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General Discussion / Re: Anyone want a CSY WO cutting board?
« Last post by Peter Roach on January 20, 2020, 07:52:30 PM »
It is taken.
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General Discussion / Anyone want a CSY WO cutting board?
« Last post by Peter Roach on January 12, 2020, 10:20:13 PM »
I have a cutting board off of my boat and will give it to the first person to pick it up. It is designed to go over the stove and expand the counter space. This is a pick up only offer - Jacksonville Fl. It has the laser etched CSY overhead and the side view. I don't know how to get the image small enough to load.

I made another cutting board that has the CSY logo inlaid with stainless steel.
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Systems / Re: Lithium Battery System
« Last post by deLight on January 12, 2020, 01:25:14 PM »
I plan to build the battery out of Panasonic 18650 cells. It looks like the charge/discharge characteristics of the battery are fairly simple. The cell voltage versus charge is fairly linear from 20%-95% charge. The charge rules seem simple also: 1. Limit the charge current to prevent overheating and cell damage. 2. Do not overcharge i.e. limit the maximum voltage.

There are multiple options from China on power converters which are both voltage controlled and current limited. I plan on using 3 of these DC-DC converters one each for my solar banks. The big issue is using my current engine alternator. I have a circuit in mind to use the alternator battery voltage sense input and a couple of op amps to give the alternator a low voltage feedback until the lithium battery voltage reaches the 95% charge level then rapidly raise the sensed voltage to cut off the alternator charge before the reaching the 100% level.

I will experiment and see what happens.

Max
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Systems / Re: Lithium Battery System
« Last post by Matthew Balch on January 11, 2020, 12:08:57 PM »
I have not done this yet for the main battery bank.  However, there is a lot of discussion about this on the Cruisers and Sailing forum.  That forum site would be worth a look for more information. From what I have seen there are some special considerations regarding the voltage regulator and solar charge controller settings, as well as other tips for an optimum system.
Matthew
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Systems / Lithium Battery System
« Last post by deLight on January 10, 2020, 07:48:57 AM »
Has anyone tried updating the house system to Lithium batteries? I have nearly finished my solar cockpit cover and since my batteries are not up to snuff, am thinking about a Lithium system. I have ordered parts from China to construct a 750 Whr battery for testing. Charging via solar, engine and shore power. Discharging via 12v system and 110v inverter. Max
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Swap Meet / Contessa Sold in Grenada 10/26/2019
« Last post by LittleSkipper on January 06, 2020, 01:36:13 PM »
Hi Everyone,

Tracy and I sold our CSY 44 walkthrough after enjoying her in the Caribbean for a few of years.  A young Singaporean by the name of Yang purchased her.  We bought her from Jeff and Carolee Kingdon in Grenada.  We enjoyed sailing her up to Culebra PR and back to Grenada. After the sale we helped deliver her to Puerto Rico for the new owner.  We thoroughly enjoyed owning Contessa, one of only 3 ketch rigged version of the CSY44. We hope Yang, the new owner, will live happily aboard her.  He has renamed her Medusa after a special Hammerhead shark found near the Bimini Shark Lab.

We had many special moments aboard Contessa: family visits, our youngest grandchild, swimming with the turtles at Tobago Cays.  My favorite was finding a 65lb Mantus anchor at the bottom of Lindbergh Bay St Thomas. It was in very good condition and had no chain nor rode attached.

Thank you everyone for your help with our adventure.  This website was very helpful. I would especially like to thank Sherry and Dave on Soggy Paws for their help and their ongoing work supporting this site.

Martin Tullier
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Engines and Drive Train / Re: Engine removal
« Last post by Jules Shockley on December 30, 2019, 07:24:15 PM »
Sassea,  Just a note on the Hurth tranny. I had a 4-108, with a Hurth on another boat, and about 600 hrs into service it would not shift.
Mine was not water cooled and I discovered that the heat is an issue. Had it rebuilt by an outfit on the west coast , Tampa, I think. Not a lot of money. Sounds like you are going to pull the tranny, so might as well bite the bullet and have it rebuilt.
Jules
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Engines and Drive Train / Re: Engine removal
« Last post by Soggy Geek on December 19, 2019, 11:30:24 AM »
Marlene,

Care to post here on how you resolved your problem with the transmission--what the problem ultimately was, and did you have to remove the engine to get to it?

Sherry
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Underway / Re: 33 Sail Configurations
« Last post by ChrisK on December 11, 2019, 10:11:53 AM »
SV TRINITY...PLEASE CONTACT ME EITHER HERE OR AT FACEBOOK GROUP "CSY 33 owners and fans" to discuss CSY 33 Issues.   I know Keith and I have a CSY 33 BOLERO.   TNX. 
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Engines and Drive Train / Engine removal
« Last post by sassea on December 09, 2019, 04:04:31 PM »
Due to a transmission problem, it may have to be removed. In order to do so we may need to move the engine forward or lift it out. The other challenge is to dismantle the cabinetry. Does anyone have experience doing this? Do you know if the cabinet is 'glassed and/or bolted' on?
The transmission is a hurth. The cables are working so the thought is it is an internal problem. Any suggestions?
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