Howdy from down deep Texas way! Hope you guys enjoy the group ....lots of good folks out here on Seaknots ....and of course FB as well! May your weather be fair and plenty of wind on your side ....happy sails! ;)
I like your photos. I managed to sail yesterday, here in Ottawa, with the rain coming down . It's time to get the gloves and sweaters out because it's getting cold. Still , it was good to be out on the boat even when our bones where rattling..LOL
Well welcome to Texas.....I have a Hunter 310 in Kemah......down near the Space Center on East Galveston Bay....if you and yours have some time....drive down for a weekend....you can stay on my boat....I usually am on the boat Thur thru Mon......(936) 537-1886
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