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Black water in the head

Hey Folks

Anyone ever have any problems with black water returning to the head?

Im thinking there must be a damaged check valve some where in line.

Added by Michael Cioffi on July 6, 2017 at 4:13pm — 2 Comments

Introducing SeaKnots Academy

Watch this video and visit SeaKnotsAcademy.com to know more!

Added by Franc on July 10, 2016 at 9:29am — No Comments

Do you dream about offshore cruising?

If you are the kind of person who has dreamt of taking your boat beyond that horizon far from your home waters you need to watch this video I shot in Spain today:

Added by Franc on June 19, 2016 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Hola ALL! Been awhile!

Been a long LONG time since we dropped on to our page here at Seaknots ....but I CAN say that our boat is back together with mast, new stanchions, new bottom job, & other various needed replacements and is nearly ready to sail the waters here once more! It only took 8 LONG years eh? who knows....maybe we will provide some more updates here soon...

Added by Banana Wind on June 15, 2016 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Beneteau 43 two cabin slip covers

We are taking out cat Genny to the Bahamas this year and I am fearful of the beautiful white leatherette salon cushions.  If anyone has had cushions made could you please give us a name of the maker.  We can make them ourselves if we had the dimensions but would be happy if there was a custom supplier.  The boat is in the Abacos and we are in Halifax so we can't go and measure.

Many thanks, John

Added by John Hanrahan on November 23, 2015 at 7:08pm — No Comments

My Marine CV

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Objective

Engineer, Mate, Deck for short / long term, or repositioning. New build or refitting assistance. Boat sitting for showing vessels. A situation which would employ my broad technical and customer service background, need for challenges, self-starter initiative, and multi-cultural interpersonal skills.



Mechanical

Second Engineer for 100'+ private cruising motor vessels. Rebuilt marine gasoline engines via written and verbal instructions. Basic…

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Added by pilot_sailor - KD4IHI on November 1, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Sailing in the Buff

Lou, for some unknown reason the group has mysteriously vanished.  It no longer appears on my page either.  Hope it wasn't something we said!

Added by John on September 20, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

sailing in the buff...

is the "sailing in the buff" group dead?...and i dont meant the people, lol, but the forum itself....

 we have tried to join months ago but our request is still pending approval.... maybe you need some pics so you can determine if we are the type of couple that should even be seen without our clothes on???... let us know...

Added by Lou Novak on September 14, 2015 at 11:39am — No Comments

SEAS Fall Picnic 2015

Seas Fall Picnic Hudson River Haverstraw Marina North Dock September 27.
http://www.meetup.com/SEAS-Bergen-County-Sailing-Meetup/events/224426449/

Added by Jim Malone on September 1, 2015 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Banana Wind still LIVES!

Banana Wind still LIVES! We have her on the hard finally YEARS after IKE messed us up and are almost finished with repairs and then on to the Bottom paint. Been a LONG time since we checked in out here on Seaknots...glad to see so many are still active! Fair Winds to ALL!!

Added by Banana Wind on July 28, 2015 at 8:34pm — No Comments

No Place Like Home,,, or at least nearby

Ever the adventurous dreamer, I spent years ignoring one of the most beautiful sailing venues only a few miles from home. By car, it is about 4 hours from Indialantic, Florida and about two from Everglades City. By boat from Everglades City it took us four days. Consider that we meander at 5 - 7 knots during…

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Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on July 12, 2015 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Til Death due us Part

One never knows for certain if and when they will see another.  Life is a precious phenomenon. It has been said that living guarantees death. This is not to present a negative, depressing train of thought. Rather, it is meant to reiterate the sadness, guilt, and despair that can result when a loved one passes from the world of the living to a world the living knows little about.

Years ago I read a book. A question was posed. "What happens to a mind when a person dies. During…

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Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on July 4, 2015 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Welcoming Self Back to Blogging Before retirement there was always time to blog. Journaling and writing articles flowed from my fingers. Click-clacking across the keyboard, nearly as fast as my hig…

Welcoming Self Back to Blogging

Before retirement there was always time to blog. Journaling and writing articles flowed from my fingers. Click-clacking across the keyboard, nearly as fast as my high school typing days breaking the speed/accuracy records of my classmates,  is how I whiled away sleepless nights. My…
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Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on June 28, 2015 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Extracting Rudder's Armature

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Extracting Rudder's Armature

Added by Doug Siddens on June 7, 2015 at 6:50am — No Comments

Genset Going In

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Genset Going In

Added by Doug Siddens on June 6, 2015 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Fixing things

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Chain plate nuts were hidden.  The hull was built then the chain plates attached.  Next came a 1" layer of foam and a couple of layers of glass which entombed the chain plate nuts.  To access these we drilled oversize holes in the inner skin and foam.  Then epoxied sections of glass tubing.  Several of the…

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Added by Doug Siddens on June 1, 2015 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Admiral delivering Iroko for rub rails & toe rails

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Admiral delivering Iroko for rub rails & toe rails

Added by Doug Siddens on June 1, 2015 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Poop deck coming off

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Poop deck coming off

Added by Doug Siddens on June 1, 2015 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Work nears completion

P1020536.JPG  Aft deck removed.  Worker sleeping in standing position.

Added by Doug Siddens on June 1, 2015 at 1:03pm — No Comments

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James Taylor replied to Chris's discussion Battery Charger in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
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Mike Brown replied to sam's discussion Teak seat metal protrusions in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
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Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
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Arne Opperud replied to sam's discussion Teak seat metal protrusions in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I have used Boracol treatment once or twice a year. Keeps the black spots away, maintaining a grey patina.      "
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Arne Opperud replied to Dave Shore's discussion B43 wheel leather in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I have used mid tan shoe polish, cream type. Worked well."
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sam replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
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Peter Obetz replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
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sam replied to Wayne's discussion Anchor upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
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