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Search: Posts Made By: Bene505
Forum: Outboard 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 1,587
Posted By Bene505
Re: Maintaining an outboard

David,

I know you have a good list already, but here are my comments...

First thing to do when acquiring any outboard is to replace the factory fuel filter with a bigger one that has the clear...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 05-01-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By Bene505
Re: New owner of an old 505...

And that's from a man who teaches sailing.

Regards,
Brad
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-30-2014
Replies: 2,259
Views: 142,618
Posted By Bene505
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Congratulations Mike! You are an inspiration.

When you get down to eastern Long Island, please look me up. We'll have a cold one waiting for you and yours.

(And personally, I think a hidden...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-24-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By Bene505
Re: Switching to LED's on mast

Doing some quick searches, this example LED masthead light uses 200ma at 12v.
http://www.starmarinedepot.com/smd/images/prodimages/smd/ZZ3026_L.jpg

My favorite voltage drop calculatior is Voltage...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-23-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 398
Posted By Bene505
Re: Switching to LED's on mast

I believe LEDs could use 20 or 22 gauge wire. But you'll need a fuse or circuit breaker that limits the current to a level that the wire can handle (need it on any guage actually).

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-03-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By Bene505
Re: Topclimber bosun's chair

I use a line that came with the Top Climber for this sole use. I attach it with a bowline to the main halyard that is also tied in a bowline. I trust bowlines more than shackles or other knots.
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,695
Posted By Bene505
Re: Alternative to Solar

I'm a big fan of Edison batteries. They last forever. And as long as you don't overcharge them, are perfectly safe. (IIRC, you can overcharge them 25% - and some people do, on purpose -- but more...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-01-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,695
Posted By Bene505
Re: Alternative to Solar

This effectively removes the benefit for nearly all cruisers. Such a device would generate 1.6Wh per pound, each day. My solar panels give me 2,800Wh on 5 hours of sunshine. And since I cruise in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 11,002
Posted By Bene505
Re: I hate to do it, but I have an anchor question. Fortress anchors anyone?

I can't believe people are still buying used CQRs. When I sold my 60# CQR for $200 on eBay, it was my greatest eBay sale ever.

Yes, good old "Drop And Drag" is now about worthless, like last...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 3,695
Posted By Bene505
Re: Alternative to Solar

It must be perfectly quiet.

The worst sound is one that comes from a rocking motion. You lay in your bunk, the boat rocks, and you hear a loose item go click, or a can roll in the cupboard, or a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-25-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,239
Posted By Bene505
Re: Dinghy engine thief caught!! Fake CraigsList Ad

Update: Just heard from the DA's office. Edward Persico of Long Island NY accepted the plea bargain for a fine with misdemeanor charge on his record and 3 years probation. The DA said he has to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2014
Replies: 2,259
Views: 142,618
Posted By Bene505
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Get an early Droid smart phone off eBay. Connect it to your cell phone service for a short time. Download Navionics and/or other nav apps for your favorite region. Download anything else you want....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2014
Replies: 203
Views: 8,255
Posted By Bene505
Re: Beaufort South Carolina no longer a free anchor

Such a wrong statement. This is goverment siezure, not capitalism. And yes, government siezure is usually very short-tem thinking. Substitute any other form of govt. and I'll agree with your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-09-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 4,239
Posted By Bene505
Re: Dinghy engine thief caught!! Fake CraigsList Ad

(Since I posted this on another thread, thought I'd put it here too.)


The guy who stole my outboard, Ed ward Per si co of Riverhead NY. That's Edw ard Pers ico of Riverhead NY... he's got a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-27-2014
Replies: 88
Views: 4,219
Posted By Bene505
Re: "Boat" vs. "Yacht"?

There's a separate entrance (Lewmar Hatch) and small ladder built into the bulkhead.

We call it "the garage" since it's partly filled with a spinnaker (in a bag), line, a couple fishing poles,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2014
Replies: 152
Views: 10,753
Posted By Bene505
Re: Husband killed as he defends his wife from yacht robbers in St Lucia

So you can bring your shotgun to the Bahamas? That is excellent. I didn't know that.

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-24-2014
Replies: 25
Views: 1,412
Posted By Bene505
Re: Last but not least, I need an anchor

Yes, I haven't used the rock slot yet, except as another lashing point when securing the anchor to the bow.

Years ago when I did a lot of spearfishing, there was this one place by the navigation...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By Bene505
Re: Catalina web cam

Here's a link to it:

Two Harbors Cam | Visit Catalina Island (http://www.visitcatalinaisland.com/island-info/media/two-harbors-cam)

Regards,
Brad
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2014
Replies: 235
Views: 9,895
Posted By Bene505
Re: How not to go "camping" while cruising frugally

Thanks Mike. We are in agreement.

.

Regarding camping, I still have "canoe camping in the Boundry Waters area" on my bucket list. Back in the day, friends and I would go winter camping. I'd...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-15-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 1,724
Posted By Bene505
Re: Hi new girl who loves working & playing on boats!

Hi Robbyn,

We just got back from a nice vacation in the Keys. I can see why you want to cruise there.

When you see how close the Bahamas are, you may want to go there too.

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 1,402
Posted By Bene505
Re: An indelicate question

I love my little Jabsco
It's so neat for me to pee.
I show it to hot women
Then they want to sail with me.

Sometime two at a time.
Sometimes only one.
No matter how many gals
We always have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-02-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 2,557
Posted By Bene505
Re: New Years Resolutions: Sailing-Related Goals for 2014

http://www.extension.org/mediawiki/files/7/7b/Smart_chart_2.jpg

http://www.network-marketing-mlm-success-system.com/images/SMART-Goals-1.gif
...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 12-30-2013
Replies: 45
Views: 13,814
Posted By Bene505
Re: What is the best Microwave oven for boat?

I know this is an older thread, but I have some new information..

I recently replaced my 330 AH Gel cell bank with a single 165 AH Lead-Acid. Using a microwave before was simple and the 330 AH...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-06-2013
Replies: 32
Views: 1,459
Posted By Bene505
Re: Any disadvantages to this new slip

(If he got a bow thruster, it would make it more easy for him to sail solo. Add a stern thruster and he'd be applauded at every landing.)

I'm biased, since I got out solo as much as with others. ...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-26-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 915
Posted By Bene505
Re: How long do you leave before a storm?

Mark,

With about a million times less experience than you, here's my thinking... Oh and I'm in a group at work that does a bit of risk management, where you look at the severity of the impact and...
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