|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|02-07-2008 01:00 AM|
other than Sailingfool, Halekay also has a CS as well as Sailormann.
I sailed one last year, with almost no wind and the boat was very pleasing to sail.
I really liked the experience and feel of it.
Of course a ride in a rainy day was not a full sailtest, but I was very positively impressed by the boat. Its not a new design or a light one, buy its still a good looking modern line, with a nice feel to it.
If I lived in the US that is a boatI woul consider for coastal local sailing.
Sailingfool is selling his.
|02-07-2008 12:35 AM|
|Valiente||Bruce, how are you enjoying the Bristol?|
|02-06-2008 03:54 PM|
I considered a CS 40 but my broker aimed me away
Originally Posted by midlifesailor View Post
|02-06-2008 02:39 PM|
|PalmettoSailor||I believe the CS40 is similar in construction to the CS36 Merlin with some coring in the hull. I don't know if the coring us used below the water line. The ONLY CS boat I've seen in person was a 36 Merlin that had seen its better days. I wish there were more around locally, because I think it would be an impressive boat if you found a well kept example.|
|02-06-2008 01:09 PM|
|sailingdog||IIRC, Sailingfool has a CS36. CS has a fairly good reputation as older boats go.|
|02-06-2008 01:01 PM|
I knew I couldn't be the only CS34 owner here! Nice to see you Padean. Sibley, everything you need to know will be available on that site. What I have read in passing about the 40 is that it had two build runs, one in the late 80's early 90's and several were built later near 00'. Not quite as sturdy as the 36T but a good build nonetheless. I missed the chance to go see one for sale here in my area. They look great in photos. I don't know of any CS owners, other than Hoffalives, that don't love their CS.
IIRC the topsides and deck horizontals are balsa cored, hull is solid.
|02-06-2008 12:50 PM|
Try the CS Owners association at
There are not a lot of CS 40's out there, but the owners association is very active. You will be able to sign up for the list serve even if not an owner. The members are usually very helpful and a good source of information.
|02-06-2008 12:35 PM|
Any information on a CS 40?
I am considering the purchase of a CS 40 (Canadian Sailcraft). The boat looks good, but I have been unable to find any technical information on the boat. Does anyone have a copy of a sales brochure, an owners manual or a magazine review article for the CS 40? What reputation does the boat have? What are weak and strong points? Is the hull cored? With what?