"Last year West Marine had a C70 chartplotter and a 2k radar dome on sale for below $2000.It wasn't digital but it was reasonable. I mast mounted the dome which took some time since I did it by myself but if I had a little extra cash ,I would…"
"I agree with Mike that a arch can be pricely. Poles from manufacters like Scanstrut,Edison or Seaview might be a better choice.It not ideal but a hardtop dodger can also carry some solar panels,just a idea.Take care and good luck with the 411!"
"Pat, I am glad you found the video enjoyable. I am looking for another, that I used to have on video tape, of the journey of the S.& S. yacht Dorade crossing the Atlantic. I got a copy from the cooky's granddaughter and will post it when i…"
Pat, I am glad you found the video enjoyable. I am looking for another, that I used to have on video tape, of the journey of the S.& S. yacht Dorade crossing the Atlantic. I got a copy from the cooky's granddaughter and will post it when i can.
Yes, we did! Glenn and Brian and Bruce and the rest of the team were great helping us prepare our dream voyage and were very supportive along the way! Bruce was actually sending us technical tips via sat phone while we were in the middle of the Atlantic fixing our autopilot. If you talk to them tell them we say hi! Do you have any pics of your 343???
"Mike is correct. The is a vertical pin in the middle of the winch handle hole that pushed down and disengages the electric motor on the winch. Also, on my Oceanis 45, there is a circlip that holds the top on. I don't remember if the 40 electric…"
"Thanks Mike. I did use a light hammer but I do have heavier ones at work and I did use WD40. As for a disengagement pin, I didn't see one when I looked down in the top of the winch. I did see a small circular pattern in the bottom that I…"
"Thanks Mike, however I have tightened both attachments and if you grab the track in the middle you can move it side to side making the noise. I took it apart, slid the track forward to add tape to both side of the boom, than careful slid the track…"
"Frank your comment didn't show up in the discussions on the 40/43 site. It's simply a comment on your page. Not sure if others will see it. For what it's worth I don't have the problem on our boat. There are two pieces of…"
"I can't imagine anything in the winch top that would bend. Other than the electric drive and a disengagement pin that activates when the winch handle is inserted the winch is the same as the others. It sounds like the collar is jammed due to…"
Took care of the lint build up on the fridge condensers and the leaky shower sump this weekend. Then went to the electric cabin top winch to disassemble, clean and lube only to find the top cap wouldn't unscrew. It should have by light tapping with a screwdriver but to no avail.So I stepped it up a notch with a brass drift and screwdriver and again, no go. I then tried a steel drift and the cap never moved in the slightest. It is as if it was secured with permanent Lock Tite.Now when I say its…See More