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Driving East in the Westbound Lane

Posted by Marlene Anne Sassaman on April 24, 2014 at 10:57am 0 Comments

Only in the Dominican Republic have I experienced the challenge of driving in an easterly direction on the shoulder of the west bound lane. This occurs where Highway #5 from Semana merges with Hwy #3 to Punta Cana. …

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A sweet day with my daughter.

Posted by John V. G. Mayton on April 10, 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

 

I awoke at 0600 and after making the needed head call I returned to my bunk to check out the weather on my Kindle, read the USA Today news, and listen to Pandora’s comedy channel for a bit. Tim, my friend from the marina, had invited me to ...join him to get breakfast so I got…
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Bliss it is....

Posted by Marlene Anne Sassaman on April 15, 2013 at 11:48am 3 Comments

January 11, 2013 seems like eons ago. The frenetic pace that moved me from a comfortably numb existence to living the dream is overwhelming. Where have I been these past three months, where am I now, and where am I going are the questions I am learning to answer in the present tense. Following the philosophy of Eckhart Toll in his books about the "Power of Now" it is clear that doing so empowers one to enjoy the roses along life's twists and turns.

Weaving philosophy throughout my…

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battered but still in the game

Posted by John V. G. Mayton on May 13, 2013 at 8:06pm 0 Comments

Before heading off to work on Friday I packed my stuff for a weekend on the boat and stowed it in the car; gym bag, toiletries and laptop.  At 5:30 I check out of the office and headed east towards New Bern, stopping briefly to fuel up at Sam’s Club.  Arriving at the dock it was still light out as I loaded my gear in a dock cart and proceeded to the boat.  Climbing aboard I settled in after a quick check of the bilges and other routine tasks such as opening the thru hull valves for the…

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oil slicks and things that go stink in the night....

Posted by zeehag on May 27, 2013 at 5:00am 8 Comments

there i sa bit of my engine that has been missing for over 2000 miles--and i donot remember ever seeing it in place.  isnt something one would look for--is the  plug or cap to the  hole which is used to  adjust the engine.  could be for timing adjustments--i never had to have timing adjusted so i didnt think about the problem being something so simple.

  this is a small  plug or cap that covers a   little adjustment port on the…

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Electrical problem- need help fast!

Started by Will Papke in SeaKnots Forums. Last reply by Lou Novak Sep 14, 2015. 7 Replies

I am leaving in 5 days on a two week sailing trip to the San Juan Islands and have just started having electrical problems! I am having a hard time figuring out what is going on.Problem: When on…Continue

Sailing to the Dry Tortugas

Started by Manolo in SeaKnots Forums May 22, 2013. 0 Replies

Seeking information regarding sailing routes from West Palm to the Dry Tortugas; planning a june/july sail on a 27ft sail boat.Continue

Cruisers in Annapolis area

Started by Kirsten Conrad in SeaKnots Forums. Last reply by Dave Skolnick Dec 22, 2012. 3 Replies

Hi all, I am interested in meeting up to crew on daytrips or short 2-3 day sails. Experience is with warm water sailing, but would like to make new friends and meet people in the area. KirstenContinue

Perkins M20 Manifold

Started by Manolo in SeaKnots Forums. Last reply by Gary B Oct 25, 2013. 2 Replies

Would anyone know where I can find a used Perkins M20 engine manifild?Continue

Beneteau taking on water

Started by Julian Lakin in SeaKnots Forums. Last reply by Julian Lakin Oct 20, 2015. 4 Replies

We have a 2004 Beneteau 331 which takes in water into the forepeaks only when taking water over the bows. Normally bone dry (even in heavy rain), she absorbed 7 buckets full in a recent crossing from…Continue

bosun chair vs harness

Started by Jose-Maria Castro in SeaKnots Forums. Last reply by Catboatchuck May 1, 2014. 4 Replies

Hi, I am looking for the best alternative to climb the sail mast. My final list puts ATN mastclimber and the Brion Toss harness. I see the ATN practical in that one could auto ascend. On the other…Continue

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Andy James replied to Paul Streicher's discussion Beneteau 40 asymmetrical spinnaker tack attachment in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I really like your solution, I know this post is old but if you have any other pictures that you could post of the top section I'd really like to copy and install on my 2011 B40 Cheers Andy"
Apr 20
Dave Shore replied to Dave Shore's discussion Bilge pump fuse B43 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Update - From the schematic I know it is a 15 amp fuse, on wire 14, which I believe relates to CB or fuse 14 as well. Still searching...."
Apr 18
Dave Shore added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Bilge pump fuse B43

Uncovered the boat yesterday, getting her ready to go, while checking things out I noticed that the Rule bilge pump was inop. Checked with the meter and no power. Can someone please tell me where the fuse for this pump is??Thanks DaveSee More
Apr 17
Michael Cioffi replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Never thought of that. the remote looks like the day it was installed. I check that out.  thanks Dave"
Apr 13
Dave Shore replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike, I had the same issue last season, it ended up being the micro switches in the remote. Tried to find a replacement switch to no avail. Check the switch with a meter to see if they are ok. If they are bad, give the windlass manufacturer a call,…"
Apr 12
Michael Cioffi replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Love you mike You are the best at this.  Im going to check it out thanks"
Apr 12
Mike Brown replied to Michael Cioffi's discussion Anchor motor in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike I assume it won't go down. There's a small green relay mounted on the engine just behind the alternator. Usually they fail so the windlass will either raise or drop the anchor. It's possible that it could cause it to quit working…"
Apr 12
Mike Brown replied to Mike Brown's discussion Shower Sump Back Flushing in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks guys and yes there is a check valve on the discharge side of the pump.Forgot there was one there. I'll check that valve and let you know what I find. Mike"
Apr 12
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