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Forum: Cruising Videos   04-07-2015
Replies: 188
Views: 17,571
Posted By Bene505
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

Or videotaping yourself cleaning the bilge! Especially after you've had too many Sundowners and the whole world is jaggy at the fringes because your eyeballs have to revert to 30i.

But Drake's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-01-2015
Replies: 20
Views: 1,947
Posted By Bene505
Obama Executive Order Declaring Sailingboats Tax-free

Washington DC, Monday, March 30th 2015.

In a stunning move today, Obama signed an executive order declaring all naturally-powered vehicles tax free in all regards. Covered by the executive order...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-29-2015
Replies: 38
Views: 3,378
Posted By Bene505
Re: Production Boat Liveaboard + Costal Cruiser + Occasional Ocean Passage (Beneteau

Very well written. We have a Beneteau 50.

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   03-14-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 2,223
Posted By Bene505
Re: Riding Sail

This past summer, I made a "block" part way up the backstay using a piece of rope and a knot similar to a prussic knot. The line that tightened it had a loop in it. I slid it up into position using...
Forum: Cruising Videos   02-03-2015
Replies: 188
Views: 17,571
Posted By Bene505
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

Some things on this video:

1) Totally get the "one small step for man" audio. It's amazing that we've been to the moon, absolutely amazing and something never to be forgotten. (And for all...
Forum: Cruising Videos   01-30-2015
Replies: 188
Views: 17,571
Posted By Bene505
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

Yet another great video. Love how you are capturing what it's like to cruise, the decisions, the difficulties, the great views!

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Cruising Videos   01-22-2015
Replies: 188
Views: 17,571
Posted By Bene505
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

Another great, informative, entertaining, and realistic episode. I especially love how you show it as it is, how it was on the boat, and the decisions and difficulties along the way.

Cold beers...
Forum: Cruising Videos   01-13-2015
Replies: 188
Views: 17,571
Posted By Bene505
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

The link didn't show-up quite right. I Googled it:

http://youtu.be/zW1O-jnJwU0

Another great video from Drake and Monique. Was waiting for this one in particular since I haven't sailed...
Forum: Cruising Videos   01-07-2015
Replies: 188
Views: 17,571
Posted By Bene505
Re: The Voyages of Paragon, Season 2

Thanks for another good video.

Can't wait for the Hells Gate video. That one must be next.

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Pacific Seacraft   11-25-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,468
Posted By Bene505
Re: Snubber thoughts

This fall in Port Washington, our dinghy painter picked up a huge amount of growth, much more than the anchorages we usually visit. That place really grows things fast.

So I tied a light bungie...
Forum: Cruising Videos   11-14-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 4,368
Posted By Bene505
Re: Solo sailing

Fantastic! Beautiful boat too.

Definitely in the "bookmark for when need to see some sailing videos" category.

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Beneteau   09-11-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 962
Posted By Bene505
Re: 2002 Beneteau 50 Wiring Diagram

Yes, that was me. There isn't a detailed wiring diagram in there, unfortunately.

On our Beneteau 50, all the wires have number labels at each end. That helps a little.

Regards,
Brad
Forum: Outboard   08-01-2014
Replies: 62
Views: 2,801
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: 421
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: 2,833
Views: 267,765
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: 563
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: 563
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: 1,172
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: 4,544
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: 4,544
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: 62
Views: 4,544
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: 4,837
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: 2,833
Views: 267,765
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: 11,123
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: 4,837
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...
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