"hey joel..thanks for your comment on gulf coast sailors... I truly appreciate you speaking up.. I don't have a proble with anyone here. think we might get some warm weather soon? its beautiful out today but not as warm as I hoped..."
"You're correct Bella, one is a river, one is a bay, but seeing as how she had to transit the mouth of Tampa Bay to get to the Manatee I figured she knew where Tampa Bay is and could thus decipher what "across Tampa Bay" meant. Regatta…"
Are you or will you be in the Caribbean this winter? Do you have advice on destinations or precautions? Want to meet up with fellow sailors that are close by? If so, then you should join and share your experiences!See More
Single sailor living aboard Miss Magoo, a Columbia 45 sloop with my dog Lola. Former Navy officer. Caught the bug when I came to Pensacola for Navy flight school many years ago. Just love being around the water. Work in an engineering firm. SCUBA certified, sport pistol shooting.
S. Pasadena, FL
By boat...US west coast, FL west coast, various ports on east coast. Hawaii, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Phillipines, Taiwan, Thailand, Argentina, Uruguay
Joel, I figured out a way to cruise around the world and get paid for it. I have to tell you that professional crew work their butts off.....the owners get to have the fun while you are working. It wasnt all bad or I wouldnt have done it for 8 years. I have some great stories for when I am on the porch in my rocking chair!
Awesome picture up there of the ole' girl ....got some more you want to share? Im thinking maybe we ought to start a Columbia Group out here ...i hear there are other Coumbia owners amongst the ranks.....
"Simo, see my reply to the original post. There are a lot of items in the steering system that can cause heavy steering. Ensure everything is properly adjusted and lubricated before you do any major work on the rudder bearings.
"I haven't see any recommendations on rudder bearing replacement. You may want to discuss the issue with your local Beneteau dealer service manger.
As for what you've identified I'll share my thoughts.
As I mentioned before we…"
"Hi Mike, thanks for the input!
Are there any rough guidelines for when the bearings need replacing? What is too much play? it seems a hard question to answer!
we've been sailing full time for the last 3 years and just recently I noticed slight…"
"I'm a bit surprised you need to replace the bearings on an 2008. I've not heard of any issues other than early model 43s required a brace be installed at the quadrant. Actually the issue was discovered by Franc who happens to own and run…"
Has anyone replaced the rudder bearings on a beneteau 40 2008/9? If someone has done this job could they please tell me what the part numbers are for both the bronze upper and lower bearing sleeves and also for the nylon thrust washers. The jefa? rudder shaft diameter is 60mm.I have !ooked on the beneteau spare parts website without success.Also I am trying to find the workshop notes for rep!acing the bearings as I know with the oceanis 411 the bottom bearing is glued (3M 5200) in but I don't…See More