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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 Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"There's no circling on the 40/43 winches. It's simply a screw off collar. WD40 and a heavier hammer should get the job done."
Jun 12
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Jun 12
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Jun 12
Frank & Donna left a comment for Mike Brown
"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…"
Jun 12
Mike Brown left a comment for Frank & Donna
"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…"
Jun 11
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Jun 11
Wayne added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch

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
Jun 11
Frank & Donna commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I'm having a knocking from the boom while sailing. The track on top of the boom is loose, but it can't be tightened any further. Has anyone else had this problem, if so has anyone found a solution"
Jun 11
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