Life long sailor of small boats plan on retiring to a crusing boat.
A Musician, guitar and sing, dream daily about sailing adventures.
A fix-it guy refit a number of boats over the years paint fiberglass mechanical.
I see sail boats a works of art that we sail to our dreams
Budd Lake, Northern NJ
limited off shore around NYC and NJ
go crusing, crew for deliveries, races or just an extra hand when needed
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Ha Ha ..you thinking I brought the Freedom 30 to my slip...That was a hired professional delivery captain...I wish i could dock it like that. Backing out is what I need help with the most....I am so beginner....I need help
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