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 —
"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…"