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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-02-2014
Replies: 35
Views: 2,164
Posted By benesailor
Re: Using these as jerry cans

Scepter Jerry Fuel Cans 20L MFC USGI Military Army USMC Fuel Spout Nozzle | eBay (
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-28-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,966
Posted By benesailor
Re: Help me with my "why wait until retirement" plan

Grrrreeeaaatttt ! More school teachers cruising lake Ontario in the summer. Holy crap; this place is starting to become teacher central. No kidding! I know alot of them.

Lake Ontario is cheap...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-01-2014
Replies: 300
Views: 12,593
Posted By benesailor
Re: safe cooking

My god Captain Jack,
Get a propane stove; thousands upon thousands of boats come with them, Statiscally you probably have a better chance of burning your boat down with any other fuel. Install it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-10-2014
Replies: 24
Views: 1,344
Posted By benesailor
Re: towing vehicle choices

This is outside the norm; but everyone has heard before.

I pulled a 3000 lb (3500lb ttl) 22ft boat from Chicago to Syracuse NY back in November thru a blizzard with a 2013 Subaru Outback. No...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-07-2014
Replies: 68
Views: 3,145
Posted By benesailor
Re: The compass ... old hat?

I must be the exception, i guess. I use my compass most of the time. I use my chartplotter to help establish a course. I use a compass heading to set my auto-pilot. But, i steer using my compass the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-04-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2,029
Posted By benesailor
Re: Depth Gauge vs. Fishfinder

i like the fishfinder idea. P/U a downrigger too; it's all the rage lately. (No kidding)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-16-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 801
Posted By benesailor
Re: Winch went?

Yes, take it apart. There's no nuetral that i have ever seen. Sounds like it's gummed up or your pawls are shot.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-16-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 2,716
Posted By benesailor
Amazing Homebuilt Sailboat

Boat Build - Imgur ( Photos
Hope the link works.
My parents spent 14 years building a 45' Aluminum sailboat in our backyard as a retirement dream. Here's the process from...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-12-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,207
Posted By benesailor
Re: Chesapeak Bay to Great Lakes

What's early Spring? The NYS Canal doesn't open till May 1st if you are going that route.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-12-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 11,106
Posted By benesailor
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

I agree with you completely, but.....

You mean socialist revenue mongers? Capitailism and revenue mongers don't genrally go hand in hand. I don'y know of to many wall streeters that enjoy...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-28-2014
Replies: 28
Views: 1,996
Posted By benesailor
Re: Boat Purchase Timing ??

Moving a 30' sailboat across town will run you $600 so moving one from georgia would be more like $4k. (or more) Moving sailboats ain't cheap! I know i paid handsomely. When it come to trucking the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-12-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 7,124
Posted By benesailor
Re: 76-year-old begins solo circumnavigation

I was under the impression that a true circum-navigation was the distance around the equator; therefore, this is why they start in the northern hemisphere to meet the distance requirement. Is this...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   09-09-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By benesailor
Re: Removing Engine from Beneteau Oceanis

I removed the engine in my 400 (lot easier). I'm sure that there is a way to remove the section as i have found that Beneteau's disassemble quite easily from my experience.
It was amazing how my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-01-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 2,125
Posted By benesailor
Re: Do I have to predrill before running screws into fiberglass

I'll add:

Using a large drill bit for a chamfer bit does work, but, doesn't leave a nice chamfer. Invest in a chamfer bit or use a router bit(in a drill).
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   07-28-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 6,192
Posted By benesailor
Re: Choosing a small sailboat

i kind of like the cat 22/swing keel for resale value and parts availability. Lots of after market parts as well. Large owners group.
I like the lay out as well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-28-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By benesailor
Re: marine VHF question

Grabbed from another forum: Dated March 2013

As a US boater you can just install the the radio and behave properly without any license when used Domestically.

Once you enter Canadian waters or...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-22-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,525
Posted By benesailor
Re: Let's talk titanium

Maybe this will help. Great stuff titanium.
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