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Old 07-07-2008, 21:00   #31
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My wife is concerned that since the kneel is shortened, the boat might not be suited blue water cruising.
You will give more leeway but the basic design of the CSY 44 is well suited. There were only a couple pilot houses ever made into a pilot house style but the design is still a standard CSY 44 hull. So on the one hand only a handfull of people have ever owned one but a lot of folks have sailed the CSY 44 to most any corner you might actually want to go to. The boats are getting along in age bt the basic hulls hold up exceptionally well.
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:35   #32
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If all goes well, we will soon have one to call home.
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Old 11-09-2008, 14:48   #33
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My wife and I are proud new owners of a 44’ CSY Pilothouse ketch. I am upgrading the systems.
I have a hydraulic steering system and need to know the displacement of the ram unit in order to install an autopilot system. However, the tag on the ram is gone. Can anyone help me out with this problem?
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Old 11-09-2008, 14:57   #34
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Autopilots were not standard so you will need to identify the unit. You'll need to match up the control unit to the ram and there is no way for us to tell you what that might be. If you can't find identification then you'll need to take some pictures. You can upload them to your phot gallery here so we can see them. I know we would all like to see some of your boat pictures in any case.

Pilothouse ketches were one of the more rare CSY's.
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My wife and I are proud new owners of a 44’ CSY Pilothouse ketch. I am upgrading the systems.
Did ya buy this one a month or two ago on the West Coast of Florida and now moored in the FL keys as durty fuel stopped yer passage to Fort Lauderdale...?

If so, I know about the boat and I got ya a dock across the canal.
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Ft Myers Beach

That's our boat.

The problem was more than dirty fuel. She went though 3 quarts of oil in six hours. If the fuel hadn't stopped her, the engine would have froze up.

She carries her old name Tropic Isle, but we will be changing her name to Flying Crane out of Friendship, MD.

She is a grand lady, just her systems a little old.

I am back in Virgina but will return the end of October to bring her home.
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Old 14-09-2008, 00:11   #37
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Congratulations!

Where will you be berthing her?

Was the engine problem an oil leak or was it burning all that oil?
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Oil leaks. The previous owner had done a valve job and put a new head on her thinking that corrected the leaking problem, but it didn't.

My wife and I plan to do sail around the world in two years when I retire. So, we are putting a new Yanmar engine in her. A liltte more horsepower and better range.
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So are you still bringing her to Fort Lauderdale to have the work done?
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CSY Man,

We had the work done in Ft Myers -- a big mistake.

She is home now and we are doing more restoration work than we had planned. However, we love her - Flying Crane.

We move aboard her in June and will spend the next 1-1/2 years getting her all set to sail around the world -- east to west.
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Hey, KWProper, have you found the CSYOwners.com forum yet?

Though you'll get lots of good advice here, sometimes problems specific to CSY's can be solved with the help of other owners.

Welcome to the CSY Owners' Group

Drop in and say hi some time.
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No, but going there now.
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csy watkins 36 centre cockpit

Hi All,
Can any of you csy fundis comment/review the CSY Watkins 36 centre cockpit please. Is it pretty crowded down below with its layout in a 10.5 ft beam?
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Old 10-08-2009, 12:58   #44
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CSY Watkins 36 centre cockpit please.
It's not a CSY like those who are talking about them on this thread. There were a few other boats that had CSY as part of the name that are unrelated. We had a 33 a few years ago.
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