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.
New to the group, going through the posts, I have come upon this thread. I was considering tinting my windows of my Beneteau 43 with a darker tint, but I really like your idea. So I will copy with…"
"Larry good luck. And remember to use the KISS Method when troubleshooting. Keep It Simple Stupid haha. It’s an old and basic concept that dictates you always do the easiest and obvious stuff first. Then if it doesn’t fix it get more…"
"Sounds like you need to give that windlass some TLC. I used to clean and apply a light coating of grease to all the surfaces in and under the gypsy. It remained smooth over a 10 year period. Five of those years were spent cruising full time on the…"
Doing some maintenance on my B43 Quick Antares windlass this year. After removing the windlass, I knew instantly that I should have been doing this at least ever other year. The windlass was preforming weak and slow with a noise which made me think the motor brushes or a bearing was going out, thus the reason for removing it.What I found upon removal was a tremendous amount of salt and sand on the top part of the gearbox, literally packed in. Upon cleaning everything up, luckily all bearings…See More