My name is Brian and just aquired a Morgan 41 O/I about eight months ago. The boats name is "Clouds Penthouse". It belonged to my grandad George Cloud- Thus the name "Clouds Penthouse". He passed away 2 years ago and I have taken over the vessle. I had the oppertunity to spend a summer in the Florida Keys and the Bahamas when I was eleven, and many years in Seabrook and Galveston Bay. I have alot of restoration work to do, but i'm enjoying every minute of it!
Florida Keys and the Bahamas
I am looking to get advise and encouragement through this big project I have ahead of me.
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Hey. Brian. Used to live in Texas - Holly Lake, near Tyler. Why don't we take off for the Caribbean and just stay there - the Grenadines six months, the BVI for six months? That last photo was made for me.
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