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Old 12-08-2017, 19:17   #136
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Tybee Girl,
The winch and cable replacement is not hard. However, you need to be able to lower the keel down and support it while you replace the cable. I did that exact job just a few months ago. I replaced the winch with one made by Dayton, and the cable I picked up locally. The winch is Dayton model 12U370 800lb rated. They are current production and can be had on ebay for about $50.00. Fortunately I have access to a swaging tool, and all I had to do was pick up the appropriate tin plated copper swages and a replacement thimble that goes through the hole in the keel. You can use stainless steel cable clamps, but use three for full rated strength. Depending on which model and year, determines how much room you have up in the keel trunk. My CM26 is a 1975, and it has a different keel winch configuration than earlier models. Actually, mine is build 999 out of approx. 1030 made. There is a couple of face book groups for our boats as well as the Trailer Sailor group that has a lot of info on our boats. I posted most of what I did to my 26 over on the Trailer Sailor. Check it out if you get a chance. Also, if you send me a private I will be glad to share any info I have learned on our boats.

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Thanks so much Mitch. I was reading earlier about the plates and clamps and how over time the water makes them expand and it sounds like that's exactly what happened with mine. It seems to function well enough but the whole thing is suspect and I think it's time to get it shored up properly. When I bought my clipper, the thimble you reference was missing and the previous owner had it jury rigged. We do have a great boat yard here on Wilmington Island so I will probably let the retired navy sailors handle it & leave it to the professionals. I understand just enough to be dangerous! Thanks again for the advice.
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Old 12-08-2017, 20:20   #137
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Tybee Girl,
Great that you have a boat yard close to you. The closest boat yard to me is a couple of hundred miles, so I have to do myself. The original winch in mine was serviceable, but I wanted a winch that I could put the keel in any position, and remove the handle and it would stay where I put it. The dayton does a good job.

As I mentioned earlier, there are a couple of good facebook groups dedicated to our brand of boats. One is called Clipper Marine, and the Other is Clipper Marine Sailing. They are a great bunch of folks! Please feel free and drop by. If I can help in any way, please do not hesitate to ask.

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Old 04-07-2018, 16:03   #138
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So, this is about the only decent group Iíve found...

Hello folks,
I am currently looking at a 1976 CM 33, the ketch, with the aft cabin.
I am a novice sailor, hoping to make it a liveaboard with my young lady. We intend to use it to save up money to buy a true blue water craft while learning boat maintenance/repair/sailing.
Iíve now read your intire forum and I must say, it is the only one of its kind in the English language that Iíve found. It has been way more helpful than the Facebook group, and itís still active!

So a bit about the boat Iím looking to buy.
Newer ports, (last year)
New bottom paint (2016)
New rigging (2016)
New thru ports (2012)
New sails/ sail covers (2016)
Engine seems to have low oil pressure, but runs well.
(Anyone have any ideas?)
From pictures it looks good, Iím going to see it in the next few days. Iíll post them here in a follow up.

Asking price 2500.
What do yíall think? What do you know about this year/model? Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: So, this is about the only decent group Iíve found...

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Hello folks,
I am currently looking at a 1976 CM 33, the ketch, with the aft cabin.
I am a novice sailor, hoping to make it a liveaboard with my young lady. We intend to use it to save up money to buy a true blue water craft while learning boat maintenance/repair/sailing.
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Asking price 2500.
What do yíall think? What do you know about this year/model? Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated!
The $2500. asking price seems real reasonable. The low oil pressure sounds worrisome, but it's possible that's normal for the type of engine it is? BTW, you didn't mention what engine it is.
I'm inclined to recommend you have a survey done before you plunk your money down. Just my two cents.
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Old 04-07-2018, 23:22   #140
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When I said looking at, I should have said “messaging owner” and “looking at pictures.”
That’s my mistake.
Sadly, like many people looking at an inexpensive boat, a survey @700 is a bit beyond my means at the moment.
I have enough to buy transport and pay for first month of marina, with a small slush fund for unexpected this and that.
I’ve been using the website Marine Surveyor, Port Credit Marine Surveys, Toronto, Ontario for their EXCELLENT pre survey buyer inspection advice. If you’ve never been to that website you must, the author is wicked.

As for hands on, that’s in four days, so I’m madly prepping my amateur survey skills. There are several ho/no go points that even a tyro like myself can see when told when/where/how to look. Great site!

But it’s kinda general, so I came here to talk to USERS and find out if there are any common problems I should keep my eyes peeled for!
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I should have said, ďlooking and messagingĒ havenít seen the boat in person, and wonít until Sunday.

Iíve been using Pcmarinesurveys.com Ďs excellent presale owner walk around survey to prep for my hands on day.
Great and informative site but necessarily general.....
..... so I came here, to talk to actual USERS about any problem theyíve experienced/common fail points.

Hope that helps. Iíll have more info Sunday!
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