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Swap Meet / Re: Psyche. Csy 33
« Last post by Soggy Geek on September 18, 2017, 06:16:30 AM »

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Psyche.  What a tragedy to total her, as we know how sturdy a boat she is.  Someone has been looking for a 33 (I forget who, and whether they were on the forum or the CSY Facebook Group, but I will look it up).  Maybe we can put them in touch with the insurance company, so if you get any additional info, please let us know.

I just hope that with so many boats lost, they don't do something drastic like take a chainsaw to her.  It must be a nightmare right now for the insurance companies.  And it ain't over yet!

Swap Meet / Psyche. Csy 33
« Last post by psyche on September 17, 2017, 08:24:55 PM »
My vessel a 1979 CSY 33, located in Rockport, Texas was declared a constructive total loss.  She was dismasted when an adjacent covered boat stall roof launched into her. She also sustained damage to the pulpit, forward half stanchions, bent boom gallows as well as a small amount of port aft teak damage. The interior of the vessel did not receive any damage. She has a 2008 new Diesel engine with maybe 60 hours. Cockpit did not sustain any damage and she can manuver by motor.
Boat US offered me the salvage, but at 70 years of age I am just to tired for the undertaking. I purchased her in dec of 1979 and have had her for these last 37 years. 37 years of enjoyment.
I am not sure of any time frame of the auction they have after the storm, but she would make someone a great boat. As I get any other info I will pass it on.
David Boyd

Systems / Re: 44 WT blower for frig and engine and battery exhaust
« Last post by Soggy Paws on September 16, 2017, 12:54:55 PM »
I owned WT 35 Soggy Paws for 20 years.
I cut 4" vent holes in the outside of the cockpit combing as you are contemplating- port side for the engine room vent blower and starboard side for the galley vent blower over the stove.  If you use the type of vent hole covers that also have a plate that will keep out rain and ocean spray you can use that when needed.   The vent blowers make a lot of noise so you won't want to run them for long unless the engine is running.
Mounting the refrig systems above the refrig boxes is a bad idea both from a heat standpoint but also access is difficult.  How about moving them down to under the small seat just inside of the aft cabin?  I installed my refrig compressor there and vented it with a muffin fan out the inboard wall.

You should also consider moving your batteries out of the engine room.  Heat when the engine is charging the batteries is a battery killer.  I split my house bank, one set under the nav table and the other in place of the trash bin.

For the refrig systems an option would be to use large quieter muffin fans to remove heat from the Danfoss compressors.  If you are running them at full speed the literature says you must do that.  The permanent fix is  is a Frigoboat keel cooler system.

Finally, if you are going to be cruising in the tropics I recommend using only solar as an alternate energy source, no wind.  650 watts is enough to recharge to 100% on a daily basis 98% of the time.

See my notes on these issues on our website

General Discussion / Re: How to Add Yourself to the CSY Map
« Last post by Soggy Geek on September 15, 2017, 10:29:39 PM »
Sorry for the delay in replying... we've been traveling and not had a lot of internet access.

I think it was Peter Roach who set up the map.  I'll contact him by email and see if he can do something about it.  I'm seeing the same thing you are.

Systems / Re: Purchasing 10 -130 watt flexible solar panels from China
« Last post by LittleSkipper on September 15, 2017, 02:31:59 PM »
Here are the performance specs on the 130 Watt panels.
Systems / Re: Purchasing 10 -130 watt flexible solar panels from China
« Last post by LittleSkipper on September 15, 2017, 02:27:27 PM »
The images are an example of their 100 Watt thin flexible ETFE panel.  I had some trouble attaching the file.
Systems / Purchasing 10 -130 watt flexible solar panels from China
« Last post by LittleSkipper on September 15, 2017, 01:18:19 PM »
Just yesterday, I pulled the trigger on the purchase of 10 - 130 watt flexible ETFE solar panels from China.  I plan to mount 5 on the hardtop and hopefully 1 on each quarter and 1 over the dinghy.  We will see how this goes.   The other 2 are spares.  The unit price is US$169 but after shipping and importation fees it will set me back about US$250 each.  These are 1050mm x 700mm is size. I am told they are a custom size/shape. One of their standard panels is 100 watts 1050x540mm.

Do any of you have any experience with thin flexible panels?  Yes, now that I am committed I am asking for your input.  Silly me.
General Discussion / Re: Repository of all things CSY - Dropbox
« Last post by buster108 on September 10, 2017, 03:42:47 PM »
Hi Peter - Please add me to the drop box. Thanks!  :)
Systems / 44 WT blower for frig and engine and battery exhaust
« Last post by LittleSkipper on September 09, 2017, 05:18:22 PM »
Hi All,

I have read the 2012 thread here and the Topica articles it mentioned about engine compartment/blowers. I believe those addressed WOs because I could not follow them very well as I considered our boat a WT.

1) I am interested in venting heat from the refrigerator(air cooled) which has both compressors mounted on top of it.  I am considering some kind of vent from that space through the outer cockpit coaming. I believe the space above the refrigerator is just below the cockpit winch mounting surfaces aft of the propane lockers. 

2) I am considering positive ventilation on the other side (same location as above) to exhaust the engine/workroom/battery space.

I think my big concern is about water infiltration or back flow through the vents. They would be mount below(underneath)  the winches on the outside of the cockpit coaming above the deck but on the side of the boat's cockpit coaming. Problem is the deck is not that far away and it is the side of the boat.  How likely do you think water would be a problem getting into the boat from vents if they were placed there?    Bad idea?  Other ideas?   Just live with not venting?

I understand a keel cooler would be a win-win but $$ does not support that option at this time.

Also when the engine is running at moderate to upper revs it is moving enough air to vents its space.   I would like to positively vent the battery space with out the engine running. We are planning solar and wind to charge the batteries at this time. 

Thoughts? Comments?

General Discussion / Re: Repository of all things CSY - Dropbox
« Last post by LittleSkipper on September 09, 2017, 11:58:37 AM »
Thank you Sherry,  Peter added me.  I am all set.
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