Hey Captain, Glad to hear someone's sailing! Have friends who's boats aren't even in yet or in but not rigged. My boat going on the market in a week or so. Still trying to get the 2 ports re bedded...an ongoing nightmare.. will try and do myself before listing. Looking into doing a delivery as Mate from Tortola to Fla. ... need more info. Yes, we'll definitely have to get a sail in this summer.
Thanks for touching base! I am always so happy to meet new sailors in the area...thanks for reaching out to me! I love living in Charlestown- especially in the summer when I can get out on the water!! Your photos are fantastic!!!
Hey Capt Jac, I'm hating this snow big time. Have an 80' path shoveled down to cars with about 4' high walls of snow on either side, 12' icicles, ice dams and haven't seen my boat in months as the yard is probably not plowed that great and Twizzled is buried in the back row. I hear ya on heading south for sailing. I didn't go south this year, wish I could. they say one more storm coming next week 5 - 9" and by the end of the month we should see an improvement and warming..sure hope so..have about 2' of snow on the roof now. Stay warm! Hope u get that flight out of here
Hi Capt. J, I've been out maybe 5 times, hopefully driving down tonite, sleeping on the boat and sailing tomorrow. Don't like squalls, been there/done that a couple of times. I know.. huge hail down here too, wicked thunderstorms...never been there on a boat..would have a stroke! lol.. Fair winds! Terri
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