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Swap Meet / Re: Jabsco Raw Water Pump for sale, fits Perkins 4-154 SOLD
« on: December 21, 2015, 08:12:25 pm »
The pump was sold.

Swap Meet / Re: Jabsco Raw Water Pump for sale, fits Perkins 4-154
« on: November 20, 2015, 11:29:01 am »
Hi Steven,
The pump has been promised to somebody.  If that falls through, I'll let you know.

Thanks, Bill

General Discussion / Thank You Everybody
« on: October 30, 2015, 08:31:35 pm »
Hi folks,

I just completed the sale of my 44WO, Odyssey.  I would like to thank you all for such great, practical advice over the years that I owned Odyssey.  These are such great boats, as you all know.  I am going over to the dark side (trawler), and just hope that my next boat will be as good to me as Odyssey was.

I wish you all fair winds and following seas. 

Thanks again, Bill

Swap Meet / Re: 1979 CSY 44 WO for Sale PRICE REDUCED!!
« on: October 30, 2015, 08:24:57 pm »
Hi Sherry,

Yes, that is correct.  I just signed the bill of sale today.  I believe the new owners are friends of yours.  Her name is Dawn, and her husband is Ross.  Anyway, she has been aboard Soggy Paws and knows you and Dave.  I would like to thank you and Dave and the rest of the owners here for all the great advice and support that you gave me.  Collectively, you all saved me lots of time, and maybe some money with my refit.

This is clearly not fitting the cliché of the two happiest days of boat ownership.  I love Odyssey, and will miss her dearly.  That said, my wife and I will be looking for a trawler to take back to Mexico to continue the dream.

Cheers, Bill

Swap Meet / Jabsco Raw Water Pump for sale, fits Perkins 4-154
« on: October 25, 2015, 02:46:45 pm »
Hi, I am selling a raw water pump for a Perkins 4-154 diesel. It is made by Jabsco, part #11850-0701. It is made of bronze, with what appears to be an aluminum pulley. It has never been installed as you can see from the pictures.

These pumps run about $550-$650 new, if you can even find them. Since it has been sitting on my shelf for a long while, it will probably need a new impeller, but otherwise is like new.

If your boat has a Perkins 4-154, you need this as a back up aboard your boat.

Cheers, Bill 818 324-0456

Swap Meet / Re: 1979 CSY 44 WO for Sale PRICE REDUCED!!
« on: September 06, 2015, 07:11:51 pm »
Hi folks, I just dropped the price for Odyssey from $95,000 to $79,500.

Check her out!

Cheers, Bill

Hull and Rig / Re: Radar Arch Fail - Cautionary Tale
« on: August 19, 2015, 08:45:18 pm »
Hi Dave,

I did not observe any corrosion issues looking under a magnifying glass with a flashlight.  The bolts appeared to shear at the hull/pad joint.  The outboard heads were lost on the one pad, but the inboard bolt ends with washers and nuts were still there.  Only one pad out of the four sheared, but apparently that was enough to get things out of balance and to upset the integrity of the setup.  I'm honestly not clear on why this happened.  I think that riding through Hurricane Odile might have been a large contributing factor.

The replacement arch that I ordered is much stiffer, being schedule 80, not schedule 40.  I have also increased the pad mounting bolts to 5/16, which are surprisingly larger than the 1/4" bolts, and hence, stronger.  If I end up keeping Odyssey I might put in titanium fasteners on the pads. 

Cheers, Bill

Hull and Rig / Re: Radar Arch Fail - Cautionary Tale
« on: August 13, 2015, 09:15:23 pm »
Hi Folks,

As you might have guessed, it was my post on Cruiser's Forum.  I'm still at a bit of a loss to explain why the bolts sheared, though the arch and solar panels did ride out Hurricane Odile in La Paz (125+ winds locally).  However, I agree that the 1/4-20 bolts are under-sized for the vertical mounting.  Shelley at Atlantic Towers told me that they think the vertical mount is stronger.  I ordered another arch, but this time in schedule 80 tubing, which is much stiffer than the schedule 40.  I will up-size the bolts for the pads , as well as the pins that attached the arch to the pads.  I will only carry the dinghy on the davits on short trips, and I am going to lower my solar panels by about 3-4".  Hopefully, all of these big and little changes will keep things above the water where they belong.  The hull of my boat remained intact during the entire event, which just reinforces my confidence in the CSY build quality.

Cheers, Bill

Hull and Rig / Re: Storing RIB on Deck on 44 WO
« on: July 15, 2015, 11:11:55 am »
Hi folks,
I finished the "Bash" last week, taking 12 days to do 1100 miles, with about 3 1/2 days of stopping along the way.  Odyssey worked flawlessly, and I only had to change filters while underway once (2:00am in very confused seas).  Anyway, I solved the RIB on the foredeck problem by detaching the lower blocks for my staysail traveler and attaching them to my port caprail.  everything snugged up nicely and then the RIB nestled between the two opening hatches in the main salon.  The only catch is that you lose the ventilation of those two hatches, as well as the forward head hatch.

