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Thank you for the picture.. Does the windlass protrude above the anchor hatch when it is closed?

And congratulations!
No, it all closes up very neatly. He's also built out an anchor mount and railing out over the bow (photos with windlass hatch open and closed attached) ..... and thanks!

Oh, and yes you are seeing what you think you are seeing. He somehow managed to bend the anchor.
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Re: CS36 Merlin Model Comparison

The boat is also equipped with an Espar diesel-powered interior heating system.
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.... and teak cockpit decks (shown) and corner seating (shown) and removable bug screens for all the hatches (shown) and customized propane lockers under the helm seat for the stove and barbeque (shown).

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No, it all closes up very neatly. He's also built out an anchor mount and railing out over the bow (photos with windlass hatch open and closed attached) ..... and thanks!

Oh, and yes you are seeing what you think you are seeing. He somehow managed to bend the anchor.
I'd be grateful to hear your experiences with the windlass.. I'm wondering if there is enough space below the windlass for the chain do come off cleanly..
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I'd be grateful to hear your experiences with the windlass.. I'm wondering if there is enough space below the windlass for the chain do come off cleanly..
As soon as I have some, I'll share them.

In exchange, I'd be curious to know if you employed a de-naming/re-naming ceremony for your boat. It appeared to me in your photos as if the name of the boat had been changed. I will eventually be needing a similar ceremony.
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Re: CS36 Merlin Model Comparison

its so cold even the dog does not want to go out today so with time on my hands I thought you guys might like to see a fairly typical Merlin survey report.

This particular one did not have the fracture issues at the settee but many of the other issues are fairly common.
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As soon as I have some, I'll share them.

In exchange, I'd be curious to know if you employed a de-naming/re-naming ceremony for your boat. It appeared to me in your photos as if the name of the boat had been changed. I will eventually be needing a similar ceremony.
Fair enough..

The boat was originally named "C'est La Vie". I renamed her to "Kyrie".. My past four keel boats have all been named "Kyrie", which is a Greek word that means, more or less, "Lord"... More relevant is that the "Kyrie" is a song that is used in many Christian worship services, where the congregation asks for God's mercy. For me, it's the perfect name for my little boat in the big water.

Very few people "get" the name, but it's really special when they do.

Then there's the whole "Mister Mister" reference, that I don't feel the need to discuss.

As far as a naming ceremony, it was simple. It involved the sacramental depressing of the keyboard, where I ordered the vinyl letters from Boat US, as well as the hour of contemplation where I figured out the right placement.

There has been much discussion of naming ceremonies on Sailnet. Search away!
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I will validate my Max Prop size and settings for you. You have the original Volvo 2003 engine, right?

My mainsheet is 6:1

Yep. Volvo Penta 2003

My buddy has a CS 40 w/ the Turbocharged version and the same MS2 tranny. His tranny went out on the way from Newport back to the Chesapeake after last year's Annap/Newport race. Turns out you can't get MS2 parts! Had to find another tranny and scavenge the parts. But his boat has been ridden hard.

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Is your model a wing keel? fin? bulb?

Filling the water tank too quickly? Really? Never heard of that.

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Happens on lots of boats. The PO of our boat cracked our settee too by overfilling the tank and blowing it up like a balloon. The tank overflow / vent simply can't keep up with 100 PSI street pressure. Good news is the tank survived just fine and the crack is under the settee cushion and is cosmetic only so no big deal..
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Re: CS36 Merlin Model Comparison

Here's mine. Bought her in 1988, still have her. Hull number 36, Hydrokeel. Been south a few times but she stays in Lake Ontario now. A great boat. Got rid of the Volvo 2003 after the first trip south. Yanmar 3GM30F now.

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