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Search: Posts Made By: Bene505
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 550
Posted By Bene505
Powering hot water heater with dedicated 12v

All summer long we don't hook to shore power. It would be nice to have even warm water for showering. And we have 540 watts of solar power, more than we need, actually.

Does anyone know if...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Day Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By Bene505
Re: How not to get wet

If you are even envisioning this at a crowded beach with toddlers or anyone else nearby then you're thinking wrong.

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By Bene505
Re: How not to get wet

For ocean beaches, I use what I call a Navy Seal landing. Idle offshore a bit to get the engine cool. Click the raise-engine lever so the engine will raise itself when you hit the beach. Then...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 10,534
Posted By Bene505
Re: Sunbrella fabric and 303 retreatment

Now there's a new variation of 303 Fabric Guard "with Water Repellant". Does anyone know if that's an improvement over the traditional 303 Fabric Guard?

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By Bene505
Re: How tight dinghy inflation. Plus lights

I've had the lights that look like flashlights. They didn't last as they were not really waterproof and were difficult to keep in place.

Now we have this light with the accompaning pole mount. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By Bene505
Re: Looking for small, affordable printer for on the boat

I ought to explakkn about the cell phone question. I have an unlimited data plan with Verizon. (Not as a WiFi hotspot, but data to the phone.) So if I had something big I could use it to watch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By Bene505
Re: Looking for small, affordable printer for on the boat

Not a bad idea but I like important things in print so anyone onboard can reference them at any time.

Can those be used as a cell phone? (Does Verizon consider them as a cell phone?) My cell...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By Bene505
Re: Looking for small, affordable printer for on the boat

Good thoughts.

I was thinking that the cost of ink matters less because I won't be printing that much. (Also when the home printer breaks and the kids have homework due, I could run to the boat...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By Bene505
Looking for small, affordable printer for on the boat

No kidding. I've been wanting a printer on board, for working remotely, for printing checklists, and other things. Are there any cheap printers that will fit in a small space? I know Walmart has a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By Bene505
Re: Getting Used To New Boat

Congratulations Barry. Those are good problems to have.

(Would love to see some pictures.)

Regards,
Brad
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,441
Posted By Bene505
Re: Tow or Not

We tow our RIB in LI sound frequently, but I think that's a different thing than a soft bottom dinghy. (At 11'6" and 141 pounds, it's also big and heavy enough for typical LI Sound conditions. )
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 1,458
Posted By Bene505
re: How many things can go wrong in 4 hours

He's fortunate to have found you as a teacher.

Regards,
Brad
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 4,167
Posted By Bene505
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By Bene505
How much of your storage is devoted to tools and parts?

Getting ready for the season here in the Northeast U.S., I noticed that my tools and parts take up a little more space than they did last year. Between everything needs to fix my (or someone else's)...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-17-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 5,296
Posted By Bene505
Re: Movies with a lot sailing

There was this nice boat in Side Effects, but it only got a couple second on the screen. :) Still it was fun to meet the actors and movie people.

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-17-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By Bene505
Re: Yet another docking scenario

How about making a quick release for the bow line? You could use a large snap shackle and run the release line back to the helm.

OR

Tie the midships dock line to the dock -- to a piling or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-13-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 5,675
Posted By Bene505
Re: Angry at my surveyor....

That's not a bad thing. It's a tool to use as you see fit, like before you leave the dock.

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-13-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,515
Posted By Bene505
Re: violent rig vibration when sitting in the slip

Ours does this too sometimes.

Medsailor -- Rubber chicken?

http://bellbulldogreaders.edublogs.org/files/2014/04/chicken-poem-25qkckj.jpg

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box 06-12-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Bene505
Re: NEW: Now You Can Call the Marine Operator on SSB

Thanks for the news.

That old AT&T site has interesting antennas!

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2694/4141766569_87220ed91f_b.jpg

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 06-11-2014
Replies: 150
Views: 7,131
Posted By Bene505
Re: 2014 Sailnet Chesapeake Bay Rendezvous...

Looks excellent, Gary.

I have a 14' Honda Minivan with an air draft of 8 feet (due to a storage pod on top). How close can I get to the festivities? Do I need to worry about low hanging bridges...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 06-10-2014
Replies: 150
Views: 7,131
Posted By Bene505
Re: 2014 Sailnet Chesapeake Bay Rendezvous...

Anyone want to car pool from NY/NJ/Long Island?

Separate question... is anyone going from up near Defender?

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Diesel 06-10-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 772
Posted By Bene505
Re: Squeel while in gear

By any chance, did you have dock line get wrapped up in the prop? Could be a bent shaft.

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 06-10-2014
Replies: 150
Views: 7,131
Posted By Bene505
Re: 2014 Sailnet Chesapeake Bay Rendezvous...

It's actually easier for me to be there if it's raining where I am. Can't complete the bottom work in the rain.

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-09-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By Bene505
Re: Phantom Current Drain

Congratulations. I was going to suggest disconnecting all non-battery wires from your negative terminal shunt, to make sure you are getting a good zero reading. But you seemed to have solved it.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bene505
Re: I fell out of my Boat (not mob)

A guy at the marina built actual stairs, with a nice landing at the top. That was for a multi-year refit.

Regards,
Brad
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