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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   11-24-2009
Replies: 181
Views: 18,889
Posted By CanDrac
Most sailboats already have one such fan. It's...

Most sailboats already have one such fan. It's just that it's better to put it underwater and facing aft. We like to call it propeller!
Forum: Diesel   11-24-2009
Replies: 32
Views: 5,380
Posted By CanDrac
I had the same problem at first. I was doing what...

I had the same problem at first. I was doing what the dealer showed me: Glow plugs, rev it up a little, then start. Yet it always stopped after a few seconds...

Then I learned that in warm weather...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   05-05-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,101
Posted By CanDrac
Grevay, we have a Beneteau 43 also and sailed her...

Grevay, we have a Beneteau 43 also and sailed her from NY to FL last Thanksgiving (15 degrees off the Jersey coast!). Wish we'd had a heater like that but we don't know where we would have installed...
Forum: Beneteau   04-16-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 7,016
Posted By CanDrac
We were considering a Jeanneau 39i when we...

We were considering a Jeanneau 39i when we learned of the new Beneteau line. Thank God we didn't go with the Jeanneau! We waited a bit longer and ended up with the Beneteau 43. We are currently about...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   04-06-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,616
Posted By CanDrac
French side is not any better! Just got to...

French side is not any better! Just got to Marigot and got charged 30Euros in anchoring fees for just dropping the hook in their rolly anchorage. No services, no nothing... Made me want to go...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   03-15-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 449
Posted By CanDrac
Security in Antigua

Anyone been to Antigua this year? Should we be worried about security there, in light of the recent incidents?

http://www.noonsite.com/Members/sue/R2009-02-05-3...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-21-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 22,766
Posted By CanDrac
Yes! The Beneteau dealer in Charleston, SC fixed...

Yes! The Beneteau dealer in Charleston, SC fixed it for us in no time. They are great! E-mail me and I'll send you the details: CanDrac@sailforwater.com

We should reach Barcelona in early July....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   02-21-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 22,766
Posted By CanDrac
We own a Beneteau 43 (very similar to the 40, as...

We own a Beneteau 43 (very similar to the 40, as you know) and are on our way from New York to Barcelona, Spain via the Caribbean. We're in the Dominican Republic right now so we already have over...
Forum: Beneteau   02-21-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 7,083
Posted By CanDrac
furling issues also

Also having trouble with the furling main. Found a couple of the balls from the ball bearings on deck the other day. Did anyone figure out a solution?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-05-2009
Replies: 31
Views: 6,462
Posted By CanDrac
Thanks all! This was very helpful. billangiep, I...

Thanks all! This was very helpful. billangiep, I love your signature!! I guess sometimes a lot depends on the size of the first bag...
Forum: Beneteau   01-05-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,230
Posted By CanDrac
Camaraderie, My apologies if my previous...

Camaraderie,

My apologies if my previous post irritated you or any other SailNet member. I felt that I was responding to a direct question by another member and that I was adding value to the...
Forum: Beneteau   01-04-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,230
Posted By CanDrac
Hey Mike and Aida! 4,000 miles!! I want to hear...

Hey Mike and Aida! 4,000 miles!! I want to hear more! You can read about our (much shorter) maiden voyage here: [EDIT-JRP]

We're getting ready to put a lot more miles on our 43 soon so I'm very...
Forum: Beneteau   01-03-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 1,230
Posted By CanDrac
I am not a big fan of Yahoo (spam!). That's one...

I am not a big fan of Yahoo (spam!). That's one of the reasons we created [EDIT-JRP]. There's a bunch of us, Beneteau 43 owners, on there already. I think a group there would be most effective.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-26-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 6,462
Posted By CanDrac
Bimini sounds like the place to start (although...

Bimini sounds like the place to start (although Browns is now up to $1.75/foot). May be able to hop over from Miami during daylight. Thanks!
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-23-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 6,462
Posted By CanDrac
I guess I'm just looking for a stop to clear...

I guess I'm just looking for a stop to clear customs on the way from West Palm Beach, FL to Allan's Key in the Exumas. Trying to avoid Nassau, though.
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-23-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 6,462
Posted By CanDrac
Thanks Dick. Would there be an issues...

Thanks Dick.

Would there be an issues sailing at night in that area? In looking at the charts I'd be tempted to go straight all the way to Fresh Creek (Andros Lighthouse Marina) as an alternative...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-23-2008
Replies: 31
Views: 6,462
Posted By CanDrac
Andros in the Bahamas

Has anyone here visited Andros in the Bahamas? What would you recommend as a port of entry that is easy to enter and well protected? (5'6" draft) Trying to avoid having to go to Nassau...
Forum: Beneteau   11-30-2008
Replies: 12
Views: 4,795
Posted By CanDrac
Photos?

Negrini,

Thanks for the heads up!
Do you have any photos?

-franc
Beneteau 43 hull 53
S/V Can Drac
Forum: Beneteau   11-12-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 7,083
Posted By CanDrac
outboard mount

Has anyone here used the outboard mount on the Oceanis/Beneteau 43? We just mounted a 6hp Tohatsu and the whole stern rail shakes a lot with the weight. Nothing looks broken but it's just not sturdy....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-16-2008
Replies: 33
Views: 5,490
Posted By CanDrac
Very tempted to get a Delphinus. (dinghyland....

Very tempted to get a Delphinus. (dinghyland. com)
Never heard of this brand but everything seems to check out except the price (so low!) But then again, that may be why I never heard of it: they...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   06-06-2008
Replies: 47
Views: 3,135
Posted By CanDrac
30 knot winds, smoke and a rescue

I love threads like this. We had out Maiden Voyage on our new Beneteau 43 over the Memorial Day Weekend. "30 knot winds, smoke and a rescue" says it all. We have the whole story with videos and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   04-12-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,611
Posted By CanDrac
Hey Negrini! We have a Beneteau 43...

Hey Negrini!

We have a Beneteau 43 currently being commissioned and are very familiar with some of the details (I even visited the factory in South Carolina in February). You can see some of the...
Forum: Beneteau   04-06-2008
Replies: 22
Views: 7,083
Posted By CanDrac
Also awaiting delivery on a 43! You should join...

Also awaiting delivery on a 43! You should join the Beneteau Corner on SeaKnots.com so we can exchange tips! You can see some of our first photos on our SeaKnots profile (including some taken at the...
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