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Search: Posts Made By: davmarwood
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,663
Posted By davmarwood
Re: Radio calls ... What not to call your boat?

About a year ago I saw a photo of a powerboat named "My Dixie Wrecked". Gave me a chuckle at first - later it seemed childish. Probably it violates Coast Guard rules.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-29-2014
Replies: 3,271
Views: 476,725
Posted By davmarwood
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Primary cruising area northern and mid Chesapeake Bay
Forum: Beneteau 06-25-2013
Replies: 13
352
Views: 1,059
Posted By davmarwood
Re: 352

Backing into a slip makes it easier to connect/disconnect the shore power, easier access to the hose for washing deck & filling water tanks, easier to get on/off at the cockpit (most use the side at...
Forum: Beneteau 06-24-2013
Replies: 13
352
Views: 1,059
Posted By davmarwood
Re: 352

We've been sailing our '98 B-352 out of Rock Hall on the Chesapeake since the summer of "08. Mostly weekending & some 3 & 5 day trips each season. Very comfortable, performs well for a 35' cruiser...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-21-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,569
Posted By davmarwood
Re: Do all Beneteaus have iron keels?

Our 1998 Beneteau Oceanis 352 has a lead keel. I don't know about later models.
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 07-25-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 4,757
Posted By davmarwood
Re: Kent Narrows shoaling

We transited Kent Narrows Friday 7/20/12 heading South at low tide. Approaching from the North, the second set of channel markers have been altered by blanking out the former Red and converting the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2012
Replies: 82
Views: 6,698
Posted By davmarwood
Re: Closing seacocks

We have 8 below the waterline in our 35' Bene & always close all of them when leaving the boat for a day or more. Two cockpit drains exit the transom about 12" above waterline, so no need to bother...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 01-29-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,440
Posted By davmarwood
Used Beneteau

Five years ago my wife and I bought a lightly used (2 previous owners - 400 hours on the engine) 1998 Beneteau 352 and have sailed it on the Chesapeake for the last 4 seasons. Just using it for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-06-2011
Replies: 46
Views: 7,207
Posted By davmarwood
LED Nav Light

On our 1998 Bene 352 we replaced the bi-color bow light bulb (in an Aqua Signal 41 fixture) with a Dr. LED bi-color LED "bulb". You need to use a bi-color LED "bulb" not a clear one, even though the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 1,850
Posted By davmarwood
Jib Sheet

We have used a single line with larks head knot for the last 2 seasons on the Chesapeake. No slippage even at 27 knots of wind. Easy to pull it around the stays when tacking. Rolls nice and tight...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-26-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 2,563
Posted By davmarwood
Marina in Upper Bay

We keep our 35' Beneteau in Sailing Emporium for $5,400 per year. This includes winter storage and full use of all amenities during the season. Not cheap, but worth it for the beautiful...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-20-2011
Replies: 162
Views: 14,609
Posted By davmarwood
Who's Old?

"You are as old as the woman you feel!" Groucho Marx

63 in March, but since my good wife is only 57, I feel great! When I am close to her, I feel 21 all over again.

She says I have a memory...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2010
Replies: 24
Views: 4,737
Posted By davmarwood
Jenneau & Beneteau 360

I saw this demonstrated at the Annapolis Boat Show and it was most impressive. However, there was no wind to oppose the boat movements, so you could'nt really get a sense of how it would work in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2010
Replies: 108
Views: 22,873
Posted By davmarwood
Good Vendors - Harken

I would like to commend the personnel at Harken for their help in solving a problem we had with our 12 year old boat. The Harken outhaul car came up with a missing sheave and pin. Both online and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-26-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 5,737
Posted By davmarwood
Beneteau 351

For the last two seasons, we have sailed the northern Chesapeake in a 1998 Beneteau 352, the nearly identical successor to the 351 you are considering. Our boat has a Yanmar 3GM, not the Perkins,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-27-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 1,673
Posted By davmarwood
Draft for Rock Hall

We sail out of the Sailing Emporium also and have a 5' draft. I wouldn't want much more than that to sail over the Swan Creek Bar using the Brewerton Range light course. If you are bound for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-15-2009
Replies: 24
Views: 2,128
Posted By davmarwood
Binoculars on a Budget

For the last two seasons on the Chesapeake we have been using Celestron 7X50 Oceana binoculars. There are the best binocs I have ever used and good for use with glasses. Separate eyepiece...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-07-2009
Replies: 59
Views: 4,312
Posted By davmarwood
Coffee Pot

We've been using a "Martha Stewart" 8 cup stainless percolator ($10.00 at K-Mart) on the propane stove top. Takes about 10 minutes to begin percolating, then 5-8 minutes of perking, let sit for 5...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-02-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 4,890
Posted By davmarwood
Marine Binoculars

For the last two seasons on the Chesapeake we have been using Celestron Oceana 7/50 binocs with compass & range scale. No complaints and they are a bargain compared with the pricey Steiners, etc.. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-25-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2,744
Posted By davmarwood
Thumbs up Bilge Water

In our boat we now have a dry bilge - nothing but dust and some dry tufts of shed hair from our terrier. But - it took two years of looking around and remedying all the problems to get there. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-02-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By davmarwood
Binocs

Two years ago I bought 7/50 Celestron binocs with integral illuminated compass. They have individual focus, and, for my money, this is the way to go. As long as the captain and only the captain...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-02-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 2,440
Posted By davmarwood
Jammed Furler

Our mainsail roller furler jammed last year when the quadruple thick loop attachment of the sail to the furling drum became caught outside the (overly narrow) slot into which the sail furls. Extra...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-02-2009
Replies: 57
Views: 12,450
Posted By davmarwood
Max Prop

We bought our 35' Beneteau in Oct. '07 and the PO had installed a MaxProp in '06. We used it all throughout the '08 season and also this '09 season with no problems. In the light air of the...
Forum: Beneteau 08-03-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 5,294
Posted By davmarwood
35 Foot Beneteau

We have sailed a 1998 Beneteau 352 for the last two seasons in the Cheaspeake. This is the (nearly identical) successor model to the 351 which you are considering. We are totally satisfied with...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-24-2009
Replies: 56
Views: 6,430
Posted By davmarwood
Sweetest Boat

My vote for the sweetest boat I've ever sailed on is a 1968 53 foot Gallant ketch, designed by Van de Stadt and constructed by Southern Shipyards, "Alaunt", chartered for a day-sail out of Red Hook,...
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