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Ladye's Groups (14)

  • Key West Lovers

    57 members Latest Activity: Mar 21, 2015 This group is for anyone who loves Key West whether you have been there or hope to go. If you want information about KW or have stories to share…

  • Florida Sailors

    108 members Latest Activity: Feb 19, 2015 a gathering place for sailors in the best sailing state in the nation.

  • MEETUPS OF MEMBERS

    28 members Latest Activity: Jan 21, 2012 THIS IS A GROUP FOR PHOTOS AND DISCUSSION OF SEAKNOT MEMBERS WHO HAVE VISITED AND MET EACH OTHER....PLEASE POST PHOTOS AND TELL US ABOUT THE…

  • Galveston Bay & Texas Coastal Sailors

    38 members Latest Activity: Jun 19, 2014 For Galveston Bay and Texas Coast Sailors to share sailing stories, trips on ICW, good and bad anchorages, events and plan raft-ups, etc.

  • Gulf Coast Sailing

    68 members Latest Activity: Feb 19, 2015

  • Sensible Small Boat Cruising

    109 members Latest Activity: Feb 19, 2015 A group to discuss cruising in small boats. (25-36 feet). That's not set in stone, but I'm partial to that kind of cruising.

  • Favorite Cruising Destination!

    24 members Latest Activity: Oct 22, 2011 What's your favorite cruising destination? Please include the following in your post: 1)Cruising Area-North/So Amer, So Pac, Eastern Med, etc.…

  • Chefs at Sea

    108 members Latest Activity: May 20, 2016 While you may not be considered a chef in your kitchen, at sea in your galley you are. Join this group and share your stories and recipes from the…

  • Friends of SSCA

    41 members Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2013 Group for SSCA members and supporters of this great cruising association

  • Crew Members

    88 members Latest Activity: Mar 22, 2015 This group is open to anybody who is currently working as crew, looking for crewing positions, or looking for crew members.

  • Sailing Singles

    170 members Latest Activity: Apr 15 Virtual Raft Up for sailing singles to keep in touch & to share experiences, thoughts & ideas

  • FEMALE BOAT OWNERS AND SAILORS

    100 members Latest Activity: Mar 2, 2015 THIS IS A GROUP FOR US GALS, TO SHARE IN THE JOYS OF SAILING...AND THE NOT SO JOYS....POST PICTURES...SHARE TIPS...WELCOME

Latest Activity

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…"
4 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
sam added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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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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