SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Out There > Racing > Beneteau 235
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Beneteau 235 Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
10-04-2002 08:01 AM
235
Beneteau 235

firstoffense;
You bring up an intresting point about the H20 tank. Earlier this year I finished second in one race. After the race, I found the anchor locker drain plug blocked and the locker about 14" deep in H20. I thought that draining the tank would help - maybe not! Going down wind is easy. Just prior to rounding the mark set up the vang as a preventor on the toe rail. Run wing & wing as close to dead downwind as possible but with the wind just off the opposite side of the main as possible. All the air off the main bounces into the headsail.
09-24-2002 02:12 PM
firstoffense
Beneteau 235

Ahoy!
Yes, I race a First 235 as well, finishing my 2d season. Here in the Chesapeake Bay the wing-keel 235s rate 198 or so. While I still feel that I haven''t done the boat justice with my performance, here are a few thoughts:
Watch the weight distribution fore and aft. She will drag her stern if everybody sits back in the cockpit. I stopped racing with empty water tank after seeing a picture of her with the bow out of the water!
Don''t pinch! Winged keel boats won''t point with fin keels, so foot off and go fast.
Downwind...when you find out how to go fast, tell me! Again, I think it''s a matter of weight distribution and being steady at the helm.
Good luck!
09-13-2002 09:19 AM
JeffH
Beneteau 235

Your post surprises me. Most of the 235''s that I have seen have had a swing keel and been rated in the high 170''s to low 180''s. 204 should be a fair rating although I don''t know how the wing keel compares with the swing keel. The wing probably offers more drag in light air orgoing down wind and poorer pointing ability than the swing keel but should be more stabile in a breeze.

Jeff
09-13-2002 06:37 AM
235
Beneteau 235

The 235 came with a fin or in most cases, a wing keel. Mine''s the wing keel. It''s a full batten main and a 150 on hanks. Both sails are apx. 2 yrs old and in excellent shape. All the rig dimensions are very close to a J24 and a PHRF rating of 204. It does pretty good in 8+ knots of breeze but those days are few and far between on an inland lake. This weekend I''ll try a aysmetric.
09-13-2002 06:18 AM
JeffH
Beneteau 235

I believe that most of the 235''s were swing keel boats. The 235 are really neat boats in a lot of ways offering great performance and reasonable accomodations in a shoal draft boat. I also think they have well above average build quality for this genre of boat.

They are not the easiest boats to race. While they are really quite fast for a trailerable boat, they quite a bit of skill to keep them at speed. Also, in most areas they are rated close to even with boats like the J-24 and Kirby 25 which is a tough rating range for the boat to sail competitively.

Jeff
09-13-2002 05:17 AM
ibew292
Beneteau 235

It seems that there are very few racers out there.Do you have a fin keel? What is your boat config. ?
07-30-2002 11:04 AM
235
Beneteau 235

Is anyone out there racing a Beneteau 235. I have just completed my 8th race and continue to learn but I''m still running in the middle of the pack. Just looking for someone who has gone through the learning process and is willing to share with a fellow Beneteau owner. Thanks

 
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


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:16 PM.

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

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