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  1. Hi, I have B and G 213 MHU that the paddle wheel is sticking. I went up the mast to make sure there wasn’t bird shit or spider webs jamming it, but all was clear. The bearing sounded noisy, so I added a couple drops of Harken one drop, but still sticking. b and g support told me to buy a new unit (it’s 3 years old). Any tricks to get er to spin freely again? interestingly if you take the unit off and hold it upside down, it spins freely. IMG_8204.MOV
  2. I cut it down to 3 seconds IMG_7836.MOV
  3. I think the issue is a lot of movement between the forward part of the hub from the aft part. I have a video, but can’t post it here because of file size.
  4. I called PYI today. Jerome was at lunch and was supposed to call me back…must have been a big lunch.
  5. I just checked the engine hours since the rebuild. Approx 180 hrs. I’ve been in the water twice to pump them full of grease. I think the manual says once per year? Do you think sailing washes the grease out as much as motoring? I have probably 6k miles under sail.
  6. I have Max prop 3 blade classics (came on the boat when I bought it). I sent them to PYI to have them rebuilt 2-3 years ago. I think they charged me $1000 per prop. Anyway, I just hauled the boat and there is a lot of slop that is causing vibration while motoring. The props probably only have 150 hrs on them since the rebuild. Instead of throwing more money at these props, I’m considering just starting over.
  7. They have a Dolphin 43 under contract. The boat was surveyed today, but seems to be moisture issues according to the surveyor. I thought that was strange for a divyincell core boat. I don’t have all the details though.
  8. Howdy, My brother and family (wife and 2 young boys) are looking for a 45’ish cat. 400k US max budget. Requirements: -Non Condomoran -not a project boat -well built -preferably US east coast/Caribbean location -preferably cruising gear already installed (good battery bank, solar, watermaker, etc) if close to 400k max budget.
  9. This is the forecast and actual conditions from a few weeks ago OCMD to Cape Lookout. Hatteras needs to be respected, but it’s not the boogie man. Watch the weather, jump off from VA Beach (Rudee inlet) if timing a small window and stop at Cape Lookout (one of the coolest anchorages on the East Coast).
  10. No, there are good widows anytime of the year. You need to watch the weather and make your own decision. I went around Hatteras in January last year and it was a non weather issue. Are we talking about getting around Hatteras or jumping across Gulf Stream enroute to Caribbean?
  11. Down the ICW? Isn’t mast height and issue for a boat that size?
  12. My last boat, (Baba 40) I sent the AP ram back to Octopus (coincidence that both used Octopus ram) when I bought the boat. I felt raped when I got the bill (they just replaced the seals) and it was a pita shipping to Canada. I ended replacing the seals again when I got to NZ on the Baba. Current boat (Crowther cat), didn’t leak when I got it, but after a couple years, has stated leaking. Seems like the seals are only good for 5 years?
  13. ????are you swimming????! A few weeks ago I went from OCMD (farther N than Hampton Roads) to Cape Lookout (just outside Beaufort) in 36hrs
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