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.
My AGM batteries are getting a bit tired and I am swapping them out for 400ah of lithium, 2 - 200ah 'drop in' replacements.My system has the 3000 watt inverter and Truecharge 40+ shore power charger which the boat came with and I have verified with the battery manufacturer that these will work with the lithium (they said to set the shore power charger to GEL - WARM to get the right charging characteristics). I have also installed solar a few years back so will need to adjust the charging…See More
I have to replace my pitted drive shaft and I am trying to find out a few details..Does anyone know who made the original drive shaft (non sail-drive) for a Beneteau 40/2009Or is there is a company online that makes replacement shafts?I seem to remember it was Vetus? and I see they sell shafts that are similar but not quite the same as the original.Or does anyone have access to the engineering diagrams for a Beneteau 40 drive shaft ?The engineering firm I will to use to machine a new shaft want…See More
Hey Gang, I've been spending quite a bit of time taking the old varnish off of my boom and interior cabin. Being based in Alaska, we have big temp swings (-10 to 75 F), and I'm debating just teaking all the wood and holding back on varnishing it. The thought would be that I would just have to apply more teak oil to it every time I went out, but I wouldn't have to deal with the varnish peeling so bad again like it's doing now. Maybe this is just part of the regular upkeep on any boat…See More