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Profile Type:
Vessel
Homeport:
New York Harbor
About Me:
Beneteau 43 skippered by SeaKnots founders Andrea and Franc
Contact: CanDrac@Sailforwater.com
Current location:
Barcelona, Spain
Destinations visited:
Delaware river, Delaware Bay, Jersey shore, New York Harbor, Long Island Sound, Hampton VA, ICW, Beaufort SC, Florida, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, St Barts, Antigua, Barbuda, St Martin, British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Azores, Portugal, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Balearics, Spain.
Looking to:
Cruise in the summer in the Med with new crew member baby Julia on board!

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YOU BUILT THIS WELL

Posted on December 24, 2011 at 9:30am 4 Comments

It's been just two years since we completed our transatlantic trip for charity and at last we can show you the final result. This is a picture of the of the well that was built in Malawi, Africa with your funds. YOU BUILT THIS WELL by supporting Sail For Water with your donations, your messages and your…

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Mile 10,000 on our passage to Barcelona

Posted on October 26, 2009 at 8:30am 4 Comments



It was as if the weather was trying to tell us something. After days of rain and gusty winds in Mallorca we started to listen. We figured it was time to move on so we decided to aim our bow towards Barcelona.



Our last stop in the Balearics was our favorite port: Andratx where we met Terry, a local diver that lives on a cat and owns a few mooring balls.





He was kind enough to… Continue

Mallorca in September weather

Posted on September 24, 2009 at 11:00am 5 Comments



So far, passages in the Med have all been quite pleasant. Going from Sardinia to the Balearics was no exception. This time, we even had the opportunity to “buddy sail” with another boat going in the same direction.





Norbert’s “Mandula” is on its way to the starting line of the ARC, the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers that takes over 200 yachts from the Canaries to the Caribbean in November.… Continue

Between Italy and France: the Straits of Bonifacio

Posted on September 16, 2009 at 3:00am 3 Comments

There are certain things we take for granted on Can Drac. The fridge is one of them. We figured that out when a defrosting session went wrong. You see, when you use sharp knives to chip away at the ice forming around the freezer plates you run the risk of breaking something. So that’s what happened to us. Of course, nothing breaks during business hours when you are at a marina next to an expert that can fix it before your beer goes cold. For us, it… Continue

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At 3:41pm on January 15, 2013, Steve Knight said…

Trying to change my password because I can't remember my old one.  The program won't let me change it unless I provide the old password.  Can you help?  Thanks!

At 11:35pm on December 19, 2011, ___/)ances With Sails said…

At 12:05pm on November 28, 2011, LOLA said…

Thanks Franc,

 

 

At 7:51am on November 28, 2011, Kate O Donovan said…

Thanks for that ....will check out fees etc ...Safe sailing!

At 4:41pm on November 27, 2011, Kate O Donovan said…

Hi ....can you recommend any marinas east or west of Faro in Portugal? Would be thinking of a long term stay ...and Faro is a very handy airport for me to fly into ....thanks

At 5:42pm on August 25, 2011, Kate O Donovan said…
Do you have air conditioning on your boat ....was 32 degrees celcius in June when I was in Alicante ....too hot ...my friends just back from Alicante last week and said it was 37degrees! Most uncomfortable in a marina ..is it any better anchored off? Want to bring my boat over to the Costa Brava in 2 years time but have to figure out how to keep cool and how to keep the mosquitoes at bay! All advice welcome!
At 5:01pm on June 27, 2011, Pere Roca Trias said…
Gràcies! Encara no he pogut veure massa de seaknots, però sembla interessant. Quina utilitat hi trobes?
At 4:36pm on September 7, 2010, DRAC VERD said…
Hi, I was told about a pic being in Latts & Atts but have not received the mag yet. I will post the pics that I have.
At 7:18am on August 6, 2010, Michael Boyle said…
Hi
Thanks for welcome. Will have some photos soon. Trying to get steering wheel locks. Beneteau stopped fitting 6 months ago. Goiot make steering---which there is excessive play in port wheel--on the list--and refuse to reply to email. Assume they are holiday like rest of France.
regards
Michael
At 12:23am on June 12, 2010, YACHTASEA said…
It is Friday night, June 11th, & we are thinking about you! We are wondering where you are? We are sailing as a fleet into the New York Harbor to your home port tomorrow morning & we are wishing that you were going to be there! ; ) xox
 
 
 

Latest Activity

Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"There's no circling on the 40/43 winches. It's simply a screw off collar. WD40 and a heavier hammer should get the job done."
Jun 12
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike is correct. The is a vertical pin in the middle of the winch handle hole that pushed down and disengages the electric motor on the winch. Also, on my Oceanis 45, there is a circlip that holds the top on. I don't remember if the 40 electric…"
Jun 12
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks Mike. I did use a light hammer but I do have heavier ones at work and I did use WD40. As for a disengagement pin, I didn't see one when I looked down in the top of the winch. I did see a small circular pattern in the bottom that I…"
Jun 12
Frank & Donna left a comment for Mike Brown
"Thanks Mike, however I have tightened both attachments and if you grab the track in the middle you can move it side to side making the noise. I took it apart, slid the track forward to add tape to both side of the boom, than careful slid the track…"
Jun 12
Mike Brown left a comment for Frank & Donna
"Frank your comment didn't show up in the discussions on the 40/43 site. It's simply a comment on your page. Not sure if others will see it. For what it's worth I don't have the problem on our boat. There are two pieces of…"
Jun 11
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I can't imagine anything in the winch top that would bend. Other than the electric drive and a disengagement pin that activates when the winch handle is inserted the winch is the same as the others. It sounds like the collar is jammed due to…"
Jun 11
Wayne added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch

Took care of the lint build up on the fridge condensers and the leaky shower sump this weekend. Then went to the electric cabin top winch to disassemble, clean and lube only to find the top cap wouldn't unscrew. It should have by light tapping with a screwdriver but to no avail.So I stepped it up a notch with a brass drift and screwdriver and again, no go. I then tried a steel drift and the cap never moved in the slightest. It is as if it was secured with permanent Lock Tite.Now when I say its…See More
Jun 11
Frank & Donna commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I'm having a knocking from the boom while sailing. The track on top of the boom is loose, but it can't be tightened any further. Has anyone else had this problem, if so has anyone found a solution"
Jun 11
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