S/V Eleuthera II

Just updated my USCG license to 100T Master and became an ASA instructor. Owner of a CSY Walkthrough. Stay Tuned, progress updates and pics to follow.

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
13 May 2014 | Islamorada, FL
27 October 2013 | at anchor, Peck Lake
19 February 2013 | Stuart, Florida
22 December 2012

New Sigmadrive CV/Thrust Bearing addition & review.

27 February 2017 | Stuart, FL
The alignment process was tedious as usual and I found it nearly impossible to get the clearances I was shooting for. Not wanting to add unnecessary wear on the new drive components due to misalignment, I opted for a product I was not aware of until the internet search for a solution began. It's a Bruntons Sigmadrive sigmadrive
, a c/v joint with built in thrust bearing built for the marine industry in England. I also found the youtube video review from SV Prism to be very helpful.
video
The Stateside rep Rod was very helpful and had my order here within 4 days shipped DHL. I did ask if there was any chance of getting the price of $575 reduced and he offered a "boat show" discount of 10% bringing the price, including shipping to a little more than $500. I installed the part in about 3 hours and took her for a quick test drive of about an hour. I am happy to report that earlier vibrations were cut roughly in half at all operating RPMs. I also feel the noise level has been noticeably reduced. I'll post a follow up after more time on the water.
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Vessel Name: Eleuthera II
Vessel Make/Model: 1981 CSY 44 Walkthrough
Hailing Port: Stuart, Florida
About: Mostly the Family: Sometimes other assorted folks.
Extra: 1981 CSY 44 Walkthrough. Eleuthera, a jewel of an island in the Bahamas "out islands" also, from the Greek; Eleuthera means Freedom !
Eleuthera II's Photos - Main
Word doc of specs plus updated pics
35 Photos
Created 1 May 2015
Pictures and video of my time with the Boy Scouts
8 Photos
Created 30 May 2014
A few pics of our short time at Peck Lake.
5 Photos
Created 27 October 2013
Pics of the trip June 13 - July 12
20 Photos
Created 30 September 2011
This is the party to celebrate our "mostly ready" CSY 44 walkthrough sailboat. After roughly 3 months of non-stop work, she was ready for her "coming out" party.
9 Photos
Created 9 May 2010
From the time I first saw her in Mobile, Alabama until she is ready to sail. Projects on top of projects, and then some more.
15 Photos
Created 9 May 2010