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Homeport:
St. Simons Island , Georgia
Destinations visited:
Sailed most of East Coast US and Southern California, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Us & BVI Virgin Islands, St. Martin & St. Barts
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Plan on sailing to all the Caribean

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At 11:47am on February 26, 2009, Ray said…
I guess the yawl sails the same as a ketch. Sail it quite a bit with just mizzen and genny. Sometimes I'm just too lazy to to put up the main. You know how the wind pipes up here in the afternoon.
At 2:38pm on February 25, 2009, Peter Kafer said…
Bill, we keep Now or Never! at Brunswick Landing. We're on a friend's boat this year.

Peter
At 7:28pm on February 24, 2009, joe shimkonis said…
I love my Pearson.For 2 years I was in Oriental,NC.Great sailing area-but also very remote area.This is the 2nd 42 ft sailboat I moved from Oriental to Myrtle- Coquina.Other boat after 2 years Myrtle moved it to Hilton Head- Skull Creek[2 years] then back to Charleston-Hilton hotel and Marina.Myrtle's a great place for golf,restruants,neat harbor,sailing to Baldhead Island,up to Wilmington,Cape Lookout,Charleston,Georgetown.Slips avail at lightkeepers where I am-right now.I'm not a liveaboard.Significant other{Darlene] and I live and work in Raleigh but are down every weekend.would like to retire but have a great job with travel.And own too many properties. Come on up!!cell phone- 314 422 9633.Cheers
At 4:47pm on February 22, 2009, joe shimkonis said…
HI Bill ,have a 424 pearson in Coquino Harbour,SC--Time in a Bottle
At 5:48pm on January 9, 2009, LOLA said…
Great photos...
At 4:31pm on June 6, 2008, Bill Gardiner said…
Single handing the sail back from Bahama's. Photo was crossing from N.W. channel light to Hens & Chickens and accross to Ft. Pierce. Great sail with 15 to 18 knt winds and 4 to 6' seas
 
 
 

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Yanmar 4JH4AE raw water pump wear plate

I recently changed the wear plate on the raw water pump on the Yanmar. I have about 1675 hours on the engine and the plate showed significant scaring and wear. It was an easy change-out. After removing the impeller the plate simply sits behind it and is easily removed with a dental pick/ bearing pick/ or toothpick. I also added the Speedseal Life cover. Nice device.The wear plate made a difference. Upon startup after an impeller change before changing the wear plate  out, I would sometimes need…See More
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Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Larry, that's two of us that wishes you had posted your fix sooner. I just paid over $300 for a new tach, and that was at wholesale cost. I sent a note to James Taylor telling him about your LCD screen fix. Hopefully it works for him as…"
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Larry Witty replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Should have posted my fix earlier. I had the same problem with the tach on my 323 before I bought the 43. I was able to get the hour meter to work on the 323 by following the processes out on the web about cleaning the silicon & the ribbon…"
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Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"After trying all the fixes I finally bit the bullet and replaced the entire tach unit. Other than needing to adjust the tachometer for correct engine speed it was an easy repair.  Mike"
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Luis Vieira de Sa replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello Jo, I read the referred to fixes in the other forums and it was strange what people said. For me it looks like a bad contact in the connector as you say. I wrote my experience above (2015) and I must say that came to the previous state that…"
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Jo replied to sam's discussion Engine hour meter whacky in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi to everyone, before doing anything that can ruin your tachometer, please try this first that worked for me after having tried everything read on the internet about this problem. I had the same problem with my tachometer/hour meter (yanmar) and…"
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