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"In March of '08 we got caught in our second Force Ten storm (first was a few years e…"

John Shasteen replied Aug 21, 2011 to Sea anchor or engine?

18 Nov 7, 2011
Reply by Stephen Phillips

"Here's an interesting one, it has nothing to do with sailing, but will appeal to all…"

John Shasteen replied Nov 8, 2010 to Interesting Links ---- Anyone have any they'd like to add??

94 Nov 9, 2010
Reply by Thomas

"There are a myriad of stong blue water boats, and the Gozzards are laterworld Bayfie…"

John Shasteen replied Aug 9, 2010 to What's a great sailboat for single-handing across the Pacific?

12 Aug 12, 2010
Reply by Ed

"Don't forget to tie a knot in the bitter ends of your halyards, so they can't run ou…"

John Shasteen replied Jun 22, 2010 to HELPFUL TIPS ON A BOAT ANY SUBJECT OR TOPIC

8 Jun 22, 2010
Reply by John Shasteen

"Remember and never forger: this is America Land of the Free, Because of the Brave."

John Shasteen replied Jun 1, 2010 to MEMORIAL DAY

2 Jun 1, 2010
Reply by John Shasteen

"I have never heaved to in over 40-years of offshore sailing. In the two Force 10 sto…"

John Shasteen replied May 20, 2010 to HEAVING TO

10 May 23, 2010
Reply by Steve Knight

"This isn't a maritime link, but since most sailors drink beer and like guns, here's…"

John Shasteen replied Mar 20, 2010 to Interesting Links ---- Anyone have any they'd like to add??

94 Nov 9, 2010
Reply by Thomas

"Hey, if you don't like your own photo enough to vote for it - who will? ;-)"

John Shasteen replied Mar 11, 2010 to COMPLAINTS ON VOTING FOR SELF IN PHOTO CONTEST

3 Mar 11, 2010
Reply by John Shasteen

"When staring into the abyss, be sure to wear your safety glasses!"

John Shasteen replied Mar 4, 2010 to Words of Wisdom

34 Mar 21, 2010
Reply by zeehag

"Deep in the Heart of Texas is better than Deep in the South - the weather is suppose…"

John Shasteen replied Feb 14, 2010 to Snow in the Deep South

6 Feb 14, 2010
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"Ron, Henri from Vydec here. call me 703-314-6304. Hope all is well with you. Henri."
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Henri left a comment for Ron Manicom
"Ron, Henri from Vydec, remember ? call me 703-314-6304. Hope all is well. Henri."
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Mike Brown commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Robert glad to hear you go the problem solved. mike"
Oct 11
Robert & Sandy commented on CAN DRAC's group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thanks for all your comments my friends at Seaknots. The halyard has been rerun without passing through the small stainless steel eye, as seen easily in the pic provided by Chris on 17th August. All furling now takes place without any undue effort,…"
Oct 11
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Well at least you’ve narrowed it down to the Genoa. I doubt here’s any issue with the hull or running gear. Nor do I think the slight list you have will have an impact either as many boats have the same based on how full the water and or…"
Oct 9
Jochen Vetterlein replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"In the meanwhile, I performed some sailing tests trying to be as impartial as possible. I was sailing close hauled on the starboard and port side. I used the autopilot steering the boat at 37 degrees to the apparent wind. Apparent wind was 12 to 19…"
Oct 9
James Taylor replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Sounds like your rigging may be in need of tuning????? (Owned B43#19 for 10 years), Sailed from Mass to Tampa to Bahamas with it, great boat, no major issues at all. Boat has flat bottom basically so no need to put rails in water. I found it a very…"
Oct 9
Mike Brown replied to Jochen Vetterlein's discussion O43: Good tracking on starboard side - poor on port side in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"I’d also do a test using only the main. The more testing you do the more likely you’ll find the problem. I’d also check to see how much the leeward shrouds sag during all the tests. Let us know what you find. Good luck Mike"
Sep 27
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