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Marlene Anne Sassaman left a comment for cptn_steve
"Guess we'll see what the 'stars' have lined up!  It's nice to know someone's attention was grabbed!"
Feb 22, 2012
cptn_steve commented on Marlene Anne Sassaman's blog post Eating my Cake
"I'll be right there!!!"
Feb 22, 2012
cptn_steve replied to Marlene Anne Sassaman's discussion Florida to New York to Bermuda to Florida in the group FEMALE BOAT OWNERS AND SAILORS
"I'd be interested in doing some of the trip depending on when you were thinking of traveling.  I've done a couple of blue water trips from CT and RI down to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.  Actually had some part of my butt…"
Dec 22, 2011
cptn_steve joined LOLA's group
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FEMALE BOAT OWNERS AND SAILORS

THIS IS A GROUP FOR US GALS, TO SHARE IN THE JOYS OF SAILING...AND THE NOT SO JOYS....POST PICTURES...SHARE TIPS...WELCOME
Dec 22, 2011
cptn_steve updated their profile
Dec 15, 2011
cptn_steve replied to Sherry's discussion Best way to prevent the engine block from vibrating
"There should be two set screws on the shaft side of the coupling.  These will keep the shaft from moving fore and aft.  They should also be wired together with stainless steel wire to prevent their loosening. I'm attaching a photo I…"
Nov 15, 2011
cptn_steve replied to Sherry's discussion Best way to prevent the engine block from vibrating
"Don't quite know what you mean with the shaft shifting.  The only thing that comes to mind is the shaft slipped aft out of the coupling a bit.  Is that what you meant?"
Nov 14, 2011
cptn_steve replied to Sherry's discussion Best way to prevent the engine block from vibrating
"Just as a side note, don't do any prop shaft alignment while the boat is hauled out.  That must be done in the water as you can have some torque of the hull while on the hard and mess up an alignment."
Oct 29, 2011
cptn_steve replied to Sherry's discussion Best way to prevent the engine block from vibrating
"Ha!!!  it is interesting how information comes out.  I'll bet you a dime for a dollar that the prop has not opened up fully and causing an imbalance.  A barnacle in the wrong place could very well do that and prevent one blade…"
Oct 26, 2011
cptn_steve replied to Sherry's discussion Best way to prevent the engine block from vibrating
"Well, it most likely is one of two issues then.  Alignment or a prop issue.  That is my story, and I'm sticking to it.   :)"
Oct 25, 2011
cptn_steve replied to Sherry's discussion Best way to prevent the engine block from vibrating
"it could even be the prop got bent a bit.  a diver can do a visual check on that too.  He should know how to do that.  Remember hitting anything while motoring?"
Oct 25, 2011
cptn_steve replied to Sherry's discussion Best way to prevent the engine block from vibrating
"The only way it could be the alternator is if there were and extremely heavy load on it, meaning your batteries charge level was very low.  If you have a shore power charger, this should not be the case. As far as if a wire were broken on the…"
Oct 25, 2011
cptn_steve replied to Sherry's discussion Best way to prevent the engine block from vibrating
"it sounds like a fuel problem or if worst comes to worst, check the compression."
Oct 24, 2011
cptn_steve replied to Sherry's discussion Best way to prevent the engine block from vibrating
"If it runs rough while not in gear, it may not be running on all cylinders.  I'd check each cylinder by loosening the fuel line at each injector one at a time while it is running.  If air is in the system, it will get pushed out and…"
Oct 24, 2011

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At 8:03pm on February 22, 2012, Marlene Anne Sassaman said…

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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"There's no circling on the 40/43 winches. It's simply a screw off collar. WD40 and a heavier hammer should get the job done."
Jun 12
Bruce Bogdanoff replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike is correct. The is a vertical pin in the middle of the winch handle hole that pushed down and disengages the electric motor on the winch. Also, on my Oceanis 45, there is a circlip that holds the top on. I don't remember if the 40 electric…"
Jun 12
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks Mike. I did use a light hammer but I do have heavier ones at work and I did use WD40. As for a disengagement pin, I didn't see one when I looked down in the top of the winch. I did see a small circular pattern in the bottom that I…"
Jun 12
Frank & Donna left a comment for Mike Brown
"Thanks Mike, however I have tightened both attachments and if you grab the track in the middle you can move it side to side making the noise. I took it apart, slid the track forward to add tape to both side of the boom, than careful slid the track…"
Jun 12
Mike Brown left a comment for Frank & Donna
"Frank your comment didn't show up in the discussions on the 40/43 site. It's simply a comment on your page. Not sure if others will see it. For what it's worth I don't have the problem on our boat. There are two pieces of…"
Jun 11
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I can't imagine anything in the winch top that would bend. Other than the electric drive and a disengagement pin that activates when the winch handle is inserted the winch is the same as the others. It sounds like the collar is jammed due to…"
Jun 11
Wayne added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Jammed Electric Cabin Top Winch

Took care of the lint build up on the fridge condensers and the leaky shower sump this weekend. Then went to the electric cabin top winch to disassemble, clean and lube only to find the top cap wouldn't unscrew. It should have by light tapping with a screwdriver but to no avail.So I stepped it up a notch with a brass drift and screwdriver and again, no go. I then tried a steel drift and the cap never moved in the slightest. It is as if it was secured with permanent Lock Tite.Now when I say its…See More
Jun 11
Frank & Donna commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I'm having a knocking from the boom while sailing. The track on top of the boom is loose, but it can't be tightened any further. Has anyone else had this problem, if so has anyone found a solution"
Jun 11
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