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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. 
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?
Swap Meet / Re: CSY Logo Patch?
« Last post by Soggy Geek on December 08, 2019, 08:01:05 AM »

Are you talking about a patch that you would sew on to a jacket or hat?  Or something that would be sewn onto a sail?

Hull and Rig / Re: Shoal vs Deep Draft
« Last post by Soggy Geek on December 08, 2019, 07:51:48 AM »
Hi David,

Welcome to the CSY Owners forum.  Sorry nobody else has answered your question.  So I will try...

The boats were originally designed for sailing in Caribbean "trade winds" conditions.  In the Caribbean, depths are normally fairly deep, and the wind blows 10-20 knots almost all the time.  In that situation, a deep draft short rig would be a great option.  And that's how most of the boats were configured.

But Floridians planning to cruise the Bahamas wanted one that had a little shallower draft and more sail area than the ones built for the Caribbean.  So these are shoal draft and (sometimes) tall mast.  The Bahamas anchorages are typically shallower, and the difference between a 7 ft draft and 5 ft draft can be significant in the ICW, Florida, and the Bahamas.

If you plan to sail Florida, East Coast USA, and the Bahamas primarily, look for a shoal draft and ideally a tall mast version.  If you plan to sail around the world, or in higher latitudes where the wind blows steadily, the deep draft regular mast would serve you better.  However, either would work in either situation, just with a few drawbacks (you couldn't get into some places with a full draft keel).

To answer your specific question, it would not be practical to make a tall mast out of a regular mast boat.  You would literally have to replace the entire rig (or do a lot of creative re-rigging) and the sails.  A better option would be to put your money into a light air sail like a screecher, Code Zero, or asymmetrical spinnaker.

Let me tell you a little secret... unless you are racing, when the air gets light, most of us just turn the engine on.  So having a not-tall rig is not that big a deal.  Having a full draft for the ICW and the Bahamas might be, however.

Hope this helps with your decision.

Hull and Rig / Re: Staysail boom
« Last post by Chip on November 28, 2019, 08:47:49 AM »
Peter, I would like to hear how you make out with the traveler controls. I have been kicking around doing that for a while but it hasn't made it to the top of the list yet.
Hull and Rig / Re: Shoal vs Deep Draft
« Last post by DDabs on November 25, 2019, 03:53:32 PM »
What are the differences between the two mast configurations?  Was that for specific years or an option?  What would it cost to convert a short rig to a tall rig?

Swap Meet / Re: CSY Logo Patch?
« Last post by davemwill on November 24, 2019, 04:56:01 PM »
If you still have the patch, I am interested
General Discussion / Re: Repository of all things CSY - Dropbox
« Last post by Mercy McFly on November 12, 2019, 02:42:58 PM »
May I please get a link to the dropbox repository? I am going to get started on a refit of oiur Ocean Cowboy CSY 44 WO #150. Chain plates on the list and will be looking for specs on external ones to bring my fabricator.  Thanks in advance

Still looking to get access to the Dropbox. Thank you

Down to $8,500
Looks too good to be true?
Swap Meet / Selling 44 Walkthrough Horizon
« Last post by thelasthour on November 08, 2019, 05:10:30 PM »
Looking to sell my 44WT.   Corian countertops, new stove, new batteries, solar, hard top. Yanmar 75hp. Less than 2000 hours. 2015 full batten main. Needs refrigeration, staysail, chainplates, rigging all due. Minor caprail damage from Hurricane Michael caused by slip piling. 60k form. 386-234-5297
Steve Hale
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