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Search: Posts Made By: Bene505
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By Bene505
Cheaper graphene is on the way

Graphene is a super strong sheet of carbon atoms. Here's an interesting article about reducing the cost of it by a factor of 1000.

http://delta.tudelft.nl/article/making-graphene-affordable/29377...
Forum: Cruising Videos 5 Days Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 4,646
Posted By Bene505
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

Another great, informative, entertaining, and realistic episode. I especially love how you show it as it is, how it was on the boat, and the decisions and difficulties along the way.

Cold beers...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By Bene505
Re: Getting a group together for discount captains license course

Thanks you, that is my plan. Our boat is 14 tons, so I guess that would mean I get the 25 ton version of the Master license for inspected vessels.

Regards,
Brad
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 4,917
Posted By Bene505
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

I must like long answers to simple questions.

We have 2 main tool bags on board. One is for sharp things that can cut you. The other is for non-sharp tool. That way, you can rummage around for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 634
Posted By Bene505
Re: chart plotter performance without external antenna?

I think the answer also depends on the number of bikinis on boaard. For instance, if your nav station is to starboard the weak GPS signal may be blocked like it was for this poor guy....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 50
Views: 2,347
Posted By Bene505
Re: Should Medsailor proactively rebuild his transmission?

Removing our transmission last month, working alone, took me less than 3 hours. I'd take a pass at an (apparently overpriced) unneeded expense.

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By Bene505
Re: Licensed female captain available for free deliveries or crew

Where are you based? Most of our sailing is fairly local, so flying you in from California to the east coast would not be optimal. But if you are based in the NY/NJ/CT or MA area, that might work...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By Bene505
Re: Getting a group together for discount captains license course

Thank you for the good thoughts and background. A few friends here in will be taking the course with me, just not sure we'll all be in the same classrooom as some are in Manhattan. I could...
Forum: Cruising Videos 1 Week Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 4,646
Posted By Bene505
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

The link didn't show-up quite right. I Googled it:

http://youtu.be/zW1O-jnJwU0

Another great video from Drake and Monique. Was waiting for this one in particular since I haven't sailed...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,309
Posted By Bene505
Re: Getting a group together for discount captains license course

Looking at this place for getting my captain's license in the spring The Nautical School - NY Maritime & Nautical Resources (http://www.nauticalschool.com/schedule.php)

Normally it's $699,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,479
Posted By Bene505
Re: How to retrieve anchor when rode is covered in barnacles?

Run a butter knife along it as you raise it, a few feet at a time, knocking the barnacles off. Avoid using a sharp knife.

Feel it with with your hands afterward and address any hard spots.

Be...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,542
Posted By Bene505
Re: Hi everyone

We were the first to know he was coming back. We picked him up on radar, again.

http://hallmont.com/pics/sailnet%20posts/BBQ%20on%20radar.jpg

Regards,
Brad
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,542
Posted By Bene505
Re: Hi everyone

Glad to hear from you! Was a lot quieter here without you.

Regards,
Brad
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 866
Views: 60,405
Posted By Bene505
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Is this still an ongoing arrrrrrgument?

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Cruising Videos 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 4,646
Posted By Bene505
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

Thanks for another good video.

Can't wait for the Hells Gate video. That one must be next.

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 5,205
Posted By Bene505
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

I noticed it when Dominos pizza declined drastically in quality around the same time. I attributed it to the rise in MBAs -- short term thinkers at the helm of the company. I immediately stopped...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 868
Posted By Bene505
Watch out -- New Tactic: Smugglers Put Ships on Autopilot

This hit Drudgereport.com today:

New Tactic: Smugglers Put Ships on Autopilot - ABC News (http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/italy-rescuing-migrants-mediterranean-27952248)

Regards,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 621
Posted By Bene505
How long can I leave a cheap 13.2v battery charger connected?

I just bought a very inexpensive battery maintainer from Harbor Freight to charge an extra wet-cell battery that I have. One of my intentions is to test the battery capacity this winter.
...
Forum: Diesel 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By Bene505
Re: Where to our get our Hurth HBW-360 rebuilt?

Thanks for the post. Yes, it is a 360 with a straight output flange.

I'll look into the ZF63.

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,778
Posted By Bene505
Re: What is this thing on the head inlet hose?

Thanks!

Found this on their website



I think the same thing every fall. It would be great to put a tee in there.

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 5,205
Posted By Bene505
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

Is this true even for stainless steel widget-bolts? I though stainless had to breathe?

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,778
Posted By Bene505
Re: What is this thing on the head inlet hose?

While winterizing on a cold day, I snapped the hose barb off the thing. Now I need to order another one.

It's not the Head-O-Matic Tank-ette. Anyone know where to look for a replacement?
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 90
Views: 5,205
Posted By Bene505
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

Good write-up. I figure that they are really THE keel bolts. Everything else is threaded bars and nuts, right?

Now that I finally figured out how to easily address any rust on the outside of the...
Forum: Learning to Sail 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,819
Posted By Bene505
Re: I got a sailboat for my birthday.

The boats goes in the direction the back of the rudder is pointed. If you want to go left, put the back of the rudder to the left. (I find that way of describing it works well. There are no...
Forum: Diesel 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By Bene505
Re: Where to our get our Hurth HBW-360 rebuilt?

Thanks Rich,

I emailed them and will call them this week.

Regards,
Brad
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