When we were cruising full time, we are now only short term cruising, we always stored wine behind the settees, (sp), in old socks, white for white, black for red. I also hate plastic wine glasses so stored glass ones the same way.…"
"photos are gone, but like you, too many boats. I'm down to 9 now. One cruiser, 3 beach cats, a sunfish, a Victory 21, and three day sailors. My wife, unlike zeehag thinks more than one is too many!!!"
"New owner of Cat 30 "Fandango" Mk.11, TRBS, #4348. Sail from our farm on east end of Lake Ontario, near Picton, ON. So far I am very impressed with my Catalina and expect to do more sailing in 2012. Will update my profile with pics."
Newly retired Pilot, Cruised part time in winter from North West Coast Canada to Florida, Bahamas, Carribean, and now looking forward to sailing in fresh water for the first time on much downsized "Good Old Boat".
I am an absolute "BOAT NUT", love boats of all sorts and have been boating all of my life. Had my first boat, flat bottom rowboat, at the age of 9 yrs. and rowed her to school every day. Have owned many boats over the years and am still fascinated by everything boats. Have built two boats so far, small dinghy and 20 ft. motor skiff, and am planning to build rowing Dory this winter. Hoping to do more sailing summer of 2012 but seem to be busier since I retired than I was when I was working.
Hey friend..thanks for things to check
This is where I am today:
Update..Fri Mar 20
I'm taking this slowly...I have had some things to think about among:
I'm having a diver to check the prop, and zincs could have something entwinged.
More checking on:
Speeds and RPM's
Compression test...leak down test
Prop pitch and see burnish
Shot piston rings or marred Walls
John, One other thought to find your old boat. If you go to the Fuji website, there is a listing of status for all Fuji 35s. If you remember the hull number (it is probably in the Lats and Ats article -- I have a copy on the boat) you can locate the current owner, and often email address.
The answer to your simple question is No. I have seen your boat in Long Bearch, I think it was. There are 4 -- 5 Fuji 35s and 32 around here. Mine was originally kept in Oxnard, and was called Mi Vida for the last 20 years.
Thanks for acepting as friends, and your kind remarks...If you can believe it I awoke to SNOW this morning...so I look forward to warm weather too. I do love my Freedom, and I know they have a good reputation...I bought it as was told an easy sailboat to handle...now I just got to learn.
It is believed Paige is a scam of some sort...let me know if you get a reply from her/him.
I'm going to buy a flexofold propeller and I have a lot of doubt....
Do youk know which prop you have? A 18x13, a 17x14 or something else?
Do you know which is your max engine boat speed and the related RPM?
Great! You're working a lot and I guess that early you will sail!
I saw in the photo that you have a folding prop ... Can you tell us wich type you have?
The engine is 3jh4e...29kw/40cv?
"It now begins. Took delivery of the '08 B40. It had been out of the water for three years and winterized in Memphis.
The survey had been done out of water and as expected things were missed. Such as failed forward ac condensation sump…"
"I check rudder play every time the boat is hauled, which is every summer. I give it a good push and pull but suspect no where near the pressure you put on it. So far so good but I'll definitely check it a bit closer the next time she's…"
"Drop a big concrete block near the rudder of any B40/B43 as a measuring reference and pull really hard on the rudder and I bet beer you see similar figures, 30,40,50mm Flex, it's not dead play from the bearings something else, not sure what…"