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Search: Posts Made By: BeneteauMark
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 7,066
Posted By BeneteauMark
Instead of dealing with wire and swages, I made...

Instead of dealing with wire and swages, I made my lazy jacks purely from line using Splicing Nuts. I like that the system has some elasticity.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-22-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 1,773
Posted By BeneteauMark
pay careful attention to specs

The thing I like about most "marine" hardware is that it's marked with a safe working load (SWL). A lot of hardware aisle stuff isn't.

Any sail-handling related block can be subject to a lot of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-28-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 968
Posted By BeneteauMark
I'm with Knothead on this one. We board from...

I'm with Knothead on this one. We board from port, and have the furler line on the stanchions as low as I could mount the blocks. Tripping hasn't been an issue. If we're away from our home slip...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-21-2010
Replies: 31
Views: 8,507
Posted By BeneteauMark
I learned all the C-D-M-V-T-A-E and T-V-M-D-C-A-W...

I learned all the C-D-M-V-T-A-E and T-V-M-D-C-A-W stuff in the Navy, and it was useful when checking the ship's gyro compass. However, I've never seen the advantage to navigating in true on a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 1,979
Posted By BeneteauMark
You might want to try Wolfe Marine in Benton...

You might want to try Wolfe Marine in Benton Harbor, MI. Good people to do business with, and they have all kinds of stuff.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-30-2009
Replies: 52
Views: 5,244
Posted By BeneteauMark
We did the keel on our First 235 about five years...

We did the keel on our First 235 about five years back. Started by sandblasting to bare metal, then using WM's chemical rust converter. Five coats of Interlux 2000 over that, then antifouling. No...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-28-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 8,659
Posted By BeneteauMark
I've owned OB's from Tohatsu, Nissan, Mercury and...

I've owned OB's from Tohatsu, Nissan, Mercury and Yamaha.

Our current dingy OB is a Yamaha two stoke 8 hp. (Yamaha still offers two strokes, if you can find them.) Easy starting, light for its...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By BeneteauMark
I second the motion on using a wide spray...

I second the motion on using a wide spray pattern, and being mindful of distance. We're got two power washers. One is a 2300 psi gas, and I use a 40 degree nozzle on it when washing boats. Start a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 17,875
Posted By BeneteauMark
We bought a Zodiac Fastroller with the high...

We bought a Zodiac Fastroller with the high pressure air floor about five years ago and love it. I've looked at the similar WM model, and like the features of the Zodiac.

PVC vs. Hypalon is a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-17-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 9,165
Posted By BeneteauMark
One thing that worked for me was the Interlux...

One thing that worked for me was the Interlux fiberglass solvent wash. It broke the silicone down (it became crumbly) where I could scrape and wipe it off. Had to use a lot of solvent, but it...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-08-2009
Replies: 33
Views: 5,059
Posted By BeneteauMark
I've got a Beneteau 235, and she's a wonderful...

I've got a Beneteau 235, and she's a wonderful boat. These things are built like tanks. The downside is that, while trailerable, I wouldn't call them trailer sailers. Getting the hull lined up on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-04-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 2,778
Posted By BeneteauMark
I vote for ICOM

I'm a certifiable Icom bigot. My permanent mount VHF is a 402 with remote mic. The remote mic is worth its weight in gold. I can actually hear the radio without leaving the cockpit.

I've also...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 01-06-2008
Replies: 3,285
Views: 504,016
Posted By BeneteauMark
Great Lakes

Great Lakes for me, especially Lake St. Clair
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-12-2007
Replies: 19
Views: 3,851
Posted By BeneteauMark
I second the motion to check the antenna with an...

I second the motion to check the antenna with an SWR meter. If you end up replacing your radio, I'd suggest Icom. While Uniden is also a good name, Icom's been around a while and I've had the best...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2007
Replies: 11
Views: 862
Posted By BeneteauMark
3M has an adhesive remover. I think they call it...

3M has an adhesive remover. I think they call it "general purpose adhesive remover". I've bought it in both liquid and aerosol cans. Expensive, and boy do you need ventillation, but it has worked...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-25-2007
Replies: 12
Views: 4,458
Posted By BeneteauMark
I have a Furlex on my Benetea 235, and don't know...

I have a Furlex on my Benetea 235, and don't know how I sailed without it the first several seasons. Though I'm mechanically inclined, the fee I paid a local rigger for installation was worth every...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2007
Replies: 20
Views: 1,732
Posted By BeneteauMark
While your problem is probably in the radio, it...

While your problem is probably in the radio, it wouldn't hurt to check the antenna. You can receive a surprising amount of signal through a fubar antenna.

Besides an SWR meter, I have what's...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-12-2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By BeneteauMark
definitely get SCUBA trained for hookah

>> I plan on taking the scuba class even tho many report that it's not need for 20' dives <<

Definitely take dive training regardless of your planned depth. You'll learn skills that will come in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-15-2007
Replies: 74
Views: 10,228
Posted By BeneteauMark
I read an article years and years ago, done in...

I read an article years and years ago, done in response to some state (Massecusetts, as I recall) that claimed that the 12 gage flare pistols fell under their handgun ban laws. The state's theory...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By BeneteauMark
My Beneteau 23 had the annoying habit of showing...

My Beneteau 23 had the annoying habit of showing some cracking where the sealer was in the keel to hull joint. Per Beneteau's suggestion, I cleaned that area and filleted over the existing sealant...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-03-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 840
Posted By BeneteauMark
I haven't had to take silicone off a boat, but...

I haven't had to take silicone off a boat, but did have to remove it from a camper. The project was resealing a leaking window, and a previous owner had removed the rather sloppily resealed it with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-30-2006
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By BeneteauMark
My Danforth held well in the muddy / weedy bottom...

My Danforth held well in the muddy / weedy bottom of Lake St. Clair on a nasty night.

A friend of mine who also sails the Great Lakes speaks highly of the CQR in very weedy or hard packed bottom...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-20-2006
Replies: 2
Views: 873
Posted By BeneteauMark
I'm with HelloSailor on the subject of pony...

I'm with HelloSailor on the subject of pony bottles. Depending on the size of the pony, it could hold as little at 6 cubic feet at atmospheric pressure, though I've seen larger ponies up to 40 cubic...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-13-2006
Replies: 9
Views: 2,282
Posted By BeneteauMark
Thumbs down I have no experience with Mercury inflatables,...

I have no experience with Mercury inflatables, but have owned two of their outboards. They were both 5hp four strokes, used on my 23 foot sailboat. The first was a bonafide lemon (failures to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 07-06-2006
Replies: 3
Views: 4,638
Posted By BeneteauMark
I have a 5hp Mercury 4 stroke, which I understand...

I have a 5hp Mercury 4 stroke, which I understand is actually manufactured by Tohatsu. It's a long shaft model, with the "high thrust" prop. (It came off my sailboat when I upgraded that OB.)
...
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