SeaKnots

Dave Skolnick's Groups (11)

  • Friends of George Town, Bahamas

    25 members Latest Activity: Feb 26, 2013 Join if you spend your winters in George Town or have visited or waited for weather there. Remember the morning cruisers' net, the Chat n' Chill,…

  • MassBaySailors Yahoo E-Group

    15 members Latest Activity: Jul 7, 2014 Mass Bay Sailing E-Group Open to ALL who want to share any topic RELATIVE to SAILING Sail Boats Gear Cruising Group Cruises Sail Travel Races…

  • In the Caribbean - 2009-10

    36 members Latest Activity: Nov 29, 2013 Are you or will you be in the Caribbean this winter? Do you have advice on destinations or precautions? Want to meet up with fellow sailors that…

  • Potomac and Chesapeake Sailors

    28 members Latest Activity: Mar 23, 2011 Come forward and be recognized! There are sailors in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Metro DC but they are so spread out. Let's get together here…

  • Catalina Owners: past, present, and future

    54 members Latest Activity: Feb 19, 2015 A place for those who love their Catalinas and want to share their wisdom or gather some.

  • 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.…

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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…

  • Chesapeake Sailors

    56 members Latest Activity: Nov 30, 2013 Interested in sailing the Chesapeake Bay

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…"
17 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…"
22 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!"
yesterday
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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