lower price...
« on: January 19, 2019, 09:06:04 AM »
Don't know anything about this boat but it seems ready and worth a makeover...

Swap Meet / 2 CSY's on eBay
« on: December 24, 2018, 10:16:18 AM »

General Discussion / Hurricane Florence ~
« on: September 16, 2018, 10:08:26 AM »
I was watching the "Sunday Morning" show about the aftereffects of Hurricane Florence. They showed a shot of a sailboat high and dry amid debris from what looks like a fallen house. I recognized the lines as a CSY Walkover. I'll try to load a pic. My heart goes out to the owner. Hopefully the boat can be salvaged. From the looks of it, very likely. If any boat can be brought back, it's the CSY!

Swap Meet / 44 CSY Pilothouse Ketch
« on: July 05, 2018, 07:36:29 AM »

I found this ad on the cruisersforum. Might be a good fit for someone lurking here... Don't know anything about her but she looks like a keeper!

General Discussion / Re: Afternoon Delight new owner
« on: May 21, 2018, 04:52:49 PM »
Sounds like you are enjoying the new boat to you "scavenger hunt" !! That's half the fun of getting a new boat. Welcome to the forum and enjoy!

Swap Meet / 44 WO in Coconut Grove, Fl. now on ebay
« on: March 23, 2018, 06:47:48 AM »
Saw this boat on ebay, don't know anything about it but may be the boat for somebody looking...

Yes Dave, it is the same part at the same price from Complete Yachts but they are out of stock right now. I agree, poor design from the start.

I have always procrastinated changing of my secondary fuel filter on my Perkins 4.236 because of the mess of changing a cartridge style filter and then having to bleed the lines to get it started again.  I've changed the primary very often and put off changing the secondary. I wanted to find a way to change from a cartridge to a spin-on type to make it easier and cleaner and found 2 ways to go; a replacement filter head from Foley Engines that was over $200 and an adapter that uses the existing filter head for less than $70 from Fuel Filter Adapter Kit with Filter for Perkins 3.152 Motor - SKU: BW1296-K. This is made for the Perkins 3.152 motor but I confirmed the same size for my 4.236. Not sure if this will work for the more popular 4.154. My 4.236 used the filter #26561117 from Perkins which may be what other motors use and if so, should also be a candidate for a change.
I finished the install yesterday and ran her for 20 minutes without any issues. I did still have to perform a quick bleed of the system but didn't take more than a few minutes. I won't hesitate to change this easy spin-on filter (Napa Gold 3195) in the future, a lot easier and cleaner than the old way. One thing I will change in the future is the steel bolt that holds it on the head, changing to a stainless bolt at next filter change.

General Discussion / Re: Hello from a new member
« on: January 15, 2018, 09:46:02 AM »
Congratulations and Welcome!
Doug and Rosie
SV Eleuthera
CSY 44 1982 Walkthrough

Hull and Rig / Re: External Round Chainplates Design
« on: December 21, 2017, 06:09:38 PM »
Little Skipper, Thank you for the addition of the chainplate drawings. I am about to undertake the project and have a quote from Fowler Metals in West Palm Beach of $1400 which includes 1/2" 316 SS cut with water jet including the square holes for carriage bolts and bending with a rounding of all edges. The only item not included is polishing which I will do. I do see you have a 10" diameter with a nice curving shape up to the top in 1/2" ss. The Imagine drawings show an 8" diameter with 3/8" ss plate. I had them cut a test plate out of 18ga. material just to get an idea. I'll be going with the 10" diam.
Keep us posted on your progress, I'll do the same.

Hull and Rig / Re: External Round Chainplates Design
« on: August 21, 2017, 03:26:37 PM »
Contemplating the chainplate replacement project. Has anyone left the internal plates in place and used those for intermediate backing plates for the new ones? Then, adding new secondary backing plates.  Seems this would add significant strength to the connection point.

General Discussion / Re: New CSY 44 owner joining your forum
« on: August 21, 2017, 03:14:50 PM »
Martin and Tracy,
Welcome aboard to the forum. I know you will love the walkthrough as much as I do. Enjoy! I too am about to embark on the chainplate replacement project. Not exactly looking forward to kit but I figure it must be done.

Swap Meet / CSY 33 now on ebay
« on: April 02, 2017, 09:06:03 AM »
Just saw this 33 come up on ebay...

May be a good fit for someone.

General Discussion / Re: Web site
« on: March 06, 2017, 08:50:52 AM »
Jules, Good to see your still at it. Had a great month sailing with friends and family out of The Harborage Marina the month of December. Our last sail on New Years Eve day had a problem which turned into my spring job list and 30 days on the hard. Long story short…. New motor mounts, new cutlass bearing, new shaft with new coupling flange, reconditioned stuffing box, reconditioned prop, and new hoses and clamps. The biggest job was repairing an earlier inferior repair to the shaft log tube which had cracked and caused us to start taking on water. All is well and now better than new. The alignment proved challenging but I got it within the .004 recommended. The ride home was smooth and quiet. Not wanting to deal with alignment issues again, research found Sigmadrive, a marine c/v joint with built in thrust bearing that can handle out of alignment up to 3 degrees. Ran a test drive of 2 hours and noticed even less vibration and noise.  Would love to see the work you’ve done, she must look great.
review of Sigmadrive

Swap Meet / eBay CSY 37 in the DR
« on: January 14, 2017, 04:10:21 PM »

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