Beneteau 43 October Moon sailing close hauled in 15-20kt winds and 3-5ft seas. Speeds were in the 8.6kt through the water range. Running north from Solomons to St Michaels MD. Did this for close to 4 hrs. Much fun!
"Yes LI was a washing machine but east of Block over to Buzzards Bay was downright nasty. I'd have enjoyed it more if we could have stopped to smell the roses but this was all about getting there so it was long days."
"If the water is moving back and forth with the diaphragm movement, the check valve is stuck open. This may not require a new diaphragm if the check valve just needs to be freed. The link below is from Whale on the rebuild, hope it…"