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Engines and Drive Train / PSS shaft seal in CSY 37
« Last post by VI Sailor on February 17, 2019, 05:17:08 AM »
Hello All
Am deep into a refit of a Hurricane Irma survivor here on St Thomas of a 1980 CSY 37. Have replaced the Perkins with a rebuilt and am using a PSS shaft seal. Once shaft coupling is on and alignment completed, I will need to reach the seal to compress the bellows and tighten the set screws on the rotor. Tranny and V- drive will be in the way.
Will I have access to do this?
Anyone on this forum have a similar experience?
Any help or advice is greatly appreciated!
Bob Petersen
Forum Information and Problems / Re: Rudder CSY 33
« Last post by Matthew Balch on February 14, 2019, 11:48:12 AM »
Congratulations on your purchase.  That's a nice boat.  I saw her in Key West last time I sailed there.
Although I don't have a specific person or company to recommend for your fiberglass repairs, the boatyards around FTL are full of experts.  You may wish to visit these yards and ask around for the best person for these types of repairs.  You may even see some of these guys in action, too.
Good luck!
Forum Information and Problems / Re: CSY Hull Number System
« Last post by Matthew Balch on February 14, 2019, 11:39:24 AM »
You can find the HIN for the boat imprinted into the fiberglass on the upper starboard corner of the transom.  If you do a search using the words hull number, you  will find several threads on this subject that explain everything.
Forum Information and Problems / Rudder CSY 33
« Last post by sassea on February 13, 2019, 10:54:13 PM »
I am new owner of Rhapsody, CSY 33, and had her surveyed. Will need bottom work. There is a soft spot on rudder and a small 2 inch square on hull where fiberglass is showing. Boat is in Ft Lauderdale where I need someone to do repairs. I don’t mind taking boat Indiantown or as far as ft pierce. For now just looking for reputable worker. Any ideas?
Forum Information and Problems / Re: New Members Read This!
« Last post by sassea on February 13, 2019, 10:47:44 PM »
I can’t find how to start a new post. Please advise.
Interior / Re: Air conditioner for 44 W/O main cabin
« Last post by svsurprise on February 10, 2019, 10:59:04 AM »
Congratulations on your purchase.  On Surprise, the main shower had been turned into a large closet so I installed the AC reverse cycle unit (one part) on the floor of the closet.  It made running the duct work easy and the condensate drain just went down the old shower drain.  Not inferring this is the best way, just the way I did it.

Good luck, Don
Interior / Air conditioner for 44 W/O main cabin
« Last post by S/V HALANI on February 09, 2019, 07:52:20 AM »
We are new CSY owners and looking forward to our first sailing season this spring. We were given an air conditioner as part of the sales agreement and are considering where to install it. It’s a two part system with separate compressor and fan unit. Just looking for some ideas of where to best locate it.
Swap Meet / CSY44 WO Chanticleer is for sale
« Last post by chanticleer18 on February 03, 2019, 09:19:07 AM »
After 18 years and 30,000 miles sailing Chanticleer it is time to sell.   This is a link to one of the ads we have placed. 
We joined the Topica CSY site way back in 1999 and found a wonderful boat and lots of good people that shared with us a tremendous amount of knowledge that when combined with my 30 years of sailing adventures helped us restore Chanticleer to the condition it is in today.  I have complied two documents (around 90 pages of pictures and verbiage) that go through in some detail most all of the refits and modernizing we completed over the years.    I am willing to share with anyone traveling down the same path what we did starting way back in 2000.
Capt. Scott and Gail Penfield
Forum Information and Problems / CSY Hull Number System
« Last post by RDL1850 on January 31, 2019, 01:25:21 PM »
HI All, I am a soon to be new owner of CSY 44 WO. I am trying to decipher hull number code and where is it located on boat
General Discussion / Re: Repository of all things CSY - Dropbox
« Last post by sassea on January 30, 2019, 09:47:12 PM »
Please invite me to join the DROPBOX. I have a MacBook Air. My email address is:
Thank you.
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