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.
"Similarly, I changed out my aircon thru hull and valve a while back. Seems to be an issue.
Recently, I was changing the aircon seawater pump and luckily found a valve on the distribution manifold (one pump serves two aircon units) that was fully…"
"Mike nails the freezer (and Refrigerator) item. Remove the woodencovers on the vents, and if they have never been off you will most likely find a carpet of dust/hair/lint. I drilled small screw holes and added screws to re-attach. Now it is a…"
"Cam, I used a wide, flat blade screw driver to pry it off. I took my time and made sure I wasn't forcing it and causing any dents or scratches. It took a little while to do but when done I had good access to the coils. One of the grills would…"
"Cam, keeping the coils clean is essential to max efficiency for both units. For whatever reason our 43 required constant upkeep to keep the coils clean. The wood grates are glued on but can be removed if you work at it using a tool that won't…"
"Hey Mike - I agree with you that there is no physical problem with the unit running. My problem is the drain on the battery. As a weekend / once / twice a year cruiser, I don’t have solar to recharge my batteries (yet). I…"
"We experienced the same thing on our B43 (now sold and gone). We were living aboard and cruising with a fairly full freezer. Like you did I changed out the thermostat without success. I wrote it off to the poorly insulated freezer compartment but…"