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Paul Cheney
  • 46, Male
  • Burlington, Ontario
  • Canada
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Paul Cheney replied to Charles Brigham's discussion Sailing without a sailboat
"Well first off, well done for crossing an ocean that most people in the stuck up marinas you visited will never see - never mind cross. I do not believe they have made shore power cords in excess of 2 thousand miles yet. I am working to outfit my…"
Jun 20, 2009
Paul Cheney was featured
Feb 7, 2009
Paul Cheney and Paige are now friends
Feb 6, 2009
Paul Cheney joined Ocnvoyager's group
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Key West Lovers

This group is for anyone who loves Key West whether you have been there or hope to go.If you want information about KW or have stories to share this is the place.See More
Feb 6, 2009
Paul Cheney joined Cameron & Leighia's group
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Why Renewable Energy

This is a discussion that I would like to start on why we should go renewable. From the Cost of the Equipment to the Installation (either do it yourself or have it installed) to the Cost of Diesel and mantainence on your engine. and Enviroment
Feb 6, 2009
Paul Cheney joined Richard's group
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Sensible Small Boat Cruising

A group to discuss cruising in small boats.(25-36 feet). That's not set in stone, but I'mpartial to that kind of cruising.See More
Feb 6, 2009
Paul Cheney joined h's group
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Zen and the art of sailboat maintenance

Take the best option on sailboat maintenance. Do it yourself, with the help of others.
Feb 6, 2009
Paul Cheney replied to Dave Skolnick's discussion Necessary Stuff in the group Chefs at Sea
"Pressure cooker, spices, garlic, onions, potatoes, lots and lots of dried beans and lentils - a sprouter for the beans - you will always have fresh veggies this way. Rolled oats, dried raisens and cranberries, nuts, honey, - make granola. Flour…"
Feb 6, 2009
Paul Cheney joined Andrea's group
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Chefs at Sea

While you may not be considered a chef in your kitchen, at sea in your galley you are. Join this group and share your stories and recipes from the galley!
Feb 6, 2009
Paul Cheney is now a member of SeaKnots
Feb 6, 2009

Profile Information

Profile Type:
Sailor
Homeport:
Burlington Ontario
About Me:
I love the minimalist sailing provides, the confines of the solitude, I do not care where I do it as long as I do not see anything but open space and water. I like to challenge myself, go a little further each time.
I love to cook, I love to cook on board even more. I enjoying diving and snorkeling, I earn my living as a photographer.
Current location:
Ontario
Destinations visited:
Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, Florida Keys
Looking to:
Live aboard full time, round the horn, circumnavigate solo.

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Mike Brown replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Tuesday
Simo Makkonen replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I've been wondering, if I should do the same in my B40/2007. The rudder has become heavy (high fricton?) and the problem is not in the steering cylinder. Anyone had similar problem? Simo"
Tuesday
Mike Brown replied to sail abroad's discussion Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Tuesday
sail abroad added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Beneteau 40 2008 replacement rudder bearings

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
Monday
sail abroad liked GaryG's discussion B40 jib upgrade
Monday
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion New B 40 owner. in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Wayne, welcome to the group. I think you'll find a wealth of information from all the members. And of course enjoy your B40, its a heck of a boat. Mike October Moon 2008 B43"
Sep 22
MAssimiliano replied to MAssimiliano's discussion foldng prop FOF on beneteau 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Michael, 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 :-) "
Sep 22
Michael Boyle replied to MAssimiliano's discussion foldng prop FOF on beneteau 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi, 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…"
Sep 22
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