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John V. G. Mayton
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  • Goldsboro, NC
  • United States
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Welcome from Cap'n John and his daughter, Marina, aboard S/V Kittiwake

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Ronnie Foster liked John V. G. Mayton's blog post Sailing with my Daughter.
Dec 7, 2013
Steven Hardy liked John V. G. Mayton's blog post It is a small space
Jul 30, 2013
John V. G. Mayton posted a blog post

It is a small space

It is a small space, but I never thought of it that way.  Paneled in rich dark honey colored teak the interior of my sailboat seems soothing to me.  The largest “room” on the boat is the solon and it’s about eleven feet wide by eleven feet long.  Of course within the solon are the settees which borders the port side of the solon area from beneath the companion way ladder thwart ship to the port side of the area then forward to the bulkhead and where it makes a right angled turn to extend all…See More
Jul 28, 2013
John V. G. Mayton's 2 blog posts were featured
Jun 1, 2013
John V. G. Mayton posted a blog post

battered but still in the game

Before heading off to work on Friday I packed my stuff for a weekend on the boat and stowed it in the car; gym bag, toiletries and laptop.  At 5:30 I check out of the office and headed east towards New Bern, stopping briefly to fuel up at Sam’s Club.  Arriving at the dock it was still light out as I loaded my gear in a dock cart and proceeded to the boat.  Climbing aboard I settled in after a quick check of the bilges and other routine tasks such as opening the thru hull valves for the engine…See More
May 13, 2013
John V. G. Mayton posted a blog post

Getting a few more things done.

It has been more like Seattle than North Carolina for the past several weeks. Clouds masking the sun and the occasional rainy day might be well for the farmers but not for those of us who NEED some sunshine to feel normal. I am so tired of overcast that I’m beginning to think, “Forget waiting for retirement, I’m leaving…See More
May 6, 2013
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"Vinegar is a hard one to avoid, since most boaters are full of piss n vinegar.  "
Apr 26, 2013
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"By the way, heard from the toilet maker and he thinks I use too much vinegar.  Suggest no more than once a month."
Apr 26, 2013
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"Steve, you said that so succinctly."
Apr 26, 2013
Steve Knight commented on John V. G. Mayton's photo
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"It allows the one-way passage of effluence."
Apr 26, 2013
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"Hey LOLA, The joker valve is a "non-return" valve that fits in the discharge hose right behind the toilet pump and it prevents the holding tank or the overboard discharge water from flowing back into the toilet.  The one in this photo…"
Apr 19, 2013
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Getting things done

Kai, one of my daughter’s very good friends, and I drove down to the boat Sunday morning with plans to do some maintenance and boat chores.  Kai is interested in the boating life style and had asked several times to come along with me.  It was fun to have his company as he talked about his studies in college, his aspiration to become a video game developer, as well as some of his opinions about a plethora of topics.  It seemed that in no time at all we were pulling into the p...arking lot next…See More
Apr 13, 2013
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"How is this used?"
Apr 11, 2013
John V. G. Mayton posted a blog post

A sweet day with my daughter.

 I awoke at 0600 and after making the needed head call I returned to my bunk to check out the weather on my Kindle, read the USA Today news, and listen to Pandora’s comedy channel for a bit. Tim, my friend from the marina, had invited me to ...join him to get breakfast so I got up after about 30 minutes, stuffed shorts, tee shirt and underwear along with other toiletries into my gym bag and walked up to the captain’s lounge to take a shower. That done I went into the TV room to wait for Tim and…See More
Apr 10, 2013
John V. G. Mayton posted a blog post

Getting things done

Kai, one of my daughter’s very good friends, and I drove down to the boat Sunday morning with plans to do some maintenance and boat chores.  Kai is interested in the boating life style and had asked several times to come along with me.  It was fun to have his company as he talked about his studies in college, his aspiration to become a video game developer, as well as some of his opinions about a plethora of topics.  It seemed that in no time at all we were pulling into the p...arking lot next…See More
Apr 9, 2013
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Apr 9, 2013

Profile Information

Profile Type:
Sailor
Homeport:
New Bern, NC
About Me:
I've been a sailor off an on for 50 years. Lived on an O Day 40 with wife in CA. Moved to NC 10 years ago. My daughter wants to get another sailboat, live aboard, and go cruising. I bought a 1986 Northern 37 ketch for her and will spend the next two years getting it ready to leave.
Current location:
Bridgepoint Marina, New Bern, NC
Destinations visited:
Lived aboard an O'Day 40 is SoCal for five year. We sailed the coast from Mexico to Santa Barbara, and the Channel Islands.
Looking to:
Heading to the Caribbean in two years. My Daughter, Marina, got this chapter of the adventure started with the question, “Daddy, what would it take to get another sailboat, live aboard it, and go cruising. She needs to finish college and I need to pay off the boat.

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It is a small space

Posted on July 28, 2013 at 9:48am 0 Comments

It is a small space, but I never thought of it that way.  Paneled in rich dark honey colored teak the interior of my sailboat seems soothing to me.  The largest “room” on the boat is the solon and it’s about eleven feet wide by eleven feet long.  Of course within the solon are the settees which borders the port side of the solon area from beneath the companion way ladder thwart ship to the port side of the area then forward to the bulkhead and where it makes a right angled turn to extend all…

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battered but still in the game

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 8:06pm 0 Comments

Before heading off to work on Friday I packed my stuff for a weekend on the boat and stowed it in the car; gym bag, toiletries and laptop.  At 5:30 I check out of the office and headed east towards New Bern, stopping briefly to fuel up at Sam’s Club.  Arriving at the dock it was still light out as I loaded my gear in a dock cart and proceeded to the boat.  Climbing aboard I settled in after a quick check of the bilges and other routine tasks such as opening the thru hull valves for the…

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Getting a few more things done.

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 5:17am 0 Comments

It has been more like Seattle than North Carolina for the past several weeks. Clouds masking the sun and the occasional rainy day might be well for the farmers but not for those of us who NEED some sunshine to feel normal. I am so tired of overcast that I’m beginning to think, “Forget waiting for…

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A sweet day with my daughter.

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

 

I awoke at 0600 and after making the needed head call I returned to my bunk to check out the weather on my Kindle, read the USA Today news, and listen to Pandora’s comedy channel for a bit. Tim, my friend from the marina, had invited me to ...join him to get breakfast so I got…
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At 5:25pm on February 4, 2012, Aria said…

Don't have a phone at present, but you can msg me from here if you need a hand with anything. If I'm not doing something else, be glad to lend a hand.

John

 
 
 

Latest Activity

Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"There's no circling on the 40/43 winches. It's simply a screw off collar. WD40 and a heavier hammer should get the job done."
Jun 12
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Jun 12
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Jun 12
Frank & Donna left a comment for Mike Brown
"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…"
Jun 12
Mike Brown left a comment for Frank & Donna
"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…"
Jun 11
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Jun 11
Wayne added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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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
Jun 11
Frank & Donna commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I'm having a knocking from the boom while sailing. The track on top of the boom is loose, but it can't be tightened any further. Has anyone else had this problem, if so has anyone found a solution"
Jun 11
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