You should check out this site more often and join the Female sailors group. We have some good discussions there. I've also posted lots of photos on my page of my 30 years of cruising experience. Check them out.
Hey, cute hat. Tell me more about your life and your boat. I;m new to this site and boats. Got my boat in Feb, now I need to take lessons,,,,,not much sailing experience...I would be honored for you to accept to be my friend....Lola
Hi,I say your posting. I am a retired lawyer with an Irwin 52 sailboat presently in Miami. I am planning to go up the Florida coast then to Georgia and probably South Carolina including the barrier islands. I would like to find a mate to come with me.
How does that sound?
The best way to contact me is at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope to hear from you.Dave
New to the water? What's not to love! Like you, I'm looking forward to the day I retire, but I don't foresee installing a putting green on the deck of my boat. Enjoy golf, but don't give up the water. Good to see you on SeaKnots.
"Simo, see my reply to the original post. There are a lot of items in the steering system that can cause heavy steering. Ensure everything is properly adjusted and lubricated before you do any major work on the rudder bearings.
"I haven't see any recommendations on rudder bearing replacement. You may want to discuss the issue with your local Beneteau dealer service manger.
As for what you've identified I'll share my thoughts.
As I mentioned before we…"
"Hi Mike, thanks for the input!
Are there any rough guidelines for when the bearings need replacing? What is too much play? it seems a hard question to answer!
we've been sailing full time for the last 3 years and just recently I noticed slight…"
"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