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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 16,397
Posted By prroots
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

Today I'll be looking at my first Beneteau 31 with lift keel in order to compare against the Beneteau 323. While it's a lot newer it does seem to have 2 downsides compared to the 323:

Reduced...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 16,397
Posted By prroots
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

I'm really favoring one of the Beneteau's with lift keel configuration (ie, 311, 323, and 31). I've been searching for awhile to find out how the keel is designed from both an operational and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 16,397
Posted By prroots
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

We owned the Wauquiez Hood 38 with centerboard/keel. It was our 'dream boat' and is one of the reasons we are so positive when it comes to centerboard/lift keel designs. Everything is a tradeoff, but...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 16,397
Posted By prroots
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

Thanks. Which of the above 3 models are you referring to? Today we visited a 2005 Beneteau 323. The broker claimed the lifting keel was made of fiberglass over foam and stainless steel? He said the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 16,397
Posted By prroots
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

With respect to the Beneteau 311, 323, and 31, where is the ballast located? It seems that the lift keel is implemented as a steel box bolted to underside of hull in which lift keel lives. My...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-06-2016
Replies: 92
Views: 16,397
Posted By prroots
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

Thanks. I had the same idea until I checked the LOA. It's 34-7!
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-06-2016
Replies: 92
Views: 16,397
Posted By prroots
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

Thanks. I read somewhere that they're made of steel. This is the best drawing I've found, but I need to squint to see it:
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-06-2016
Replies: 92
Views: 16,397
Posted By prroots
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

Thanks. It's getting up there; I'm just now struggling with a 32' :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-06-2016
Replies: 92
Views: 16,397
Posted By prroots
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

Thanks. Interesting boats. Here in the US I've been looking at Beneteau 323, 31, and 311. Do you know how those lifting keels are designed? I've also looked at the Seaward 26RK and have now figured...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-06-2016
Replies: 92
Views: 16,397
Posted By prroots
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

I know this thread is kind of old, but it's still very relevant to me. I would like to know which sailboats of vintage 2000 or newer in the 28-32' LOA range offer lifting keels. I've already...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-02-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 16,147
Posted By prroots
Re: Best solar panels for the buck

Thanks.

Today I called Morningstar about the overcharging issue when running both solar and battery charger. Steve gave, what I believe, is the perfect solution. Turns out the Morningstar Tristar...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-30-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 16,147
Posted By prroots
Re: Best solar panels for the buck

Thanks. Everything is working fine. It's just that our Morningstar Tristar MPPT-45 solar controller is designed to start a new cycle (ie, bulk, absorption, and float) each day. That makes sense when...
Forum: Electrical Systems   07-29-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 16,147
Posted By prroots
Re: Best solar panels for the buck

We ended up staying at a slip with shore power available. We just decided to disconnect panels from solar controller because our Morningstar MPPT controller was starting each day out in the bulk...
Forum: Electrical Systems   05-13-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 16,147
Posted By prroots
Re: Best solar panels for the buck

We're getting ready to put the boat on the hard for the hurricane season. What to do with the panels? We'll leave them in place, but should we cover them to prevent collection or simply disconnect...
Forum: Beneteau   04-24-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 5,920
Posted By prroots
Re: Looking to purchase Beneteau Oceanis 411

We have a 411. Send an email to kd4p-at-yahoo-com if interested
Pete
Forum: Electronics   03-09-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 21,550
Posted By prroots
Re: Tablet computer for Navigation

I think the development of MX Mariner is explained here:
Android Development Underway - Page 4 - Cruisers & Sailing Forums...
Forum: Living Aboard   03-08-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 2,303
Posted By prroots
Re: Best readily available soap

We wonder if anyone has other recommendations?
Pete
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-26-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 16,147
Posted By prroots
I think I've come up with a test method that...

I think I've come up with a test method that might allow me to more accurately compare series and parallel modes of operation. At intervals of approximately 30 minutes I switch back and forth between...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By prroots
Thanks for the comprehensive review. We draw just...

Thanks for the comprehensive review. We draw just under 5 feet
Pete
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By prroots
Bahamas cruising areas - recommendations please

We are expecting guests for a duration of 1 week. They land and depart from Nassau. We would like recommendations for a cruising ground for this period. We have a Beneteau 411. Thanks
Pete
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-11-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 16,147
Posted By prroots
For those interested here are the 31 variables...

For those interested here are the 31 variables that may be collected:
Pete
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-11-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 16,147
Posted By prroots
Our Morningside TriStar MPPT 45 includes a...

Our Morningside TriStar MPPT 45 includes a built-in data acquisition system with 31 different variables that may be captured in real-time; pretty amazing::) A free PC program is available to capture,...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-11-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 16,147
Posted By prroots
After redoing my wiring to make it easy to switch...

After redoing my wiring to make it easy to switch back and forth between parallel and series we finally have a clear sky for awhile. Here is a graph showing the power in both conditions. The lowest...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-04-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 958
Posted By prroots
Best LED bulbs for the buck

I hope to replace the halogen bulbs in my overhead fixtures with LEDs. I've determined that the present bulb is an Ancor 529361 (G4 BI-PIN Base, 12V, 5W, 0.42A, 5CP)

I've seen Marinebeam bulbs for...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-03-2012
Replies: 59
Views: 16,147
Posted By prroots
Thanks. I just picked up a very thin wall, white...

Thanks. I just picked up a very thin wall, white plastic bilge pump hose with the ideal ID for my 8AWG/duplex wire (flat 5/8"wide). It's white and very flexible. I'll be happy if it also lasts for 5...
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