I've joined the dark side, sold the boat and bought a Catana 43.. yes a catamaran !! I have really appreciated the information sharing here on Seaknots and thank you all. The new owner Graham is enjoying the boat and may well sign in soon. Good luck and fair winds GavinSee More
"Hi Mike Thanks for that. Strengthening in behind the gas locker must have been a challenge. Is there also a leg that goes all the way down to the bottom step or is that part of a crane or something for your outboard? Solar is something I…"
I see you haven't had much uptake on this and I haven't got any words of wisdom either. I am interested however in how you got on. Kato is not a brand we have here and I would be keen to know how the fit went and which…"
"Hi There are a few discussions on the site that might assist you, see "Quality Control" issues and "Aft Tank Leak. You may also want to check the seal on the third tank (spare) plug in adjacent to the pump and both live…"
I ended up using closed cell foam on the front and sides of the box that I could get to and then drilled 2 holes, one under the chart table and one behind the oven in order to pump foam into the void. This seems to have made things…"
I am starting to think it may be related to Electrolytic activity. My boat came with only one anode on the shaft to protect the prop. An inspection of that reveals that it is working. I would be interested to know what others…"
I checked my raw water intake this weekend and got quite a shock. See below The boat is in the water 12 months of the year, launched December 2008. I am seeking comment from the local dealer.
I had the bedding compound around the overhead windows on my 2009 boat (French) replaced under warranty, it was showing a few holes and bubbles. A friend with a 54 had cracks in the window like you have, and again the windows were…"
I had a rigger look over my rig at the end of last season (year 3) and one thing he picked up was that, in his opinion the spreaders weren't sufficiently prevented from moving up and down as rig tension changed. He also wasn't…"
We put an Auto Stream on our 43 and I am happy with it. Looking quickly at the review, which is great by the way, it comes out pretty well. Anyone who I have talked to with a Gori, raves about the overdrive function. The lower…"
We have just had the annual Beneteau Regatta here in NZ. So I thought I would give a heads up.The race format was Mark Foy and about 15 boats lined up. We gave 10 minute to 3, 40's and had 5 minutes on three 473's. Some older cruiser 443's were off with us The Firsts were basically handicapped out of it 30 minutes behind us. Unfortunately there were no 46's or other 43's to square off against.The course was approximately 15nm comprising a run, a long reach, a short beat then a tight lead and…See More
"I use a bridle set up for a snubber which works well. We do swing at anchor and either side of the bridle takes the load. Lots of options and opinions out there. Pick the one you feel comfortable with and use it every time you anchor.
"We carry 100ft 3/8 ht chain spliced to 150ft of rode with original 45lb Delta quickset anchor . Have not drug since installing chain. In my humble opinion, proper scope is as important as ground tackle. Addition of height,…"
Has anyone changed to fresh water flush. If so, exactly what parts were needed. I have look online for a Jabsco fresh water flush kit, but can't seem to find the necessary parts. Any help and pics would be a great help. Thanks
"Peter, thank you for your input.
Last night I ordered the 55lb Rocna and 200' of 3/8"HT chain for peace of mind. (I hope that's 3/8"chain on my 40's windlass) So, there will be no weak links in the system. Now I will…"
"I went thru this same thought process about a year ago. After quite a bit of research I decided on the peace of mind of not introducing a "weak" link into the system. Some people advocate taking the the coupling link to a…"