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Forum: Beneteau   04-02-2015
Replies: 87
Views: 12,001
Posted By Fleur de Mer
Re: Beneteau Halts Production?

Lessons Learned
Since posting on this site, Iíve received a number of private emails from potential buyers from diverse locations who unfortunately have had or are experiencing many of the same...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-03-2015
Replies: 42
Views: 2,751
Posted By BubbleheadMd
Re: is it ok to look as long as you dont touch

Just because you read Playboy, doesn't mean that you don't love your wife.

Relax, my son.

Now for your penance, I want you to say 20 Hail Mary's, 20 Our Father's. Then I want you to go forth...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-20-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,881
Posted By sciencebum
Re: What is the most idiotic mistake you have made on a boat?

Sailing in SF Bay, my first time at the helm after passing my ASA 103 certs, sailing a Santana 22.

Me: Hey! Look at that HUGE tanker coming under the Bay Bridge. It's so BIG!
Friend: Should...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-13-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 2,539
Posted By aloof
Re: Yanmar single-cylinder engine

Attaining hull speed with the auxiliary engine is not a rule. The money and weight inherent in a large engine can be put to much better use.

I suppose the exception would be if your home berth is...
Forum: Beneteau   12-15-2014
Replies: 87
Views: 12,001
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Beneteau Halts Production?

When I talked to Chris this morning, he was very careful not to point fingers at anyone. Like others, my initial reaction was this has to be something really strange with the dealer, or else we are...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-26-2014
Replies: 45
Views: 2,819
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Best place to mount a Turkey Fryer on a boat

Wasn't there a thread a bit back about people who left their halyard clanging against the mast?

I suggest mounting the turkey fryer on their boat! :)
Forum: Electronics   11-19-2014
Replies: 169
Views: 27,694
Posted By WGEwald
Re: SSB Installation

Conductive Grease

Dielectric Grease vs Conductive Grease (
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-19-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 1,593
Posted By capt jgwinks
The drain should have a loop, valve, plug, or...

The drain should have a loop, valve, plug, or something to keep the cold air from flowing down into the bilge. Your fridge unit will run less and/or ice will last longer.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   07-17-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 10,475
Posted By shananchie
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

Funny. Since I resumed visiting this site a few months ago, I've had the feeling that a certain number of posters are not really sailors, but people just passing the time on the Internet. No one who...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   07-02-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 643
Posted By MarkSF
Re: Permanent vs. portable fuel tank

Even my 8HP 2 stroke only uses 1.5 gal/hr. You should get 2 hours, or drop down to half throttle and get double or more.
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   07-01-2014
Replies: 594
Views: 163,320
Posted By SloopJonB
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

Did he ever get "hoist with his own petard"?
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-28-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 1,622
Posted By CarbonSink62
Re: What does this do?

Yes. Maybe not from that boat; sometimes gear gets misplaced. I can see it sliding into a squared off strap or milled opening at the end of a control shaft. The little tab would keep it from sliding...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-21-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 4,827
Posted By DRFerron
Re: BoatUS membership worth it?

We have BoatUS unlimited towing. It paid for itself for the next five years with just one tow.
Forum: Diesel   04-05-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 2,692
Re: Pencil Zinc location for Yanmar 2GM

a 2GM raw water cooled motor, will have zincs in engine.
My 3GM raw water cooled motor has 2 zincs on starboard (fuel
filter/dip stick) side and 1 in back.
The 2GM raw water should have 2 zincs,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   03-04-2014
Replies: 69
Views: 4,151
Posted By Dave_E
Re: Is sailing intuitive?

Shari - One more thing. Remeber, when you ask even a remotely "open ended" question with an audience like SailNet (every level of experience and knowledge) you are going to get all kinds of answers,...
Forum: Electrical Systems   02-18-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 3,520
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Is this pro wiring?

Since I see my post resurrected from last year, I thought I would add a follow up. I cut away the entire old wiring harness and ran all new color coded wire from the tank sensor to the level gauge. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   01-30-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 4,072
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Is a Vang Really Useful on a mid to Large Boat?

for the newb sailor(no offence to anyone here) over reliance on vangs on downwind courses is the number one cause of boom failure, gooseneck failure and anything related to boom BREAKAGE

this is...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-21-2013
Replies: 127
Views: 13,453
Posted By PCP
Re: Major problem in mexico

Zeehag coll down. I was being ironic. I appreciate your knowledge about Mexico and your attitude in what regards saying what you think.

Regarding mixing with others I am a typical Portuguese in...
Forum: Electrical Systems   11-04-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 1,530
Posted By btrayfors
Re: Huge Voltage Drain Problem - Ideas?

If you're going to play an electrical Sherlock Holmes then you need a proper magnifying glass.

You should have -- ALL boats should have -- an AC/DC clamp-on ammeter. Decent ones are cheap these...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-24-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,141
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Getting new lines. Any standard color?

I hate when people buy a spool of one color and try to save a few pennies. Sailing is hard enough, why disguise your control lines?

Sheets really don't matter. If you mix up a jib sheet with a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-15-2013
Replies: 110
Views: 40,962
Posted By HaleyF
Re: Offshore bluewater cruising - what sailboat would be best?

These all seem really tiny for bluewater boats. You should pick up a copy of 'The Voyagers Handbook'. It has some really good info about the types of boats that do crossings and the hardware...
Forum: Announcements and Suggestions Box   05-21-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,009
Posted By smackdaddy
Re: Thanks for the "Thanks" button. Not sure I like...

I guess we just have to go back to the old "+1"
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   05-20-2013
Replies: 190
Views: 15,746
Posted By bljones
Re: My Horror Story

Harborless, some of the things you have done don't make a whole lot of sense- like adding a fuel pump, and then pumping to build up pressure before starting. You don't need to do this.

if the...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   03-16-2013
Replies: 594
Views: 163,320
Posted By Alex W
Re: What's your biggest bonehead move sailing?

3rd sail on the Catalina 25, which also made it my 3rd sail after taking classes.

It's March, nice out. My wife and I go through the Montlake Cut over to Lake WA. I don't check plan on going...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-07-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 5,209
Posted By veet
Re: manual for galilee 15

Good morning. I now have a PDF format version of the Galilee 15 Owner's Manual. I'll be glad to email it to those who want it.
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