2010 didn't have an auspicious beginning for me. Anchored out on Dec 31st for the fireworks off of Ft Myers Beach. Night was beautiful, seas calm, moon was bright and the fireworks were good! Thus 2009 ended on a high note.
"Hi Tom, my inbox had trouble sending a response back to you so I'll just do it here. Hope you got to the show on Sunday when at least the rain stopped. We will wait for the biggie show in Miami.
We will continue to do very short weekend…"
"Was up in Hurricane Hole with Blue Highway. We were there with the CMCS and had an AWESOME Turkey Day dinner!!!! Join us any time.
Thanks for trying to help with me with my outboard!!!
Capt Tom & Queen Olivia"
Thanks for the feed back, and insrance is again procured via Boat US. I don't kow if the rate is the best, but I am avoiding (Bella) USAA fo the next several months until I can gets access to my so called "subscriber savings…"
Met Franc & Andrea while sailing on Can Drac recently, and was introduced to this site, I am a USCG licensed 100 GT captain with about 10K offshore miles. My last trip, other than the one I met Franc, was moving my`1977 36' Allied Princess Ketch from Boston to Ft Myers this past fall. It was mostly a solo 2000 mile trip with my pug gal pale, Queen Olivia.
We, Queen Olivia and I, now live aboard in Ft Myers, Fl and look forward to some serious cruising this winter; as opposed to freezing in Boston Harbor. However, Olivia would like company because she is tired of doing all the work. We are long time liveaboards because we love the lifestyle, but much more enjoy being on the water.
My purpose on this site is to meet sailing friend with whom I can sail. I am totally new to the Ft Myers, Florida, area so it is starting a new life for me. It will be a wonderful adventure.
Entire East Coast - Nova Scotia to Miami, Bermuda in and out to Newport, RI, BVI, entire ICW, Maine, New England including the Elizabeth Islands (Cuttyhunk is a fav) and Martha's Vineyard, Block Island , Newport, etc. Learned most of my "big boat" sailing on Lake Champlain.
Do Keys, Dry Tortugas and Bahamas next, then the Lesser Antilles. I'm thinking St Barts would be a wonderful place to spend the winter!!! I'll do it alone if I have to, but would prefer friends along to enjoy the cruising life as Olivia isn't much of a snorkeler!!!
Hi Tom, my inbox had trouble sending a response back to you so I'll just do it here. Hope you got to the show on Sunday when at least the rain stopped. We will wait for the biggie show in Miami.
We will continue to do very short weekend cruises within 50 miles of Naples until my mom passes. Being her main caretaker I'm on a very short string for now. We were very lucky to pull off the Cabbage key trip as she had a mini stroke the day after we got back and really needed the 24 hour care that we are ready to give. But she is much better now so we shall be on standby mode till further needed. Hope to get to Panther key soon, I've met the CMCSers there as well.
Hey Capt. Tom! How are you doing? Hope all going well for you and the Queen! Staying in tonite..it's me, Sooty & Thomas and a roaring fireplace..with cheezits & wine ..lol... so low mtce. I've sailed out of Scituate, wondering if your friend is talking about the docks near the old y.c., near the Harbormaster's?? Nice area, always liked sailing down there. Like your music! Take care, Terri P.S. raining here.. :-(
I'm the wrong person to be asking about uploading songs..i needed help to figure out the playlist jukebox...as of right now, can't hear a thing since adding yahoo chat... puter going to techy friend this week at some point..hopeless in the department of electronic tecnology... How's Olivia do'in? Hope well. ttyl Terri, still freez'in in Ma.
After you click on +add music, you should see a downloader program come up (java based). It takes a while for it to appear so be patient. It first comes up as a white window, and is hard to tell if anything is happening.
Once the downloader comes up, there should be some folders on the left hand column. I usually move my songs into my "documents" folder then I just click on it an pick the song file.
Most of the time I just go to Amazon.com and download purchase one song at a time (99 cents). Then I move the song into my documents folder to access from the downloader program on SeaKnots.
"Simo, see my reply to the original post. There are a lot of items in the steering system that can cause heavy steering. Ensure everything is properly adjusted and lubricated before you do any major work on the rudder bearings.
"I haven't see any recommendations on rudder bearing replacement. You may want to discuss the issue with your local Beneteau dealer service manger.
As for what you've identified I'll share my thoughts.
As I mentioned before we…"
"Hi Mike, thanks for the input!
Are there any rough guidelines for when the bearings need replacing? What is too much play? it seems a hard question to answer!
we've been sailing full time for the last 3 years and just recently I noticed slight…"
"I'm a bit surprised you need to replace the bearings on an 2008. I've not heard of any issues other than early model 43s required a brace be installed at the quadrant. Actually the issue was discovered by Franc who happens to own and run…"
Has anyone replaced the rudder bearings on a beneteau 40 2008/9? If someone has done this job could they please tell me what the part numbers are for both the bronze upper and lower bearing sleeves and also for the nylon thrust washers. The jefa? rudder shaft diameter is 60mm.I have !ooked on the beneteau spare parts website without success.Also I am trying to find the workshop notes for rep!acing the bearings as I know with the oceanis 411 the bottom bearing is glued (3M 5200) in but I don't…See More