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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-13-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 2,601
Posted By freeheel999
Exclamation Avoid Coppercoat like swine flu...

Hi all.....
Found this thread as I was online today. My advice...be very careful with spending your hard-earned bucks on antifouling products claiming all sorts of miracles scenarios. I purchased...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-21-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 2,095
Posted By freeheel999
Jeanneau Sun Kiss 47 - shaft seal

Hello all
Recently purchased this boat and have seen it hauled once (at survey). The shaft seal is in need of replacement (can see thread-tape-like-material) on the outboard end of the shaft. The...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-07-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 5,696
Posted By freeheel999
No...bought the boat with in-mast and have always...

No...bought the boat with in-mast and have always sailed boats with battened mains. For me it's totally a performance thing despite the extra hassle. I sailed a similar boat recently with a new...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-06-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 5,696
Posted By freeheel999
Cheers for the replies...and I hear you on the...

Cheers for the replies...and I hear you on the concept of replacing the mast - however this isn't necessarily a cheap or convenient option for me right now.

The question remains...does anyone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-05-2006
Replies: 21
Views: 5,696
Posted By freeheel999
Conversion from In-Mast furling to Lazy-Jacks system possible?

Is this possible?

I'm looking at converting a conventional in-mast furling system on a 50ft Beneteau to a lazy-jacks system/battened main.

Does anyone have any practical experience of doing...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-04-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 9,835
Posted By freeheel999
Camaraderie...thanks again for that information....

Camaraderie...thanks again for that information. Out of interest...what was so bad about the DR? Did you actually cruise that area?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-03-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 9,835
Posted By freeheel999
Thanks Camaraderie...appreciate your advice...any...

Thanks Camaraderie...appreciate your advice...any other personal 'favourites' you recommend? I also sometimes have a requirement to work from my boat so do you know any cheap wet-slips with...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-03-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 9,835
Posted By freeheel999
Thanks...actually I'm quite flexible as to the...

Thanks...actually I'm quite flexible as to the 'where' to keep her...the price is the important factor...as is being accessible by air and safety from Hurricanes plus having good security is...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-03-2006
Replies: 20
Views: 9,835
Posted By freeheel999
Cheap Marinas/Long-term Caribbean?

Does this exist?! Has anyone got any good info on this as I can't seem to find much on the web?
Looking at keeping a 50ft yacht longer-term in the Caribbean. Where is the cheapest/most secure marina...
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