Will retire soon and want to get a boat and do some extended cruising. I've been away from the sea for too long, but grew up in Charleston spending summers on the water, crewed on a shrimp trawler, ship's navigation officer in the US Navy, recreational sailing in the Bahamas, New England, Long Island Sound, etc.
What a good idea, Peter .... there is no point in waiting around for life .... you must chase it! That's my philosophy anyway! No plans to cross the Atlantic for a while ... have been travelling quite a bit and now need to do a few upgrades on house and boat ... will head to Galway for the last stage of the Volvo Round the World Yacht Race if weather permits in July ... likewise a trip to Dingle
"Yep, I too have snapped a couple of the clam shell drain covers off. I have a couple of spares, but may or may not replace this time. The slack didn't seem to be the ultimate cause. Seems that wind/tide shifts and wake surge would cause the…"
"Sam, we are the essentially the same. Using the same mantus bridle as you. Quick question to you and any others using a bridle. We had the bridle rubbing the sides of the bow in a recent storm and it ended up snapping off the…"
"On Longhawk we use a Rocna 20KG. I changed out the chain gypsy when new to one that handles 5/16 high Test chain. Then I went with 175 ft of 5/16 HT chain tailed with 200 ft of three strand.(overkill, but I had the rode as supplied new).
For a short…"
"My wheel leather is shot. Not only do I have spots of eroded / worn areas but the stitching is now going also. Instead of trying to salvage the Cordavan/ Buckskin or whatever color they call it, I plan on stitching up some new elk leather grey…"
"Chis, I have a 2008 B43 with what I expect is the same charger. Its a Xantrex 40 Amp.
It does "run" a lot. As Mike responded. the fan is often on. Mine has done this since essentially day one, cycling often.I have 660 amp hours of…"
All knowing list....I have a new question.My boat is 9 years old now, and the teak seats are beginning to have metal "brads" sticking up out of the teak. My teak has weathered, as I am of the natural teak camp, not varnishing or oiling heavily. Has anyone else seen this? Did Beneteau use brads of some sort along with the mastic? I plan on taking a small grinding bit on my dremel tool and touching each one until they are no longer standing proud, then do a little light sanding. Thoughts and…See More
"Robert, it just occurred to me that another thing that you can do before you start making changes is to close the sea water intake thruhull when not flushing the toilet. If that eliminates your problem then you'll know it's definitely an…"
"Thank you James.
I am really quite sure the trouble is in the in hose rather than the brown water out.
The latest theory here is the wear plate between the impellor and the housing may be worn causing loss of the seal which is the only…"