Franc's Discussions (43)

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"I would have to say sunrises. I typically only experience them on passage, mainly al…"

Franc replied Dec 10, 2008 to Sunrise? Sunset?

12 Dec 17, 2008
Reply by Joe Murray

"I think user Grant Headifen has some valuable experience with that."

Franc replied Nov 12, 2008 to Fractional Saling

3 Jan 7, 2009
Reply by Grant Headifen

"Just read that the guy activated his EPIRB this afternoon..."

Franc replied Oct 9, 2008 to Offshore sailor goes desperate!

3 Oct 26, 2008
Reply by Mike

"Glad you guys are OK!"


9 Sep 23, 2008
Reply by J


Franc replied Sep 22, 2008 to How did you name your boat?

160 Oct 28, 2011
Reply by Jim Ashworth

"Susan, You may want to ask in the Friends of SSCA Group here: http://seaknots.ning.c…"

Franc replied Sep 22, 2008 to SSCA Members

3 Jan 5, 2009
Reply by Dave Skolnick

"Ours came with a standard Delta but we upgraded it to a bigger model. Still have to…"

Franc replied Sep 21, 2008 to Beneteau Oceanis 40 / 2 CABINES ----versus--- Bavaria 40 Vision 2008/2009

25 Sep 11, 2009
Reply by Stephen Knight

"Pirate Alert for Seafarers around Horn of Africa A yacht similar to this one, the C…"

Franc replied Sep 11, 2008 to sailboats in the News

13 Oct 7, 2008
Reply by LOLA

"You'll be fine with a Beneteau. You're going to have a blast with this VERY FAST sai…"

Franc replied Sep 10, 2008 to Beneteau Oceanis 40 / 2 CABINES ----versus--- Bavaria 40 Vision 2008/2009

25 Sep 11, 2009
Reply by Stephen Knight

"Just joking! :-) "

Franc replied Sep 10, 2008 to Beneteau Oceanis 40 / 2 CABINES ----versus--- Bavaria 40 Vision 2008/2009

25 Sep 11, 2009
Reply by Stephen Knight


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Bruce Bogdanoff replied to sam's discussion water in sump near shaft packing gland in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"My hose clamps also needed tightening last year after I overheated the engine after an impeller failure. I assumed it was because the hose expanded or the clamp was not tightened properly when the boat was built. Final-Lee Ben. 40, hull 182"
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sam added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43

water in sump near shaft packing gland

I recently found water in the sump aft of the engine under the packing gland. Of course my first suspicion was the Volvo gland, but turns out that the water was coming from the entry to the water lift muffler. Tightening both hose clamps stopped the leak. I had never checked those clamps before as they were a bit out of the way, but I suggest that its worth the effort. I found that the aft wood partition on the engine compartment was easy to remove / replace and enhanced access. Took the…See More
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Sailing on . . .

Metaphorically I am sailing on. My life has taken a turn down a new road.  To encompass all that is going on Sea Knots might be limiting. Then again, the transition to is like sailing upwind against a current. It is as confusing as learning to sail. You might remember those days. Learning the foibles of a foreign language. Multiple meaning words like tack and phrases like 'fall off' were a bit mind boggling.Perhaps there is a closer resemblance to transiting from Sea Knots…See More
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