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General Discussion / Re: Hide the Women and Lock Up the Whiskey!
« Last post by LittleSkipper on November 10, 2017, 06:17:00 PM »
Regarding rewiring: I may be in for something similar but I am not looking for it anytime soon.  Have you consider a BUS system?  Nigel Calder has it and wrote about.  I found a link to a discussion about it here
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General Discussion / Melbourne Gam - CSY Breakfast
« Last post by Peter Hibbard on November 10, 2017, 10:20:23 AM »
Hello all you CSYers! Hope many of you will be at the GAM 11/10-12/17 this year. We want to invite all to the annual CSY Breakfast at Memaws on Saturday @ 7:30 AM.

I will place a sign up sheet on the bulliten board at the GAM entrance. If anyone needs a ride - let me know.

Peter  and Jan - JAZZ
407-234-0396
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General Discussion / Anybody Transiting to Rio Dulce Soon?
« Last post by Bodega Bob on November 10, 2017, 09:27:36 AM »
Hey there team -

I've got a couple of Rubbermaid bins of tools/gear that I need to get to RD. If anybody is headed that way & willing to schlepp one or two of them for me, I'd be willing to repay in kind, trade out some labor when you get there, or just pay a fair price for the favor.

Ping me if you're willing.

Much mahalo!
 B.
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General Discussion / Re: Hide the Women and Lock Up the Whiskey!
« Last post by Bodega Bob on November 10, 2017, 08:54:04 AM »
As far as the wiring diagram I do not have anything since I basically tore all the old wiring mess completely out of my boat and when I say mess I mean it... In the process right now of rewiring and it is going great.

Ha! I have to go the same route, Mike. I'm not what anyone would mistake for an experienced electrician so I thought it would be a good idea to look at how it was supposed to be wired before I got started. As it stands, I gotta heel the boat back & forth just to get the dang electrons to flow from the port side to the stbd side & back! Oh well, my circus, my monkeys!  ;D Maybe something will pop up when I get access to the Dropbox.
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General Discussion / Re: Hide the Women and Lock Up the Whiskey!
« Last post by Mike Zofchak on November 09, 2017, 10:09:27 AM »
Bob,

Sorry about the delay. I have been helping move a Island Packet down the coast to Fort Pierce.

As far as the wiring diagram I do not have anything since I basically tore all the old wiring mess completely out of my boat and when I say mess I mean it... In the process right now of rewiring and it is going great.
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General Discussion / Re: Hide the Women and Lock Up the Whiskey!
« Last post by LittleSkipper on November 08, 2017, 04:59:56 PM »
Thanks Bob,  That feeling right there is why we bought her.  Thank man.
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Hull and Rig / Re: Shoal vs Deep Draft
« Last post by Soggy Geek on November 06, 2017, 10:19:35 AM »
To put the final response on this.  Since we left Florida in 2007, we cruised almost 40,000 miles across the Pacific in all kinds of weather and sailing conditions.  We were fortunate in choosing our weather conditions (thanks to modern forecasting and modern communications technology), and never had to sail in over 40 knots, and then only for a few hours.  We NEVER felt unsafe in our shoal draft / tall mast CSY 44.

We sold Soggy Paws in 2016, and she was subsequently sailed from the Philippines to Western Australia, where she now resides.

If you plan to cruise in areas where draft is an issue (inland river waters, Bahamas, etc), you really should consider the shoal draft.  If you plan to cruise in areas where draft is not an issue, and heavy weather is normal, the full keel might be a better choice.

Here is a video taken of a CSY 44 Walkthrough (formerly Tackless II, now Kenebec), shoal draft, tall mast, under sail in winds gusting to 40 knots.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mcFgd8qEyA&feature=youtu.be

Sherry
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General Discussion / Re: Hide the Women and Lock Up the Whiskey!
« Last post by Bodega Bob on October 31, 2017, 06:46:54 PM »
Wow! Just saw a pic of Contessa! Sweet!
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General Discussion / Re: Hide the Women and Lock Up the Whiskey!
« Last post by Bodega Bob on October 31, 2017, 06:36:43 PM »
THX LittleSkipper.

I bought her as a project boat. Got that same feeling a guy gets in the back of the church when he is about to enter the state of matrimony! I gotta say that the Soggy Paws sagas & this forum gave me the confidence to step up.  I've been drilling thru usable information for the stuff I need to do all day. An Honorable Mention goes to the multitude of reviews that exist across the 40 years on the CSYs. Jeezus! Did you ever even meet anybody or even hear of anybody, for that matter, who didn't sing CSY praises?  This was like finding a shabby unicorn!

There was nothing in the US Navy Submarine Force that prepared me for this - except maybe giving me a respect for a dependable vessel and the cohones peludas to do it  It's good to know there are mates around out there that've been there, done that.

 I'll pass on whatever I find on the schematics.
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General Discussion / Re: Hide the Women and Lock Up the Whiskey!
« Last post by LittleSkipper on October 31, 2017, 04:46:39 PM »
Hi Bob

Welcome to the club!  We just bought Contessa, a 1980 44-walkthrough, last April down in Grenada. We have been working on her getting her ready to launch in January.  I am also interested in any electrical schematics you come across.   A few weeks ago we mounted some granny bars at the mast.  I sure am glad the cabin top is solid 3/8 or better solid fiberglass.   Like you said "a floating brick" that'll take care of you at sea.
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