Thanks Zeehag. The tiger is always beeing kept varnishing and varnishing... the oDay has a new Betamarina motor boat. Time to come down to Costa Rica and do some sailing from Puerto Azul. Check their webpage. Good and fair winds from Costa Rica.
That's the way to live. I'm convinced. I had planned on taking my power boat to the keys to live on there. Now I'm looking for a liveaboard sailboat to base there and cruise.MAybe we'll bump into each other (not literally of course) in one of those bodies of water.
I sailed from the time I was twelve until I was in my late forties. Business took up to much time, and I found I could enjoy a powerboat if I had even a hour to spend. Now that I'm semi-retired, I need to get back to sailing and living aboard where it's always warm. I have my eye on a Seafarer 38 ketch on the east coast of FLorida. If it works out, I'll be down there soon. Fair winds and following seas to you...
"for what is worth, just make sure that the antifreeze you are seeing is from a spill with winerization process. I noticed some in the same place on our 2008. I chalked it up to possibly overfilling the antifreeze, however it occurred…"
"Bruce/Mike - thank you very much for the responses... I needed a 'reason' for the lack of the bilge pump and what you said makes complete sense. This should take some of the urgency out of the surveyor's…"
"Chris, the 43 is a great boat and I'm sure you'll enjoy it should you finalize the purchase. As you took notice of the sump below the engine does not drain to the bilge. My understanding is that it's designed that way so as to prevent…"
"The boat has two bilge pumps, one electric and one manual. On my 40, I replaced the original pump with a Rule 2000 and a check valve. The original pump would always lose its prime. The engine bilge does not drain into the main bilge in case of an…"
I'm brand new to this group and almost a new owner of a 2008 Beneteau 43. I have spent time reading nearly every discussion and post in this group in preparation for making the offer and understanding the boat. It is clear that this group is extremely knowledgeable and willing to help. I hope I don't overstay my welcome with questions...Here is my first one and it came up during the pre-purchase survey. The boat had antifreeze (winterization/pink) in the bilge beneath the engine and then it…See More