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.
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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