Hi... I grew up on Cape Cod and moved to Maine in the early 70's. Did some sailing on the Cape ,but later on decided to learn more! :O) Went to Wooden Boat School ( seamanship) years ago.
I work on Islesboro,Maine,Shipyard Point Rd ( Dark Harbor) during the summer.( June 25 to Labor Day )
Maine coast, Cape Cod, Florida,Stuart, Port Charlotte, Islamorada, Marathon, Key West, Jupiter, St Thomas, BVI's, St Marten, St Lucia, Trinidad, Martinique. April 2009 I was sailing in Antigua. It was a beautiful 2 weeks.
Fall 2009 I went from Maryland to Ft Lauderdale....So many nice stops along the way! A few favorites ....Ocracoke Island, Cumberland Island and St Augustine. Sight seeing and theater...it was great!
Sail :O) and....I need to learn MUCH more about sailing !!! :O)
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"Similarly, I changed out my aircon thru hull and valve a while back. Seems to be an issue.
Recently, I was changing the aircon seawater pump and luckily found a valve on the distribution manifold (one pump serves two aircon units) that was fully…"
"Mike nails the freezer (and Refrigerator) item. Remove the woodencovers on the vents, and if they have never been off you will most likely find a carpet of dust/hair/lint. I drilled small screw holes and added screws to re-attach. Now it is a…"
"Cam, I used a wide, flat blade screw driver to pry it off. I took my time and made sure I wasn't forcing it and causing any dents or scratches. It took a little while to do but when done I had good access to the coils. One of the grills would…"
"Cam, keeping the coils clean is essential to max efficiency for both units. For whatever reason our 43 required constant upkeep to keep the coils clean. The wood grates are glued on but can be removed if you work at it using a tool that won't…"
"Hey Mike - I agree with you that there is no physical problem with the unit running. My problem is the drain on the battery. As a weekend / once / twice a year cruiser, I don’t have solar to recharge my batteries (yet). I…"
"We experienced the same thing on our B43 (now sold and gone). We were living aboard and cruising with a fairly full freezer. Like you did I changed out the thermostat without success. I wrote it off to the poorly insulated freezer compartment but…"