Last weekend we finally went sailing again. Between our vacation in Turkey (a week and two weekends) and the weekend we spent doing chores we hadn't had a chance to get out on the water for almost a month!
This time, we sailed down to the Raritan Yacht Club where Thad and Kristi of City Bumpkin were hosting the Summer Equator. We had a fantastic sail with Dan and Patrice as crew. We had drinks at the yacht club bar overlooking the harbor with live jazz and great… Continue
Added by Franc on July 27, 2008 at 10:30am —
The folks at Voyagers Mail Forwarding Service (http://www.vmfs.com) have an interesting service for cruisers we thought you should know about.
Just picture this:
"Sure, you can ask your sister take care of your mail for you. You arrive in Nassau, and since you are only planning to stay there for two days, you ask her to Fed Ex your 4 lbs. of mail (it adds… Continue
Added by SeaKnots on July 16, 2008 at 11:00am —
During their brief sailing cruise in Turkey, SeaKnots founders Andrea and Franc met up with member Stephen Phillips. Stephen has been cruising on his catamaran Gone Troppo for years even after having been attacked by pirates; an encounter that was featured in Klaus Hympendahl's book "Pirates Aboard". When Andrea and Franc learned that Stephen had not yet had a chance to read his story in the book, they pulled it off their shelf and brought it… Continue
Added by SeaKnots on July 8, 2008 at 8:00am —
I have a seeping type leak near where the shaft exits my B43 behind the engine. The leak is not coming from the volvo seal, it puddles underneath the shaft and fills this area with saltwater after about two days. I have read a few posts on other sites about water leaking in from where the shaft exits the hull. Does anyone have any info on this. Going to call Beneteau tomorrow.Thanks DaveSee More
"As Chris mentioned there's a rebuild kit available for the pump. The kit has a new pump bellows as well as a check valve. Both should resolve your back flow issue.
I agree it seems rather odd that someone wired the toilet pump to the engine…"
Hi All - I'm the proud new owner of an '11 B40. 2 cabin model with 54hp yanmar, furling main. Have had the boat for a few weeks now and about 120 miles of sailing (and motoring). Love it, but I have a few questions about wiring, rig tuning, plumbing, etc. and I'm hoping to find one or some of you to help.1. The shower sump pump will run once the water level activates the float switch, pump the sump dry (kind of a pulsing suction, not smooth like the bilge pump), then enough water will flow…See More
I am having problems with my Teleflex engine control. It works fine controlling the throttle, mooves smoothly. But when the tranny is engaged the lever is very hard to move past 10:00 inf orwrd, or 2:00 in reverse. Once it passes that point it moves smoothly. And going from forwrd to reverse is especially difficult. I have a 2012 B40 with a Yanmar 53hp diesel.Any ideas?See More