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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-18-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 2,297
Posted By r1texas
Apollo wind generator

Does anyone installed an Apollo wind turbine 550W or higher? The price is nice, but does it work fine?
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-27-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 883
Posted By r1texas
Installing below deck autopilot on a First 310

Hi!!

I would like to install an under-deck autopilot on my Beneteau First 310 but I'm wondering how to fix a lever on the rudder shaft.
Does anyone have pictures of his/her installation?
Forum: Florida - Keys   12-07-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,069
Posted By r1texas
Hello, I have a 4'3" draft sailboat too and I'm...

Hello, I have a 4'3" draft sailboat too and I'm looking for a boat yard to make the bottom paint. Is the Manatee boat yard can work for me? When I look at the chart I can see 4 feet soundings...
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-03-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 4,596
Posted By r1texas
Smile I was on the same pier that Ronny, just across...

I was on the same pier that Ronny, just across from his boat...I guess I met you.
My trip to France will happen probably around may/june 2013...waiting that I'll cruise the Keys and may be the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-03-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 4,596
Posted By r1texas
I kept my boat at Watergate Marina...but now...

I kept my boat at Watergate Marina...but now she's at Key Largo...and her next step will be to go to France...so she left Texas coast forever...thank you for the beer...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-03-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 2,815
Posted By r1texas
Oanez: Gulf of Mexico crossing

Hi guys!!

As suggested by SmackDaddy I upgraded my trip in Everytrail and here is the link:
<h2><a href="http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=899043">Oanez Gulf of Mexico...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-03-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 4,596
Posted By r1texas
I sent the .gpx file to Smackdaddy, I guess he's...

I sent the .gpx file to Smackdaddy, I guess he's going to post it. Otherwise, you can use this link: Gulf og Mexico crossing - trip - Everytrail...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-01-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 4,596
Posted By r1texas
GPS track

Yes, I have the .gpx file of our trip. I enclosed it, I hope it will work.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-01-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 4,596
Posted By r1texas
crossing done

I just come back from Florida where I left my boat after the Gulf crossing. Actually I didn't get the choice for the way to follow...I went where the wind wanted us to go...So we sailed Est/Sud-Est...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   06-10-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,521
Posted By r1texas
From Big Pine Key to Dry Tortugas, inside vs outside?

I'm planning to cruise my 31 ft sailboat (4'3" draft) with my family from Big Pine Key to Dry Tortugas, then back north to Naples.
I'm wondering what will be the best option, Hawk Channel or Bay...
Forum: Crew Wanted/Available   06-10-2010
Replies: 74
Views: 12,894
Posted By r1texas
Are you in England?

Hi,

I just found out this thread and I'm quite in the same situation. I'm French too (Breton meme), and I bought a Beneteau First 310 last year. I'm working on the boat from there to prepare her...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-15-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 4,596
Posted By r1texas
Thank you for the advise. My first idea was to...

Thank you for the advise. My first idea was to cross the rigs zone but when you look at the chart, it's a bit scary!!
But may be better than to be rounded by ships which go 3 or 4 times faster than...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   05-14-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 11,376
Posted By r1texas
Congratulation for the Hunter, and I'm sure...

Congratulation for the Hunter, and I'm sure you'll all love her.

I got my lifeline netting from Great Boat Gear Store and the price was 1.45$/ft for a 24" high last summer.
It was the cheapest...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-14-2010
Replies: 19
Views: 4,596
Posted By r1texas
from Houston to Florida

Hi,

I plan to sail my First 310 from Houston to south west Florida in november. I guess that my route will depend of the wind but my concern is more about all the rigs.
Can I follow the ship...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   05-14-2010
Replies: 39
Views: 11,376
Posted By r1texas
my experience with kids

I've been owned a 31 ft sailboat for 1 year and we use to sail with our 3 boys (5, 3 and 1).
First, I will say that it's important that you prepare your boat to be able to sail her by yourself. You...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-04-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By r1texas
Yes I found how to display the SOG on my speed...

Yes I found how to display the SOG on my speed display, but I get nothing. I guess that I have a bad connection so?
How do you connect your GPS to the Seatalk network?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-04-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By r1texas
How to get the SOG on a ST60 speed display?

I have a Seatalk network connected to a PC using a E85001 converter. I connected a USB/GPS antenna directly to the PC.
So I can have all the instruments displayed on my PC but I don't have the SOG...
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