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Galveston Bay & Texas Coastal Sailors

For Galveston Bay and Texas Coast Sailors to share sailing stories, trips on ICW, good and bad anchorages, events and plan raft-ups, etc.

Members: 38
Latest Activity: Jun 19, 2014

http://lakesidesailing.com/

Hoping to connect with some of you who have boats in the Clear Lake, Galveston Bay and Texas coastal area. Galveston Bay has some of the most advantageous sailing around. Sailing/cruising options - east into Trinity Bay, north to HYC and Bayland, south to Redfish, East Bay and Galveston are among the highlights, as well as, navigating the HSC with the Big Ships. 

Discussion Forum

Lets talk dingies

Started by Todd. Last reply by Capt Jerry Robbins Dec 2, 2012. 5 Replies

Yachty Gras 2009

Started by Todd. Last reply by ___/)ances With Sails Nov 21, 2009. 3 Replies

Main sail

Started by Todd. Last reply by Jay Jun 16, 2009. 3 Replies

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Comment by John Shasteen on June 19, 2014 at 10:48pm

Still at Ingleside, haven't moved the boat up to Freeport yet.

Comment by David Salva on April 14, 2014 at 8:52pm
Wednesday night racing on Clearlake started up again three weeks ago. See you on the lake!
Comment by John Shasteen on October 24, 2012 at 5:13pm

I haven't logged on in ages, I hope everyone's boats are still floating. We're looking at moving Paloma from Ingleside up to Freeport in the next month or so.

Comment by Paddy Delaney on July 24, 2012 at 2:06pm

anchored out in the bayou sat by mddoy gardens , fireworks , grilled chicken .......night swim.......you should have been there

Comment by Paddy Delaney on June 13, 2012 at 11:22am

Just wanted to introduce my self most info is on the info page

Comment by ___/)ances With Sails on December 31, 2011 at 5:41pm

its new year's eve -whoooohoooo!  headin out to get some wind in th sails and hair, then at 10 tonight, th boardwalk's poppin firecrackers.  im sure they're gonna be a 'blast' as usual.  aint too congested, get under em pertty good, not quite as remarkable as bein offshore under a total eclipse, but it'll do in a pinch.

Comment by ___/)ances With Sails on December 30, 2011 at 2:11pm

david i cant find anything else to do, all year fer that matter. when, where and how much water do i need to tote? i draw 4'?

Comment by David Salva on December 29, 2011 at 11:45pm
Anyone doing any sailing in Galveston bay this winter.
Comment by ___/)ances With Sails on June 23, 2011 at 8:06pm

th fireworks, sponsored by th Kemah Boardwalk, were above average last week.  th generous exhibition encourages me to view these next several shows from th bay.  th Boardwalk launches a captivatin display every friday night in june, july 1, 2011 as well as july 4th.  last friday was advertisement at its finest. if yer plannin on arrivin to th area by car, i suggest get here before dusk.  by boat, th bay gets quite congested, so be prepared for anything.

they pop th first firecracker at 9:30 pm. and last for about 20 minutes.

 

like i said last friday was beyond average, tommora should build even more suspense to what is to be expected on th fourth.

 

 

have a great summer

Comment by ___/)ances With Sails on October 29, 2010 at 3:38pm
Ballunar Fest at the Johnson Space Center.

Thinkin about motorin up into Clear Lake to watch th launches at 0730 and 1730 saturday.

http://www.ballunarfestival.com/
 

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Mike Brown replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Before you do that check all the steering hardware between the wheels and quadrant. There's a lot of hardware in the system that could induce friction causing a heavier feel to the wheel. I have a 2008 43 with well over 10K nautical miles on…"
5 hours ago
Simo Makkonen replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I've been wondering, if I should do the same in my B40/2007. The rudder has become heavy (high fricton?) and the problem is not in the steering cylinder. Anyone had similar problem? Simo"
6 hours ago
Mike Brown replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I'm a bit surprised you need to replace the bearings on an 2008. I've not heard of any issues other than early model 43s required a brace be installed at the quadrant. Actually the issue was discovered by Franc who happens to own and run…"
8 hours ago
sail abroad added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings

Has anyone replaced the rudder bearings on a beneteau 40 2008/9? If someone has done this job could they please tell me what the part numbers are for both the bronze upper and lower bearing sleeves and also for the nylon thrust washers. The jefa? rudder shaft diameter is 60mm.I have !ooked on the beneteau spare parts website without success.Also I am trying to find the workshop notes for rep!acing the bearings as I know with the oceanis 411 the bottom bearing is glued (3M 5200) in but I don't…See More
12 hours ago
sail abroad liked GaryG's discussion B40 jib upgrade
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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion New B 40 owner. in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Wayne, welcome to the group. I think you'll find a wealth of information from all the members. And of course enjoy your B40, its a heck of a boat. Mike October Moon 2008 B43"
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MAssimiliano replied to MAssimiliano's discussion foldng prop FOF on beneteau 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Michael, at the moment I prefer a Folding Prop due to better performance while sailing and also when "motoring". My gearbox has a ratio in forwarding of 2.36. don't worry... I'm not American....I'm Italian :-) "
Thursday
Michael Boyle replied to MAssimiliano's discussion foldng prop FOF on beneteau 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi, I have a Kiwi feathering prop on my Beneteau 43, 4JH5E engine. It looks small and blades are a funny shape but it works perfectly. They set the pitch depending on size of engine, will need to know gearbox ratios, and it has full pitch in reverse…"
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