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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-06-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 13,525
Posted By apieschel
I have used the hand crank very successfully on...

I have used the hand crank very successfully on my older MD2. It is safe to do and 3rd world often uses manual crankingspecially in isolated places. I have even poured a quarter cuplube oil in the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-10-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 3,146
Posted By apieschel
Beneteau First 345 Owner Manual

Mercedes, I own a First 345. A great boat, I had it now for 7 years. Sailed to Bermuda and use it actively. Also had done many upgrade projects and may be able to answer your questions. For a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-22-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,404
Posted By apieschel
Design problems? Frers could not make a bad boat...

Design problems? Frers could not make a bad boat even if he tried to. He is tops so was his father. Both legendary good designers. The question is who built your boat in New Orleans. That may help...
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   12-15-2008
Replies: 535
Views: 45,015
Posted By apieschel
Seadog, states "In the case of Freefall, the boat...

Seadog, states "In the case of Freefall, the boat was SINKING, their lives were in imminent danger, and the sea conditions were horriffic—40-50' seas, 40-50 knots of wind". Most other reports say the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-03-2008
Replies: 110
Views: 10,135
Posted By apieschel
Of course when the LOCALS say not to. I learned...

Of course when the LOCALS say not to. I learned my lesson. When sailing out the ICW Beaufort NC. past Cape Hatteras, I asked the same question.... Reply was that the fishermen don't go out when a NE...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   11-10-2008
Replies: 1
Views: 991
Posted By apieschel
Atlantic City sailboat sinking rescue

Watch the video.. The boat is obviously not sinking!. I think it would be safer to stay onboard. The report below says the boat is sinking and having 6ft of water (six feet!). But the video (at...
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