Any thoughts on Beneteau first 26 as first boat - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-09-2012
PCP's Avatar
PCP PCP is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal, West Coast
Posts: 16,181
Thanks: 21
Thanked 98 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 10
PCP will become famous soon enough
Re: Any thoughts on Beneteau first 26 as first boat

Originally Posted by afrinus View Post
Thanks Paulo

The only worries I have is not getting enough time on the boat
Oh, and of course when I've got way too much sail up for the wind conditions.

Too much sail up hum ...I don’t resist to tell you a story with that guy that I know that sails a Benetau 26.

He was solo sailing in a beautiful day, on passage, flying a spinnaker with not too much wind. The sun was so good that he undressed and went naked for a tan with the exception of a small towel around his head, to protect from the sun (he is bald).

The wind pick up and we has happy having fun…and then the wind got really strong and he was going surfing at more than 10K and the auto pilot could not cope anymore. Not a problem he thought he was having even more fun….well to cut it short, the wind only died late in the night and he remained naked, only with a short towel, half frozen at the tiller till the conditions permit him to lower safely the spinnaker…and of course without damaging it.



Last edited by PCP; 03-12-2012 at 12:33 PM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 03-12-2012
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
northcave is on a distinguished road
Re: Any thoughts on Beneteau first 26 as first boat


I can't Pm because I don't have enough posts unfortunately. Is yours the lifting keel version and did you bother getting beaching legs for it? Also have you got any documentation on it like the original owners manual?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thoughts on a Beneteau 42CC oceanguy Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 07-27-2011 02:22 PM
Thoughts on 1999 Beneteau 381.. appreciated fsp421 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 04-07-2009 12:40 PM
Thoughts on new Beneteau Oceanis 40 sailingguy123 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 35 02-21-2009 05:46 PM
Thoughts on this ferro boat... jf1973 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 14 01-30-2008 02:39 AM
Thoughts on Bristol 47.7 & Beneteau dougship Boat Review and Purchase Forum 6 06-07-2006 06:57 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:53 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.