Sorry I did not see your post on my wall. I was in the PNW but now am near Chicago. I did a live aboard skipper gig in Belize for 8 months and loved that. But not in the PNW.
No I dont own my own boat but am always looking for one it seems. I will start getting on here more often so lets chat some more...
Desolation - that's still on my list! I've heard you can spend a whole summer there exploring. I've been to YL Malibu up on Princess Louisa as a camper, and have always wanted to sail up there too! Great to touch base and hope to see you out there sometime! We got the weather this weekend!
New to the group, going through the posts, I have come upon this thread. I was considering tinting my windows of my Beneteau 43 with a darker tint, but I really like your idea. So I will copy with…"
"Larry good luck. And remember to use the KISS Method when troubleshooting. Keep It Simple Stupid haha. It’s an old and basic concept that dictates you always do the easiest and obvious stuff first. Then if it doesn’t fix it get more…"
"Sounds like you need to give that windlass some TLC. I used to clean and apply a light coating of grease to all the surfaces in and under the gypsy. It remained smooth over a 10 year period. Five of those years were spent cruising full time on the…"
Doing some maintenance on my B43 Quick Antares windlass this year. After removing the windlass, I knew instantly that I should have been doing this at least ever other year. The windlass was preforming weak and slow with a noise which made me think the motor brushes or a bearing was going out, thus the reason for removing it.What I found upon removal was a tremendous amount of salt and sand on the top part of the gearbox, literally packed in. Upon cleaning everything up, luckily all bearings…See More