Pat, I am glad you found the video enjoyable. I am looking for another, that I used to have on video tape, of the journey of the S.& S. yacht Dorade crossing the Atlantic. I got a copy from the cooky's granddaughter and will post it when i can.
Yes, we did! Glenn and Brian and Bruce and the rest of the team were great helping us prepare our dream voyage and were very supportive along the way! Bruce was actually sending us technical tips via sat phone while we were in the middle of the Atlantic fixing our autopilot. If you talk to them tell them we say hi! Do you have any pics of your 343???
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