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Forum: Chartering   12-02-2003
Replies: 7
Views: 2,769
Posted By Benesail
Which Moorings Boat to Charter

I also suggest the 411. First, we own one on the Chesapeake and appreciate the speed and amenities. Second, we are also chartering a Moorings 413 in another three months in the BVIs. After checking...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-03-2003
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By Benesail
outboard

There are a number of additive fluids on the market that will get you through the winter season by keeping your gas/oil fuel from getting gummy. I wouldn''t try for longer than the winter season...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-26-2002
Replies: 13
Views: 1,891
Posted By Benesail
Binoculars with compass

Listen to the honest answers to your question, not the ones with personal comments. I have had the Tasco 54 for two years without any complaints, surprisingly bright for the cost and the compass is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-18-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 1,544
Posted By Benesail
Prindle Cat Rudder release problems

I have an old Prindle 18. Mine has an adjustment for the depth of engagment of the latch pin attached to the rudder before it comes down into the housing. This may be too loose. The springs you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-15-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 1,153
Posted By Benesail
Generators

Thanks for the comments. After much consideration, I am opting for the much quieter, much less expensive route of adding another large battery for the house bank. Thanks to all.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2002
Replies: 7
Views: 1,340
Posted By Benesail
Binoculars

The Fuji sound very good but more pricey. If your budget is around $200, I was surprisingly impressed with the Tasco Offshore 54 model. Good coatings, surprising good light gathering at night, and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-28-2002
Replies: 4
Views: 1,153
Posted By Benesail
Generators

I have a Beneteau 411 and am considering a generator. Mostly for peace of mind, very rarely air conditioning (Crusair 16000btu)extended coastal cruising without having to find a slip or run the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-21-2002
Replies: 6
Views: 2,610
Posted By Benesail
Outboard Hoists

We added a Kato230 lift to our Benetaeu 411 last year and are very pleased. Easy to install, we lift an 8HP outboard off of the dink and swing it around over the starboard quarter cockpit hatch and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-11-2002
Replies: 1
Views: 1,037
Posted By Benesail
New Boat Negotiations

Good question. By the time we knew what we wanted, we were getting near to the fall Annapolis Sail show. The salesman I was working with told me that the dealer had one boat left in his inventory...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-10-2002
Replies: 49
Views: 41,339
Posted By Benesail
Beneteau vs Hunter

Lots of opinions here, but, at the risk of adding one without personal attack on any design, my wife and I have owned a Beneteau 41 for just over a year and we find it to be a perfect fit for our...
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