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Interior / Re: Screens for Port Holes
« on: November 25, 2014, 12:20:13 pm »
I will be making someof these screens, we have some that Nancy made they are like screen bags that fit over the inside of the ports, but we have to take them off everytime we close the ports.  I like the idea of having the screens on the exterior and semi permanent.
Thanks
Jim
Amata Marie
44 WT #34

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Engines and Drive Train / New Cummins Install
« on: September 14, 2014, 05:01:29 pm »
Dave;
Our new Beta 60 is in and running great.  The Hull has been re-painted, and it looks like a new one.
We put the trailboards back on and used 4 coats of gold paint in the grooves.  Looks like a million bucks.
Still lots of work to do, new galley counter tops (Corian) new main salon windows, new water heater, new ice maker in the galley, some wood work in the aft cabin.  and of course other things which are probably too many to list.
Jim Guthormsen
S/V Amata Marie
44WT #34

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Engines and Drive Train / New Cummins Install
« on: September 14, 2014, 04:55:22 pm »
Dave;
When is the CSY breakfast, Nancyb and I are going to try and make it.  First time for us.
Jim Guthormsen
CSY 44 WT #34
Amata Marie

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Interior / Flooring Project
« on: March 31, 2014, 01:45:41 pm »
I have used the Plasteak in the galley I have a walk thru model so my galley is different from yours.
I had one problem with the plasteak, the cement they sent me was out of date, when I called them about it they said use it anyway it should be good.  I did not have any seams since my area was 3 feet wide and it comes in a 6 foot wide roll.  I had just put down a new sub floor of 3/4" marine plywood we put epoxy on both sides of he plywood and repaired a stringer that had some damage.  The installation was pretty easy but while insalling it I noticed getting the bubbles out was difficult.  I did not have a heavy roller to use, but still got almost all of them out.  24 hours later, I noticed that the edges were not sticking very well. I called Plasteak and they said it should have set up by that time.  I asked them again about the glue that was out of date, they said they would find some with the same date on it and test it.  Sure enough when they called me back they said the glue was not good any more.
I told them it was down and I did not really want to pull it up and do it over.  I have very small 1/4 found on the edges so it does not move and it has pretty much dried also.  I told Plasteak I was very dissapointed in the advice I got from them on using the Glue.  They gave me a complete refund on the Plasteak material I still had to pay for the shipping, but they did the right thing on the refund.
The product matches our original Teak and Holly very well and looks very nice.  It has been in for several years and shows no wear or discoloration.  the nice thing about it being in the galley is spills and water wipe right up, so clean up is easy.  I still have 1/2 of my Plateak left so if I ever have to replace it I will have enough material to do it over again, I would only need more glue.
I would recomend the product and the company for stepping up and taking care of the problem.
Jim Guthormsen
S/V Amata Marie
CSY 44 WT #34

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Engines and Drive Train / CSY 44 motor PERKINS
« on: March 27, 2014, 06:21:38 pm »
Was just on E-bay, and saw a complete gasket and seal kit for a overhaul of a 4-154 200 series engine for a little less than $900. US Dollars, also the same individual had all the parts for a re-build of a 4-154 200 series engine including pistons liners pretty much everything, so if anyone is thinking of rebuilding their Perkins and it is a 4-154 - 200 engine you might want to check it out on E-bay.
Jim
S/V Amata Marie
CSY 44 WT #34

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Engines and Drive Train / CSY 44 motor PERKINS
« on: March 25, 2014, 11:55:45 am »
I will have a 4-154 engine for sale, in mid May.  I am re-powering with a Beta 60 I will be keeping my Borg Warner Velvet drive gear.  The engine runs and starts everytime.  Oil leak around the pan area or rear seal.  The Perkins 4-154 has a 24 Volt Balmar alternator and a spare Balmar 24V alternator that can go with the engine.  The engine will be taken apart to remove it from the boat.  I have the Walk Thru version of the 44, so I don't have the hatch in the cockpit to make it easy to remove the old engine.  If anyone is interested, let me know.
Jim Guthormsen
s/v Amata Marie
CSY 44 WT #34

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Interior / Walkthrough Main Cabin Windows
« on: March 25, 2014, 11:48:20 am »
Thanks Dave.

