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WILLIAM W WEBB left a comment for mike m.
"I know this is a response to an old post, but Mike, did you make your crossing and if not, what was we're the deciding factors?"
Nov 14, 2018

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Profile Type:
Sailor
Homeport:
marina del rey, ca
About Me:
long distance is what i'm about. Just bought a CAL 31 to sail half way around the world via the trade winds (Pacific ocean)
Current location:
same
Destinations visited:
hawaii, san diego
Looking to:
sail across the pacific

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At 7:23am on November 14, 2018, WILLIAM W WEBB said…

I know this is a response to an old post, but Mike, did you make your crossing and if not, what was we're the deciding factors?

At 1:57pm on June 20, 2011, Jeff Parmenter said…

Mike,

I, too, have a 1979 Cal 31. Information about them seems to be pretty scarce. I'm setting mine up for cruising the Caribbean in the next couple of years. I've got the Volvo Penta MD7A version. Any information you come across about the boat or motor would be helpful. So you think it's stout enough to take across the Pacific? While a trip like that isn't in my immediate plans, it's nice to know it's possible.

At 12:32pm on September 16, 2010, Kevin Oelschlager said…
Mike,
I love my Cal-31 but you should know her shrot commings before setting out on your adventure
At 9:56am on August 9, 2010, Capt. John said…
Welcome aboard Mike!
 
 
 

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sam replied to Peter Obetz's discussion A/C thru hull caution!!!!! in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
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sam replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
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Cam Whitlock replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for the details, this really helps. It will be a few weeks before I get a chance to tackle this.  Fair winds! Cam"
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Mike Brown replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
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Cam Whitlock replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike - great information!  I was hoping that there is a way to remove the wood grills. What type of tool did you find worked that didn’t damage the wood?  "
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Mike Brown replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
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Cam Whitlock replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
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Mike Brown replied to Cam Whitlock's discussion Freezer problem in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
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