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Marlene A. Sassaman's Blog – October 2009 Archive (3)

Getting Ready for Winter

Someone else just posted a message asking for tips about winterizing. Here in Sunny Florida we winterize by changing our weekly night racing to Sunday afternoons, leave work early on Friday to sail down the river where we drop anchor and sleep late on Saturday morning. Around noon or 1 pm, we clean the bottom of the boat as our excuse to go for a refreshing swim with the dolphins in the continually shifting waters at Sebastian Inlet. Then, around 4 pm we pull up the anchor and drift over to a… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on October 31, 2009 at 8:15pm — 2 Comments

Sailing at Sixty

A sea knots friend recently asked where my writings are. A loyal crew on our women's sailing team reminded me to write. My calendar tells me that time is slipping away. All I want to do is sail and write and swim and work out and dance at parties and visit with friends and be with my family and be a good school counselor and produce interesting slide shows and snuggle up with my husband and enjoy my home and make money and buy things that catch my attention and eat frozen yogurt and learn to… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on October 29, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

If it sounds too good to be true. . .

Sitting in the last row in an auditorium designed to hold 500 people, I could barely make out the features on the face of my professor. His message, though rings as loud today as it did when he first spoke it. The course was a requirement, "Personal Finance." I debated whether to take basket weaving or flute lessons but decided to be smart and learn how to manage my money. Fast forward 33 years and I'm still making credit card mistakes. Although I am proud to say that for the past 13 years I… Continue

Added by Marlene A. Sassaman on October 4, 2009 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Latest Activity

Mike Brown replied to RWA's discussion Questions From a new B40 Owner in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"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…"
Jun 13
RWA updated their profile
Jun 12
RWA added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Questions From a new B40 Owner

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
Jun 12
Brendan Smyth replied to Brendan Smyth's discussion Yanmar 4JH4AE - Tachometer Pulse Count? in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"For those interested, I confirmed with Yanmar.  The Pulse per Revolution (PPR) is 10.29"
Jun 8
GaryG added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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teleflex engine control problems

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
May 30
Mike Wilson posted a discussion

Rudder post support

While surfing the net, came across a B 485 that sank with a supposed rudder issue.  Forum member NeilPride posted a picture of a bracket to support B40 and B43 rudder posts.  First I had heard of this.  Has anyone had this added to there boat?http://www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f47/oceanis-485-steering-failure-160096.htmlSee More
May 29
Brendan Smyth added a discussion to the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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Yanmar 4JH4AE - Tachometer Pulse Count?

Hope someone can help me.I have a 2009 BEN OC 43 with a Yanmar 4JH4AE diesel.  I am replacing the tachometer and need to configure the new unit.  Does anyone know the pulse count from the alternator?See More
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