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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.?
"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