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Search: Posts Made By: labestia
Forum: Destinations 01-21-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,729
Posted By labestia
Florida Sailing Comunities

Hello:

We're consoderong to purchase a 2nd porperty in Florida and will like it to be in a "Sailing Comunity"; by that I mean marinas, regattas, near by sailing destinations, sailing schools,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 893
Posted By labestia
Ultima Switch Trouble

I recently installed a Johnson Pumps Sump Pump to collect the condensation from our A/C.

All worked good yet recently when the switch is activated by water and the pump runs dry the switch does...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 495
Posted By labestia
Top Coat Color Matching

I'm about to do some work on the bilge of my boat. Bavaria tells me that the color of the Top Coat used by them to paint the bilge is an RAL 8024.

Does anybody knows where can I find and RAL...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-26-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 2,262
Posted By labestia
Pub911: I had the exact problem with my...

Pub911:

I had the exact problem with my Volvo D2-55, my "Mechanic" got to the point of suggesting pulling out the engine for in$pection. I insisted, against his persistence, for him to replace...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,635
Posted By labestia
Removing Clear Epoxy from Gelcoat

Hello:

Recently dropped some 2part clear epoxy on the gel-coat of my deck; didn't notice till the next day. :hothead :hothead :hothead

Any suggestions on how to remove it?
:confused:...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,137
Posted By labestia
Separating cleaning rebedding hull deck joint

Hello:

In the process of re-bedding the Hull-Deck Joint of my 44’ sailboat I have some doubts:

1. After removing all the hardware from the Hull-Deck Joint on the starboard side (leaving in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-19-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,622
Posted By labestia
Hull deck joint screws or bolts?

In the process or taking care of water coming in through the deck-hull joint, I’ve lifted the cap and rub rails (what a nightmare :hothead :hothead :hothead ).

The joint is held together with self...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-20-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
Posted By labestia
Motor Sailing to weather

Assuming that we’re motor-sailing @ 5-6 knots @ 25deg to the wind in 20 to 25 knots of wind with 30knots gusts, 8-10+ foot seas, getting wet every minute and pounding like crazy.

How much can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By labestia
Problems Replacing Line Organizers

Hello:

I recently had to replace the Rutgerson line organizers on my 2003 Bavaria 44.

When reinstalling the starboard kit I was able to screw-in the three outboard screws(out of four). The...
Forum: Bavaria 02-19-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 3,136
Posted By labestia
Saildrive oil in the tranmission

Hello:

I had the same problem with water in the transmission; it turned out to be the shaft (SAILDRIVE) seal. It was replaced and end of problem, so far...

I later learned that this seal...
Forum: Electronics 02-19-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By labestia
I'll like to do this since my boat goes into the...

I'll like to do this since my boat goes into the slip bow first and the electric panel at the dock is only 5' from the bow and not 50' away at the transom. I have limited space at the anchor locker...
Forum: Electronics 02-18-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By labestia
Adding a 50A AC inlet to a boat with two 30A

My boat has two 30A AC power inlets on the stern. I’ll like to install a single 50A AC inlet inn the anchor locker at the bow; is this possible? Can I bring in a single inlet from the bow when the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By labestia
Reply

Hello:

Thanks for answering to my request for a rudder for my friend's First 38.

Can you help?

La Bestia
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-10-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By labestia
1983 First 38 Rudder

We need to find a new/used rudder for a 1983 first 38; please help!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-28-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By labestia
Final Diagnosis

The Oil in the transmission was changed and the Saildrive seal replaced; luckily the transmission was fine.

Finally I found out that the Idle RPM in the engine were to low; I adjusted them to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-27-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 581
Posted By labestia
Antigua to Puerto Rico

I'm planning to sail from Antigua to Puerto Rico after the Antigua Sailing Week in May; any advise?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-20-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 826
Posted By labestia
Winchmaster service

Hello:



I have a Winchmaster Electric Winch Handle that needs servicing, can anybody help?



Carlos
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 496
Posted By labestia
Winch Master Service

Hello:

I have a "Winch Master" electric winch handel that needs service.

Anibody knows were to go?


La Bestia
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-16-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By labestia
swollen lines

I’ve noticed that with time the lines of the boat Hill get “swollen”/”Thicker” maybe through the deposit of SALT in it’s interior. This can cause the lines to become to thick for the blocks that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 1,431
Posted By labestia
Balancing Helm when broad reaching

Recently we were sailing (2003 Bavaria 44) in 20knts of wind and found it very hard to balance the helm when beam and broad reaching, we continously had weather a helm.

I had a 2nd ref. on the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-18-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 5,406
Posted By labestia
The final solution

Finally, I got done changing the port lights seals and lenses on my 2003 Bavaria 44, her is what I learned for your benefit:
1. The 2003 Bavaria 44 Portlights were made custom for this boat and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By labestia
Red face The Solution

The boat had a bad saildrive seal (shaft) that was replaced, the transmission fluid was drained, filled, drained again and re-filled.

Apparently the problem was detected on time and there were no...
Forum: Diesel 10-18-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 735
Posted By labestia
Low rpm

Hello:

My Volvo 2003 D2-55 is not able to reach its 3,000 rated rpm when accelerated in neutral or when in gear.

What could be the trouble?

La Bestia.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-18-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 542
Posted By labestia
Sealing Lewmar Portilights

Hello:

I’m ready to apply Silicone as the final step of replacing the seals on my Lewmar portlights; I noticed that where the two ends of the aluminum extrusion meet needs to be sealed but not...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-05-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By labestia
Water in transmission fluuid

Hello:

Yesterday I went to check-up on things at the boat and found that the Transmission Fluid has turned into a grayish milky substance.

By the little research that I've done it seems to come...
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