Since you like to ride, check out Tobermory as a stop. (Our personal favorite) It has been awhile but Harmony Acres used to come to the boat basin (marina) in the Tub and pick up folks that wanted to horseback ride and eat at their restaurant, which we did several times. The dock master, a German named Klaus, would call for us to arrange a time to be picked up. Harmony Acres has a camp ground there, so we were able to get cleaned up afterwords. Then on to a gourmet dinner prepared by the students from the local culinary school. We were introduced to the Pelee Island Winery Gewurztraminer (made in Ontario Canada) there at Harmony Acres. It went famously with the fish they served to us. It is a fabulous wine, our favorite Gewurztraminer.
Love your photos.. !!!!!!!
We had horse and rode them over part of Ontario, exploring, camping with them.
Now that part of our lives is history but the sailing will continue.
Love your boat.. You're living our dream.
"Before you do that check all the steering hardware between the wheels and quadrant. There's a lot of hardware in the system that could induce friction causing a heavier feel to the wheel. I have a 2008 43 with well over 10K nautical miles on…"
"I'm a bit surprised you need to replace the bearings on an 2008. I've not heard of any issues other than early model 43s required a brace be installed at the quadrant. Actually the issue was discovered by Franc who happens to own and run…"
Has anyone replaced the rudder bearings on a beneteau 40 2008/9? If someone has done this job could they please tell me what the part numbers are for both the bronze upper and lower bearing sleeves and also for the nylon thrust washers. The jefa? rudder shaft diameter is 60mm.I have !ooked on the beneteau spare parts website without success.Also I am trying to find the workshop notes for rep!acing the bearings as I know with the oceanis 411 the bottom bearing is glued (3M 5200) in but I don't…See More
at the moment I prefer a Folding Prop due to better performance while sailing and also when "motoring".
My gearbox has a ratio in forwarding of 2.36.
don't worry... I'm not American....I'm Italian :-)
I have a Kiwi feathering prop on my Beneteau 43, 4JH5E engine. It looks small and blades are a funny shape but it works perfectly. They set the pitch depending on size of engine, will need to know gearbox ratios, and it has full pitch in reverse…"