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Forum: MacGregor   05-14-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 6,396
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Sorry about they delay in answering your question...

Sorry about they delay in answering your question about the Suzuki prop size/pitch. As I indicated in Feb 2010, my wife was pushing for a bigger boat and (happy wife= happy life) I moved up to a 35'...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-26-2015
Replies: 305
Views: 17,436
Posted By MSN2Travelers
OK, beyond the second guessing the race...

OK, beyond the second guessing the race organizers . . . I'm trying to understand the news reports. The press thinks every time a boat heels over it has "capsized". The Costa Concordia capsized. ...
Forum: Lake Michigan   04-18-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Thumbs up Re: Sailing to Beaver Island from Onekama, MI

Also from the WI side of the pond but we do sail the MI side regularly and frequent the area you are headed through.

First off, I will also recommend using Active Captain ...
Forum: Beneteau   08-17-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,763
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Question Re: Tonnage Measurement Beneteau Oceanis 350 Year 1988

Hey, I didn't write the boat-for-sale add I linked to. That boat lives in Thailand and maybe they do things differently over there.

And isn't that the bizarre thing about getting a boat...
Forum: Beneteau   08-17-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,763
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Arrow Re: Tonnage Measurement Beneteau Oceanis 350 Year 1988

I located one Beneteau 350 for sale out there that lists tonnage: For Sale: Beneteau Oceanis 350 - Cruisers & Sailing Forums...
Forum: Beneteau   08-17-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,763
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Cool Re: Tonnage Measurement Beneteau Oceanis 350 Year 1988

Thanks chuckles,

I believe there would be less confusion in threads like this if the OP would bother to indicate what country he/she wants to “Register” the vessel. Sailnet is an international...
Forum: Beneteau   08-15-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 1,763
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Arrow Re: Tonnage Measurement Beneteau Oceanis 350 Year 1988

This direct from Beneteau:

Specifications
LOA 33' 9"
LWL 29' 10"
Beam 11' 3
Mast Height 40' (over water)
Draft 5' 2" (standard)
Draft 4' 2" (optional)
Ballast 3,968 (standard) lbs
Forum: Lake Michigan   08-06-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Wink Re: Grand Haven, Michigan

A bit wavy is something of an understatement. We've been there when the wind and waves did their best to pound the boat to bits against that wall. It would be an incredible improvement to have...
Forum: Beneteau   07-28-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Arrow Re: Where to find transom latch - Beneteau Spare Parts

The item can be found at Beneteau's Sp@re P@rts web site. The site does require you to register in order to research/buy parts. http://spareparts.beneteauusa.com/controleur.php?action=accueil
...
Forum: Learning to Sail   06-26-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 4,582
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Arrow Re: US Sailing Vs. ASA Sailing classes

This has been an interesting thread. As has already been said, ASA is targeted at cruisers while US Sailing is targeted at racers. Both will have course curriculum overlap because . . . sailing is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-25-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,158
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Cool Re: Blue water boat for the Great Lakes?

The Admiral and I have a 35' Beneteau, sail out of Milwaukee and routinely do over 1,000 nm per season on Lake Michigan. We do a couple lake crossings each season. Most were during the day but have...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-13-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Thumbs up Re: N00b on deck

If you have the funds to do so, this would be a good time to see if spending time (a week) on a sailboat is something your wife would enjoy. Consider having the two of you going to a live-aboard...
Forum: Introduce Yourself   05-09-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Wink Re: N00b on deck

Welcome to SailNet. Sailing is great fun, especially if you can do it regularly on somebody else's boat.

Learn to sail, research the cost of ownership for several different size boats and know...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-17-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Question Bow Thruster by eXturn.

Does anybody out there have an external bow thruster, by eXturn, installed on their boat? I want to hear if it has performed as advertized. I am especially interested in owners that operate in a...
Forum: Lake Michigan   02-13-2014
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Thumbs up Re: Michigan Summer Itinerary advise?

I like the planned itinerary. My wife and I routinely cross from Milwaukee and crawl up and down the MI side of the lake.

It has been our experience that great sailing winds out of the NW, W & SW...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-14-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 2,175
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Arrow Re: Is there a speed limit on the Great lakes

I know what the CFR says but I also know that "everything is local". My backyard is Milwaukee, WI. Like Buffalo, we have an inner harbor, an outer harbor and Milwaukee Bay (the lake).
...
Forum: Beneteau   08-13-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 3,709
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Forum: Beneteau   08-12-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 3,709
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Question Re: Beneteau Oceanis 45;I need your help to select right spec for 2yr world cruise pl

Not sure where to begin. I’m sure you will get responses that question the wisdom of what you are planning to do. If I read this correctly: You are not very experienced, The boat must be equipped...
Forum: Beneteau   06-25-2013
Replies: 13
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Views: 1,468
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Arrow Re: 352

People often find it more convenient to get on/off the boat by walking thru the open transoms. This works well when you have a floating dock, not so good when you have fixed height docks like you...
Forum: Beneteau   06-25-2013
Replies: 13
  352
Views: 1,468
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Arrow Re: 352 port screens

Hi Shari,

The screens don't use any attachment hardware.

The screens are labeled "outside" on one side,
Open the side window (nautical term is 'portlight'),
Go outside on deck,
Gently...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-21-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Cool Re: How deep? . . . Ask Mother Nature

When water levels on Lake Michigan are near "normal", a six foot draft is just fine. Last season was pretty bad and some boats had to hauled/towed out of their slips because their keels had settled...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-18-2013
Replies: 39
Views: 2,657
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Thumbs up Re: Marine LCD TV

+1 to kellysails.

We have the same setup in our boat. The only difference is we have a 22" Visio. Additionally, we have a feed located high in the anchor locker that we can hook direct to the...
Forum: Diesel   05-16-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Arrow Re: Yanmar 3g starting

Here is the panel from my Yanmar 3GM30

This the toggle switch you talking about? It turns on the panel back lighting for the guages. I believe that switch is powered when the nav lights are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-07-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Talking Re: In mast furling and clew

Next time you furl the main, look at the foot as it rolls up in the mast. If the Luff-Foot angle was 90 degrees, all of the "thicker" foot material would roll up on itself and potentially jam itself...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-05-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By MSN2Travelers
Thumbs up Re: Considering the Mac26

We started with the 26M model as our first "sailboat" having been in power boats for 15 years before that. We loved the boat for all the reasons that you are looking at. It is an "OK" motor boat...
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