Glad to be home. and Odyssey is now for sale.  Check her out!

Cheers, Bill

Swap Meet / SOLD! 1979 CSY 44 WO for Sale PRICE REDUCED!!
« on: July 10, 2015, 11:36:09 am »
It is with a heavy heart that I am putting Odyssey up for sale. She is a veteran of Hawaii and Baja, having just returned from 20 months in the Sea of Cortez. Odyssey is fully fitted for cruising and is ready to head out again right now.


 Length: 44'
 Beam: 13'3"
Draft: 6'6"
Displacement: 38,000 lbs
Engine: Perkins 4-154 with 2500 hours, new rear main seal 2013
Transmission: Borg Warner Velvet Drive 71CR
Alternator: 120 amp, new 2015
Water Tanks: 2 x 200 gallons (400 total) fiberglass
Fuel Tanks: 2 x 50 gallons (100 total) stainless steel
 Holding tanks: 2 x 25 gallons
Battery Bank: 6 x 6v lead/acid 525AH, new 11/2014
Edson wheel steering with new cables 2013
CPT autopilot, Seapilot autopilot (back up)
New Chainplates 2012
Watermaker: Pur Powersurvivor 35
 New prop shaft 2012
 New arch and davits 2013
Windlass: Maxwell HWC 2200 with dedicated battery
Ground tackle: 60# CQR with 325' of 3/8 G3 chain
Radar/Plotter: Furuno VX2 Navnet 10" display, 36 mile radar
Depth sounder: Furuno LS-4100
VHF: Standard Horizon GX2150 Matrix AIS w/RAM
Wind Instruments: Nexus/Garmin wireless
Stereo with Ipod jack
TV with DVD
Heads: 2 x Jabsco Quiet Flush electric with fresh water plumbing
Inverter: Xantrex Prosine 3000 inverter/100 amp charger
Six new flooded 6v house batteries
Microwave oven
Stove/oven: Force 10 3-burner
Refrigerator: Nova Kool 12v
Freezer: Nova Kool 12v
Custom Shadetree sun cover
Lazy Jacks/sail cradle new 2013
Full dodger and covers

 Too many extras and spares to list here.
 Please give me a call to get more pictures and information.


 Thanks, Bill eightoneeight three24zerofour fivesix

Hull and Rig / Re: Storing RIB on Deck on 44 WO
« on: June 18, 2015, 11:18:08 am »
Hi everyone,
just got back from 3 weeks aboard in Mexico.  I believe that the dinghy might fit under the staysail boom if it is raised and pulled to one side.  I'm returning to Mexico on Tuesday to get ready for the bash, so I will figure something out.  I'll take pictures of my final set up.

Thanks and cheers, Bill

Hull and Rig / Storing RIB on Deck on 44 WO
« on: May 23, 2015, 12:00:22 pm »
Hi all,

I'm getting ready to do the Baja Bash, sailing from La Paz, Mexico, back to the USA.  Normally I hang my RIB (Caribe 10X) from davits on the arch.  Since this is bashing into wind and waves I want to bring the dinghy aboard.  Have any of you done this with the staysail boom in place?  I'm wondering if there is room.  I will be back on the boat this week.  Any suggestions are welcome.

Thanks and cheers, Bill

Interior / Re: Hatch Screens
« on: May 09, 2015, 11:06:24 am »
Matthew, thanks for the measurements.  I just found that I had measured and recorded the inside dimensions of my hatches.  They are 18" by 18" for the square ones and 18" by 24" for the longer ones.  I just made up screens that will fasten from below with Velcro around the edges, as some of you have suggested.  Hopefully they will fit when I get to the boat in a couple of weeks.

Thanks everybody for your input.

Cheers, Bill

Interior / Re: Hatch Screens
« on: May 01, 2015, 11:06:17 am »
Sherry, thanks for the picture.  I like the low tech deterent screen.  That's all I need, just something to let me know something is going on, with the benefit of bug protection.  Don, thanks for the measurements.  I will make some screen up before heading back to the boat in May.

Cheers everybody, Bill

Interior / Re: Hatch Screens
« on: April 29, 2015, 06:37:23 pm »
Thanks guys, great information.  Doing a search I found that the interior specs on the 24" square hatches is 18.25" per side, which is roughly 5.75 inches less than the outside measurement.  I was hoping to make up some screens while at home to bring down with me.  This should get me close anyway.

Thanks again and cheers, Bill

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