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Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-12-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 4,200
Posted By bradfalk
Hey thanks guys-- really helpful. So my takeaway...

Hey thanks guys-- really helpful. So my takeaway from this is that the online course/6 pack etc is not what I need/want. I didn't realize that's really for people who want to commercially...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   01-12-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 4,200
Posted By bradfalk
captains license

Hi all

question: I've been sailing my whole life (some racing as a kid- cruising whole life). I now sail with my family- wife didn't grow up sailing and mostly when we cruise it's me doing all...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-22-2012
Replies: 264
Views: 24,111
Posted By bradfalk
Re: Production boats- justified bias?

thanks-- will check it out now
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-22-2012
Replies: 264
Views: 24,111
Posted By bradfalk
Production boats- justified bias?

Hey all. Would like some input and sorry for asking an opinion question that could generate some hackle raising responses!!

I grew up sailing and continue to do so with my family now. We had a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-20-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By bradfalk
Thanks all- appreciate your advice. So tough to...

Thanks all- appreciate your advice. So tough to know if something minor or tip of iceberg. I was glad to see that the bases were solid and not moving within the toerail cap.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-20-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By bradfalk
bavaria vs ?

sorry for repeat post (placed in bavaria section but doesn't look like that's much frequented..).

question-- I looked at a 1999 '38 bavaria CC the other day. Really nice boat/ well maintained,...
Forum: Bavaria   11-18-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 2,268
Posted By bradfalk
Bavaria stanchion question

Hi- I looked at a 1999 bav '38CC today... Liked the boat and it seems well maintained but the stanchions are all loose. I've been doing some reading at it seems that this is not atypical... How big...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-17-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By bradfalk
Thanks I'll check it out

Thanks I'll check it out
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-16-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By bradfalk
Bavaria?

Hi/ kind of a nebulous question but I don't know much about Bavarias and have the opportunity to see a CC Bavaria '38. I am looking to move up from a caliber '28 to a 38-41-ish mainly for bay...
Forum: Beneteau   11-04-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 4,546
Posted By bradfalk
Yeah- with 3 small kids convenience is really...

Yeah- with 3 small kids convenience is really important to me. Bing able to pull sail out and back in all from cockpit with ease is a major plus. Thanks
Forum: Beneteau   11-02-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 697
Posted By bradfalk
Storage in Benes?

Hi all- considering a 393/411. Can any Beneteau owners provide some insight as to storage on these boats? Adequate for long term cruising? My fear is that the cabin space is so vast at expense of...
Forum: Beneteau   11-02-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 4,546
Posted By bradfalk
Cruising. Don't foresee racing at all- just...

Cruising. Don't foresee racing at all- just family cruising and from my experience with the '28 (and even on good sailing bristols etc growing up) the majority of the time, like you pointed out, is...
Forum: Beneteau   10-30-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 4,546
Posted By bradfalk
I've seen stuff about vertical battens.. Does...

I've seen stuff about vertical battens.. Does this help shape much? Seems most Benes I see have the furling so not sure I'll have much choice but mostly wanted to make sure it wasn't a mechanical...
Forum: Beneteau   10-29-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 4,546
Posted By bradfalk
Thanks! Decisions decisions...

Thanks! Decisions decisions...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-29-2012
Replies: 0
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Views: 271
Posted By bradfalk
Storage

Sorry/ forgot to ask in my previous post: anyone have much insight as to storage in benateau (393) to comprable sized Catalina? Thanks
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-29-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,471
Posted By bradfalk
Thanks all- appreciate the input.

Thanks all- appreciate the input.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-29-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,471
Posted By bradfalk
Re: Beneteau vs other

Thanks. Question- what is considered better- lead keel?
Forum: Beneteau   10-29-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 4,546
Posted By bradfalk
in mast furling issues?

question- I'm considering purchasing a B393 or 411. Do folks know of any longterm issues with the in mast furling system? My fear is being out and not being able to furl. I'm not familiar with how...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-29-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,471
Posted By bradfalk
Beneteau vs other

hey all,
wanted to get some opinions regarding my search for a bigger boat. Grew up sailing, we have 3 kids and in a few years plan to take family and split for a year. Intercoastal down to Fla,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-31-2012
Replies: 0
Views: 362
Posted By bradfalk
watertank access port?

I have to place an access port in my poly freshwater tank--- I ordered a plain old 6'' access port on ebay and got this shlocky crap thing that kind of clicks into place, has an o-ring but is loose...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By bradfalk
hmm- maybe I'll replace the washers. The nipple...

hmm- maybe I'll replace the washers. The nipple is easily removed and looks good.

Thanks
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By bradfalk
Just saw the other posts- thanks. So- the cam...

Just saw the other posts- thanks. So- the cam levers/ jam cleats are basically always providing "squeeze" and grabbing the line-- even when the levers are back all the way there is still friction...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By bradfalk
I'll try it- thanks! My guess is that even 3/8in...

I'll try it- thanks! My guess is that even 3/8in is too big since the jam cleats have basically no play (ie I can't even move them back and forth). I hate these jam cleats
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By bradfalk
not sure I know what you mean by "tank and pump"...

not sure I know what you mean by "tank and pump" (fuel tank?) but I definitely didn't use any thread sealant- didn't think of it since those copper washers were further out than the threads. But...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-27-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By bradfalk
reefing lines

hi

another question: I have a caliber 28; the front of the boom has jam-cleats through which the reefing lines run (3/8in). I have major difficulty releasing these lines- ie I can reef fine- but...
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