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General Discussion / Re: Hello from a new member
« Last post by Doug Vaughn on January 15, 2018, 09:46:02 AM »
Congratulations and Welcome!
Doug and Rosie
SV Eleuthera
CSY 44 1982 Walkthrough
General Discussion / Hello from a new member
« Last post by Atanua on January 12, 2018, 04:53:04 PM »
Hi All,
We are just days away from finalizing our purchase of a CSY 44 WO. I am feeling a bit superstitious at the moment and don't wish to give her name at the moment. We are retiring and will be full time cruisers. Our previous boat was a Catalina 30. It was a lake boat and we primarily did club racing.

More later when the purchase is completed.
Forum Information and Problems / Re: New Members Read This!
« Last post by Atanua on January 12, 2018, 04:47:56 PM »
Thanks for adding me!
General Discussion / 33’ vessel Psyche up for auction
« Last post by psyche on January 08, 2018, 12:41:55 PM »
Gentlemen, my vessel Psyche was dismasted during Hurricane Harvey. The vessel itself only has minor scrapes but lost its mast,  standing rigging, boom gallow, bow pulpit and several stanchions.
A roof from an adjacent covered slip blew off and swep over the vessel. Had that not happened it would not have sustained any damage. I have owned the vessel for 38 years or since she was built.

Insurance Co. declared a CTL and ask if I wanted the salvage. Had I been younger I would have taken it, but at 70 I declined.

We were in the area yesterday and noticed the vessel was still on land as it had for the last 3 months. We never saw it listed in any of the auction sites that Boat US uses so I called them and it appears they were just made aware of its location. Go figure. Anyway they said it was going to be listed with Cooper Capital Marine Assets.

I just wanted to make the forum aware, in case there was any interest.
Interior / Mattress custom for CSY 44 WO VBerth
« Last post by SvForever on January 07, 2018, 03:17:55 PM »
Available in storage South of Jacksonville Fl.
Swap Meet / Perkins 4.154 parts available
« Last post by SvForever on January 07, 2018, 03:01:30 PM »
Parts in storage near St. Augustine/Jacksonville Fl. I used the heat exchanger. Some gaskets set available. Email
Hull and Rig / Re: External Round Chainplates Design
« Last post by Jules Shockley on January 02, 2018, 05:02:52 PM »
By the way, My Time is right, I checked the old bolts and they are 5/8s slotted. I managed to fashion a jig to fit into the slot to make it a one man job.
Hull and Rig / Re: External Round Chainplates Design
« Last post by Jules Shockley on January 02, 2018, 04:51:52 PM »
svsurprise, it is possible to remove the chain plates from the inside, without removing the bolts. The only exceptions are the very top bolts which are glassed in and under the teac trim piece. It is easy to remove but I didn't replace it. Too much wood anyway. The chain plates are epoxied to the inside of the hull and can be pulled off with a crow bar, once you remove the nuts. The nuts happened to be of the nylon locking type and are easily removed once heated. I left the bolts in place for shelf supports, but its an easy matter to remove the rub rail and use a hole saw to expose the bolts which have phillips heads, and fill the holes when finished. Sound complicated, but not a hard job. It helps to remove the stbd cabinet ,which is screwed in, for easier access.
My boat is an 81 and I doubt if the chainplates had ever been replaced.Two of them fell apart in my hand. I moved the straps outside the hull which took care of a lot of the leaks. I can send pictures if you need.
Hull and Rig / Re: External Round Chainplates Design
« Last post by MY TIME on December 25, 2017, 10:22:12 AM »
Unfortunately the answer is no. The bronze rub rail has to be removed first. Then the bolt heads which are a slotted screw head have to be dug out, as they are buried in polyester resin. Also the top bolt is behind the teak trim just below the teak cap rail.
Donald Stengel hull#30 44WO
Hull and Rig / Re: External Round Chainplates Design
« Last post by svsurprise on December 25, 2017, 08:34:47 AM »
Good Morning and Merry Christmas,
A simple question for those who have undertaken the job of upgrading their chainplates.  Is it possible to remove the original chainplates without removing the rub rail?  Are the bolt heads captive or should I expect them to rotate while removing the nuts from inside the hull.
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