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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!

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.

Systems / Re: Jabsco belt driven house water pressure pumps
« on: May 19, 2015, 06:44:32 AM »
it should not suffer from the same might want to mount it lower so it doesn't have to lift as much. Pumps hate the suction side but they don't mind the pumping side nearly as can also try wiping the seals with a little bit of glycerin.

Systems / Re: Jabsco belt driven house water pressure pumps
« on: May 17, 2015, 08:14:40 AM »
sometimes when rotary pumps get older the plastic on the housing wear is away just a little bit. This is enough to cause difficulties with priming even with the new impeller.

Forum Information and Problems / Re: Drop Box
« on: April 20, 2015, 10:40:40 PM »
I still can't see your email address on this site. You can see how to send me an email in one of the earlier posts on this thread. Send me an email and i will send you an invite to that address.

Systems / Re: Fresh Water Pump - To accumulator or not???
« on: April 13, 2015, 08:18:08 AM »
An accumulatOr is a good idea. it keeps the water pump from cycling. It can extend the life of the water pump and keep you from going crazy as you hear the water pump go on and off all day. That said, the accumulator does not have to be in any one place in the water line. It just has to be plugged into the water line. You need to make sure its not in a place that will cause the hot water heater to backfeed. But other than that it can be anywhere I usually just put it under the floorboards of the boat and plumb it into the cold water line.

you can have more than one and accumulator. it does not have to be a marine accumulator. I found the ones from Lowes or Home Depot work fine.

Systems / Re: Battery settings when away from your boat.....
« on: April 13, 2015, 08:10:08 AM »
I have two banks of batteries on Grace. Each one is about 500 Amp hours. when I leave the boat I leave one of these battery banks active. It is charged by the solar panels and is responsible for the bilge pump. it sounds like you have a vampire draw on your start battery. I would try to find a vampire draw and remove it from the start battery and move it to house battery.if you want to keep a separate start battery. I've never seen the need for only a start battery that is why I have to house banks.

Warning this topic will get you a lot of different ways to wire a boat. It seems to be only limited by your imagination.

Hull and Rig / Re: staysail hardware
« on: April 07, 2015, 09:12:24 PM »
Call sailors exchange in st Augustine. They usually have these.

Hull and Rig / Re: Leaks & Stanchions
« on: February 22, 2015, 07:12:11 PM »
Try pulling the 4 screws on the plate of the sanction, drill out the hole a little, and then fill the hole by inserting the caulk tube tip far into the screw hole and really push the caulk into th e hole. Get someone to put their former over the inside if the screw penetrated the fiberglass (all mine were this way). The trick is to force the caulk in between the rail and the hull. Use 3M 4000 (it is a caulk vs an adhesive). Clean up with paper towels and DissolveIt (ACE Hardware).

General Discussion / Re: CSY 44 WO and WT blueprints
« on: January 12, 2015, 07:28:12 AM »
No problme. Special thanks to Sherr and Dave / Steve Silverman for rescuing these and scanning them in.

Hull and Rig / Re: CSY 37 tall rig, shallow draft, performance
« on: November 01, 2014, 06:57:51 PM »
I have a tall rig shallow draft 44. I am not sure about the 37 but my 44 is one of the most stable boats I have ever been off shore on! These are all big heavy boats with lots of stability. If it starts to roll you can always throw out a little sail to dampen it.

As for sailing ability - the tall rig and shallow draft make it side slip when going into the wind, but as we all know "gentlemen don't go to wind". On a beam or broad reach it does amazing! I have a cutter rig so the stay sail helps a lot. Even when motoring. I can get an extra knot fairly close to the wind.

Count me in - what day is it?

Systems / Re: Winterizing
« on: October 29, 2014, 08:57:15 AM »
If you are on board running the heater you really don't need to do much. I was thinking that you were going to leave the boat

General Discussion / Turning Off Dropbox Sync Temporarily
« on: October 27, 2014, 11:05:55 PM »
The files are now in DropBox.

Ps, how do you turn it off? I will be in the Bahamas for the next few months and would like to turn off DropBox automatic updates.

Swap Meet / Re: CSY 37 Bimini SS Bows
« on: October 27, 2014, 11:01:13 PM »
I just put on my new hard bimini. FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!

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