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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 RWA's discussion Questions From a new B40 Owner in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"As Chris mentioned there's a rebuild kit available for the pump. The kit has a new pump bellows as well as a check valve. Both should resolve your back flow issue. I agree it seems rather odd that someone wired the toilet pump to the engine…"
Jun 13
RWA updated their profile
Jun 12
RWA added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Questions From a new B40 Owner

Hi All - I'm the proud new owner of an '11 B40.  2 cabin model with 54hp yanmar, furling main.  Have had the boat for a few weeks now and about 120 miles of sailing (and motoring).  Love it, but I have a few questions about wiring, rig tuning, plumbing, etc. and I'm hoping to find one or some of you to help.1.  The shower sump pump will run once the water level activates the float switch, pump the sump dry (kind of a pulsing suction, not smooth like the bilge pump), then enough water will flow…See More
Jun 12
Brendan Smyth replied to Brendan Smyth's discussion Yanmar 4JH4AE - Tachometer Pulse Count? in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"For those interested, I confirmed with Yanmar.  The Pulse per Revolution (PPR) is 10.29"
Jun 8
GaryG added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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teleflex engine control problems

I am having problems with my Teleflex engine control. It works fine controlling the throttle, mooves smoothly.  But when the tranny is engaged the lever is very hard to move past 10:00 inf orwrd, or 2:00 in reverse.  Once it passes that point it moves smoothly.   And going from forwrd to reverse is especially difficult.  I have a 2012 B40 with a Yanmar 53hp diesel.Any ideas?See More
May 30
Mike Wilson posted a discussion

Rudder post support

While surfing the net, came across a B 485 that sank with a supposed rudder issue.  Forum member NeilPride posted a picture of a bracket to support B40 and B43 rudder posts.  First I had heard of this.  Has anyone had this added to there boat?http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f47/oceanis-485-steering-failure-160096.htmlSee More
May 29
Brendan Smyth added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Yanmar 4JH4AE - Tachometer Pulse Count?

Hope someone can help me.I have a 2009 BEN OC 43 with a Yanmar 4JH4AE diesel.  I am replacing the tachometer and need to configure the new unit.  Does anyone know the pulse count from the alternator?See More
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