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About S/V Soggy Paws, the CSY

Soggy Paws is a late 1980 CSY 44 Walk Through cutter with a tall rig and shoal draft.
Hull# TXY44W351280, Doc # 637334                               Hailing Port: Marathon FL.

Dave purchased Soggy Paws (ex Laissez Faire) in June 1996 from a private owner who had had it in charter since 1981 with ABC Charters in the Bahamas.  It was well worn and in need of a total refit, but it was the right boat and the price was right. 

Below is a listing of improvements that have been made to the boat to help make it safe and comfortable for an around the world voyage.  Also, at the bottom there is a list of Walk Through specifications.

Engine and Fuel Systems
Overhaul on 1980 Perkins 4154

Synthetic Engine Oil & Engine Oil Analysis
Auxiliary Fuel Tank and Transfer system
Fuel Pump Leak Troubleshooting
Fuel Priming System
Shaft, Stern Tube, and Stuffing Box
Laser Tachometer
Rig & Sails
Buying New Cruising Sails

Sail Makers
Roller Furling Staysail
Storm Trysail
Roller Furling Code Zero Sail
Replacing Chainplates

Electrical Systems
A/C System Wiring
Battery Charging

High Amp Fuses
Anti-Theft Starting Circuit
Batteries: Trojan T105's vs L16's
Precision Electronic Battery Tester

Plumbing Systems
Engine Driven 40 GPH Watermaker
Water Tanks
Tank Valves

Hard Dodger
Cockpit Table

New Frigoboat Refrigerator / Freezer System
12-volt Refrigeration
Holding Plates

Non-Contact Digital Thermometer

Prop Guard and Line Cutter
Lightning Groung Bar
External Sea Strainers
Boat Lettering
Deep vs Shoal Draft and Cutting a CSY 44 Keel
Blister Repair with the Hempel System

Replacing Main Cabin Windows
Arch / Radar /Solar Panels
Dinghy Davits
Monitor Wind Vane
Swim Platform
Anchor Locker
Cap Rail Replacement
Toe Rail Finish
Amidships Closed Chock
Stern Anchor Line Reel

Clothes Washer
Scuba Tank Rack
Saloon Book Rack
Galley Sink
Aft Berth

Chart Plotter
Cell Phones
Precision Electronic Battery Tester
Laser Tachometer
12v Adapters for Computers
Security for Your Boat
Tools & Spares

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Walk Through 44 Specifications

About 41 of these were built, with the last boat being number 42 completed outside the yard.
LOA: 440" (13.4 m.)
LWL: 364" (11.1 m.)
Beam: 134" (4.1 m.)
Draft (deep): 66" (2.0 m.)
Draft (shoal): 411" (1.5 m.)
Ballast (deep): 12,000 lbs. (5,443 kgs.)
Ballast (shoal): 10,000 lbs. (4,536 kgs.)
Disp (deep): 38,000 lbs. (14,969 kgs.)
Disp (shoal): 36,000 lbs. (14,062 kgs.) ??
Sail area: (100%) 906 sq.ft. (84.2 sq.m.)
Mast above water: 550" (16.8 m.)
Mast above water (tall Kenyon mast) 63'.0" (19.2m)
Ballast/Disp: .32 (shoal), .36 (deep)
Disp/Length: 288 (shoal), 307 (deep)
SA/Disp: 14.7 (shoal), 14.1 (deep)
Fuel: 95 gal. (361 ltr.) single tank under companionway ladder
Water: 165 gal. (627 ltr.) in five main cabin tanks, one under each settee, three under floor-one under table and two small ones beside mast
Original engine: Perkins 4-154 62 HP diesel
Cabin headroom: 67" (2.0 m.)
Designers: Frank Hamlin, Peter Schmitt

The CSY 44 Walk Through is a sought after boat, mainly because of its walkthrough configuration--you can move from the main cabin to the aft cabin without going up into the cockpit. While this design sacrifices some cockpit space in order to add the below decks walkway from the main salon to the master stateroom it is seen by many as a fair trade. It is a comfortable cockpit with ample room for guest visiting and there are two longitudinal bench seats long enough for sleeping. Other differences from the Walk Over include a stand up engine room with workbench, a main cabin navigation station/table, a side loading refrig/freezer, and the galley located in the starboard passageway leading aft. Many of these boats were outfitted with a large fiberglass box on the stern deck suitable for fuel and gas storage. The after section of the main cabin coach roof is raised adding headroom below and increasing visibility through 4 large windows.

Most Walk Throughs were delivered with shoal draft and tall mast. The normal rig configuration was a cutter with a few rigged as Cutter / Ketches. All of the WT masts were in the cutter position and if a ketch a mizzen would be added onto the aft deck with the boom extending far astern.

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