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Search: Posts Made By: avazquez
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-21-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,231
Posted By avazquez
Re: Keel Hull Joint- Rebedding question

We just did the rebedding of the 9000 pound lead keel on our German Frers Beneteau 456 and it was really interesting. After 23 years the keel studs were perfect shiny as new. 5200 is the way to go....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-20-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 21,405
Posted By avazquez
Redline 41 is a Beauty.....

Yes Redline 41 was/is a beauty I almost buy one a couple of years ago...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-20-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 488
Posted By avazquez
Rising Coolant Level..4108

Yesterday I noticed that the coolant level on the reservoir of my Perkins 4108 was all the way to the TOP. I haven't used the boat for two weeks and the coolant level is usually below half when cold....
Forum: Caribbean Islands 12-10-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 4,608
Posted By avazquez
Culebra is the best...

For a really good night sleep the best anchorage is definitely inside Ensenada Honda, on the west side of Cayo Pirata.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-14-2008
Replies: 21
Views: 2,027
Posted By avazquez
Most are the SAME......

I think it is some kind of disease...most of the guys that work on boats are way to expensive. In my own experience I would say 70% are bad, 10% are ok,10% are good and 10% are excellent. Then the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2008
Replies: 4
Views: 1,585
Posted By avazquez
Beneteau First 456

The seals are GOIOT. The portlights are the Tradition series and you can buy the seal from Marisafe.com.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 7,406
Posted By avazquez
Close them ALL...

I do close them all.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 04-17-2008
Replies: 40
Views: 12,052
Posted By avazquez
Not True. Mine has the LEAD keel 8ft draft.

Not True. Mine has the LEAD keel 8ft draft.
Forum: Beneteau 04-16-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 8,749
Posted By avazquez
Try to stay in the FIRST series....

I would try to stay within the First Series boats. Much much faster. I constantly sail by the oceanis series boats. Mine is the First 456 and I sail much higher and faster than even the Oceanis 473. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2,084
Posted By avazquez
Thats a much better arrangement but I would...

Thats a much better arrangement but I would suggest to have a spare water pump in line with a valve. If you loose the main pump you would loose ALL the units. I have two individual units with two...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-13-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,609
Posted By avazquez
I use my boat almost every weekend. The boat is...

I use my boat almost every weekend. The boat is in the caribbean specifically between Humacao, Culebra and Vieques. I even contacted Pettit but their response was minimal.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-12-2007
Replies: 14
Views: 1,609
Posted By avazquez
Stay Away From Vivid Pettit..it's Junk

I used it the last time and it lasted exactly six months and boom....barnicles everywhere. DON'T USE IT.
Forum: Beneteau 11-05-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 2,566
Posted By avazquez
Same thing happened to us after looking at all...

Same thing happened to us after looking at all the newer designs and materials used. We left loving our Frers 456 a lot more. For the amount of money we have invested here and still be able to beat...
Forum: Beneteau 11-05-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 2,566
Posted By avazquez
I agree...

I have a First 456 from the 80's. I went to see the Beneteaus at the Miami Boat Show, it was a total disapointment. Mine looks like a real ship compared to the plasticky look of the new models.
Forum: Beneteau 11-05-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,848
Posted By avazquez
Big performance change......but safe

I added 200 ft of 3/8 BBB chain to my chain locker and it has changed the performance quite a bit. I lost about one knot of upwind performance. I would not add 300 ft since it is way to much...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-01-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 5,927
Posted By avazquez
Trinidad is very good but I've heard bad stories...

Trinidad is very good but I've heard bad stories here in the caribbean. Maybe it works well in other places but its not the most used around here.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-29-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 5,927
Posted By avazquez
Vivid Sucks Don't Use It!!!!

I used vivid and it worked well for six months. Suddenly it just failed. Grouth everywhere including barnicles and grass. I contacted Petit and they were a bit receptive when I first approached them...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-24-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 12,052
Posted By avazquez
The Passport 40 is indeed one beautiful and well...

The Passport 40 is indeed one beautiful and well built sailboat. It all depends on your taste and purpose. For fast passagemaking I guess the 456 with a phrf between 58-65 would provide better...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-24-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 5,960
Posted By avazquez
Old Threads: A WEALTH OF INFORMATION

Totally disagree. I think old threads offer a wealth of information and everytime someone adds more info the better they get. Just take the information and forget about the date. Is the information...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 5,927
Posted By avazquez
Good response from Petit so far!!

I contacted Petit and they called me inmediately and asked a few questions and said they were going to look into it. It seems like they have a good customer service. I'll see what they say and will...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 5,960
Posted By avazquez
Entec vs. Entec West

Entec and Entec West are not the same thing. Entec used kubota engines and are long gone. So if you see an Entec generator it doesn't mean it is an Entec West.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2007
Replies: 30
Views: 5,927
Posted By avazquez
A total disappointment....

I painted my boat with Vivid Petit and in six months it was already failing here in the caribbean. Its been now eight months and growth is everywhere. DONT USE IT.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-23-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 7,389
Posted By avazquez
I have ten 10 Lewmar winches on my boat and all...

I have ten 10 Lewmar winches on my boat and all have worked great for the past 23 years. The primaries are 64.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-23-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 12,052
Posted By avazquez
I am by no means a world cruiser but I can tell...

I am by no means a world cruiser but I can tell you that the
First 456 is an oddity for Beneteau. Very different from the rest and I know of one called Klondike that finished a circumnavigation (do...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-22-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 12,052
Posted By avazquez
Beneteau First 456

I have a Beneteau First 456 and contrary to others I do understand why it was in your list. Designed by Frers, very similar to the Swan 46 of the same era. Confortable, seaworthy and faster than most...
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