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Search: Posts Made By: rolandptaylor
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-19-2011
Replies: 3,271
Views: 476,315
Posted By rolandptaylor
Smile Beach Music

My wife and I sail a 2007 Beneteau 423. It is docked at Greers Ferry Lake AR, near LIttle Rock. Our retirementment plan includes cruising from the east coast through the islands in the Caribbean. I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2008
Replies: 41
Views: 2,325
Posted By rolandptaylor
For anyone thinking about cruising from the east...

For anyone thinking about cruising from the east coast thru the Caribbean, you should find "Embarrassment of the Mango's" not only well written, funny and serious, but a great guide book to follow....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-09-2008
Replies: 32
Views: 3,161
Posted By rolandptaylor
Pumpout stations don't always work, so be sure...

Pumpout stations don't always work, so be sure and try the switch before you open the deck fitting. I didn't, and the results was not pretty. The pressure from the (should have been pumped a while...
Forum: Learning to Sail 09-23-2008
Replies: 42
Views: 5,177
Posted By rolandptaylor
In a 15 footer you may have a dagger board...

In a 15 footer you may have a dagger board (Keel.) If the wind is really light it might help to pull the board up a bit to create less resistance. This would hurt your pointing ability in a fresh...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 09-15-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 10,869
Posted By rolandptaylor
Larry and Susan, Thanks so much for the info....

Larry and Susan,
Thanks so much for the info. The books don't give you all the little details. We definitely plan to take in the sites along the way. About how long did you take on average to go...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-22-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By rolandptaylor
Beach Music

I also drag a bit in the stearn but I attribute some of it to the big walkthru swim platform which is a very good feature. Since I'm not racing her It doesn't bother me as much. Having it drag...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-22-2008
Replies: 6
Views: 715
Posted By rolandptaylor
Beach Music is listing to starboard.

I bought my Beneteau 423 new, in '07. We love her but my only complaint is that she list slightly to starbord in a perfectly still slip. We added a genset, but she is designed to handle this or...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-20-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 10,869
Posted By rolandptaylor
Thanks, I appreciate the advice. Makes good...

Thanks, I appreciate the advice. Makes good sense. I will be doing a lot of searching before that trip. While I have sailed in lots of blue water locations on both coast, cruising will be new to my...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-20-2008
Replies: 53
Views: 10,869
Posted By rolandptaylor
This is my first visit to sailnet. In 2010 we are...

This is my first visit to sailnet. In 2010 we are considering having our Beneteau 423 trucked to Boston Harbor and beginning our crusing life heading up to Maine, and then making our way all the way...
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