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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-09-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,094
Posted By ron_hudson
Re: Raymarine ST40 Wind

Anyone know where I can get a replacement wind cup (D240) for thest 40. Mine disappeared in a micro burst. Its out of stock on the Raymarine site and Ive tried other internet stores
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-29-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 5,262
Posted By ron_hudson
Re: Starboard and Port tacks?

Just watching the Olympics sailing on the other screen. lots of rules of the road discussions going on there.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-29-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 5,262
Posted By ron_hudson
Re: Starboard and Port tacks?

Tempest there was always 200 yds between us, but I sensed if I stood on then it would end in tears.

Jim,
Again a difficult one. How could you be sure that the other boat had seen your falling off...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-29-2012
Replies: 74
Views: 5,262
Posted By ron_hudson
Re: Starboard and Port tacks?

I had a situation the other day that had me concerned.
We were 2 sailing vessels.
Both on port tack.
I was windward of the other boat but he was overtaking me.( I know not very good), but we...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-01-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1,180
Posted By ron_hudson
Re: 2GM20F Starting?

i Have 2 Yanmars in my life. I keep them separated and one doesn't know that the other one exists. One is on my Beneteau 311 and the other John Deere 2210 and they are both 2003 build. The Deere has...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-25-2012
Replies: 8
  Iceberg
Views: 701
Posted By ron_hudson
Re: Iceberg

Actually very good
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-25-2012
Replies: 8
  Iceberg
Views: 701
Posted By ron_hudson
Re: Iceberg

my son commented "why are they approaching an iceberg?"
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 7,715
Posted By ron_hudson
Re: Where can I get a 12V timer switch?

Could you not use an electronic timer or at least hook it up to see if it works . Could you go through an inverter?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-12-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,987
Posted By ron_hudson
Re: Question about the rudder post

I was going to post( no pun intended) separately but if you dont mind I will join in on this thread. I had some minor problem last year with the steering on my Beneteau 311. It wasn't as positive as...
Forum: Electronics   02-01-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,808
Posted By ron_hudson
Not sure of the vintage of the a series but I...

Not sure of the vintage of the a series but I have the c 435i and my experience has been that it cant handle the data volumes and crashes out on range changes.
Forum: Introduce Yourself   01-25-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 455
Posted By ron_hudson
Return to boat ownership

I started cruising out of Portchester Hampshire about 45 years ago. So I cut my teeth on the Solent, the south coast of England and cross Channel trips to Cherbourg and the Channel. I moved to the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-25-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 9,553
Posted By ron_hudson
Thanks I dont have to get an exact number but...

Thanks I dont have to get an exact number but the approach you gave will help a lot. I have sailed many years and up to now I have not tried to be scientific about this; more pulling on the stays...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-23-2012
Replies: 106
Views: 9,553
Posted By ron_hudson
I am not capable of tuning under sail simply...

I am not capable of tuning under sail simply because I need to keep my hands on the wheel and would probably lose the tensioner over the side, but I do try and balance the rib dockside. My problem is...
Forum: Electronics   01-17-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 21,561
Posted By ron_hudson
Riddon, So you got a gps signal on your Ipad...

Riddon,

So you got a gps signal on your Ipad mid ocean? Now I'm totally confused. why don't these manufacturers just state "Yea or Nay we put a gps chip in the machine ".No big deal I wouldn't...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-16-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 5,231
Posted By ron_hudson
Thanks Boasun, So with the stern down he...

Thanks Boasun,

So with the stern down he would have struck the rock. Still strange that the fin was missed but do you think that was activated after hitting the rock so that he tried to keep the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 5,231
Posted By ron_hudson
Chuck, You must be right he was turning hard to...

Chuck,
You must be right he was turning hard to starboard, but that begs the question why would you have turned into the danger. Presumably, he would have had his echo sounder on and that would have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 5,231
Posted By ron_hudson
In the picture the bow is facing us and the...

In the picture the bow is facing us and the damage is behind the fin at the stern. I didn't show another picture but that has a rock embedded at the back of the gash. That's how I see it
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-15-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 5,231
Posted By ron_hudson
An new concern about hitting underwater rocks

I had always thought that if I was going forward and hit something underwater then the damage would be to the front of the boat, but looking at the damage to the hull of the Costa Concordia it...
Forum: Beneteau   01-06-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,348
Posted By ron_hudson
Not sure I would want to do cross gulf stream...

Not sure I would want to do cross gulf stream sailing with a centerboard especially given the prospective age of the boat.
Forum: Electronics   01-06-2012
Replies: 123
Views: 21,561
Posted By ron_hudson
another idea

First I solved the mount problem...its a ram mount and I think it will be just fine very rugged and stable.
Does anyone know if Open CPN will work on Windows CE version 6? On the website it mentions...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-26-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 62,269
Posted By ron_hudson
great... thank you.. isn't the internet wonderful

great... thank you.. isn't the internet wonderful
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-26-2011
Replies: 180
Views: 62,269
Posted By ron_hudson
Drain valve I think

I have TSL17 heating system and the drain(?) valve is broken .I have attached a photo of it.Any ideas what is called and an online source where I can buy one?

Thanks
Forum: Electronics   12-26-2011
Replies: 123
Views: 21,561
Posted By ron_hudson
The Kerig and Meyer mount came before Xmas, and...

The Kerig and Meyer mount came before Xmas, and although I liked the quality my tablet doesn't fit so is going to have to go back. So the lesson learnt is; if buying a non standard tablet for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-22-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 2,072
Posted By ron_hudson
Thanks for all your replies. I will certainly...

Thanks for all your replies. I will certainly being turning the ladder so that I'm facing the boat side. I think I will also keep a cell phone in my pocket so I can at least broadcast any last...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-20-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By ron_hudson
Recycle that portable greenhouse.

Prior to polishing the boat( please see above) I needed to put the winter cover on my Beneteau 311. The problem I have always had with covering the boat, if you are doing it on the cheap like me, is...
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