Hi Kevin, still screwing around with the ports .... friend sealed two, one still leaking. Is it possible to buy just the gasket?? withouth the whole kit? Thinking about trying ourselves...company out here will do for 85.00 port without replacing gasket. Many have told me gasket doesn't do anything (interior) to keep water out, it's all in the proper rebedding. Thanks, Terri
Hi Kevin, My ports all fixed (what were they think'n??). Have seen the CD kit for them, will probably get it. Will attempt fix'n the leak'n one first and see how I do. then get brave and do the rest. Thank you! Do they have replacement opening ports for head and port across from it. small ones, figure may replace those w/opening for some cross ventalation. Also bought a solar air fan..all on the "when i get brave" list.. :-)
Hey Kevin! Hope you're doing well and sailing your Baby. I'm getting splashed soon, I hope... still freak'in cold up here! Going tomorrow to finish polishing the brightwork. Someone told me months ago about replacement gasket (?) for port lights. Mine have dried and are slightly leak'in..do you know where I can get?? Looked on Cat. Direct site, no luck. Thanks! Terri
Hey Kevin, went out this weekend, all day sat, n half day sunday, wow, what ride, sat winds 20-25, puffs 30, what a ride, sunday was nuts started out same as sat, then when I went to come back was blowing 25-30 with the highest clocked 41.1 knts, what a ride, put the 2nd reef in the main, amazing day, love that boat was a real thrill. well got to get some rest talk to you later.
Hi Kevin, Hope you're getting some sailing in. I might be ordering a mastgate from Catalina Direct.. When I derigged boat for the first time, took it off & put in a safe place...lol....gonna give it 4 more weeks to show up. I know it didn't go out in the trash...I always get in trouble with those safe place's. Next time, duct taped to the ceiling.
I have the 3 cabin pulman, I got the 3 cabin so I would have more room for guest, and the kids each get a cabin this way not fights over sleeping arrangements, lol...so works out good, I like the pulman plenty of head room, and love the forward shower and with door, is great set up, no hosing down the head, and wiping down everytime.
She is a great boat, and from my expernice she sails very much like my C25 did, just bigger, and faster, she will do 9.5 knots and If the wind is right I can cruise on a beam reach 8.5 - 9.5 for an hour or better, I dont have to worry about much current, an waves take more time to build on the lake.
Kevin, Hey, I know you too, lol....from same group, sailing on line. nice to meet you outside o there, dont forget the rum and port...lol....you can see some cool pics o my boat on here...catchya later
LOL. My girlfriend was chicken as well this weekend, and I was with her! She got comfortable pretty quickly though, as I am sure you will too. Too bad you aren't on the left coast or I or one of my friends could help you! Find that friend soon. I started sailing because I haven't got long to live...in 30 years or so I might not be able to do this. ;-)
Hi Kevin, my step Dad lives in Yountville at the vets home...i know where Vallejo, Ca is. My Mom lived in Napa, but passed away in Aug. I want to at least motor the boat out. I need to get a GPS now.
A nice couple at my Marina will go w me...keep me posted..I'm adding you as friend...ok?.Lola
Hello all.The Dolphin 40amp battery charger in my 2011 43 is charging well, EXCEPT the cooling fan is cycling on and off every 20 seconds or so. Volts and amps are correct although there is red light top and centre flashing red, does not look happy.It seems as if the thermostat controlling the fan is not functioning correctly as the unit is not even warm.I cannot locate the Beneteau supplied manual, any clues as to the fault.Regards,Bilgolabands (Liberte)See More
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The Dolphin charger on my 2010 43 is still charging perfectly well EXCEPT the cooling fan is cycling on and off every 20 seconds.. There is a light on the centre top of the unit flashing red, does not look…"
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My new owner of the Freedom 30 was told to have mast taken out ,so as to add items to the top. Has this been done b4?..kinda scares me.what do you think?
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I sold the boat, due to a broken leg, that left me handicapped. I want to continue being on Seaknots, for pleasant reminders, and I thought of you. Be in touch, as I follow you in your adventures"