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Forum: Electrical Systems   06-20-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4,234
Posted By Sailor-man
http://www.xantrex.com/documents/Battery-Chargers/...

http://www.xantrex.com/documents/Battery-Chargers/TRUECharge-2/TrueCharge2%20Owners%20Guide%20(975-0401-01-01_Rev-B).pdf

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Forum: Electrical Systems   06-19-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4,234
Posted By Sailor-man
The flashing lights are the (1) temp light (2)...

The flashing lights are the (1) temp light (2) charger light; and (3) warning lights. In the manual, these lights flashing indicate the charger itself is overheating. I do have the temperature...
Forum: Electrical Systems   06-19-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4,234
Posted By Sailor-man
Weird Charging Problem with Xantrex Charger

I'm having an electrical problem with my charging system. Just replaced the 7-year old CRISTEC charger on my Dufour sailboat with a Xantrex TrueCharge2 40A battery charger.

It works fine except...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-31-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,035
Posted By Sailor-man
Global Recession and Sailboat Manufacturing

Not too much has been written on this subject. Anyone have any insights or opinions on what the impact of the recession will be on sailboat manufacturing in the USA and Europe.

Haven't heard...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-30-2009
Replies: 27
Views: 15,289
Posted By Sailor-man
I'm considering the CP300 that is slightly larger...

I'm considering the CP300 that is slightly larger than the CP180 Standard Horizon. Can anyone with the CP180 comment on how the screen performs in bright sunlight. Is it clearly visable. :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   03-29-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,222
Posted By Sailor-man
Standard Horizon CP300 Chartplotter

Considering getting the above unit. Does anyone have any experience with this plotter. How is the display and how does it perform. Is the display viewable in direct sunlight.

Any...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-18-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 2,329
Posted By Sailor-man
What size line for Gennaker Sheets

What size line would be best for gennaker sheets on a 35' for cruising and club racing. Thinking about Samson Ultra Lite 5/16" rated at 2900lbs.

The alternative is to go to 3/8" rated at...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-20-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Sailor-man
Still looking for opinions .....

Still looking for opinions .....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   06-18-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Sailor-man
Standard Horizon Chartplotters

Thinking of upgrading to the new Standard Horizon cp300. Can anyone share their experience with this unit.

How viewable is the display in bright sunlight ... any pros or cons

much...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-15-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Sailor-man
Catalina 350 and Beneteau 343 with shoal drafts. ...

Catalina 350 and Beneteau 343 with shoal drafts. Both present a lot of windage that could also be a factor ... but interested in any observations. :)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-14-2006
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By Sailor-man
Close Quarter Manoeuvring - Shoal or Deep Keel

Can anyone share their opinion/experience with close quarter manoeuvring with a shoal keel vs. deep keel.

I've noticed several of the new production boats at our club with short drafts 4-5 feet...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-17-2006
Replies: 1
Views: 850
Posted By Sailor-man
Toronto Boat Show

Has anyone been to this year''s show and seen anything of interest.

Both the new Tartan 34 and C&C 115 are at the show.

This is the first Toronto show in a while that didn''t have any...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   12-11-2005
Replies: 5
Views: 4,150
Posted By Sailor-man
French Boats - "Quum" Dufour 40 / 34

In one of the recent discussions on the new Dufour models there was a suggestion that the Dufour 40 "Quum" that won the IMS Worlds was a heavily modified boat.

The follow excerpt from the 2006...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-24-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 11,563
Posted By Sailor-man
Dufour 365 vs Beneteau 373

Anyone else want to weigh in on this debate?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   11-18-2005
Replies: 14
Views: 11,563
Posted By Sailor-man
Dufour 365 vs Beneteau 373

Jeff .. To be fair ... If you have NOT had a chance to take a close look at the new Dufours ... suggest you stop opining to say that you like the build quality on the Beneteau First boats better.
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-10-2005
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By Sailor-man
Vovo 2020/30 Oil Check

Does anyone have advice on how to get an accurate reading on the dipstick with a Volvo 2020 or 2030.

Should the oil be checked after the engine has been run? How long do you wait ... or should...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-23-2005
Replies: 25
Views: 4,141
Posted By Sailor-man
French Boats

Jeff .. Dufour does provide info on their techniques/equipment on their website. Here''s some links to the specs on the 40.

http://www.tccphilly.com/brochure-2005-40.pdf
...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-22-2005
Replies: 25
Views: 4,141
Posted By Sailor-man
French Boats

Jeff ... I think you''re being a little harsh panning the Dufours and suggesting build quality is inferior to Hunter or Beneteau.

Check out the new boats before panning them. Build quality...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-20-2005
Replies: 25
Views: 4,141
Posted By Sailor-man
French Boats

Jeff .. Can you expand on what you don''t like about the Dufours .. The 34, 40 and 44 Performance series are getting great reviews in Europe and winning a lot of races.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   10-18-2005
Replies: 25
Views: 4,141
Posted By Sailor-man
French Boats

Jeff .. can you pls expand.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-02-2004
Replies: 2
Views: 1,203
Posted By Sailor-man
Diesel Fuel Water Absorber

I''m adding some Starbrite Diesel Fuel Water Absorber to my 27 gal tank )for winter storage. The instructions say 16 fl. oz. treats up to 250 gallons of diesel fuel.

Question: Using a straight...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-30-2004
Replies: 27
Views: 5,080
Posted By Sailor-man
New Boat 32-34 Feet

Just a quick follow-up on Beneteau''s warranty coverage ... Seems like there''s some confusion based on Jeff''s comments.

Here''s what Beneteau themselves say about both their Beneteau and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-27-2004
Replies: 27
Views: 5,080
Posted By Sailor-man
New Boat 32-34 Feet

Max .. Suggest you go on board both the C&C 99 and Dufour 34 boats and if possible take a trial sail. There''s a new review on the Dufour 34 in this months Sail Magazine that''s worth a read ... The...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   03-31-2004
Replies: 27
Views: 5,080
Posted By Sailor-man
New Boat 32-34 Feet

Check out these reviews on the new Dufour 34 Performance Series ... getting great reviews in Europe and Canada.
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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   01-13-2004
Replies: 59
Views: 16,816
Posted By Sailor-man
C&C or Catalina

As noted these are very different boats ...with different purposes in mind. If you''re interested in a Performance Cruiser, in addition to the Beneteau First, check out the new Dufour Performance...
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