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Mike Wilson
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  • Tulsa, OK
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Mike Wilson added 2 discussions to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
Apr 4
Mike Wilson replied to John Hanrahan's discussion Black Trim Paint Running
"I think the key word here is that it is paint.  I let mine go to long and the paint is very thin in some places.  I accidentally got wax on the glass when polishing the fiberglass and noticed weeks later that it looked much better than the…"
Apr 4
Mike Wilson left a comment for sam
"MiJoy seems to be holding up well.  Wish I had added a 3rd solar panel like yours on the bimini.  just not enough winter sun and thirsty for amps refrigeration with the 450 watts we now have.  Plenty of power later in the year.  …"
Jan 24
sam left a comment for Mike Wilson
"Mike, good to hear from you and glad you are enjoying the Bahamas. I really like the cruising there. Longhawk is back at Lakewood in Clear Lake. After cruising from Feb 2013 , making it to the Bahamas and up the east coast only as far as the low…"
Jan 21
Mike Brown and Mike Wilson are now friends
Jan 15
Mike Wilson replied to foster's discussion EXTRA STORAGE in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Looked at my cutlery drawer and will have brother-in-law with cabinet shop in Tulsa make me a drawer.  There is a support board at the back of the boards that the drawer slides are attached to.  The back board runs completely across the…"
Jan 15
Mike Wilson added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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almost electrical fire on MiJoy

Per other posts, a generator and inverter were added to MiJoy.  Part of that installation of the inverter process was how to provide a breaker for the power going to the inverter and then the return to the outlets on the boat.  It was decided to remove the stock double breaker (positive and negative) for the outlets, and replace with a 30 amp going out to the inverter and a 15 amp going to the outlets.  The battery charge and hot water heater breakers were left as Beneteau original with…See More
Jan 15
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almost electrical fire on MiJoy

B40 120VAC breakers inside metal box on back of master electrical panel. probably loose spade connection over time and heat build up.
Jan 15
clayton curtis replied to Mike Wilson's discussion water leaking from around saloon starboard light switch at companion way. in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks! I'm definitely going to check my traveller after the winter thaw."
Jan 12
Mike Brown replied to Mike Wilson's discussion water leaking from around saloon starboard light switch at companion way. in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Glad you were able to find your leak. Mike"
Jan 11
Mike Wilson replied to Wayne's discussion Inverter in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"This is several month after the last post but for future reference:  Installed a Magnum 2000 watt inverter under forward berth.  Two of our 3 4d house batteries are under the starboard settee. A short pair of 2/0 cables for pos and neg run…"
Jan 11
Mike Wilson replied to Frank & Donna's discussion Fresh water flush in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Our marina in Clear Lake TX had very little water exchange.  Flushing the head with saltwater would almost drive you out of the boat.  Friends with other B40s used their shower wand to provide fresh water for the flush.  We had looked…"
Jan 11
Mike Wilson replied to Luis Vieira de Sa's discussion Rigging ropes for Oceanis 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"When we purchased our B40, our rigger discussed the fact that to get fully to the top of the mast, it was best to use the topping lift.  I replaced it with one size larger line.  Have only used it a time or two to get to the very top, most…"
Jan 11
Mike Wilson replied to Mike Wilson's discussion water leaking from around saloon starboard light switch at companion way. in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Last night we got two pretty good showers with 15 to 20 k of wind.  No water dripping this morning so it appears I found the leak."
Jan 11
Mike Wilson replied to Mike Wilson's discussion water leaking from around saloon starboard light switch at companion way. in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I have learn over the last few years that small issues can lead me to something much bigger.  I believe I may have found my water leak.  Checked everything on cockpit side of windscreen and nothing looked out of place.  Once the rain…"
Jan 10
Mike Wilson replied to Mike Wilson's discussion water leaking from around saloon starboard light switch at companion way. in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"all hatches and coaming were closed.  our windshield keeps most of this are dry.  Switch is loose and I can feel water up inside the cavity with my finger.  The original bimini used straps to eyes just in front of the clutch levers,…"
Jan 10

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Profile Type:
Sailor
Homeport:
Seabrook, Texas
About Me:
Retired 2014, Left Clear Lake Texas for Bahamas. Dec 2017 on our B40 in Great Harbour Bahamas. expect to spend 5 plus months in the Bahamas.
Current location:
Great Harbour Bahamas
Destinations visited:
Bahamas
Looking to:
Enjoy life with my first mate and celebrate and share the gifts that God has provided for us

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At 1:09pm on January 21, 2018, sam said…

Mike, good to hear from you and glad you are enjoying the Bahamas. I really like the cruising there.

Longhawk is back at Lakewood in Clear Lake. After cruising from Feb 2013 , making it to the Bahamas and up the east coast only as far as the low country of Georgia, we brought the back back in 2014. We have had four grandkids in four years, so we have been actively engaged and enjoying them!

We took the boat over to the panhandle of Florida and spent several months in 2016, enjoying that area.

Boat is ageing well. Repaired about a dozen gel voids last year and replaced running rigging, reworked clutches, changed out hoses, water heater, and other normally expected wear items. Added Garhauer jib sheet control blocks that makes messing around with the jib much more convenient. Hardly ever use the Gennaker.

How is Mijoy?

Sam

 
 
 

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Mike Brown replied to John Hanrahan's discussion getting to the top in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"John, the eye the spinaker halyard runs through is there to reduce stress at the top of the mast. If you never fly a chute then you’d be fine threading it from the sheave at the masthead. If you do hoist a chute then from what I’ve been…"
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John Hanrahan replied to John Hanrahan's discussion getting to the top in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Good day gang, I have decided to use a heavier line as Mike suggested for the topping lift to be comfortable going to the top of the mast.  Today I ran across another 43 in Green turtle and he told me he uses his spinnaker halyard.  When I…"
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John Hanrahan replied to John Hanrahan's discussion getting to the top in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Good day gang, I have decided to use a heavier line as Mike suggested for the topping lift to be comfortable going to the top of the mast.  Today I ran across another 43 in Green turtle and he told me he uses his spinnaker halyard.  When I…"
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