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CSY 44
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Description: CSY 44
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Location: maryland
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Review Date: Thu April 24, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

This boat has very classic lines and is built like a tank. You will have to look long and hard to find a boat with a thicker FRP hull. You can pick the whole 36,000lb boat up by its chainplates alone. Main cabin has 7' of headroom. There is a walk in engine room and a seperate shower room. This boat is built for long term living aboard and can take a lot of punishment.

This is a heavy auxillary cruiser and as such is a little slow off the line. The design has won several races however, proving that it can get and keep a good bit of speed once in motion.

We bought ours after it had been retired from the charter fleet. We are currently conducting a fairly extensive refit. See http://users.why.net/davec/thistledown for pictures and more information about CSYs.
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Review Date: Tue April 29, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

A. Summary of Design
1.Cutter rigged sloop, center cockpit/split cabin
B. Key Features
1.Easily handeled sailplan
2.100 gal.fuel/400 gal. water
3.Private and spacious aft cabin w/head&shower
4.Large refigeration/freezer capacity
5.8 deck hatches/ 15? opening portlights
C.Strengths
1.Very comfortable sea motion/ Heavy
2.Privacy of aft cabin with company on-board
3.Easily double reefed main, furled staysail and genoa
4.Stowage capacity
D. Weaknesses
1.Not the most comfortable salon arrangement
2.Light air sail performance
E. Overall Satisfaction
1.We are looking at a few interior modifications that would
make it much more liveable. Besides that we're extremely happy
with the CSY!
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Review Date: Tue May 23, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
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The CSY's have a well-earned reputation as strong & tough. Because there is no coring material anywhere in the hull or deck, CSY's are aging very well.

These vessels were designed to support three couples for three weeks in the tropics. They represent an outstanding achievement of this design goal.

Our vessel survived Hurricane Floyd in Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas. Sustained winds of 150-210 m.p.h. lasted 11 hours. Our vessel suffered $60,000 of damage and destroyed wood piling docks to each side. She took water below only when one of her through-bolted stanchions was ripped out by the roots.

A delivery crew returned her to Ft. Lauderdale with a 3' length of our 5/8" jib sheet wrapped around the prop. All components of her propulsion system were trashed from the vibration. The engine shop felt that she was within a few hours of seizing due to lubrication failure caused by lower bearing and camshaft disintegration. Yet, she did not leak a drop.

Adding insult to injury, the repair yard rammed a poured concrete slip at a 60 degree angle damaging the stem but not perforating it. She took a chunk of concrete out of the dock about the same size as the fiberglass chunk she lost.

The only factory weakness seems to be the wiring. It will pay you to check it out carefully.

CSY 44's are not greyhounds of the sea. It is doubtful they could win a race against any other vessel of equivalent waterline length without a handicap. But, they will deliver you to your destination in safe comfort. They are not only seaworthy but enjoy outstanding sea kindliness as well.

Betty and I lived aboard our vessel for six consecutive months in the Bahamas. Her layout for privacy, fridge, freezer, fuel and water capacity, ventilation, and dedicated shower room made for easy living with guests or just the two of us.

We cannot recommend these boats too highly for those seeking safe comfort for long passages and easy handling by two persons.

Their used prices reflect their reputation and capabilities. They sell today for about 30% more than they cost new twenty years ago.
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Review Date: Fri September 7, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Custom factory built.Varnished oak interior,all sails roller furling.Full electronics.Dinghy/OB.Much recent equipment.Just hauled,in top condition,ready to sail away.Contact me for full details.$110.000
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