SeaKnots

After two days of having my sister Jane, and another day having my volleyball coach assist with tying up the nets, they are almost secure. At least if someone were to stumble and fall onto one of them, or cautiously walk across them, the net should hold their body weight. It will be another day or two or three of tying a second row to seriously secure them. Despite careful planning each net was tied on a little differently. Getting the nets organized to stretch equally in all directions was quite the challenge. Setting them up took a lot of patience. It was definitely an iterative cycle of doing a few inches on one side, then a few on the perpendicular side, then down the third side aways.

In all 4 cases, after about 30 minutes of tying up a net all the lacing had to be taken out. On the rethreading things seemed to fall into order. Then, it was just a tedious, awkward positioning of one's body in order to secure all four sides.

The good news is that they are secure enough for us to sail tomorrow. My #1 sailing mate, Maryanne will join us. I am excited to show off the new electrical addition to the windlass. What a surprise it will be when I insist she go out on the bow to unlatch the safety pin on the anchor. Then, she will be directed to watch that the chain leads out orderly as the anchor is lowered. I will take charge of the toggle switch located right next to the helm. Wowie, zowie, thanks to Mike (Maverick) the anchor can now be controlled right from the cockpit.

While there is still more work to be done. I'm thankful we can go out into the ocean for a short coastal cruise provided I can change the oil and the filter without causing mayhem. Think positive because we know it doesn't get better than this...or does it?

Yea, if I could find someone with the time, energy, and willingness to create a user friendly website for me, things would be a tad better. Any takers?

 

 

 

 

 

Views: 18

Comment

You need to be a member of SeaKnots to add comments!

Join SeaKnots

Comment by Veranda on April 1, 2012 at 10:01pm

Can you start a blog.  They're easy to set up with set by step guides to follow.  You can add advertising or whatever you want. Ours is s/v Veranda

Latest Activity

Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Farewell all in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"CAEA5280-4642-4EB0-A37A-056724ADE37C.mov"
Wednesday
Mike Brown replied to Wayne's discussion Farewell all in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Wayne, yes I'm still out here. She's looking good and you'll love her. The 38.1 is a perfect size for 2 people with occasional guest (s). Plus she's a sweet sailing boat. I'll attach a short video of one I was delivering…"
Wednesday
Wayne replied to Wayne's discussion Farewell all in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Mike if you’re still out there here is the new boat before commissioning. Should splash by end of this week after 14 months of anticipation! Wayne"
Wednesday
John Hanrahan liked sam's discussion eyebrow salon window re-bed
May 12
John Hanrahan replied to sam's discussion eyebrow salon window re-bed in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sam, I am just in the process of replacing both of my eyebrow windows.  I have the new ones from Beneteau and am talking with dealer in Florida re Bebeteaus advice. It would be helpful to talk to you about your experience. I have never seen…"
May 7
John Hanrahan posted a blog post

Cabin eyebrow windows

Good morning gang,I have received both port and starboard cabin windows from Beneteau for replacement as the existing leak and are badly etched. Beneteau has referred me to the dealership for installation but I'm having trouble getting a response.   Does anyone have any experience replacing these and any recommendations. JohnSee More
Apr 28
Kerim N replied to Randy Brown's discussion Beneteau 40 Black Mesh Window Covers in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello Randy, New to the group, going through the posts, I have come upon this thread.  I was considering tinting my windows of my Beneteau 43 with a darker tint, but I really like your idea.  So I will copy with…"
Jan 6
Kerim N joined CAN DRAC's group
Thumbnail

Beneteau 40 & 43

A place to exchange thoughts, ideas and discussions about the Beneteau/Oceanis 40 and 43 models.
Jan 6
ADVERTISE ON SEAKNOTS CONTACT US AT: 
candrac@sailforwater.com

© 2022   Created by CAN DRAC.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service