Currently Spanish Springs, NV near Lake Tahoe, Reno/Sparks, but plan is to keep boat in the SF Bay area or nearby Delta.
Busy life but ready to pursue long time dream of finally getting my sea legs back in shape. 28+ years in Navy and Navy Reserves. First WestPac over 20 years ago and got the bug from a friendly sailor while in port (Pago Pago), who took a few of us out on his 30 footer that he was circumnavigating with. Ever since, I've been waiting for my opportunity to get my certs and buy the right boat. Worked hard both in the military and civilian life as an Electronics Tech, Electrician, and now Instrumentation Tech in the oil and gas industry. Ready for the next adventure!
Reno/Sparks, NV area with travel to Nor Cal, WA, ID, OR.
Oahu, Hawaii; Subic Bay, Philippines; Sasabo/Nagasaki/Yokosuka, Japan; Hong Kong; Pattaya Beach/Bangkok, Thailand; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Cochin, India; Muscat, Oman; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Bahrain; Qatar; Kuwait; Darwin/Mackay/Brisbane, Australia; Pago Pago, American Samoa; most of the lower 48 states, USA; Tijuana, Mexico; Dublin, Ireland; Bulgaria.
Become more proficient in sailing blue water, travel the pacific, expand friendships and experiences by integrating more into the tight knit sailing community.
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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…"
"Larry good luck. And remember to use the KISS Method when troubleshooting. Keep It Simple Stupid haha. It’s an old and basic concept that dictates you always do the easiest and obvious stuff first. Then if it doesn’t fix it get more…"
"Sounds like you need to give that windlass some TLC. I used to clean and apply a light coating of grease to all the surfaces in and under the gypsy. It remained smooth over a 10 year period. Five of those years were spent cruising full time on the…"
Doing some maintenance on my B43 Quick Antares windlass this year. After removing the windlass, I knew instantly that I should have been doing this at least ever other year. The windlass was preforming weak and slow with a noise which made me think the motor brushes or a bearing was going out, thus the reason for removing it.What I found upon removal was a tremendous amount of salt and sand on the top part of the gearbox, literally packed in. Upon cleaning everything up, luckily all bearings…See More