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Systems / Main double pole breaker/GFCI/AFCI
« on: August 27, 2014, 05:09:27 PM »
Or you could buy one of those plug in types that they use for RVs. It also has voltage and frequency. You should be able to get one at the RV place. It alarms on low voltage, GF, or reverse polarity. I found mine at Walmart on the clearance isle for $5

You can achieve Ground fault with the appropriate plug. Make it the first one in the chain and it will protect all of the rest. I am also adding USB to all of my plugs on the boat. Not sure if they have a GF and USB together.

Hull and Rig / halyard size
« on: August 21, 2014, 11:31:08 PM »
As for the line spliced to wire. Mine had it for the roller furlings. This is to keep the size of the drum smaller. All line would not fit around the drum.

Swap Meet / Solar Panels for sale
« on: August 15, 2014, 09:12:16 PM »
I got them from Wayne's Solar. The only reason I used them is because I did not have to pay shipping. They are in Ormond Beach FL. The solar panels. The panels are a little thick 1.81". I am going to build a frame under the panel and rivet it to the sides. I will then cut the edge down to ~ 3/4" so they fit close to the bimini top. You still need to leave about 1/2" under the panel for airflow. Luckily my bimini is sloped so it will have a little bit of a chimney effect.

Hull and Rig / Flat spot under stove
« on: August 14, 2014, 09:06:02 AM »
I have a shelf under my stove and then a compartment under that. The compartment looks like a drawer front but it is on hinges and drops down. You can get a lOT of pots and pans in there! I have a nice set of stacking pots that fit perfectly! I bought them at the Annapolis boat show.

BTW - Sailors Exchange bought out a teak company that made doors, stairs, drawers, etc. They have them on their website and will negotiate on price. I am going back today to purchase a few more of these for additional cabinets in the stern cabin.

Engines and Drive Train / Auto Prop Feathering Prop
« on: August 13, 2014, 10:42:48 PM »
Steve has one on Horizon. It is a WT as well. I lust after it... If you guys don't want it let me know. Do you think it will fit into your carry on luggage  ;)

Hull and Rig / Flat spot under stove
« on: August 13, 2014, 08:21:06 AM »

Not sure what model boat you are talking about; however, I suspect that the spot is to allow the stove to gimbel in rough weather. Marine stoves typically are mounted on a hinge high up on the stove. The hinges allow the stove to move port and starboard to keep the stove top flat when you are in waves.

Tips and Tricks / Tinting of portholes
« on: August 08, 2014, 09:04:00 PM »
You can use that static cling film. Works great and can be easily removed for cleaning.

Hull and Rig / Cockpit Cooler
« on: August 08, 2014, 09:03:03 PM »
Get a raycore with a vacuum gauge. You can tell if it is getting clogged. I plan on putting two fuel filters on my boat with a Y valve. If one clogs then I just change the Y valve.

General Discussion / new to CSYOA and new to me 44 w/o 1977
« on: August 07, 2014, 09:49:26 PM »
You should have a dropbox invite in your email. There is a lot of neat stuff in there. Feel free to add anything that you might have or come across. Have fun!

The bolt is easy to remove. It goes through the deck collar and actually holds the deck up (keeps it from sagging by the mast). It should be easy to remove. Not sure about putting it back in! You can always use a jack and 2X4 to lift the deck back up to fit the hole. Let us know how it goes. I need to pull the rig and redo a lot of things. My boat has been reriged since it was new but it is getting time to do it again. Also, I would love to paint the spars with Awlgrip Cream to match the rest of the boat. That would look incredible!

When it is over done it is just about done!

Hull and Rig / Cockpit Cooler
« on: August 07, 2014, 02:14:49 PM »
The cooler is the one in the back port corner of the cockpit. It has a drain in the bottom. The locker in the foward seat that drops down into the galley originally had a plate rack in it. You could lift out all of the plates into the cockpit through the opening. It was pretty neat but took up too much room. I now have a microwave and glasses in there.

General Discussion / new to CSYOA and new to me 44 w/o 1977
« on: August 07, 2014, 02:12:08 PM »
Congratulations - you will love this boat.

It is my understanding that the boat came in two options - one was 5' (4'11" according to some) and 6'6". You can use this to determine if your waterline is in the original place.

Send me an email to [my first name + my last name + jr at the name of google's mail server] Sorry to be so cryptic but I hate spam. I need your email address so I can send you an invite.

General Discussion / The original CSY bronze emblem
« on: August 03, 2014, 06:34:54 AM »
Got mine and they look GREAT - thanks

Systems / Frig tops
« on: July 26, 2014, 10:14:12 PM »
Check out the refrigeration entry on this Sailng with Grace Blog

General Discussion / Square Footage of CSY 44 WO
« on: July 23, 2014, 06:20:04 PM »
Quote from: "Paul Barbour" post=6073
Only two? --   B)

My rule is two boats, two women, or two houses is a bad idea. The maintenance goes way up.

General Discussion / Square Footage of CSY 44 WO
« on: July 23, 2014, 06:18:56 PM »
Now that we have had our fun - I seem to recall the deck of the CSY 44 being ~ 440sq ft. Not sure how that translates into interior space. I looked at the CSY Wikipedia page and it did not say anything about interior space.

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