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Search: Posts Made By: Vitesse473
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-18-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 4,271
Posted By Vitesse473
I still have the chart plotter, auto pilot and...

I still have the chart plotter, auto pilot and the small gauges. PM me if you'd like to buy them.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2010
Replies: 1,092
Views: 346,276
Posted By Vitesse473
First off. This is a great thread. There are...

First off. This is a great thread. There are some terrific ideas here and I plan to use a few of them.

I spend about $700-$900 every six months on professional re-wax of my blue gelcoat'd boat. ...
Forum: Cruising and Sailing with Children 05-04-2010
Replies: 47
Views: 3,852
Posted By Vitesse473
I always like to say that while I'm 37 years old,...

I always like to say that while I'm 37 years old, I've actually been sailing for 37.9 years, as my Mom and Dad were out sailing before I was born. My father raced Stars with the venerable Tom...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,338
Posted By Vitesse473
You'd better also budget for an inverter so you...

You'd better also budget for an inverter so you can recharge the iPhone 2 hours after launching the app. I personally would not trust my iPhone to deliver something as important as chart plotting. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-28-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,405
Posted By Vitesse473
The guy who installed my Raymarine radar/E120 and...

The guy who installed my Raymarine radar/E120 and other electronics suggested the Magnum which is a 100amp charger/2000w prosine inverter. He recommended against the Xantrex, as there are rumors...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-28-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 6,691
Posted By Vitesse473
You might try the same search on Yahoo.com or...

You might try the same search on Yahoo.com or Bing.com. Don't assume Google links you to everything.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-27-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By Vitesse473
I use a Honda EU2000i generator to recharge my...

I use a Honda EU2000i generator to recharge my 690ah house bank via my 100amp Magnum charger. I simply place it in front of the mast and let'er rip. You can barely hear it from the cockpit, let...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 11-14-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,892
Posted By Vitesse473
Probably the best advice I can give is something...

Probably the best advice I can give is something any long time boat owner will appreciate and agree with. That is...the less mechanical devices you deal with, the happier the sailor you will be in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-06-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 1,220
Posted By Vitesse473
That's easy, mine! Come to SF and I will...

That's easy, mine! Come to SF and I will convince you too!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-27-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 1,658
Posted By Vitesse473
Being a long time SF Bay Sailor, I'd caution...

Being a long time SF Bay Sailor, I'd caution against just throwing out an anchor or two. We have very very strong ebbs and floods, which can be as high as 4kts. Couple that with regularly strong...
Forum: Boat Reviews 06-27-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 2,298
Posted By Vitesse473
2002 Beneteau 473 Regular main, high aspect...

2002 Beneteau 473
Regular main, high aspect 110, genoa, assymetrical and symmetrical spinnaker
deep draft keel
Volvo Penta 75hp turbo diesel
bow thruster
4kw Raymarine radar
E120 chartplotter...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 2,350
Posted By Vitesse473
SamHamT needs to post the battery bank type and...

SamHamT needs to post the battery bank type and size. If it's a small to medium size bank, than I have a Dolphin 40amp charger I'd be happy to offload for very cheap.

Whatever you do, make sure...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By Vitesse473
Advice: Purging Mexican Fuel

I recently completed our 2400 mile trip from San Francisco to La Paz and back. It was an unforgettable journey and my Beneteau 473 performed like a dream. My satisfaction level for this boat has...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-21-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By Vitesse473
I have been using the small brita filter that you...

I have been using the small brita filter that you swivel for filtered water. When I need filtered, I just twist the palm sized filter. Pressure is high enough to fill a glass of water, but...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-09-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 5,212
Posted By Vitesse473
I have an '02 Volvo Penta TMD22p turbo diesel in...

I have an '02 Volvo Penta TMD22p turbo diesel in my Bene. I'll check my connections next time I'm at the boat. Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: C470 05-11-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 14,369
Posted By Vitesse473
Bill - I am hoping you are still tracking this...

Bill - I am hoping you are still tracking this thread. I am experiencing the exact same issue with my e120. At night, the screen will go black and then come back on in super bright mode, then back...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,724
Posted By Vitesse473
Just received a call from my 2nd opinion guy. He...

Just received a call from my 2nd opinion guy. He said the transmission is completely fine. He simply changed the slot position between the cables and gear lever. Took him 30 minutes and he could...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,724
Posted By Vitesse473
Yes, checked fluid after every stop, and...

Yes, checked fluid after every stop, and immediately after stopping. So the 1000 mile journey consisted of 5 stops. Added a little bit of fluid at 2nd stop, but that was it. No burnt smell and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-03-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,724
Posted By Vitesse473
yes, we removed the cable entirely and were...

yes, we removed the cable entirely and were manually engaging with the lever. Still exhibited the same issue, so definitely ruled out the cabling.

I appreciate the cable and fluid suggestion. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,724
Posted By Vitesse473
I have another mechanic going down on Tuesday to...

I have another mechanic going down on Tuesday to give a second opinion. I will happily pay the hourly rate twice to make sure the problem is properly diagnosed.

amarinesurveyor - Yes, I checked...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,724
Posted By Vitesse473
Transmission Replacement??

So after sailing south from San Francisco to La Paz, MX and then back to San Diego, I've just learned that my transmission may need to be replaced. Before committing to the $5,000 project, I thought...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-18-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By Vitesse473
All the years I've raced, our common practice in...

All the years I've raced, our common practice in really anything over 12-15kts is to blow the sheet when the boat stands up right in irons. First off, you should already have enough boat speed for...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-25-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By Vitesse473
Entertaining Kids While Cruising?

Sailed the boat from San Francisco to La Paz, Mexico last Fall. My wife and I are heading down in two weeks for an 8 day cruise with our 3 kids (8,6 and 2 1/2). We're planning a pretty simple...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 9,954
Posted By Vitesse473
No boat owner should have his/her radar on in a...

No boat owner should have his/her radar on in a marina. It's bad for the seagulls, and equally bad for the equipment to run with all that clutter around. Atleast that's what my technician said.
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-17-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 9,954
Posted By Vitesse473
When I see something like this in the front of...

When I see something like this in the front of the Raymarine users guide, I would err on the safe side and heed their advice. I imagine the engineers have seen some pretty freaky stuff while testing...
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