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Bavaria Yacht Help! / Re: Companion way lock
« Last post by tiger79 on Yesterday at 14:15 »
I'm surprised it didn't come with instructions.  Take a look at this for starters -
Bavaria Yacht Help! / Companion way lock
« Last post by Sycathy on October 19 2019, 22:05 »
Anyone some hints how companion way lock is to be replaced? I got lkck from svb but have no clue how to install.  It is the plastic version.....

Bavaria Yacht Help! / Re: Mainsail furling SELDEN MAST RA
« Last post by Yngmar on October 19 2019, 09:20 »
Furlex grease is widely available, e.g. at SVB. I believe it's a calcium sulfonate grease. The nozzle of the tube makes it easy to apply, as the Selden gear (both Furlex and Furlin) has matching grease slots for it.
Bavaria Yacht Help! / Re: Mainsail furling SELDEN MAST RA
« Last post by tiger79 on October 19 2019, 03:44 »
Just use winch grease if you can't find the Selden stuff. 
Bavaria Yacht Help! / Mainsail furling SELDEN MAST RA
« Last post by Kala on October 19 2019, 00:18 »
Hi sirs.

I think it´s time to put some lube or grease into the furling system... I've seen that Selden recommends their own lube (of course) but I am unable to find it... Any advice for a correct grease / lube product for the furling mainsail?

Scuttlebutt / Re: JOKES
« Last post by Salty on October 17 2019, 17:46 »

Yesterday I was at my local COSTCO buying a large bag of Purina dog chow for my loyal pet, Hemi the Stupid Wonder Dog, and was in the check-out line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.

What did she think I had an elephant? So since I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and IVs in both arms.

I told her that it was essentially a Perfect Diet and the way that it works is, to load your pockets with Purina Nuggets and simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was now enthralled with my story.)

Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care, because the dog food poisoned me. I told her no, what happened was I stepped off a curb to sniff a poodle's ass and a car hit me.

I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was Laughing so hard.

Costco won't let me shop there anymore.

Better watch what you ask retired people, they have all the time in the world to think of crazy things to say !!
While on the subject of shore power connection I am amazed at how many people plug the lead into the shore power and then connect to the boat.
Moving around with 240 volt power in your hand near water is ao dangerous.
Have seen whole pontoon power blown when the llead has been dropped into the water, let alone the risk of electrocution.
It must be done other way around ensuring that the lead is earthed before 240 volt is connected.
I am looking for a furling Main and a Genoa for my Bavaria 44 AC 2003 in possible good shape. Unfortunately the Bav44 was delivered with three different riggs, so if there is an offer, please with Luff and Foot sizes....  If you plan to upgrade to membran or Elvström Hightech Sails i would take your old sails. I am based in Germany. I attach the original sailbag infos.
Bavaria Yacht Help! / Re: Mid 2000s Bavaria 50 - Info Please
« Last post by kayastah on October 16 2019, 16:49 »
Tspringer, did you pull the trigger and purchase a Bavaria 50?
I’m in a similar situation as you. Have been sailing a 1982 C&C Landfall 48 for 15 years and now strongly considering a mid-2000’s Bavaria 50. Would appreciate your insights since your old Stevens and our C&C are very similar.
Bavaria Yacht Help! / clutch cone sd120se
« Last post by geoff on October 16 2019, 13:37 »
Has anybody changed the bronze clutch cone in a 120 series saildrive. Mine is now nearly 20 years old and is starting to become rather difficult to disengage gear . It is fine without the engine running and with the engine running but the gear cable released the gear selector shakes about as the selector is moved back to neutral by hand. Any thoughts out there ? Geoff
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