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Forum: Our Community 24-06-2022, 13:47
Replies: 0
Views: 179
Posted By GinoDelG
1/2 Price Neel 47 Charter

I still havenít gotten any takers on my offer of $1,000 off on my Neel 47 charter out of Cogolin, France, so Iím sweetening the deal. Charter the Neel 47 out of Cogolin, France July 2 - 9 and Iíll...
Forum: Our Community 17-06-2022, 14:47
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By GinoDelG
$1,000 discount on Saint Tropez trimaran charter

Hello fellow members,
I have chartered a Neel 47 out of Cogolin, France (close to Saint Tropez) July 2 -9. Unfortunately Iíve come down with a sudden illness and my doctor says it would be reckless...
Forum: Flotsam & Sailing Miscellany 18-05-2022, 08:42
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By GinoDelG
Maryland/new jersey Fly attack

While transiting north along the coasts of Maryland and New Jersey we and other boats were descended upon by hoards of biting flies. We were 10-20 miles off shore with no seaweed or flotsum to speak...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 16-05-2022, 22:35
Replies: 60
Views: 3,215
Posted By GinoDelG
Re: Firefly not reaching 13.2 volts, not resetting to 100% SOC

I agree with Dave, you need a bigger alternator. As a cludge you can disconnect all but one battery from shorepower and restore one at a time. Thatís what I did and it worked well.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 08-04-2022, 06:44
Replies: 69
Views: 4,447
Posted By GinoDelG
Re: Portable generator setup with aircon and inverter

If you run a portable generator you will be the most hated man in the anchorage. They are loud and obnoxious. Get some solar panels and wind scoops or get a hotel with aircon.
Forum: Navigation 18-02-2022, 10:00
Replies: 45
Views: 5,373
Posted By GinoDelG
Re: Navionics charts any good for Bahamas after their 2018 revisions?

We have been cruising the Abacos for the past two weeks. I believe many people may be confused between the Navionics charts on chart plotters, such as our Raymarine Axiom, and the Navionics charts on...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 16-02-2022, 08:37
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By GinoDelG
Re: Steerable saildrive

Thanks. Any opinion on their reliability or maintenance needs?
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 31-01-2022, 13:12
Replies: 69
Views: 6,776
Posted By GinoDelG
Re: Center Cockpits: pros and cons

We love our Brewer 44 and it has an aft swim platform. Another advantage is that youíre much closer to the bow. Makes communicating with deck crew when anchoring, docking or mooring much easier. Also...
Forum: Propellers & Drive Systems 28-01-2022, 09:17
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By GinoDelG
Steerable saildrive

Iím thinking of buying a trimaran with a steerable sail drive. Does anyone have experience with them, good or bad. Only people with actual experience please.
Forum: Meets & Greets 11-01-2022, 05:29
Replies: 1
Views: 740
Posted By GinoDelG
Re: Globesailor and how to book a charter boat

Did you end up using Globe Sailor? How did it work out?
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 17-12-2021, 08:04
Replies: 123
Views: 11,672
Posted By GinoDelG
Re: FireFly Battery Long Term Users - Speakup

Weíve had our 4 31s house for six years. We live aboard full time and have 350 watts of solar and a 160 amp alternator. We never plug in to shore power. We couldnít be happier with the batteries....
Forum: Crew Positions: Wanted & Available 29-10-2021, 11:48
Replies: 32
Crew Wanted: Help around New Jersey
Views: 3,978
Posted By GinoDelG
Re: Help around New Jersey

Weíve been cruising full time for four years now and in our opinion AIS is the most important piece of safety gear you can buy, with the possible exception of life jackets. We think its nuts that...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 04-09-2021, 04:57
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By GinoDelG
Re: Beta Marine mystery

A second analysis shows the sodium has dropped 80 percent and no sign of excess wear. Before the major leak occurred I had discovered that one of the two nuts holding the raw water pump on had come...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-08-2021, 07:54
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By GinoDelG
Beta Marine mystery

I recently had a new Beta Marine 60 diesel engine installed on my boat. Iíve had an oil analysis done each time Iíve changed the oil. The first two were perfect, but the third one showed 2809 ppm of...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 23-04-2021, 06:43
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By GinoDelG
Best tank monitor

I own a 44 foot 1989 monohull. Iím looking to install a new monitoring system for fuel, water and waste. Any recommendations?
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 29-01-2021, 08:03
Replies: 93
Views: 18,976
Posted By GinoDelG
Re: Help! The Bahamas are hard!

Weíve done the Abacos twice and weíre going again this season. Weíve found the best electronic charts to be the Navionics sonar charts on the iphone or ipad. These are crowd sourced and tend to be...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 28-01-2021, 07:41
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By GinoDelG
Re: ZF gearbox question

This is not my time estimate, it’s the dealer’s estimate. I have a sailboat and there is not enough room between the gearbox and where the shaft enters the boat. The engine needs to be moved about...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 28-01-2021, 07:38
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By GinoDelG
Re: ZF gearbox question

If only the world were so simple. I checked that and so did the mechanic. According the the deler the gearbox needs to be replaced.
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 28-01-2021, 06:20
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By GinoDelG
ZF gearbox question

I had my boat repowered by a well respected boat yard in September. Now four months later Iíve been sitting at a dock unable to move. My new ZF25M will no longer go into forward. Has anyone else had...
Forum: Marine Electronics 30-12-2020, 08:50
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By GinoDelG
Schematics Software

I'm currently using SmartDraw to create schematics of my boat systems. I like it, but at $120 a year it's more than I want to pay for creating and updating just a handful of simple schematics a year....
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 21-08-2020, 09:25
Replies: 222
Views: 27,094
Posted By GinoDelG
Re: FireFly Battery Operational User Notes

We live aboard Our 44 foot sloop full time and have four Firefly 31s as house batteries for the last five years. We recently bought the new Balmar SG200 and its showing the Fireflies still have 100...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 30-06-2020, 06:08
Replies: 2
For Sale: Perkins 4.236
Views: 330
Posted By GinoDelG
Re: Perkins 4.236

Iím having the engine removed by a yard in Rockland, Maine, at the beginning of August. Iíve got it listed on eBay with a starting bid of $2,850.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 29-06-2020, 14:11
Replies: 0
Views: 200
Posted By GinoDelG
Maretron pressure sensor

Has anyone used the Maretron submersible pressure sensors? Iím thinking of installing them in my fuel, water and black water tanks.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 29-06-2020, 14:08
Replies: 2
For Sale: Perkins 4.236
Views: 330
Posted By GinoDelG
Perkins 4.236

Iím selling my Perkins 4.236. It runs great and gets stellar oil analysis ratings. It has 6,000 hours and is in need of an overhaul, but still has a lot of life left in it.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 19-06-2020, 07:09
Replies: 61
Views: 8,162
Posted By GinoDelG
Re: Sticker shock on marine generators

We got rid of our genset and couldn’t be happier. We live aboard full time on a 44 foot sloop and have all the luxuries except maybe aircon, washing machine and freezer.
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