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Interior / Bronze locker door hatches
« Last post by sassea on Today at 01:05:31 PM »
With consideration for Ed Marill's post in October 2018, an update at Seafarer is in order. I was recently at their store and they are unable to locate the hatches in bronze. Being within a mile of their warehouse I stop in about once a week. So far, no luck.
Maybe, just maybe another CSY owner has an extra set or two of such latches. I need two in order to coordinate with the other hatches...
Thank you.
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Swap Meet / Re: Our CSY 44 Walk-Thru is now for sale: siesta.marill.com
« Last post by Soggy Geek on June 18, 2019, 05:35:06 PM »
Hi Jason, welcome to the CSY Owners forum.  We've been cruising so I haven't had a chance to look through the forum for a few weeks.

As far as I know, Ed did sell Siesta.  We owned our CSY 44 WT for 20 years and sailed her halfway around the world.  Soggy Paws was a great boat that would take anything the sea threw at us.  I highly recommend them as rugged cruising boats.  The only reason we sold her was because we got the catamaran bug.

If you do FB, there is also a CSY Owners FB group, and there's a little more action there than here.  (but this is a better place for historical answers to questions from owners over the years).

Hope you find your dream boat.

Sherry
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Engines and Drive Train / Re: Engine Re-Power CSY37
« Last post by Matthew Balch on June 11, 2019, 08:18:10 PM »
Hi Peter,
Have you checked out Beta Marine diesels?  Altho I have no direct experience with them, the folks on Cruisers Forum have nothing but good  things to say about them.  Based on Kubota blocks, and the parts should be cheaper than Volvo or Yanmar. Beta makes engines in the power range you are looking for.
If I was replacing an engine, some of my main concerns would be that the engine could be an easy replacement for your W40  with few modifications to the stringers, angle, etc., naturally aspirated so you don't need to do turbo maintenance, and if you can match up your existing tranny to the new engine would be a plus because if the reduction gear is different, you may need to change your prop, too.
Matthew
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Engines and Drive Train / Engine Re-Power CSY37
« Last post by Peter Hibbard on June 10, 2019, 03:51:58 PM »
Looking for recommendations, experience in re-powering a CSY 37.  My current engine is a Westerbeke 4107 40 HP - original engine.  So far looking at Volvo 50 HP and Yanmar 45 HP and 57 HP.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks...Peter
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Hull and Rig / Re: Running Rigging
« Last post by Matthew Balch on June 01, 2019, 05:56:03 PM »
Hi Cam,
We are happy to help you out in outfitting your boat.  You can text me with photos at 3oh5 81two 577three, if you would like.  It sounds like you have a great downwind sail from STM to the USA once you are finished with your outfitting and sea trials.
Matthew
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Hull and Rig / Re: Running Rigging
« Last post by Cameron on June 01, 2019, 04:05:20 PM »
Matthew,
Thanks very much for the info. No, no staysail or spin (although that may come later) Right now I am just trying to get her home safely with the minimum but right equipment. Definitely appreciate it!

Cam
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Hull and Rig / Re: Running Rigging
« Last post by Matthew Balch on May 31, 2019, 08:02:00 AM »
Hi Cam,
In addition to the estimates Don gave, here are some additional considerations.  If your new boat has the tall rig, (double sets of spreaders), your halyards will need to be longer.  I didn't see any mention of the staysail.  That will need a halyard and sheets also.  I used 1/2" for that.  On the yankee sheets, 5/8" is good, but you can go larger, up to 3/4" if desired.  Don's figure of 75' is for each yankee sheet, so you will need to procure 150'.  Do you want a spare halyard, there should be an extra sheeve for that at the mast head.  Will you be flying a spinnaker?  Roller-furler control lines, topping lift will be smaller diameter low stretch.

If I were in your situation outfitting a new to me boat in a remote place, I would probably take these calculations and purchase partial spools of 1/2"and 5/8" and not cut any of that line until it is fitted to the rig.  This way you can be sure of the measurements and not be caught a wee bit too short.  Shipping it from Atlanta or purchasing it in Sint Maartin would depend on cost and availability.
Good luck! Matthew
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Hull and Rig / Re: Running Rigging
« Last post by svsurprise on May 30, 2019, 09:02:34 PM »
I'll take a stab on this.  My 44 W/o has:

110' 1/2" main sheet (same 3 blocks as yours)  Probably just New England Sta-Set

75" 5/8" jib sheets.  Again, Sta-Set

110' 1/2" or 7/16" jib halyards (roller furling).  I am downsizing on the 7/16" beause of an added inner fuller with a smaller halyard block.  The primary jib furler is 1/2".  I use Sta-set X lower stretch for these.

My main is also roller furling but is wire and hasn't needed replacement.  I would imagine 100' would be more than adequate.  If I replaced it I would also go low stretch.

I hope this helps. 
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Hull and Rig / Running Rigging
« Last post by Cameron on May 30, 2019, 04:32:29 PM »
Hello All,
I am the new owner of an 1980 walkover. The boat is currently demasted and on the hard. As it is in St Maartin and I am in Atlanta, I am curious to know if anyone can give me a complete list of lines I would need for replacement. The whole rig is a bit new to me so I am a bit in the dark. I can say that both the headsail and the main are on roller furlings, and that there is no traditional traveler, but instead 3 pullies aft the cockpit and 1 winch. If she mast was up it would be much easier to know whats needed, but as she sits now I am just a bit uncertain of whats needed. My intent is to purchase lines here in the states and ship down along with other gear.
Thanks in advance...
Cam.   
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Systems / Re: Cleaning water tanks
« Last post by svsurprise on May 28, 2019, 07:24:28 PM »
Ken,
By your description it sounds like the tanks on the 37 and the 44 are different.  I did not have a problem with any adjoining plywood.  The square panels on my boat were caulked with silicon so they were easy to pull up after using a chisel to get it started.

Good luck,
Don
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