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JP Griffin is now a member of SeaKnots
Aug 18, 2020
JP Griffin liked S/V Compadre's group Cascade Owners Unite
Aug 10, 2020

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Profile Type:
Sailor
Homeport:
Vashon, WA
About Me:
I purchased S/V Aeolus, a 1980 36' Cascade, after I moved to Seattle from Atlanta, GA for a three month nursing job. With no sailing experience I bought a groupon to take a sailing class and I was hooked. After looking at boats on the web I made an appointment to look at Aeolus and bought her - the first and only boat I looked at when thinking about buying. Three years (and a now a permanent move to Seattle) later I haven't taken her out of the marina where she was purchased. She's been a peaceful getaway on the water to relax and learn about the inner workings of a sailboat. Now, after replacing portlights, repairing rot, replacing all of the electric, fixing (rebreaking and fixing again) water and bilge pumps it is now time to tackle the engine (and afterwards, the navigation equipment). Any tips and tricks would be appreciated. Cheers!
Current location:
Vashon, WA
Destinations visited:
Since taking a sailing class I have crewed other boats to sail to the San Juan Islands, WA; Ft. Lauderdale throughout the Bahamas; and Charleston, SC to NYC, NY.
Looking to:
engine replacement; autopilot replacement/installation, navigation system installation.

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Oct 22
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Mike Brown commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Robert glad to hear you go the problem solved. mike"
Oct 11
Robert & Sandy commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for all your comments my friends at Seaknots. The halyard has been rerun without passing through the small stainless steel eye, as seen easily in the pic provided by Chris on 17th August. All furling now takes place without any undue effort,…"
Oct 11
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Well at least you’ve narrowed it down to the Genoa. I doubt here’s any issue with the hull or running gear. Nor do I think the slight list you have will have an impact either as many boats have the same based on how full the water and or…"
Oct 9
Jochen Vetterlein replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"In the meanwhile, I performed some sailing tests trying to be as impartial as possible. I was sailing close hauled on the starboard and port side. I used the autopilot steering the boat at 37 degrees to the apparent wind. Apparent wind was 12 to 19…"
Oct 9
James Taylor replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sounds like your rigging may be in need of tuning????? (Owned B43#19 for 10 years), Sailed from Mass to Tampa to Bahamas with it, great boat, no major issues at all. Boat has flat bottom basically so no need to put rails in water. I found it a very…"
Oct 9
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I’d also do a test using only the main. The more testing you do the more likely you’ll find the problem. I’d also check to see how much the leeward shrouds sag during all the tests. Let us know what you find. Good luck Mike"
Sep 27
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