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Forum: Electrical Systems   10-29-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,557
Posted By dch
Outlet issue

I really do not know much about the electrical aspects of my boat. My issue is that when I unplug from the dock, the outlets no longer work. Everything else electrically works. I don't really need...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-25-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By dch
Thanks guys. This helped tremendously. I...

Thanks guys. This helped tremendously. I ordered from Defender.
DCH
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-23-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 972
Posted By dch
Water/bladder bag replacement

I have an '86 Beneteau that I have really enjoyed and kept up. However, about three months ago one of my water/bladder bags sprung a leak. As I was not at the boat at the time, my brother took it...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-21-2008
Replies: 198
Views: 13,408
Posted By dch
Six hours away. I know it sounds crazy but I...

Six hours away. I know it sounds crazy but I live in Atlanta and like to sail out of the Jacksonville, Fl area. I have been commuting this way to my boat for over five years now. It can make...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-03-2008
Replies: 8
Views: 3,509
Posted By dch
center cockpit?

I currently own a Beneteau Idyll 11.5 with a traditional stern cockpit. My wife (the boss) really wants to get a center cockpit for our next boat which we will be purchasing within the next year. Her...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-03-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 779
Posted By dch
Battery question

When at the dock connected to shore power, my 20 amp charger charges the house batteries to the "ready" position. However, every fifteen minutes or so the entire electrical system cycles down, shuts...
Forum: Living Aboard   03-12-2005
Replies: 3
Views: 4,079
Posted By dch
Old Perkins 4-108

Did you ever sell your blown Perkins? I have a desperate need for some parts ans would happily take it off your hands.

dch
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-25-2005
Replies: 4
Views: 1,772
Posted By dch
Best A/C system

I am about to buy and install a 16,000 btu A/C - Heat unit on my 38'' Beneteau. Any suggestions on what is the best system and what should I expect to pay for the installation if I do not want to...
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-03-2005
Replies: 1
Views: 1,065
Posted By dch
Miami boat show

I am going to the Miami boat show in a couple of weeks. Are the lines long to view boats? Can I see the sailboat portion and vendors in 2 days?

dch
Forum: Learning to Sail   02-01-2005
Replies: 44
Views: 43,242
Posted By dch
Bluewater defined?

Wow! Thanks for all of this information. While some was a little cerebral, I understood the basics especially from Jeff. Thank you all very much.

dch
Forum: Learning to Sail   01-30-2005
Replies: 44
Views: 43,242
Posted By dch
Bluewater defined?

Are Freedom Yachts considered bluewater? It seems that a "bluewater" boat is always judged on its'' displacement and full keel, yet I have seen some Freedoms with shoal keels. Am a I interpreting...
Forum: Learning to Sail   11-28-2004
Replies: 2
  ICW?
Views: 1,127
Posted By dch
ICW?

I am a bit new to sailing and have noticed that a lot of folks sailing up and down the East cost use the ICW a lot. Is this my perception or is this the normal mode of travel. I am going to sail...
Forum: Learning to Sail   07-25-2004
Replies: 4
Views: 1,344
Posted By dch
external generator?

I have noticed in several pictures on the net that some folks seem to have an external generator on a tube behind their boat while at anchor. Is this common, instead of having a generator on the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-13-2004
Replies: 1
Views: 1,120
Posted By dch
Beneteau/Bahamas bound

I currently sail on the coast in the Jacksonville area. Next year I want to partake in a trip to the Bahamas via Ft. Lauderdale(10-12hr. crossing). I have a 36'' Beneteau with a shoal keel, formaly...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   10-06-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By dch
available crew Jax

kidoduck,
Need crew sometimes on weekends out of Amelia Island if interested. Sometimes my family does not want to go and I could use the help. let me know if interested at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-26-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By dch
Should I stay or should I go

Address? I don''t need your address. I was going to place your two pennies in a bottle for you find in the vast, great ocean. Happy sailing.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-26-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By dch
Should I stay or should I go

Thanks for all of the advice. It seems as though I will not venture out in Sept. As far as my beneficiary, if I do go; That would be Denr. He would get my two cents, since he obviously is good at...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-24-2003
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By dch
Should I stay or should I go

I am planning a trip to The Abacos in early Sept. I am getting very different opinions as to whether I should go as it is hurricane season. My plan is to sail directly from Lake Worth and make the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-04-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,063
Posted By dch
Has anyone sailed to Abacos from Brunswick GA ?

Paul,
I am going to attempt a trip in September to the Abacos, weather permitting, from Amelia Island, FL. In my research, it seems best to go down to the Stuart/Ft. Lauderdale area and then go...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-24-2003
Replies: 4
Views: 1,510
Posted By dch
mainsheet adjustment

I have just bought a 36'' Beneteau. I previously owned a small daysailer. I sail mostly with my family but without much help. In the smaller boat I was used to handling the mainsheet relatively...
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