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""live aboard sailing: the Reality" is the first part to this vid on You Tube- it helps dispel the odd idea that we boaters lay around on beaches and drink cocktails all day (or that most of us are rich and spoiled) NOT!!! we work REALLY…"
Singlehanded cruiser/liveaboard s/v Angel. Work onboard the vessel to earn a living (I'm not retired or rich!) Am an ABYC cert. Marine Electrical Tech. & mechanic. Will also do commercial artwork & writing for magazines, mostly boating themed. A newbie author, my nonfiction sailing adventure book can be found on my website (links to Amazon)
Mexico, to Panama, Caribbean, Great Lakes, Bahamas, Gulf coast areas - sticks to warm & tropical with lots of sightseeing and nature.
Continue providing mobile marine repair service to the community...
and finish second nonfiction book (for fun- not to get rich!)
Below are a few photos from cruising over the years. My Bayfield, Angel, is shown below (the yellow boat).
Hi Rebecca, I came for another visit to your page,,,,,your art is wonderful, and want to invite you to post it on the GROUP ARTWORK OF BOATS AND RELATED...it may be another outlet for sales.
I also sell on ebay, do you.?
"Make sure you inspect the forward edge of pawls when you remove them. This is the edge that engages the teeth on the inside of the winch drum. Their job is to prevent the drum from spinning backwards. If they're worn they'll slip…"
"The same thing applies to the primary winches. Depending on conditions I sometimes use 4 wraps rather than 3. My buddy that sells Beneteau, Catalina and Jeanneau tells me he's seen the fingers break off. In any case I'm always alert to any…"
"Yep my boat is 8 years old, fresh water use only until last Aug, decommissioned for three years and the grease inside was more like a sticky paraffin wax if there is such a thing. Totally unacceptable. "
"That's it Sam! I recall the main luff a tad loose while sailing, threw maybe three wraps on the drum and pulled it tight. Afterwards, it was jammed.
On a side I remember saying to myself "I shouldn't have done that while under…"
"Wayne, thanks for the update. You must have really put some pressure on that arm for it to flex that much. Glad to hear you got it apart and serviced. As an FYI next time use an appropriately sized piece of hardwood as the drift. Or lay the wood…"