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Swap Meet / Re: CSY 44 parts for free
« Last post by nofloatboat on October 09, 2018, 11:44:16 AM »
  Greetings! Where are these parts located? Thank You.
General Discussion / Re: CSY 44
« Last post by Soggy Paws on October 07, 2018, 10:27:13 AM »
Hi Marlene,
Big difference between a CSY 44 and a 33.  For one person a 33 should be fine as a liveaboard coastal.  For long distance cruising bigger is usually better because of the load carrying capacity, but it is a lot of boat for a single hander.  Both are excellent boats if in good shape--look very carefully at any purchase options.   Your ability to handle docking on either depends on how good you are at it. They are both very heavy boats for their size.  Our 44 cat weighs half what our CSY 44 did.                                                                                                                                              No need to buy a separate manual windlass as most electrics come with manual back up and they are pretty reliable.  A single hander will benefit from a wireless remote available on the internet for about $15.  Marine versions are $200.  I recommend Lofrans Tigres for the 44 and next smaller Lofrans for the 33.  I have extensive experience with both.                                                                                                                                                    If you want to discuss in more detail see us in Melbourne after about 17 Oct.                                               Dave and Sherry
General Discussion / Re: Wanted to buy a CSY 44 or 33 -
« Last post by sassea on October 06, 2018, 02:23:29 PM »
Hi Matt,
I did see the CSY 44 in Niceville. Checking out a few others even though that one looks good. Thanks for replying. I just asked forum folks for advise/suggestions about anchoring and docking a CSY 44 by myself. 
General Discussion / CSY 44
« Last post by sassea on October 06, 2018, 02:21:23 PM »
In my search for a structurally sound off shore cruising network I am interested in a CSY 44 or a CSY 33. Currently, there are two for sale. My questions are:  How reasonable is it for one person to dock and weigh anchor?  I had a 35 foot Trimaran that I found user friendly in these regards. For the CSY I will install, if not already installed a manual along with an electrical windlass. The 44 has appeal because of all the room. I expect to live onboard up to five years.

Any and all thoughts will be appreciated. Thank you.
Engines and Drive Train / Perkins 4.236
« Last post by Larry Scheer on October 05, 2018, 04:14:14 PM »
Is it possible to use a Perkins 4.236 that is a marine generator and use it as propulsion engine. If so, what needs to be changed. Flywheel and trans ??
General Discussion / Re: Battery Power Tools
« Last post by Matthew Balch on October 05, 2018, 11:30:49 AM »
I found the answer to my question about recharging the batteries for these tools.  Ryobi makes a "car charger" that plugs into the cigarette lighter outlet.  Problem solved!
General Discussion / Re: Wanted to buy a CSY 44 or 33 -
« Last post by Matthew Balch on October 05, 2018, 11:25:38 AM »
You have probably already checked out the yacht world Web site and seen the others for sale there.  The one you are looking at in Niceville seems to be very well maintained.  Good luck on your search!
General Discussion / Wanted to buy a CSY 44 or 33 -
« Last post by sassea on October 03, 2018, 09:21:34 PM »
I am looking for an offshore cruising boat and the CSY 44 has my attention. At this stage I am looking for a boat ready to set sail, no projects. It is expected some additions or changes may need to be updated. I am considering one for sale in Niceville, FL but want to do more shopping before I settle. Let me know any boats you know of for sale....Thank you.
Forum Information and Problems / Re: Atlantic Towers Arch
« Last post by Jules Shockley on September 30, 2018, 05:39:20 PM »
Don't know your location or time frame. If you are anywhere near Ft. Pierce, Fl., Riverside Marine has an excellent welder, named Danny. He custom built a swim platform and a radar arch from heavy aluminum. An excellent job with all the bells and whistles. We couldn't be happier. Aluminum is lighter and cheaper and will outlast us. Swim platform was $800 and the arch an  astonishing $3000. We will never outgrow either. The regret is that we didn't do it sooner.
Something to think about.
Jules-Dragon Lady
Forum Information and Problems / Re: Atlantic Towers Arch
« Last post by Mercy McFly on September 28, 2018, 06:55:42 PM »
Don, Not sure if you looked at Ocean Cowboy's davit system this summer. I plan on having it made taller, to get the boat higher off the swim platform, and also a frame made on top for lots of solar. Next summers project. If you liked it I'm sure the welder could make a copy and you could install yourself
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