I am not active on SeaKnots and only checked here today to see whats new. I've covered approx. 10 thousand offshore miles in the last two years and am about to head out again. As to revitalizing this site I think the site is somewhat awkward and primarily a social get together site, but also it seems to be the only Cascade group online. I have a website (napmarine.com) which I started many years ago to put some info out there about my Cascade 36, and to share travels with family and friends . I'm not very good about keeping it up to date and I can't seem to get the messaging function to work, so anyone who wants to contact me to cuss me out or to chat probably won't get through; I am still working on it to get the messaging to work.
The next voyage is southbound from San Francisco with Chile in the plan. Can't yet speculate where after that. I remember a enjoying a Latitude 38 article about your sailing adventures several years ago.
How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very vital to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.Could you please get back to me on:( email@example.com ) for the full details.
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