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Paul Cheney's Groups (5)

  • 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…

  • Why Renewable Energy

    40 members Latest Activity: Oct 19, 2014 This is a discussion that I would like to start on why we should go renewable. From the Cost of the Equipment to the Installation (either do it…

  • 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.

  • Zen and the art of sailboat maintenance

    66 members Latest Activity: Jan 4, 2016 Take the best option on sailboat maintenance. Do it yourself, with the help of others.

  • 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…

Latest Activity

Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Make sure you inspect the forward edge of pawls when you remove them. This is the edge that engages the teeth on the inside of the winch drum. Their job is to  prevent the drum from spinning backwards. If they're worn they'll slip…"
16 hours ago
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"The same thing applies to the primary winches. Depending on conditions I sometimes use 4 wraps rather than 3. My buddy that sells Beneteau, Catalina and Jeanneau tells me he's seen the fingers break off. In any case I'm always alert to any…"
17 hours ago
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Yep my boat is 8 years old, fresh water use only until last Aug, decommissioned for three years and the grease inside was more like a sticky paraffin wax if there is such a thing. Totally unacceptable. "
21 hours ago
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"That's it Sam! I recall the main luff a tad loose while sailing, threw maybe three wraps on the drum and pulled it tight. Afterwards, it was jammed.  On a side I remember saying to myself "I shouldn't have done that while under…"
21 hours ago
sam replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I found that five wraps of line on the cabin top winch is required to prevent slippage and possible bending the stripper arm. I had one bend early on.  and replace it. Sam"
22 hours ago
James Taylor replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"After reading this I've decided to service my winches this week! Its been 8 years so they're do. Thanks for the motivation!"
23 hours ago
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for the tips!"
yesterday
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Wayne, thanks for the update. You must have really put some pressure on that arm for it to flex that much. Glad to hear you got it apart and serviced. As an FYI next time use an appropriately sized piece of hardwood as the drift. Or lay the wood…"
yesterday
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