Life time boater, and 35 year sailer and owner, now retired, cruising Eastern Caribbean from Oct. to May aboard "Sea Bound" an old (1972) Columbia 45, and New England in " Heavens Here" an Erikson 39, in the summers.
Basing @ Salinas Puerto Rico
Coastal New England, from Maine to New York, Coastal Atlantic down to Key West, thru the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, US Virgins and BVIs, Lesser Antilles down to Nevis.
"Live The Dream" . Find my "First mate" with which to spend the rest of my life with, in "Tee shirt and cutoffs", meaning in warm weather. Sailing the eastern Caribbean 9 months a year, and New England the other 3 months, where I have the Erikson, and a small condo.
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Harvey, How are you doing? I have my boat moored off of Marina Isleta in Fajardo. How does Salinass compare? I heard it is pretty buggy over there? Any local knowledge would be greatly appreciated. Regards Kevin
If you are heading over to ST Thomas, let me know. I will be here most of the time through early June, plan to go to Antigua for Classic Yacht Regatta in April. Rolex and BVI racing are end of March, so it gets a little hectic for about 2 weeks.
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