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Search: Posts Made By: gilsurf
Forum: Beneteau 11-16-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 4,578
Posted By gilsurf
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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-22-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 5,749
Posted By gilsurf
The job was done by a professional in the BVI who...

The job was done by a professional in the BVI who sees this all the time. $2000 for all salon tanks. Some of the salon furniture had to move, but not all. The lids are such that once the seal is...
Forum: Weather 08-11-2009
Replies: 142
Views: 26,139
Posted By gilsurf
My experience is more from the Carib... but my...

My experience is more from the Carib... but my take on your situation (Heron) is:

Too much exposure at the dock and not enough riding room. For a small blow, yes, but a big one no.
I am not a...
Forum: Beneteau 08-03-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 4,578
Posted By gilsurf
For Sale: 44' 1993 Beneteau 445 (Oceanis 440) - Cruising Ready in the Virgin Islands

For Sale: 44' 1993 Beneteau 445 (Oceanis 440) - Cruising Ready in the Virgin Islands

Ready to go performance cruiser/live aboard located in the Virgin Islands. Watermaker, wind generator, solar,...
Forum: Beneteau 08-03-2009
Replies: 20
Views: 3,768
Posted By gilsurf
My PO had also cut the blower motor wire. Blower...

My PO had also cut the blower motor wire. Blower was dead. I sourced a new blower from Beneteau (plastimo) as it fit correctly (special flange mount) and traced the wires. They lead to the ignition...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-29-2009
Replies: 53
Views: 7,323
Posted By gilsurf
Our boat came with many goodies... for add ons,...

Our boat came with many goodies... for add ons, the Spectra watermaker made the family life aboard much easier and Sport a Seats made liming even better... and then a 6 month sabbatical to enjoy them...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 12-01-2008
Replies: 94
Views: 62,221
Posted By gilsurf
Just a note of experience: While towing our C-12...

Just a note of experience: While towing our C-12 w/15 hp in 6' seas/23 kts off the S side of St. Thomas this weekend, the snap link that connected the thimble eye on the tow line to the towing ring...
Forum: Weather 11-05-2008
Replies: 142
Views: 26,139
Posted By gilsurf
Not so fast cruising-daddy-o... the official date...

Not so fast cruising-daddy-o... the official date down here is Nov 31 and there is a system in the W carib right now. As well, we were driven to the mangroves by a tropical low lasxt December 4th....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2008
Replies: 25
Views: 5,483
Posted By gilsurf
I tried the Mermaid but had issues with water...

I tried the Mermaid but had issues with water flow. I have a 12K BTU with a March LC-3 pump. The Mermain Condensator seemed to decrease the flow quite a bit and thus I had issues with cooling the old...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-17-2008
Replies: 9
Views: 1,782
Posted By gilsurf
I tried the Mermaid but had issues with water...

I tried the Mermaid but had issues with water flow. I have a 12K BTU with a March LC-3 pump. The Mermain Condensator seemed to decrease the flow quite a bit and thus I had issues with cooling the old...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-13-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 9,342
Posted By gilsurf
RE shipping a boat: Dockwise: The boat 'sinks',...

RE shipping a boat: Dockwise: The boat 'sinks', you float on, they weld up chocks, pump out water and sail off. It goes all over (Carib, Pacific, med, etc.)

RE Cats: Yup, it we could afford a big...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10-12-2008
Replies: 57
Views: 9,342
Posted By gilsurf
That is a great pic of your son... I can not even...

That is a great pic of your son... I can not even imagine... my 6 year old son sails our 44' beneteau...

Some thoughts on your adventure: Yup, just go, but go carefully. Have you considered...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-26-2008
Replies: 17
Views: 7,390
Posted By gilsurf
We stuck out Beneteau 445 wing keel in some deep...

We stuck out Beneteau 445 wing keel in some deep seagrass/muck/sand and it seemed to quickly dig a nice hole for itself and was very hard to get off. And, we just recently bumped on sand and got off...
Forum: Weather 07-18-2008
Replies: 142
Views: 26,139
Posted By gilsurf
OK, this is a long, somewhat humorous, somewhat...

OK, this is a long, somewhat humorous, somewhat distressing story of how the process of securing a hurricane hiding spot can get a bit crazy. To set the scene, St. John in the USVI is home to...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-19-2008
Replies: 94
Views: 62,221
Posted By gilsurf
I disagree with the do not tow your dink post....

I disagree with the do not tow your dink post. Sure, the best bet is the stern garage on the mega yachts. But, since we do not live that life... in the VI, you rarely see a sailboat without a dink...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-27-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By gilsurf
That was my sense... but I thought I would check...

That was my sense... but I thought I would check as Lifeline 4D's down here just went to $850 and FullofLeadRiver's are $550 :(
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-27-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,135
Posted By gilsurf
FullRiver AGMs

I saw in a previous post RE Northstar AGMs a mention of FullRiver AGMs. A local chandler switched from LifeLine to FullRiver and the price is good. But, my experience says stick with a US made...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-13-2007
Replies: 24
Views: 15,984
Posted By gilsurf
We live aboard full time in the USVI with 2 kids....

We live aboard full time in the USVI with 2 kids. We went with a Caribe C-12 and Yam 15 and love it. It is the family car. But, when we are cruising, it is a toss up... it sure is nice for diving,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-31-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,507
Posted By gilsurf
Thanks for the info. Was the old one a Force10?...

Thanks for the info. Was the old one a Force10? If so, how long did ity last?

Does the Force10 have some sort of mixing valve with a bypass hose required?

As for space, I had planned to add my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-30-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,507
Posted By gilsurf
Force10 Water heater

I was trying to get an Isotherm into a tight space and it may not work. has anybody had experience with the Force10 units? SS casing with an aluminum tank.

Thanks!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-29-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By gilsurf
Yes, hoses are easy. It is the "feet and body"...

Yes, hoses are easy. It is the "feet and body" that are the issue.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By gilsurf
Yup, and the slim/square will not fit either. :(

Yup, and the slim/square will not fit either. :(
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-26-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By gilsurf
isotherm water heater in Beneteau 440?

Beneteau Oceanis 440-Moorings 445: My Raritan 6 gal water heater is heading for the barn... rusty water, water seaping out at the bottom. I am looking at replacing with an Isotherm basic 6 gal unit....
Forum: Weather 09-13-2007
Replies: 142
Views: 26,139
Posted By gilsurf
RE Insurance: Most have a double deductible for...

RE Insurance: Most have a double deductible for named storms. Ours requires a hurricane plan, but they know you can do it to the T. For insurance, take lots of pictures before.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-04-2007
Replies: 34
Views: 8,094
Posted By gilsurf
Advantages, sailing and midwest in one sentence...

Advantages, sailing and midwest in one sentence and related? Humm?? On that note, a big advantage to moving life to warm water is ease of things in the water like props, hulls, etc. On my daily...
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