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  1. Quanah 35 III
    GordMay,

    I own a C&C 35 III and I have replaced the rudder which has lead to all kinds of issues. The yard heated the puck to get the gross threaded nut that was over tightened by a very smart Engineer, and they seem to have misplaced some parts and the yard employee that took it apart is no longer here.

    The bottom sleeve bearing is there and I have a zerk fitting. I have noticed that my lower bearing has slid up a little and will have to try to get it back down.

    On reassembling the rudder, there is a lot of play.

    They are trying to shim it up but there is a lot of shimming and the rudder was smooth, no play or slop and worked fine before.

    Is there another Delrin sleeve up top?

    Did they potentially cook the upper ring and loosen that when overheating the puck?

    Please help or direct me if you know anyone that can help.

    Tim
    Quanah - 1984 C&C 35 III
    716-308-7518 Cell
  2. Pblais
    It's been about 15 years since we first crossed electronic messages. I've not been around much for a good while but I got a Gozzard PM and decided to reply. Noticed you were still around.

    Boat is for sale as my wife just can't handle the mobility required and so she is scared stiff on the boat. It's no long any fun. I do still do some OPB sailing and I'm now retired and a photographer so I also do committee boat as a passenger and take pictures and work flags for the Club races down here.

    Just wanted to reach out to an old friend and say Hi! Anyone else still left standing?
  3. Vixmith
    Hi GordMay,

    I just copy/pasted the very helpful rigging guide that you posted for Victoria 18 some time ago. Just got one and needed that info badly last week. My bad decisions and lack of info resulted in a swim for me and a broken arm for her. :>(
    and no sailing that day.

    Could you please tell me where to find the "Owner's Brochure" you mention in that write up for the Victoria 18 ?
    Fair Winds & Following Seas !
    Thanx Much,
    Vic Smith
    Cell 740-525-1453
  4. Rodz
    Hi Gord,
    Do you know by any chance how to open the paddle speed sensor for SL45 (old, old by Standard Horizon) to fix broken wires? They broke off at the entrance to the unit and it is impssible to solder them in this place. Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
    Thx, Chris
  5. SailingAsia11
    Hi We are a Canadian and a Filipina living in Manila we bought a yacht its open water cruiser only 29 foot anyways if you or anyone you know is in the Philippines and likes to sail maybe you could contact us we wud loves to learn how to pilot our yacht we are rookies sail on share basis at first doing some island hopping and then doing some open water trips to Bali, Thailand HK or wherever the winds take us can you join our adventure?? Or just some yachtie friends who can help some beginners with the ropes?? Cheers
  6. gunkylump
    Rethinking our position Gord, may keep her for another 2 years and then go trawler and do the loop.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!
  7. gunkylump
    Moving on Gord....trawler time. Love this boat, it is amazing, but it is time. We said from the outset we would try the sailing gig for two years....it's over two now. The Great Loop is calling!
  8. LakeSuperior
    Gord, summer greetings from across the lake. There is a 40% chance we may get to Thunder Bay at the end of August. Will give you a heads up. We will have a couple Brits that we met on the big trip. We want to show them our cruising grounds.
    Bill
  9. sy Dolce Vita
    Hi Gord , We are presently in the San Juan Islands in the PNW
  10. JessieMaguire
    Hi Gord! I was wondering if I might ask a favour. You made a comment about Aruba marina prices here:

    In Aruba, you may find yourself limited to the Renaissance Marina, in Oranjestad harbor:
    Rates:
    $1.00/foot a day
    $5.00/foot a week
    $15.00/foot a month
    $140.00/foot a year
    All services (water, electricity, etc) extra.
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    Gord May
    "If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"

    I'm writing an article on the cost of living on your sailing boat in the Caribbean, and I was wondering if I could use this as a quote in my article? If it's ok, what type of boat were you on at the time? I would be so glad of your help! Kind regards! Jessie

About Me

  • About GordMay
    Vessel Make/ model
    (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
    Location
    Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
    Occupation
    RETIRED Project Coordinator, Cuthbertson Engineers (M, P, & E)
    Interests
    CRUISING, BOATS & BOATING
    Biography
    Long-time sailors, Gord & Maggie were full-time live-aboard cruisers from 1992 - 2000. They've swallowed the anchor, and are unhappily boatless
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    Gord May
    "If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



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