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Search: Posts Made By: shoaldraft
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-09-2015
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By shoaldraft
Re: Ritchie Navigator repair?

The experience I had with Ritchie was nothing less than outstanding 3 years after buying my compass when it developed an air bubble. I'm in MA and was able to drive to their HQ on the south...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-27-2014
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By shoaldraft
Re: Radar on 18-20 ft sailboat

What is your battery bank made up of? Broadband 4G and 3G use very little power and have no main bang. There is a picture of someone with his arms around the Broadband dome on the Navico / Simrad /...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-17-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By shoaldraft
Re: Lowrance 3G Radar

I went ahead with the B&G 4G / Zeus 2 last spring and can only rave as to how OUTSTANDING it is. This technology uses very little power, in fact it uses less power (20W) while in active transmit mode...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-23-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,037
Posted By shoaldraft
Re: Your Favorite U.S. Coastline

I would have to say Massachusetts. From Westport, Elizabeth Islands, both sides of Buzzards Bay, MV, Nantucket, north and south shores of Cape Cod up through Hingham. You could easily spend an entire...
Forum: Electronics 10-09-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By shoaldraft
Forward Scan Sonar

Has anyone out there seen or have or know anything about B&G's Forward Scan Sonar? I sail in very thin water (head of the harbor in Nantucket, Katama Bay, Menemsha Pond, Lake Tashmoo, Lagoon...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-15-2014
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By shoaldraft
Blue Jacket 40


I'm wondering if anyone has thoughts on the Blue jacket 40? I saw this boat at the newport show this past weekend and thought it was nice but the thought of spending just shy of 500K for a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-19-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 1,879
Posted By shoaldraft
Re: LED Spreader Lights

I went with the Sea Hawk LED Spreader Lights from Hella Marine and can't say enough good things about them. VERY small and compact but give off an unreal amount of light. The first time I used them...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-04-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 8,156
Posted By shoaldraft
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

The detail of your saga with Blue Dog from start to finish has been outstanding and i can't tell you how sorry I am for the way things ended. I am very curious as to how you ended up with the Seaward...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-29-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 8,156
Posted By shoaldraft
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

I'm wondering if you could please tell me about the experience and process of taking ownership of Blue Dog. How many times did you sial her before leaving the shop slip in Stuart and how long...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-25-2014
Replies: 44
Views: 8,156
Posted By shoaldraft
Re: Lifting Keel Yachts

Sorry to hear about this event as i have been wondering for quite a while what really took place. I have a Seaward 32 and the fuel vent is located quite high up on the port side stern and have never...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2,325
Posted By shoaldraft
Re: Broadband 4G Radar vs Standard Radar

Yes I was aware that you must go with one of the Navico brands with the 3G / 4G Broadband and see no problem at all because after looking at the B&G Zeus II MFD I was blown away at what an...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 02-24-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2,325
Posted By shoaldraft
Broadband 4G Radar vs Standard Radar

Hello, i am looking to add radar to my 32' sailboat this spring and was wondering what fellow sailors think about the B&G (Navico) 4G Broadband technology vs standard pulse radar? I would be using...
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