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General Discussion / Re: How to Add Yourself to the CSY Map
« Last post by LittleSkipper on September 09, 2017, 11:57:30 AM »
Hi Soggy Geek,

I added Contessa to the CSYowners Google boats map a couple of weeks ago.  Everything went well.  I just tried to access it today but it was not available.  It says it was moved to the trash and to have the owner restore it. 

I used this the link Original posted CSY Owners Map 

But this is what I am getting instead:  CSY Owners Map  Error response


This map is no longer available because it was moved to the trash. Please contact the owner to restore access."

 :o  :'(
General Discussion / Re: New CSY 44 owner joining your forum
« Last post by LittleSkipper on September 09, 2017, 11:32:06 AM »
Hi Doug,

Please be sure to share your experience and resources on your chain plate replacement here.  I have been doing some research but have not found a shop/source willing to fabricate them.  I sure would like an updated quote on fabrication for planning purposes.  I may have a few years to go yet. I found that Rick Heim had made them in the past and I emailed him.  Here is his reply:

rheim nine seven four seven at aol dot com
Aug 31 (9 days ago)

to me
Sent from AOL Mobile Mail
Thank you for the inquiry.
I retired in 2012 so I won't be of any help. 
I wish I could tell of someone who could help you but don't know of anyone.
Rick Heim
General Discussion / Re: HELP, IS THIS A CSY???????
« Last post by Soggy Geek on September 02, 2017, 07:08:42 PM »

Attached is a screen shot of my CSY database for your boat.  Indeed, your Walkthrough is the 8th walkthru built, and was one of the rare ones built as a ketch.

If you pm me updated details, I'd be happy to add you as the new owner.

Just looked up the USCG doc no, and it looks like Jeffry must have been the one who sold it to you, as the documentation was current until July 31.

Here's the USCG Documentation search, in case you want to look it up yourself.

General Discussion / Re: HELP, IS THIS A CSY???????
« Last post by LittleSkipper on September 02, 2017, 11:45:14 AM »
Hi Sherry,

Your insight would be most appreciated.  I would like to figure out what my boat's hull number TXY44W080380 means. From what you wrote above my hull number is W08 with a date of March(03) 1980.  Would this mean I have the 8th walk-thru ever built?  Can I presume the "W" means Walk-Thru?  She is rigged as a ketch. I am wondering if that would that be represented in the HIN?   I thought I read somewhere that the last 6 digits were 08 = 8th boat built or started during month dated 0380 - March 1980 in my case.  I am probably over thinking this.  Thanks for your help
Hull and Rig / Re: External Round Chainplates Design
« Last post by LittleSkipper on September 02, 2017, 07:29:37 AM »
Hi Matthew,

Thank you for your positive response.  I appreciate your thoughts. Contessa was not sailed too hard over the past 9 yrs or so.  I will be visiting Contessa with a USB borescope 5.5 mm and dental tools to dig out the caulking.  I hope I can get a good look a the hidden parts.  From what I have read here and other sources, it is those parts you can't see or more importantly does not get air/oxygen that will in time cause the problems. 
Hull and Rig / Re: External Round Chainplates Design
« Last post by LittleSkipper on September 02, 2017, 07:12:56 AM »
Soggy Geek,
Sorry for my late response.  No worries; the effort was much appreciated as were all the other files.
General Discussion / Re: HELP, IS THIS A CSY???????
« Last post by Soggy Geek on August 31, 2017, 05:42:50 AM »
Hi David,

It sounds like you indeed have one of the prototype CSY's built by Irwin for CSY.  I really don't know much more about the history of the early boats beyond whats on our website:

The HIN's on our CSYs were on the transom, just under the toe rail on the starboard side.  If you have the old documentation, it may record the HIN.

The 0776 part of the HIN is obviously the start date of the build.  But the rest of the HIN you give I have no idea.  On our boats, the format is something like TXY440220577.  Where the TXY designates boats built by CSY corporation, 44 is the 44. 022 is s/n 22, and the last 4 digits is the date.

I don't know if we have any members out there with the Irwin versions of the CSY that could help you out with your engine questions...

Sorry I can't be more helpful

General Discussion / HELP, IS THIS A CSY???????
« Last post by david334 on August 30, 2017, 06:56:03 PM »
Hello guys and gals, I am new to the forum, Im in need of some info. I am co-purchasing a "1976 CSY 44 walkover" The owner of the boat hasn't shown me a title yet because the whereabouts are unknown. The yacht is in need of a full restoration(its in ruff shape :(.) We are getting it at a fairly low price so it doesn't bother us much. We have many concerns regarding finding the HIN and if the paperwork matches the boat. Thus said, can we get an Idea of where to look for the HIN? we looked on the back of the transom and couldn't find anything. the owner last registered it in 91 and it has sat in the water for most of its life. I have read the data you guys have on owners and names of the CSY fleet, but our registration numbers don't match. The proprietors state its a prototype, Irwin built for CSY and its HUll number 4. Please someone shed some light! thanks

HIN - CSY578940776
Date built - 1976
manufacture- Irwin

Also couple of other things, we pulled out the motor and generator and have what it seems like a rebuilt westerbeke ready on a pallet. unsure what type of motor since the serial plate number has nothing written. everything in the motor room was stripped! transmission is gone, so we need to know what type of tranny it needs and so forth. We kinda got our hands in a messy situation. if anybody would like to help us figure everything out much appreciated. We are both young and stupid so let us know straight up.

Hull and Rig / Re: External Round Chainplates Design
« Last post by Soggy Geek on August 25, 2017, 01:42:31 AM »
Little Skipper, sorry the DXF file is no good, but hopefully the PDF will give you what you need.  I confess I never opened that file--just downloaded it from someone else's website, and that website is now gone.

Swap Meet / Re: eBay CSY 37 in the DR
« Last post by Another Way on August 22, 2017, 01:25:32 PM »
Another Way is still available @ 25K.
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