avid sailor: either cruising or racing. Lived aboard some years ago and would do it again. Live in the warm weather year round, spend a month or so on Cape Cod each year. Have a number of interests besides sailing, as long as they are in warm weather. I am a self employed professional so I have the means and the time to sail.
Lived aboard RI, NY, FL and USVI. Regattas throughout New England and the Caribbean, particularly Antigua.
Spend more time sailing down island, south of Antigua preferably as I have not seen those islands yet.
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I'll probably run outside as much as possible. Here to VIrginia, out again at M oorehed City, then back in again in Jacksonvile or St. Augustine. I know what you mean about that temperatuyre drop. RIght after labor day. I'm reallylooking forward to going where it's warm all the time.
Sent an email to my y.c. board which is in E.Greenwich inquiring about bookstore there. The one in Wickford is I believe on Rt. 1 (Post Road) N. Kingston even tho called Wickford marine consign. Happy hunting! Terri
Newport has Armchair sailor, which is great (new, plus charts etc) Wickford has Wickford consignment which has used books/charts and everything else under the sun...a fav. of mine. Not aware of the bookstore in EG, would be interested in knowing. Also Bearly Read Books in Sudbury, Ma. ( Rt. 20) has an awesome maritime used book section. ,
My AGM batteries are getting a bit tired and I am swapping them out for 400ah of lithium, 2 - 200ah 'drop in' replacements.My system has the 3000 watt inverter and Truecharge 40+ shore power charger which the boat came with and I have verified with the battery manufacturer that these will work with the lithium (they said to set the shore power charger to GEL - WARM to get the right charging characteristics). I have also installed solar a few years back so will need to adjust the charging…See More
I have to replace my pitted drive shaft and I am trying to find out a few details..Does anyone know who made the original drive shaft (non sail-drive) for a Beneteau 40/2009Or is there is a company online that makes replacement shafts?I seem to remember it was Vetus? and I see they sell shafts that are similar but not quite the same as the original.Or does anyone have access to the engineering diagrams for a Beneteau 40 drive shaft ?The engineering firm I will to use to machine a new shaft want…See More
Hey Gang, I've been spending quite a bit of time taking the old varnish off of my boom and interior cabin. Being based in Alaska, we have big temp swings (-10 to 75 F), and I'm debating just teaking all the wood and holding back on varnishing it. The thought would be that I would just have to apply more teak oil to it every time I went out, but I wouldn't have to deal with the varnish peeling so bad again like it's doing now. Maybe this is just part of the regular upkeep on any boat…See More