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"Sailing Namaste" 1979 Watkins 27

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Donn Brown posted a status
"Do to some health issues, I have been "on the hard", but hope to be back out there soon."
Dec 7, 2011
Donn Brown joined Andrea's group
Jan 14, 2011
Donn Brown joined LOLA's group
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POST YOUR SAIL PLANS AND CHART PHOTOS HERE..SEE EACH LOCATION IN EACH DISCUSSION..GO TO SEE ALL.

I SAW DIFFERENT CHARTS POSTED BY MEMBERS. I think posting them as a photo here would be great..Others can view larger, and even print them out. Be sure to go to VIEW ALL, as I have several areas of the World featured.See More
Jan 14, 2011
Donn Brown updated their profile
Jan 13, 2011

Profile Information

Profile Type:
Sailor
Homeport:
Naples, FL
About Me:
66 yr. old semi-retired photojournalist and long time sailor.
Began sailing, Sunfish, Thistle, and Rhodes Bantams in Michigan.
Moved to Fla. in the late 70's and crewed with several local racers and two Naples to Key West races.

After 20 years of pursuing my photojournalist career, I became interested in sailing again and along with a friend, bought a San Juan 24 to sail in and around Sanibel Island. Nice boat but too small for my future adventures.
I found "Namaste" (she had no name when I purchased her), a '79 Watkins 27 Sloop on Craigs List and sailed her from El Jobean (Charlotte Harbor) to Ft.Myers Beach where she is docked. I couldn't be happier with my boat and my port!




Getting ready to do some cruising around Florida and beyond in my Watkins 27, NAMASTE!
Current location:
SW Florida
Destinations visited:
Mostly West Coast of Florida
Looking to:
Share Adventures and Good Advice with other Florida Sailors.

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Mike Brown replied to foster's discussion Serpentine pulley upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Denis good luck and let us know how you made out. Mike"
yesterday
foster replied to foster's discussion Serpentine pulley upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello Mike, The new ELECTROMAAX Voyager 160A is advertised as a small case high output continuous model thanks to square wires and hairpin bending. It should fit where the OEM Hitachi 80A was. We are strugling with the mechanical installation for…"
Thursday
Mike Brown replied to foster's discussion Serpentine pulley upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Denis I can see your problem with the excessive gap in the belt. I also see you have the new style upper mount and adjuster. I have the old style mount and adjuster and had the opposite problem. My belt was too small and I couldn't fit it over…"
Wednesday
Michael Cioffi left a comment for John Hanrahan
"Hi John I have a gopro and just started using it at the end of last season. Its a great cam to use for sailing and other adventure sports. what makes it great is all the mountings you can buy or make for it. Last september we attached it to the end…"
Tuesday
foster replied to foster's discussion Serpentine pulley upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Scott and Mike, I ordered the kit from Electromaax with a new Voyager 165 A" hairpin" alternator. the installation is not that straight forward. John Stevens is helping us sorting out the problems we encounter. He suggests we put…"
Tuesday
john simpson commented on S/V Compadre's group Cascade Owners Unite
"Thomas: Maybe you've already done this project. Here's how I handled the same issue on my ol' 36, Koru.  Grind the surfaces, with 36 grit, about 4 inches back from the center of the joint. (angle grinder is quick, but messy). Cut…"
Tuesday
john simpson joined S/V Compadre's group
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Cascade Owners Unite

This is a group for Cascade Yachts (Yacht Constructors Inc.) owners and fans. Based in Portland, OR, they build the Chinook & Cascade sailboats lines.See More
Tuesday
Mike Brown left a comment for John Hanrahan
"John, l received an email about a GoPro versus water proof cameras but it looks like the 40/43 site still wont share comments properly so here goes. I have a GoPro3 that I'm still getting used to. My daughter who was just here for a week has a…"
Monday
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