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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By gbennett
Re: NMEA Frustration

I do not think you will be able to pull NEMA 0183 data from your GPS125 once it is set to "SeaTalk". If you have Raymarine instruments you will be able to pull NMEA 0183 location & time sentences...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-06-2014
Replies: 34
Views: 2,755
Posted By gbennett
Re: single-hand: best time raise/lower jib?


As a singlehander (most of the time), I have set up Sea Dragon for shorthand sailing this includes furling head sails, lazy jacks, and most importantly an autopilot.

As everyone has...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-10-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,538
Posted By gbennett
Re: Even bad choices at the slip can kill you

I saw the article this morning - I am still struggling with the last paragraph in the USA Today article...

A family obituary published in the Santa Cruz Sentinel in January remembered Hayes as...
Forum: Electronics   07-03-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By gbennett
Re: Raymarine ST 60 wind - speed is WRONG


For what it worth, my experience with Raymarine repair has been stellar. A few years ago my (a few months out of warranty) S1G Core Pack stopped working. I called Raymarine explained the...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children   06-19-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By gbennett
Re: Best infant and kid lifejackets?

Our children have sailed since they were 2 - 3 years of age.. We found the Mustang Lil' Legend life jackets to be the best jackets for our children - comfortable, in & out of the water, with a strong...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-10-2014
Replies: 3,059
Views: 389,430
Posted By gbennett
Re: Big Freakin' Sails


How about 12-15 knots in a big fat cruising boat.

Sea Dragon
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-04-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By gbennett
Re: Maptech Pro


Good news - I go through today... Purely by luck I was able to reach some a live human at Maptech. They are moving their offices from on side of Boston to the other so everything is in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-31-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By gbennett
Re: Maptech Pro


Same here... I have left a message each morning this week. No answer... I will try again this morning...

Forum: Diesel   01-30-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 1,294
Posted By gbennett
Re: Cooling problem solved now what's wrong with my tach?


On our boat the tach is energized when oil pressure detected by the oil pressure alarm sensor. Check the loose wire may have been connected to one of the oil pressure senders. Sea Dragon,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-30-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By gbennett
Re: Maptech Pro


I use MapTech Offshore Navigator and love it... Something is changing at MapTech - I am not sure what. The new phone number for navigation software is 781-910-3564 - but I have not had any...
Forum: Electronics   01-29-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,780
Posted By gbennett
Re: Configuring New System - Which Raymarine Components?


If you singlehand much I would suggest you consider adding the S100 remote control to your list. I struggled with the issue of S100 vs. S1000, settling on the S100 for two reasons a) size...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-28-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 5,727
Posted By gbennett
Re: Autopilot - wheel pilot vs below deck


As other have said there are many advantages to a below deck autopilot vs. a wheel pilot but the final installation will be 2-3 times the price. Mounting the drive, rudder position sensor,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-18-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,119
Posted By gbennett
Re: Pearson 34 - Talk me out of it

I do not thing Pearson built any boats with a cored hull. We have sailed a 1981 Pearson 367 for 11+ years so I am not the one to talk you off the ledge

Pearsons are well built, kind of no frills...
Forum: Polls   01-13-2014
Replies: 318
Views: 34,048
Posted By gbennett
Re: What is the age of your boat?

Sea Dragon is a 1981 Pearson 36 Cutter (P367) We are owner number four since 2002.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-08-2014
Replies: 223
Views: 17,264
Posted By gbennett
Re: Heading south

Thank you for your sense of humor... Your "tounge-in-cheek" comment brightened my day. :laugher
Forum: Introduce Yourself   12-23-2013
Replies: 3,410
Views: 890,802
Posted By gbennett
Re: Sailnet Members from around the world check-in please.

Chesapeake Bay

Sea Dragon
Pearson 36 Cutter
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-06-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,168
Posted By gbennett
Re: Rolly Tasker vs US-based

I purchased a RT mainsail several years ago. Price was $750 less than buying local. Dirk was great to work with. However by the end of the first season one batten pocket had come apart and 6 of the...
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