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How comfortable are you?

I thought I would start a discussion about how comfortable we women are on a sailboat. I take out some women first timers and some old time…

Started by Melissa ReneeLatest Reply

LIST YOUR HOME PORT

Please list your Home Port, so we know where each other are... example: Lola Myrtle Beach Yacht Club, Little River, SC

Started by LOLALatest Reply

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WHAT ARE YOUR Sailing plans for THIS WINTER?

I PLAN TO ENCLOSE MY COCKPIT, WITH CLEAR PLASTIC SHOWER CURTAINS FOR A TOASTY READING ROOM...WATCH FOR RESULTS. DON''T HAVE $ FOR PROFESSIO…

Started by LOLA

10 Feb 3, 2012
Reply by zeehag

Florida to New York to Bermuda to Florida

Anyone interested in a round trip from Port Canaveral to Sandy Hook to Greenport Long Island to Bermuda then back to Florida? This will be …

Started by Marlene Anne Sassaman

2 Dec 22, 2011
Reply by cptn_steve

POST PICTURES OF YOUR BOAT IN AND OUT TO SHARE

Started by LOLA

13 Dec 7, 2011
Reply by LOLA

What are your favorite things to do while on watch and off watch during long passages?

Hello Ladies! I was wondering what your favorite things to do are while on watch and off watch during long passages? For me, I think I hav…

Started by Andrea

7 Nov 30, 2011
Reply by LOLA

LIST YOUR HOME PORT

Please list your Home Port, so we know where each other are... example: Lola Myrtle Beach Yacht Club, Little River, SC

Started by LOLA

32 Sep 22, 2011
Reply by zeehag

REPAIRS ON OUR BOATS

POST PICTURES TOO IF CAN.

Started by LOLA

65 Oct 18, 2010
Reply by LOLA

why i should check and change my oil regularly....

if ya dont----this happens--guaranteeeed.....:

Started by zeehag

3 Jul 16, 2010
Reply by Steve Knight

Anchoring Tricks

Hello sister sailors. Hope to have a topic that shares anchoring tips, tricks and techniques. I'm always interested in learning how other s…

Started by Rebeccaburg

17 Jul 16, 2010
Reply by Steve Knight

Tips on Sail Trimming

Hello All! I am looking for advice on tips and tricks for sail trimming. Simple things to remember...Thanks!

Started by Andrea

7 Apr 5, 2010
Reply by LOLA

CHIT CHAT FOR OUR GROUP

A SPECIAL AREA TO SHARE

Started by LOLA

1 Dec 5, 2009
Reply by LOLA

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Arne Opperud replied to sam's discussion Teak seat metal protrusions in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I have used Boracol treatment once or twice a year. Keeps the black spots away, maintaining a grey patina.      "
1 hour ago
Arne Opperud replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I have used mid tan shoe polish, cream type. Worked well."
1 hour ago
sam replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Yep, I too have snapped a couple of the clam shell drain covers off. I have a couple of spares, but may or may not replace this time. The slack didn't seem to be the ultimate cause. Seems that wind/tide shifts and wake surge would cause the…"
3 hours ago
Peter Obetz replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, we are the essentially the same.  Using the same mantus bridle as you.  Quick question to you and any others using a bridle.  We had the bridle rubbing the sides of the bow in a recent storm and it ended up snapping off the…"
5 hours ago
sam replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"On Longhawk we use a Rocna 20KG. I changed out the chain gypsy when new to one that handles 5/16 high Test chain. Then I went with 175 ft of 5/16 HT chain tailed with 200 ft of three strand.(overkill, but I had the rode as supplied new). For a short…"
5 hours ago
sam replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"My wheel leather is shot. Not only do I have spots of eroded / worn areas but the stitching is now going also. Instead of trying to salvage the Cordavan/ Buckskin or whatever color they call it, I plan on stitching up some new elk leather grey…"
5 hours ago
sam replied to Chris's discussion Battery Charger in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Chis, I have a 2008 B43 with what I expect is the same charger. Its a Xantrex 40 Amp. It does "run" a lot. As Mike responded. the fan is often on. Mine has done this  since essentially day one, cycling often.I have 660 amp hours of…"
5 hours ago
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Teak seat metal protrusions

All knowing list....I have a new question.My boat is 9 years old now, and the teak seats are beginning to have metal "brads" sticking up out of the teak. My teak has weathered, as I am of the  natural teak camp, not varnishing or oiling heavily. Has anyone else seen this? Did Beneteau use brads of some sort along with the mastic? I plan on taking a small grinding bit on my dremel tool and touching each one until they are no longer standing proud, then do a little light sanding. Thoughts and…See More
5 hours ago
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