Unfortunately there never was a user manual produced for the CS34 Sailboat. This page will provide you with some information about the boat. I’m always looking for assistance, if you have information on the CS34 Sailboat you think would be useful to share with others, please send to me and I will format and post it here for everyone.
Above photos used with permission from http://www.yatescustomrigging.com
Thank you Wilson!
Original design by Tony Castro was called the MG 335, offered for sale by Northshore Yachts in the UK. The CS 34 is based on that design but has a taller mast, with masthead rig, higher displacement and a different window design.
CS34 Owners Manual
The CS34 was one of the last sailboats produced by Canadian Sailcraft (CS) and they never did get a chance to compile an owner’s manual for this boat. I’ve started collecting information on this site.
Feel free to add a comment to request additional info, I like researching this info and have a few contacts that know a lot about these boats.
The CS34 features an FRP (fiberglass re-enforced plastic) construction of the hull, deck and cabin superstructure. One-piece shell with a drop in FRP inner liner, which forms a lower structural grid. Tabbed in transverse plywood bulkheads complete the hull structure.
- CS Yacht Owners Association – some great information, best resource is the people who participate in the mailing list server (yahoo)
- CS Message Board – some activity
- CS Yacht Owners West – limited information
- Holland Marine – still has many CS parts available for sale
- RigRite.com – provides detailed information on all the parts found on the mast and boom. See my separate post CS34 Mast and Boom for details.
- Cruisers Forum – not focused on CS sailboats, but lots of great information.
Things we have figured out
- Head and holding tank – bloated tank expanding with air
- Cheap portlight fix – ours started leaking
- Isomat boom – pulling it apart and changing the lines
- Lewmar traveller – pulling it apart and changing the lines
- Boom vang – pulling it apart and cleaning
- Removing mast for winter storage
- Anchor research and purchase – decided on a Mantus
- CS34 Mast and Boom – some research on the mast and boom
- Accessing and cleaning the bilge
- Replacing all the running lines – replaced all our halyards and sheets, even added a few new ones.
Other CS34 Sailboats found
I’ve compiled a list along with prices here:
Other CS34 Sailboats