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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
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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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Shower water pump

Hey Folksanyone have any trouble with their shower water pump. I have a whale 220 slurper for the shower. it seems to be pushing and pulling water and not pumping out unless I mess with it. when I put my finger by the intake, it sucks then pushes doing nothing with the water.Any ideas?See More
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Will Papke replied to Will Papke's discussion Electrical problem- need help fast!
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Electrical problem- need help fast!

I am leaving in 5 days on a two week sailing trip to the San Juan Islands and have just started having electrical problems! I am having a hard time figuring out what is going on.Problem: When on shore power I turn on the battery charger and when looking at the main battery voltage indicator on the VDO display, it does not increase like it used to telling me that the battery is being charged. I thought maybe it was a problem with the charger, but the bow thruster battery, and the engine battery…See More
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