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Search: Posts Made By: wgkenney
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-02-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,449
Posted By wgkenney
I really like mine. It has enough bells and...

I really like mine. It has enough bells and whistles for me and has worked rock solid. My 7" display is plenty big and it ties in all my instruments.

This is why I'm not ready to upgrade yet.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,449
Posted By wgkenney
Experience with Standard Horizon

Hi all,



I am looking to add AIS capablities to my 2006 Beneteau 473. I have an older Raymarine system (RL 70 C RC plotter) so I don't think I can integrate AIS directly to the chart plotter. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-09-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 2,901
Posted By wgkenney
Mine is 50/50 on this. If I lower it back down a...

Mine is 50/50 on this. If I lower it back down a little and bring it back up often it will rotate the right way. Or just pull it around with boat hook.
Forum: Beneteau 11-03-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 4,830
Posted By wgkenney
Would enjoy taking a look at your schematic...

Would enjoy taking a look at your schematic (polish on mine was too much time on a saturday on the hook).

I've switched out the orginal 4D's for 6V Deka for house. About 740 amp hours. We really...
Forum: Beneteau 11-02-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 4,830
Posted By wgkenney
Sorry guys. Just noticed that this thread was...

Sorry guys. Just noticed that this thread was from 2009! Likely you have figured all this out by now. Was only a page or so in so figured it was a recent post.
Forum: Beneteau 11-02-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 4,830
Posted By wgkenney
473 electrical drawing

I have a 2006 Beneteau 473 here in the Chesapeake Bay. I like to understand how the systems on the boat lay out so I will often use simplified schematics to help me remember how this all ties...
Forum: Beneteau 11-02-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 4,830
Posted By wgkenney
It is for you battery charger / inverter. Does...

It is for you battery charger / inverter. Does not really do much just isloates it. I'll post my electrical layout on my 473 for you
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-27-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,281
Posted By wgkenney
Thanks!!

Thanks!!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-27-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,281
Posted By wgkenney
I'm likely going to have to pull the decks this...

I'm likely going to have to pull the decks this weekend to take a look. The little access ports are small but I can see a visual gage and what looks like a access opening. I can check materials then...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-25-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,163
Posted By wgkenney
Thanks all for the advice. I thought I would show...

Thanks all for the advice. I thought I would show you what I came up with. I ended up buying a two foot piece of PVC from home depot and cut it in half. That made two nice steps. I have 30' of line...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-24-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,281
Posted By wgkenney
Beneteau 473 Tank Level Sensor

I have a 2006 Beneteau 473 and am looking to add tank level meters to my holding tanks and freshwater tanks. The holding tanks and the Forward / Aft water tanks seem pretty straight forward with most...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-31-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,859
Posted By wgkenney
Hi all, I think I can confirm this is insect...

Hi all,

I think I can confirm this is insect related. I was out at St Michaels this weekend ... so a far piece away from my first experience up on Broad creek. We went in to St Michaels for a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,859
Posted By wgkenney
Okay. Let me grab some vim as well. That looks...

Okay. Let me grab some vim as well. That looks like it is good to have on board regardless!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,859
Posted By wgkenney
It was at night but it could be fertilizer. it...

It was at night but it could be fertilizer. it did look like that.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,859
Posted By wgkenney
Not sure what vim is. Elbow grease I'm familar...

Not sure what vim is. Elbow grease I'm familar with!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-23-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,859
Posted By wgkenney
They were blue and they appeared overnight. looks...

They were blue and they appeared overnight. looks like the wind distributed them based on where they ended up on the deck
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-22-2011
Replies: 19
Views: 1,859
Posted By wgkenney
Blue Specks On My Deck - How to Clean

Hi all,

Had an interesting thing happen this weekend. We were anchored in broad creek off the magothy river in the Chesapeake Bay. When I got up in the morning there were blue speckles on my deck....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-22-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,163
Posted By wgkenney
The PVC pipe and rope worked great. I modified it...

The PVC pipe and rope worked great. I modified it a bit to work across the width of the dinghy and knoted the line for grip. I tried it out today. Thanks goodness it worked ... the water was a bit...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-20-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,163
Posted By wgkenney
Thanks all, Looks like a simple homemade...

Thanks all,

Looks like a simple homemade version my work fine. I'll play with some of the ideas you guys gave me here. I think I can fashion a rope ladder that work.

And yes, of course I turn...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-20-2011
Replies: 39
Views: 9,535
Posted By wgkenney
I don't have AIS on my boat so I like "ship...

I don't have AIS on my boat so I like "ship finder" for my iphone (i think it works on Ipad as well)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-17-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 2,163
Posted By wgkenney
Getting back into an inflatable

Hi all,

We have an 11 ft Achilles inflatble we use for our tender. It has a 9.8hp outboard so it has enough umph to pull a tube which the kids love to ride on. The only issue I have is getting...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 754
Posted By wgkenney
Thanks! I'm at low speeds and working my way up...

Thanks! I'm at low speeds and working my way up so hull temp is good. And the results look great. Great thread you did on the sticky.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-06-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 754
Posted By wgkenney
Compounding and Polishing Advice

Hi all,

I read Maine Sail's great post on compounding, polishing, and waxing. I have taken the advice in that thread and started working on my Beneteau 473. It is a 2006 and was well maintained...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-07-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,625
Posted By wgkenney
LOL. True, not really surprised. But sometimes...

LOL. True, not really surprised. But sometimes you just have to at least ask the question.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-06-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 1,625
Posted By wgkenney
Okay ... I went straight for the "we need a...

Okay ... I went straight for the "we need a bigger boat" argument. Needless to say my wife suggested that I work harder at the "current boat" scenerio.

Here is where we came out. I like the idea...
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