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

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!

A most enjoyable anchorage...

28 March 2017 | Peck Lake
My wife and I decided it was time to make use of this magnificent boat and weather. Off we went to Peck Lake, just south of Stuart on the intracoastal waterway. The wind was blowing cool all day and night which makes for a very pleasant evening on the hook in the very protected anchorage. We spent 2 nights there just getting off the grid and relaxing. The trip also gave me the opportunity to try the upgrades to my dingy, a 8hp Tohatsu outboard with a Doel Hydrofoil fin. It does what it says, planes quicker with less rpm. Also, I used the trip to check on the new Sigmadrive I installed to the drive system of the boat. This also works as it says, less vibration and less worry about alignment. I'm still checking every few hours for loosening bolts / screws but at this poinbt, no problems.
We've decided to make better attempts at going for quick trips until we can figure out just how long until Rosie can retire. If only we could get good affordable health care!!

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.
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.

Repairing the repair.....

07 February 2017 | Port Salerno Boatyard
It seems there was some work done on the prop shaft log by a previous owner many years ago, probably in Venezuela or other South American spot. I don't know why, but there was a 7" extension to the original log, maybe when the new engine was installed. The problem became apparent when the boat started taking on water due to the extension failing from a crack at the connection. It seems they just placed the extension up against the existing log and laid tons of resin around it. It took 3 days of grinding and chipping to remove it all. I repaired the repair by using a fiberglass splice tube epoxied between the new and old making sure the clearance remained at 1/4" around the prop shaft. After all was said and done, new parts included a new cutlass bearing, 1 1/2" shaft, stuffing box with GFO packing, and shaft coupling. As with every boat project, it took on a life of its own. I also replaced all motor mounts, all hose clamps, engine hoses and painted the bilge under the engine. The only item left to do is a final engine alignment. I'm shooting for clearances under .004. This will take a good day of tweaking of the motor mounts. Looking forward to getting back on the water....

Deck work done... now onto the center cockpit

18 April 2016
I must say, it looks great.
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 - Eleuthera sale specs
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Teak: all new teak handrails with 7 coats varnish
New deck paint: New Perfection paint in Oyster White and new non-skid
Xantrex inverter/charger
Lofrans windlass
port salon
stern painted
painted 4/15
spreader view
Starboard salon
cockpit table
master cabinets
master head
Galley back
Bimini top
Master cabin
forward head
master cabin
forward head and shower
Sale specs document
Master cabin
new topsides, almost done: New non-skid, gloss paint and varnish. Almost done with topsides refurbish.
custom lazzarette: Made specially to fit a Honda e2000i generator - control panel access in front and exhaust panel in back.