Finally figured out how to navigate Sea Knots. Months ago I set up a profile and you commented. I have had a few articles published, was one of several who served as editor and reviewer for an education book, as well as edit articles and letters for colleagues. Currently, I have an idea for a Dr. Seuss style book and need an illustrator. I also need guidance on how to protect my work. If you have experience with getting copyrights and such let me know.
Thanks, Jerry. Sea Fox is a Saga 43. She's a Robert Perry design built for speed with only a 12' beam so she sails very well. Our 7' draft is a problem in some places but we don't mind. We're her third owners - bought her in 2004 and moved aboard 2 years ago.
A few years ago we chartered an IP out of Burnt Store Marina and managed to go agound a couple of times so we won't be visiting your part of Florida in Sea Fox. We've been crusing the east coast - got to Maine this year - and got as far south in the Bahamas as Warderick Wells. Will be doing more Bahamas exploring in the coming winter.
"Mike is correct. The is a vertical pin in the middle of the winch handle hole that pushed down and disengages the electric motor on the winch. Also, on my Oceanis 45, there is a circlip that holds the top on. I don't remember if the 40 electric…"
"Thanks Mike. I did use a light hammer but I do have heavier ones at work and I did use WD40. As for a disengagement pin, I didn't see one when I looked down in the top of the winch. I did see a small circular pattern in the bottom that I…"
"Thanks Mike, however I have tightened both attachments and if you grab the track in the middle you can move it side to side making the noise. I took it apart, slid the track forward to add tape to both side of the boom, than careful slid the track…"
"Frank your comment didn't show up in the discussions on the 40/43 site. It's simply a comment on your page. Not sure if others will see it. For what it's worth I don't have the problem on our boat. There are two pieces of…"
"I can't imagine anything in the winch top that would bend. Other than the electric drive and a disengagement pin that activates when the winch handle is inserted the winch is the same as the others. It sounds like the collar is jammed due to…"
Took care of the lint build up on the fridge condensers and the leaky shower sump this weekend. Then went to the electric cabin top winch to disassemble, clean and lube only to find the top cap wouldn't unscrew. It should have by light tapping with a screwdriver but to no avail.So I stepped it up a notch with a brass drift and screwdriver and again, no go. I then tried a steel drift and the cap never moved in the slightest. It is as if it was secured with permanent Lock Tite.Now when I say its…See More