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General Discussion / CSY in Australia
« on: March 25, 2014, 11:46:11 am »
I also have a 4-154 for sale that is still running, everything is working on it.  I will be keeping my Borg Warner Velvet drive to use with my new Beta 60 engine.  My repower has not yet taken place, but will happen in Mid May of this year.  I also have two 24V Balmar Alternators for sale.
So if anyone needs a 4-154 for parts let me know.
Jim Guthormsen
s/v Amata Marie
44wt #34

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Underway / Antigua 44 blog
« on: March 21, 2014, 12:52:38 pm »
Could have been Autum Borne Antigua 44 hull #1 they make the trip every year from New York to Marathon (boot key) and back.  Dean and Susan know that route very good after all the times they have done it.  They are in Boot Key now.

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Engines and Drive Train / CSY 44 motor PERKINS
« on: March 21, 2014, 12:35:48 pm »
Ed;
is this going to be a re-build in place, or are you taking your perkins out of the boat to do the work?
Wish I had the experience to do it and of course the time to do it.  Are you replacing exterior parts also like starter etc.

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Engines and Drive Train / CSY 44 motor PERKINS
« on: March 20, 2014, 05:13:23 pm »
Have you thought about the Beta 60 (Kubota Block) I'm about to order one next week for installation in mid May.  I looked at the Yanmar, but toget the HP stated you hd to run it at a lot higher RPM than the Beta or the Westerbeke.  Westerbeke was the highest price, so I'm going with the Beta 60.  it has a couple more HP than the Yanmar (unless you get the Turbo) and it runs at a more resonable RPM to achieve the rated HP.
Were you at the Miami Boat show, or pretty muchany boat show where Beta was displayed, if so you can probably talk to Stanley at Beta and ask for the Boat show price.  (20% below the published price)

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General Discussion / The original CSY bronze emblem
« on: March 13, 2014, 05:38:26 pm »
Brett;
Ours is back on the companionway hatch after the wood work was done, I will see if my wife will send it too you to use as a template.  Her only conceren is geting it back and in good condition.  do you have any idea of how long they will need it and get some assurance that they will return it in the same condition.
When is the last day you have until you need it?
Jim Guthormsen
s/v Amata Marie

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Engines and Drive Train / New Cummins Install
« on: March 13, 2014, 05:17:30 pm »
Bill, I was at the Miami Boat show last month, checking with yanmar, Beta, Westerbeke and Volvo while there, I did not even think about going to the Cummins dealer booth.
this is what I found about engine costs.
Beta was offered at $12.8K. (Beta 60)
Yanmarwas about $11.5K. (54 HP no turbo)
Westerbeke was $14K. (65 HP)
Volvo was in the range of $13K. don't remember the HP or the model.
All were minus the transmission, as I'm going to use my Borg Warner Velvet Drive.

Since I have a Walk Thru CSY 44 the install cost is considerably higher.  I don't have a firm price or a final price on the install, I'm expecting it too be between 7K and 9K.
Mine is harder because I don't have the nice big cockpit hatches to remove the old one ad put in the new one.  I have to come out the engine room and up the companion way and then in reverse go down the companion way and into the engine room wth the new one. taking the old one apart to get it out will make that part a little easier, but I hate to take apart a new engine to put it in.  I may do some cutting in the cockpit to make a large enough opening to make it almost as good as te Walk over model, but then I need to re-glass the area to make it as strong as it was originally.
I'll let you know what it is going to end up costing.  Also my Westerbeke Generator is sitting right on top of my Perkins 4-154 on a wodden structure, so it has to be removed as well as the wooden table, then reinstalled as well, so that will add to the cost,and the time it will take.
I didn't like the Yanmar as the RPM to get to the 54HP is 3000 RPM. quite a bit higher than the others.

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Systems / Bow thruster opinions
« on: March 13, 2014, 04:56:32 pm »
Bill,
Thanks for the information, I thought that was correct and the guy at Beta said the Beta turns the same way as my Perkins, so no problem using my Auto Prop or my fixed blade prop.  Since I'm currently in Salt Lake City for a couple more months I was not going to be able to check it out myself.
Happy sailing.
Jim Guthormsen
s/v Amata Marie
44 WT #34

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Swap Meet / CSY Gear
« on: March 04, 2014, 05:55:21 pm »
Dave;
Are you stil monitoring this site, This is Jim Guthormsen we bought Thistledown from you in clear lake shores, and still have her and still live on board part of each year.  New engine going in this summer, along with other improvements.
Hope to hear from you.
Jim & Nancy
S/V Amata Marie
44wt #34

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