"Lake sailor" for well over 20 years, but have charter and offshore experience. Moved from 23.5 to 28.5 to 35.5 sailboats during those years. Bought current boat in Pensacola, FL. while living in Panama City Beach, FL. for 3 years where I sailed St. Andrew Bay and offshore in Gulf of Mexico, Pensacola to Port St. Joe. Moved boat back to Lake Travis after getting very tired of tourists and hurricanes.
Lake Travis, Austin,TX
Catalina Island, San Diego Bay, Pensacola, Panama City Beach, St. Andrew Bay, Port St. Joe, Charlotte Harbor, BVI., most all the Windward and Leeward Islands down to Grenada...Bequia is a favorite.
Would like to crew on boats mainly in the Windward Islands, Grenada, Grenadines, St. Lucia, BVI, Bahamas.
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"Before you do that check all the steering hardware between the wheels and quadrant. There's a lot of hardware in the system that could induce friction causing a heavier feel to the wheel. I have a 2008 43 with well over 10K nautical miles on…"
"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
at the moment I prefer a Folding Prop due to better performance while sailing and also when "motoring".
My gearbox has a ratio in forwarding of 2.36.
don't worry... I'm not American....I'm Italian :-)
I have a Kiwi feathering prop on my Beneteau 43, 4JH5E engine. It looks small and blades are a funny shape but it works perfectly. They set the pitch depending on size of engine, will need to know gearbox ratios, and it has full pitch in reverse…"