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Search: Posts Made By: john232
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-28-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By john232
stripper does npt work and sanding will take forever...

I have tried to strip the topsides on a 37 foot boat but the strippers I have tried will not cut it and sanding a square foot of paint with takes 15 minutes. The only thing I can think of to do is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-23-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,297
Posted By john232
proflyer... you might be right.

proflyer... you might be right.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-23-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1,297
Posted By john232
batteries , diodes and poor charging problems..

I am stuck in the Bahamas untill money comes in so I can have someone check my batteries, stuffing bow (excessive leaking) and bildge pump that will only work manually. The batteries have a diode...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-22-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,237
Posted By john232
Why do I get low RPMs in gear only?...

I have a Perkins engine on My Beneteau first 38 and when the engine is out of gear I get 3800 plus RPMs but when I shift into gear I am lucky to get 2200 RPM. I have A max Prop. Could use some...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-06-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 3,254
Posted By john232
Thanks Much!!!

Thanks Much!!!
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-05-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 3,254
Posted By john232
I have a crew and it looks like it will be a win,...

I have a crew and it looks like it will be a win, win situation for all. Thanks for some of the kind words and prayers.
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-02-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 3,254
Posted By john232
My Wife is ill enough that we can NOT continue...

My Wife is ill enough that we can NOT continue to live in the BVI because she will need on going health care in the USA where are insurance and the complicated nature of her illness can be best used...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 03-02-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 3,254
Posted By john232
You need sea miles And I need a crew....

From The British Virgin Islands to Florida or Texas or maybe N. or S. Carolina. I have a 1985 40 ft Beneteau First series bluewater proven Boat.
I am A Shipwrite in the BVI and have to get to States...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-17-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 1,772
Posted By john232
how to get Durabac off my deck...

Durabac is just like that rubber non skid rubber based protective that they use on pickup trucks and sometimes for marine use. I have tried a heat gun, and scraper which did not work very good and I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-21-2008
Replies: 44
Views: 3,091
Posted By john232
Fast proven offshore performance cruiser with 3...

Fast proven offshore performance cruiser with 3 seperate sleeping quarters, pleantyof Deisel power, a sleek design, good Dl,and SAto DL,would like seperate shower stall (but you cannot have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-16-2008
Replies: 15
Views: 1,090
Posted By john232
I am sitting in my condo 100 yards behind your...

I am sitting in my condo 100 yards behind your boat if its on the hard. They all look fine and secure. just alot of rain and some gusts but nothing to serious YET. Your boat is most likely all right....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-16-2008
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By john232
I just bought a Beneteau First 38 for the reasons...

I just bought a Beneteau First 38 for the reasons you mentioned and it was about 10K more than the boat you are thinking about getting, plus it has new 16,000 btu A/C, hot water heater, and reefer,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-13-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,569
Posted By john232
Been to the Boat House, and the food was good....

Been to the Boat House, and the food was good. Also was invited to the Sailboat club their and met some really nice Sailors. Debbie will have a Person to help her bring the boat to Tortola on...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-12-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,569
Posted By john232
I am in Nanny Kay marina working at my new job....

I am in Nanny Kay marina working at my new job. My Beneteau is still in Miami in DinnerKey Marina. A chick Capt. Who works for Mooring in the Bvi (just happened to be in the States) is going to...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-28-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,569
Posted By john232
Well here is the latest..... I am in Dinner key...

Well here is the latest..... I am in Dinner key Marina (where they charge you 100 dollars a day to slip a 38 ft yacht) and Capt Woody had to bug out, which is a whole other story. Being in a pecular...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-14-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By john232
He was a true American Patriot. He helped in WW2...

He was a true American Patriot. He helped in WW2 with his successful Military designs, Also designed all those winning America Cup designs, and was always willing to share his knowledge of yachts...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-14-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,569
Posted By john232
Captain and extra crew will be their too.

Captain and extra crew will be their too.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-13-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,569
Posted By john232
I bought the boat!!!!!!! Its my baby. The survey...

I bought the boat!!!!!!! Its my baby. The survey checked out very well, the sails where in excellent condition, and everything mechanical worked like its supposed to. I am at home in TX now but I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-12-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,569
Posted By john232
I forgot to put up the link,,,,1985 Beneteau...

I forgot to put up the link,,,,1985 Beneteau First 38 Boat For Sale...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-12-2008
Replies: 23
Views: 2,569
Posted By john232
I am in Jacksonville inspecting Bene First 38...

Flew in from TX to get the boat surveyed tomorrow morning at 8 am.
My Wife and I looked it over around noon and liked what we saw.
New cabin sole looked great, A/C was coooold, reefer was...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-06-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 1,607
Posted By john232
Don,t forget the Caliber 40 or the Island Packet...

Don,t forget the Caliber 40 or the Island Packet 37, and Pacific seacraft 37,40.44.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-05-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By john232
I overnighted a contract on a new, used, 38 footer

Its a 1985 beneteau first 38 . at yachtworld web sight 1985 Beneteau First 38 Boat For Sale...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-29-2008
Replies: 10
Views: 4,655
Posted By john232
moving to BVI Tortola, Got a job..

As soon as my work permit gets to me I will be starting my move. My Wife and I should be down their by september. I will be repairing and restoring sailing yachts. I went down there already and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-23-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By john232
Got a job offer in the Virgin Isalnds....

I am retiring from General Motors this week and have been invited to the Virgin Islands to check out a job in restoring and maintaining yachts down there. It will be mostly fiberglass, woodworking...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-12-2008
Replies: 80
Views: 6,883
Posted By john232
OK!!!! I have decided to put 30 to 40K down on a...

OK!!!! I have decided to put 30 to 40K down on a 80K to 120K sailboat, this way I would only have to finance 40 to 60K on a twenty year note which should be pretty reasonable. I saw a Mason 43 for...
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