Bringing back the Beneteau

20 January 2013 | Titusville FL
27 September 2011 | ICW Statute mile 879
26 September 2011 | Titusville FL
27 August 2011 | Titusville FL
18 August 2011 | Solid Sapele & Wenge
14 August 2011 | Titusville FL
10 August 2011 | TSVL. FL
05 August 2011 | Titusville FL
01 August 2011 | France
09 May 2011 | Ft Pierce, FL
26 September 2010
10 August 2010 | Titusville FL
09 August 2010 | Westland Marine TSVL. FL.
08 August 2010 | Westland Marine TSVL. FL.

Reverse Gear leaks and rust

08 August 2010 | Westland Marine TSVL. FL.
I kept notcing anti-freeze in the bilge/pan below the oil pan. After days of searching, I finally found the leaks coming from the fittings on the reverse gear cooling hoses. I replaced the packing box while I was here and as always,,, good intentions are not rewarded. I learned that all the stainless in this area had corroded and the shaft flange bolts had to be drilled out. Cutting oil, Carbide, and Cussing! This provoked me to check the zinks including an additional big donut-zink on the shaft a few inches in front of the packing box. If I loose the shaft while reversing, the zink will,,,,, stop it within a few inches. I hope I never find out.
Vessel Name: Vascheron
Vessel Make/Model: Beneteau Idylle 10.5
Hailing Port: Titusville FL ICW Statute Mile# 879
Crew: David & Phyllis
Phyllis has been my soulmate & Ist mate for the past 35 years. We have been friends since we were 6. She holds the speed record for our boat. Of course, I was holding on to the bow, as we pounded through the waves trying to fix the furling system that was jammed fully extended .... [...]
Extra: I read a good book! Lots of sailing... and romance.
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Our escape plan

Who: David & Phyllis
Port: Titusville FL ICW Statute Mile# 879