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  1. PJS1554
    Captain Bill in a post about yanmar vs beta engines you stated you replaced the rear main seals. 1 of mine is leaking quite a bit. Did you do the work your self? Fairly straight forward? If not was the mechanic local? I keep my leopard inPunta Gorda as well and would love a local resource for the work in am not able to do or don’t have the time.

    Thanks in advance for the help. I really appreciate it.

    Best Regards
  2. bountyhunter44
    Yes, thank you, I've responded as a PM back to you.
  3. bountyhunter44
    Captain Bill. I've been in contact with Bob over at Endeavor, could you please contact me? I'm about to purchase an E44 sail version and have questions. You are about the only one out there that that we can find that has done some true sailing with them. bountyhunter44las(at)
  4. Britishsea
    Captain Bill.

    I am writing to you as you are the only person I have found that has successfully mated a Yanmar 3JH3CE engine with a SD60 saildrive. I have the same engine with a failing saildrive and considering replacing with SD60. I have read much online and spoken with Yanmar dealers, but there is debate and confusion as to weather matching the 3JH3 with a SD60 is advisable. Yanmar does not list them as compatible. It's clearly possible as you have done so. Apart from lifting the engine up 15mm or so and the longer dimensions of the SD60, were there other mods that needed doing? My other option is of course to do a full re-power with a 3JH5, but my engine has only 1800 hours. Wondering if you have any advice and if your 3JH3 w/SD60 has been a trouble free conversion? Chris
  5. Houston450
    Thanks Captain Bill for your reply regarding SD60's.

    Do you mind sharing the contact information with whom you dealt with? Last year we had the same problem. It seemed to go away after a fluid change and adjustment, but it was one of those mysterious problems that fixed itself. We started the warranty process with a local dealer for Yanmar, but never got very far. Then it started again, right when the weather changed here in TX. again, did a fluid change and it seems to have "fixed itself". Any further help is appreciated. Chris 409-682-7745
  6. aucoingc
    Thanks Skipper!
  7. elgae678
    hello from Robert
    Hello Captain!,

    I have some questions for you! My wife and I have long term plans of sailing south to the Virgins and beyond from the East Coast for the winters(leaving November and returning in May) .

    We would either purchase a "dockominium" style fee simple boat slip, or find a nice marina/yard where we would store our boat on the hard while back in Wisconsin for the summer and fall. The dockominium could be a potential investment opportunity as well. What are your thoughts on Beaufort/Morehead City? I haven't been there but from everything I have read it sounds like a great spot that would fit our plan well. We could sail the "I-66" routh south or even take the "thornless path".

    We currently sail on Lake Superior in the summer and this has been striclty aboard IP Yachts in the 40' range. Our next trip will be to the USVI with Island Yachts. We are about 15 yrs. away from buying our own IP. Any advice/thoughts are appreciated!

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    Endeavourcat Sailcat 44
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    Punta Gorda, Fl
    Fixing my boat
    Sailing, Diving, Flying


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