Retired at 63 and am looking forward to having many sailing adventures in my retirement!
Currently at Point Marina, Wortonsville, NC
Solomons, MD - Oxford, MD - Coan River, VA -
Reedsville, VA - Tangier Island, VA - Newport News, VA - ICW from Newport News to Ocracoke, NC including Coinjock, NC - Oriental, NC - New Bern, NC - Broad Creek off Neuse River in NC
Recent trip out Ocracoke Inlet, coasting down Core Banks to Cape Lookout and back in at Beaufort Inlet and back up the ICW to Neuse and Broad Creek.
Recent trip to Florida included stops at Myrtle Beach, SC, Georgetown, SC, Charleston, SC, Beaufort, SC, Brunswick, GA, Jekyll Island, GA, Saint Mary's, GA, Daytona Beach, FL, Titusville, Fl.
Titusville to Fort Pierce and Stewart, FL and back to Titusville.
Titusville to Pamlico Sound.
Also all of the islands in the Grenadines from St. Vincent in 2007.
Go out and play in on Pamlico Sound this summer and further explore NC.
Lola and Zeehag - thanks for the photo compliments. As I think I mentioned somewhere else on this site, I am a USAF trained photographer and many lifetimes (read career changes) ago I was in business as a freelance photog.
New to the group, going through the posts, I have come upon this thread. I was considering tinting my windows of my Beneteau 43 with a darker tint, but I really like your idea. So I will copy with…"
"Larry good luck. And remember to use the KISS Method when troubleshooting. Keep It Simple Stupid haha. It’s an old and basic concept that dictates you always do the easiest and obvious stuff first. Then if it doesn’t fix it get more…"
"Sounds like you need to give that windlass some TLC. I used to clean and apply a light coating of grease to all the surfaces in and under the gypsy. It remained smooth over a 10 year period. Five of those years were spent cruising full time on the…"
Doing some maintenance on my B43 Quick Antares windlass this year. After removing the windlass, I knew instantly that I should have been doing this at least ever other year. The windlass was preforming weak and slow with a noise which made me think the motor brushes or a bearing was going out, thus the reason for removing it.What I found upon removal was a tremendous amount of salt and sand on the top part of the gearbox, literally packed in. Upon cleaning everything up, luckily all bearings…See More