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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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Kevin Kirkendoll updated their profile
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Luis Vieira de Sá replied to sail abroad's discussion Kanzaki KM35P dipstick length? in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello, I am sorry not being able to tell you the measurement you need as I am very far from my boat. Once, I ordered one from a dealer and the piece was longer than the original one, so I returned instead of cutting it. Note that the hight mark is…"
Thursday
John Hanrahan posted a status
"I am in Riviera Beach Florida looking for someone to make me a new bimini, anyone have suggestions. All the suppliers are very busy. John"
Nov 28
GaryG added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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adjustable jib sheet leads

I am considering a new jib for my B40.  To improve light air performance, I may go to 145% or 150% which means I will need to be able to reef more easily as the wind pipes up.  Has anyone added adjustable jib sheet tracks?See More
Nov 27
Kevin Kirkendoll posted a discussion

Wooden mast repair

Good day. Does anyone have any experience repairs boxed construction wooden mast? Thanks.
Nov 22
Kevin Kirkendoll left a comment for Mike Eberhard
"Hey, you still kicking? Haven't been on this site in years."
Nov 22
John Hanrahan left a comment for Mike Brown
"Hi Mike, Are you heading to the Bahamas?  I am in Green Turtle getting ready to launch and sailing to Riviera Beach to install solar and new batteries, then back to the Bahamas. Hope to catch up to you this year. I am just changing my shaft…"
Nov 5
John Hanrahan posted a discussion

Cutlass Replacement

I am in the Bahamas and need to replace my cutlass bearing.  I have been able to access the right size but it is bronze with rubber interior unlike the Beneteau which is all rubber. Has anyone replaced their bearing with anything other than Beneteau.JohnSee More
Nov 5
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