S/V Eleuthera II

A 1982 CSY Walkthrough

16 January 2022 | Hoggs Cove Stuart Florida
07 December 2021
07 December 2021 | before
16 September 2018
28 March 2017 | Peck Lake
07 February 2017 | Port Salerno Boatyard
19 November 2015
13 May 2015 | Port Salerno Boatyard
17 March 2015
19 February 2015
11 February 2015 | Stuart
28 August 2014
24 August 2014
11 June 2014 | Seabase ~ Islamorada
30 May 2014 | Florida Seabase Islamorada Florida

A mini shakedown cruise

16 January 2022 | Hoggs Cove Stuart Florida
Doug Vaughn | 20k nw
Stayed the night out in Hoggs Cove during a blow out of the north. All systems worked great, especially the new Frigoboat evaporator plate refrigeration system. Many other upgrades over the last few months made life at anchor very comfortable and safer.

Making final prep for a Bahamas crossing

09 January 2022
Doug Vaughn
Now that my wife has finally retired, we can look at a trip across the stream and enjoy some time in the Bahamas. We are planning on a couple months, crossing from the Palm Beach inlet or points south. We've done the Abacos before so the plan is to do a more southerly circuit. At this point, looks like Bimini, Berrys, Eleuthera and Exuma are points of interest. I will definately try for Eleuthera as that island is her namesake. Hope to set sail in early February.


07 December 2021
Doug Vaughn
after repairs to the plywood teak and holly sole...

Final touches!

07 December 2021 | before
Doug Vaughn
It's been forever since posting here on Sailblogs. Now that my wife is finally retiring and we are heading off two to three months, it's time to start posting again. This will probably be the final voyage on Eleuthera before settling down and joining the landlubber crowd, but maybe not. Look for posts here pre-departure and throughout the journey which should begin late January 2022 or early February. It's been a very long process to get the boat ready as can be, especially when I had a surprise of termites. After making repairs and upgrades over the last year, I'm ready to enjoy!!

CSY and Hurricane Florence

16 September 2018
I was watching the "Sunday Morning" show about the aftereffects of Hurricane Florence. They showed a shot of a sailboat high and dry amid debris from what looks like a fallen house. I recognized the lines as a CSY Walkover. I'll try to load a pic. My heart goes out to the owner. Hopefully the boat can be salvaged. From the looks of it, very likely. If any boat can be brought back, it's the CSY!
Vessel Name: Eleuthera
Vessel Make/Model: 1982 CSY 44 Walkthrough
Hailing Port: Stuart, Florida
Crew: Doug and Rosie
About: A short sabatical from this crazy world...
Extra: 1981 CSY 44 Walkthrough. Eleuthera, a jewel of an island in the Bahamas "out islands" also, from the Greek; Eleuthera means Freedom !