Sailing and boat maintenance is my hobby. After that comes rowing.
If you are visiting Australia, why don't you come and sail with us in Port Phillip Bay.
Australia = Port Phillip Bay: Blairgowrie & Geelong + Hastings; Whitsundays
Thailand = Phuket Race Week 2006, 2010, 2011 & 2013, Jomtien Beach - Top of the Gulf Regatta 2009 & 2011.
Vietnam = Halong Bay
USA = Buzzards Bay, MA
Learn to cruise and in the future possibly looking for short term crew to sail SE Asian countries of Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Burma, Philippines and Vietnam.
Learn from other members on how to equip a boat for cruising.
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Thanks for your message last night I wasn't awake that late. I bought a boat around Thanksgiving time and am learning to sail on that boat. I took a few lessons from my friend, but I have crew that are also teaching me on my own boat. I just have to get my heat exchanger back on after a cleaning so I can go sailing again.
Hey h, haven't spoken to you for awhile...what repairs have you done>/\? I finally got the stuffing box changed out to a dripless, and had the bottom painted. Hope to take her out as weather cools a bit. Really hot weather here in USA.
"All great advice!
Did you check the charger's "battery type" selector switch position (flood,gel,agm)?
Our Dekka agm's ( 396ah house and 98ah engine) gave us over 7 1/2 years of usage before replacement. The batteries were still…"
"Sam, I have not seen anything like that on my or others 40/43s. I don't understand why they would even do such a thing considering there's no other material they could drive a brad into. Grinding the tops off flush sounds like the right…"
"Peter, I've also lost the scupper covers. I installed rubber pipe insulation over each side of the bridle and it works well in keeping the bridle from rubbing on the covers. . They'll need to be replaced periodically as they'll get…"
"Yep, I too have snapped a couple of the clam shell drain covers off. I have a couple of spares, but may or may not replace this time. The slack didn't seem to be the ultimate cause. Seems that wind/tide shifts and wake surge would cause the…"
"Sam, we are the essentially the same. Using the same mantus bridle as you. Quick question to you and any others using a bridle. We had the bridle rubbing the sides of the bow in a recent storm and it ended up snapping off the…"
"On Longhawk we use a Rocna 20KG. I changed out the chain gypsy when new to one that handles 5/16 high Test chain. Then I went with 175 ft of 5/16 HT chain tailed with 200 ft of three strand.(overkill, but I had the rode as supplied new).
For a short…"