Do you have air conditioning on your boat ....was 32 degrees celcius in June when I was in Alicante ....too hot ...my friends just back from Alicante last week and said it was 37degrees! Most uncomfortable in a marina ..is it any better anchored off? Want to bring my boat over to the Costa Brava in 2 years time but have to figure out how to keep cool and how to keep the mosquitoes at bay! All advice welcome!
Thanks for welcome. Will have some photos soon. Trying to get steering wheel locks. Beneteau stopped fitting 6 months ago. Goiot make steering---which there is excessive play in port wheel--on the list--and refuse to reply to email. Assume they are holiday like rest of France.
It is Friday night, June 11th, & we are thinking about you! We are wondering where you are? We are sailing as a fleet into the New York Harbor to your home port tomorrow morning & we are wishing that you were going to be there! ; ) xox
When I become more knowageable about computer I will post some pictures. The team at Winters are great and very caring service as well as caring for their customers.I usually see them at the boat shows as well as their many open houses.I will definitely say Hello from you two.Take care,Pat
Hope that things are going well for you. Yes you could help with Haiti. Right now I am working on a project for Solar Powered Watermakers to be installed in Haiti as water is a major issue.
There is a foundation Oceans Watch www.oceanswatch.org Minimuim joining is $25 or $50 for boat and crew. Right now we are looking for 3 things
1. Boats in the area that are willing to take supplies to secured coastal villages in Haiti
2. Boats willing to Joing Oceans Watch
3. Boats willing to make doinations from Oceans Watch Website Put in Solar Watermakers for Haiti or similaliar in the subject line.
Yeah.. Fatal Storm was keeping me on the edge... btw.. it was more of a joke.... I had just gone on watch... and had been reading... just couldn't put it down... I need some advice communicating cheaply once leave US... have the locked iphone. What did you do ? Hope all is well.
"Simo, see my reply to the original post. There are a lot of items in the steering system that can cause heavy steering. Ensure everything is properly adjusted and lubricated before you do any major work on the rudder bearings.
"I haven't see any recommendations on rudder bearing replacement. You may want to discuss the issue with your local Beneteau dealer service manger.
As for what you've identified I'll share my thoughts.
As I mentioned before we…"
"Hi Mike, thanks for the input!
Are there any rough guidelines for when the bearings need replacing? What is too much play? it seems a hard question to answer!
we've been sailing full time for the last 3 years and just recently I noticed slight…"
"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