Lots of blue water catamaran experience - hoping for lots more. Commissioned and sailed a Voyage 43 from Capetown through the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Cape Cod, and Keys over a 4+ year wonderful time. Currently restoring and sailing a Gemini 3400 in S. Florida
Cape Town, SA; St. Helena; Assertion; Brazil, most of the Caribbean several times, gulf of Mexico, Cuba (legally - twice), Washington, DC - and the list goes on
More sailing experience - teaching folks who want to sail (I'm ASA certified and USCG licensed)
Good morning Stuart,
What an encouraging response. I will let you know some dates I can come down to West Palm. It probably won't be too far in the distant future. I have a week off starting April 5 or so and may just sail down. I'll keep you posted. For today, I'm off to do a local rhum race onboard a lindenberg 28.
Any relation to Scott? I'm interested in earning ASA certification as an instructor and am even more interested in sailing on a cruising cat while in the market for a blue water cruising multihull. Currently, I sail my F28 and previously had a Stiletto 23; not too mention too many lil' boats. Any suggestions or opportunities nearby. I live in Indialantic.
we are now anchored in Hobe Sound and planning on a slow trip to W Palm/Lake Worth tomorrow. Any anchoring suggestions with internet, and easy access for provisioning? We need to get to the Miami area for the boat show, but are considering a jaunt to Key West from Ft worth inlet.
My internet is slow with my cell phone as a modem.
thanks for the offer stuart. he did buy the boat, had a survey and it seems ok. i convinced him him mom should go for the 1st month of his year cruise,just to be reassured that he'll be safe....i'm so jazzed and excited! we plan to leave the middle of jan. i'm not familiar with florida at all are you in a marina? his boat is at a residents dock that po rented. he plans to go dec 29th and haul out and do some work and bottom paint. it would be great to have some resource in the area. thanks again stuart
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