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Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-30-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-23-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 460
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spade rudder and prop protection

Recently while escaping the Ontario winter I was in discussion with a C42 owner who was considering forms of protecting the prop and rudder from the myriad of crab pots in the SW gulf area of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-22-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
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Re: Mast Shipping fall 2015-South from Oswego or Chicago

And I just may do that, however at this point I am looking for information on shipping the mast. 60' mast 42 LOA, so I guess I would only have 9' hanging out each end. Thanks for pointing that out....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2015
Replies: 81
Views: 23,603
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Re: Choosing a wind generator

That's interesting. I had a very old Windbugger, heavy (40 lbs) and dangerous but it was quiet and at 15 kts put out as I recall a measured 10 amps at least. I am installing 400 watts of solar and am...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-22-2015
Replies: 81
Views: 23,603
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Re: Choosing a wind generator

I was just in Key West. Saw and heard many wind generators working in 10kts. The Rutlands were silent. So silent I was checking out an arch and did not even notice the wind generator. What I was...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-22-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
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Re: Mast Shipping fall 2015-South from Oswego or Chicago

Thanks, but alas I am seeking information or anyone who wishes to team up vs opinions :)
True enough for Oswego, but the thought of 15' hanging out both ends seems like courting disaster. With...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-22-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 1,054
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Mast Shipping fall 2015-South from Oswego or Chicago

Ahoy. We are planning to depart the Great Lakes for points south in the fall of 2015 (Aug-Sept). We will be going via either Oswego or possibly Chicago for a great loop experience. We met a couple...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-04-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 1,553
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Re: Looked at a CSY 44 Today

so did you buy a 44? I too am considering this boat for a get away vessel if I can sell my CS36. Hard to find any real performance opinions.
Thanks
Paul
Forum: CS Yachts   11-14-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1,727
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Re: Auto Helm for CS 36

We installed a Raymarine X-5 two seasons ago. After some fine tuning and getting the fluxgate mounted with no interference it works well. Suprisingly well in strong wind on heading mode. Also have it...
Forum: CS Yachts   03-10-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 815
Posted By prior
Autopilot Installation

Hi All

I installed a RM wheel pilot last summer and am having trouble gettting it to work consistantly. I have tried the fluxgate in numerous locations but the AP will only hold course for a short...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-01-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,459
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Problem Solved

Thanks for the comments
Instead of droppig the rudder I drilled two 3/16 holes on each side of the lower bearing and injected West System thickened with 50/50 307 and graphite. 10 minutes, all play...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-11-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,459
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Holding the bottom of the rudder and...

Holding the bottom of the rudder and pushing/pulling side to side. The majority of the play is in the lower bearing.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-11-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,459
Posted By prior
Thanks for all the comments. Any opinions of...

Thanks for all the comments.

Any opinions of how much play at the lower bearing before I tackle this. I have wiggled a few around the yard and they range from no movement at all (1) to mine which...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-10-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 2,459
Posted By prior
CS 36T Rudder removal

Does anyone have any tips or experience removing the rudder from a cs 36? I.E How do you do it?

How much play in the lower bearing before it needs to be replaced?

Thanks
Forum: Electrical Systems   04-02-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 2,463
Posted By prior
GreenergyStar MegaShark Max 650W Wind generator

Does anyone have any knowlege of the GreenergyStar MegaShark Max 650W wind generator. My Windbugger is, well buggered and I am looking around. In particular I am conderned with noise. The WB was in...
Forum: CS Yachts   11-07-2010
Replies: 82
Views: 31,246
Posted By prior
36T pics

Here are some pics of Three Rivers, 1982 CS3T cutter.
Bought three yrs ago and loving it.
Boat has been across the atlantic twice (PO) sails like a dream!
Can be found cruising E lake ontario in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-14-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,256
Posted By prior
All the responses are greatly appreciated. It is...

All the responses are greatly appreciated. It is an interesting topic and one with what seems no clear answer. Antaries tech support the mfg of the windlass recommend 2 awg with or without quote:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-13-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,256
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I am planning to go with AWG 2 for the windlass...

I am planning to go with AWG 2 for the windlass based on a reportedly fine (by some)10% voltage drop. I may install a battery in the bow as well but am undecided. I am thinking the windlass will run...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2,256
Posted By prior
Question Tinned Marine Wire

I am installing a windlass and other major electrical renovation on my CS 36T. I have come across Tinned Marine Wire (http://www.tinnedmarinewire.com) as a potential cable supplier. Their prices seem...
Forum: CS Yachts   12-12-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,771
Posted By prior
i have just purchased a windlass for my 82 36T. I...

i have just purchased a windlass for my 82 36T. I plan to install a 3/8 or 1/2 inch deck plate in place of the forward half of the anchor locker lid. The battery will go in by the holding tank.

My...
Forum: CS Yachts   10-12-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,610
Posted By prior
CS36T Lifeline Stanchions

I would like to remove my stanchions to facilitate easier winter covering. They are however 30 yrs seized! Has anyone had any luck in separating the stanchion from the base??
Forum: CS Yachts   09-28-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,946
Posted By prior
Thanks My unit draws 6amps running which...

Thanks

My unit draws 6amps running which apparently means the charge is good. wiill have charge checked in spring.

note: I did try to make a larger freezer compartment by adding a "wall" of 2"...
Forum: CS Yachts   09-28-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,946
Posted By prior
CS 36T Icebox Insulation

Has anyone done anything to improve on the stock CS36T icebox insulation?
I have a Norcold unit which seems to work well but does not cycle much.
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-24-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,266
Posted By prior
Thanks for the good advice.......however the...

Thanks for the good advice.......however the question not addressed is what voltage should I expect to be reading on a fully charged, 225 ah batery bank with a 7amp constant load applied?
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-23-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,266
Posted By prior
System voltage

I have searched for similar thread but cannot find anything on this topic.

My boat (new to me) has two house banks, each T105s, one bank is new and the other is about 6 years old. The older bank...
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