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C.S. 34
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Description: C.S. 34
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Fri October 25, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Am a new owner of this boat. Looking for people with information on how she sails or problems they have seem.
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Fri October 25, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Am a new owner of this boat. Looking for people with expearance on how she sails or with problems.
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Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sun September 3, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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This ib our third boat having had two Catalinas and a Cal. We have found our CS 34 to be very well built and have often been out in 20 kt blows. She is overpowered above 15 kts but boom and headsail furling are an easy answer and she ghosts along in 5 kts with a cruising spinnaker. She has a water tank under the v birth to free up the starboard settee for storage. Lower shrouds were added to remove the baby forstay and unclutter the fordeck. The boat is as spacious as a newer boat and very fast yet well balanced. Added swim platform shower, folding prop, remote mike at helm, davits, autopilot and chartplotter, 3 house batteries and start battery, gennaker and pole. Great value.
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padean
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Registered: July 2001
Location: Saginaw, MI
Posts: 184
Review Date: Wed September 12, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Sturdy but light construction, great sailing performance for a cruising friendly boat
Cons: Limited storage; difficult to access plumbing and electrical runs

All the boat I was expecting and hoping for from this model. Construction was very good, and the hull with deep fin keel really kicks even in light wind. Flatter bottom pounds a bit in heavy seas above 3-4 feet, as expected. Interior room and lay-out is great, although the center mast brace take away some of the advantage of a deck-stepped keel. We have two large water tanks under the salon settees, which is probably more than I would ever use, but with the nice shower, who knows. Forward V-berth is a little small, but works great for kids, and the large after double more than makes up for this limitation. I don not like the roller reefing system on my boat which is lead to the cockpit for safety- it is convenient, but I can't seem to get a nicely tucked reef, and with the large sail area and flatter bottom, I am most comfortable putting the first reef in at between 15-20 knots. I am thinking about changing this if anyone has ideas. Overall, I am very satisfied with this well-built, relatively fast cruiser. They are somewhat pricey, but worth the price. Email if questions or suggestions. Also, check out the CS owners association web site (very active user group)

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PDean
CS 34
Saginaw Bay, Michigan
"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward
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