"Thank you! Kona is doing good. Resting in Bali Marina since April 3, 2011. Will be here until mid-March before heading out to Papua this year. Great place to sail here but a bit too hot and humid to my liking."
"Lapworth Plastic Classic is great boat. One of the best around. Sailed mine across the Pac from Jack London, Oakland. Now based in Bali. Plan to make it around May 20th 2012 via Buenos Aires. Wish me luck!!!"
"for what is worth, just make sure that the antifreeze you are seeing is from a spill with winerization process. I noticed some in the same place on our 2008. I chalked it up to possibly overfilling the antifreeze, however it occurred…"
"Bruce/Mike - thank you very much for the responses... I needed a 'reason' for the lack of the bilge pump and what you said makes complete sense. This should take some of the urgency out of the surveyor's…"
"Chris, the 43 is a great boat and I'm sure you'll enjoy it should you finalize the purchase. As you took notice of the sump below the engine does not drain to the bilge. My understanding is that it's designed that way so as to prevent…"
"The boat has two bilge pumps, one electric and one manual. On my 40, I replaced the original pump with a Rule 2000 and a check valve. The original pump would always lose its prime. The engine bilge does not drain into the main bilge in case of an…"
I'm brand new to this group and almost a new owner of a 2008 Beneteau 43. I have spent time reading nearly every discussion and post in this group in preparation for making the offer and understanding the boat. It is clear that this group is extremely knowledgeable and willing to help. I hope I don't overstay my welcome with questions...Here is my first one and it came up during the pre-purchase survey. The boat had antifreeze (winterization/pink) in the bilge beneath the engine and then it…See More