Hi Phil, thanks for the news and invite. We want to sail with ya'll from Slidell to at least Lulu's, maybe Pensacola. Depends on how the boat's doing, if Mike finishes up the improvements, and other stuff. Who's John & Martha? Since they're in our neck of the woods, we'd love to meet them. Give 'em my email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or they can comment here on SeaKnots...whatever. How's Monte? Is he going to be able to make it? Haven't seen his boat lately. Gina & Mike
Thanks for your message. Sorry to hear about Monte. We didn't stay at Rabbit because there was someone in the only spot that afforded protection from the winds (were picking up) and enough swing room. Glad we didn't stay since the knats were bad going up the Rigolets. We stayed at Phil's in Oak Harbor. Had a great meal and left next day. Then stayed at Brady Is., though we wanted to stay at "the beach" at the entrance of the Tchefuncte, but the crowds on a Sat. afternoon are terrible. We deployed the dink next morning and explored the Brady Is. area. Good enough first trip out into the MS Sound, but we're looking forward to the next trip to savor the barrier islands. Guess we'll meet you sometime!
New to the group, going through the posts, I have come upon this thread. I was considering tinting my windows of my Beneteau 43 with a darker tint, but I really like your idea. So I will copy with…"
"Larry good luck. And remember to use the KISS Method when troubleshooting. Keep It Simple Stupid haha. It’s an old and basic concept that dictates you always do the easiest and obvious stuff first. Then if it doesn’t fix it get more…"
"Sounds like you need to give that windlass some TLC. I used to clean and apply a light coating of grease to all the surfaces in and under the gypsy. It remained smooth over a 10 year period. Five of those years were spent cruising full time on the…"
Doing some maintenance on my B43 Quick Antares windlass this year. After removing the windlass, I knew instantly that I should have been doing this at least ever other year. The windlass was preforming weak and slow with a noise which made me think the motor brushes or a bearing was going out, thus the reason for removing it.What I found upon removal was a tremendous amount of salt and sand on the top part of the gearbox, literally packed in. Upon cleaning everything up, luckily all bearings…See More