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Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   05-01-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By LuckyMon
Re: Stiff steering

Good advise, and like your tag line says, common sense. We will give it a try, hope it is in the wheel and not the rudder. many thanks.
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   04-30-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By LuckyMon
Stiff steering

After 5 years of easy steering, turning the wheel now is a physical workout. We have lubricated the chain, the rudder post, dove under the boat to check for a rope or wire jammed in the rudder/hull,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-26-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By LuckyMon
Yes I had a mechanic check the chain, he...

Yes I had a mechanic check the chain, he tightened one side and loosened the other a bit, but it still thumps at times, seems like mostly when on starboard tack with thte spinnaker pulling hard. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-25-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By LuckyMon
A thumping sound under foot

Occasionally I will hear (and feel) a THUMP under my feet while steering, especially when sailing off the wind in a stiff breeze. It feels like the chain is falling off the sprocket, and re seating...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-27-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,149
Posted By LuckyMon
Nassau marinas - safest?

We are planning to leave our sailboat (un manned) for a couple of months at a marina in Nassau; had heard that theivery might be a problem there, unlike Marsh Harbour or some of the smaller Bahama...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-16-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 656
Posted By LuckyMon
Abacos to Exumas, best course?

Greetings. Trying to figure out how to get around Nassau; hoping to
sail from Marsh Harbour to Highborne Cay (Exumas) without stopping in Nassau. We sail a 37' Bavaria, and we draw 6 feet.

Any...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-02-2009
Replies: 58
Views: 8,191
Posted By LuckyMon
Lightning and safety at sea

During a recent sailing trip in the Bahamas, we got to dodge numerous lightening storms. While I understand that my Bavaria 37 Crusier is "grounded" for lightning strikes, we naturally try to avoid...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-17-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,303
Posted By LuckyMon
Thanks for the advice. Happy sailing.

Thanks for the advice. Happy sailing.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   04-16-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 1,303
Posted By LuckyMon
Eleuthera Islands - Northern

We are interested in cruising down to either Spanish Wells or Harbour Island. Currently we are keeping our 37' sailboat in Marsh Harbour, Bahamas.

Anyone have experience on how/where to navigate...
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