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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 09-11-2020, 11:02
Replies: 9
Views: 879
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: 2017 Beneteau 41 versus 38

We sailed a 38 and a 41 before buying our 38.1, and we found the 38/38.1 sailed better because of the twin rudders. The 41 was simply too wide for a single rudder. The replacement for it (the 40.1)...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 03-09-2020, 17:43
Replies: 26
Views: 1,254
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: Rudder (Jefa roller) bearings advice-how much play?

While not identical to the Beneteau 40.7 rudder bearing, it does look very similar to the Jeffa lower bearing that was no end of trouble when I owned one. For sure drop the rudder as far as possible...
Forum: Marine Electronics 08-08-2020, 21:00
Replies: 10
Views: 3,321
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: Icom 7300?

Because by international treaty non-emergency transmission on marine SSB frequencies is only legal using a radio certified for use on those frequencies. No existing ham transceivers are certified for...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 27-07-2020, 09:33
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By gjorgensen
Larry Pardey Has Passed Away

He had been suffering for a while, and passed away last night. See Lin's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/lin.pardey)for details.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 16-05-2020, 13:08
Replies: 82
Views: 6,318
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: List of boats with skeg and sugar scoop

The Outbound 46 was originally specified with your choice of skeg or partially balanced spade rudder. They only list the spade rudder now, but I think some were built with the skeg, and I bet they'd...
Forum: Marine Electronics 28-02-2020, 00:55
Replies: 47
Views: 7,058
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: New Icom M803 SSB

The USB port is used for dealer programming. But yeah, it's pretty strange that there's no headphone jack anywhere.
Forum: Marine Electronics 08-01-2020, 23:09
Replies: 47
Views: 7,058
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: New Icom M803 SSB

I think you hit the $64 questions (or $2400 questions, as the case may be). Since there's no manual posted yet operation is guess work, but I don't see anything obvious on the front panel for VFO...
Forum: Marine Electronics 07-01-2020, 01:07
Replies: 47
Views: 7,058
Posted By gjorgensen
New Icom M803 SSB

Well, according to the Icom website the venerable M802 has been discontinued in the US and replaced with the new M803. They claim it'll be shipping this month. It has a similar look and feel to the...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 28-07-2019, 14:19
Replies: 71
Views: 11,923
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: Antares 44 or Knysna500SE

You should probably also look at the St. Francis 50, the Xquisite X5, and various Privilege models.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-05-2019, 17:37
Replies: 148
Views: 19,286
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: Production Mono's - Any to avoid?

Not European, but worldwide I know of two manufacturers doing encapsulated lead fin keels: Outbound and Kraken. In both cases the keel is part of the FRP hull mold and is then filled with lead....
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 28-04-2019, 23:02
Replies: 40
Views: 3,531
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: PHRF versus approx. passage times on dif. boats?

As a former local PHRF chair I'd like to correct a couple things people have said. The original post is correct as to use of the handicaps - they're designed to be time on distance, so you're just...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 02-03-2019, 14:17
Replies: 23
Views: 6,667
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: Beneteau First 47.7, Stiff Rudder and Stuck

Oh, one other area on it that causes corrosion: The internal anti-flooding tube (aluminum on our boat) was screwed into the top of the aluminum bearing race with steel screws. Yay. Make sure you bed...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 02-03-2019, 13:25
Replies: 23
Views: 6,667
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: Beneteau First 47.7, Stiff Rudder and Stuck

It's chronic with the xx.7 family of boats. The exact same thing happened to my 40.7 about a decade ago and happened again to the next owner. At least three other 40.7's and one 47.7 locally had this...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-12-2018, 23:49
Replies: 352
Views: 84,807
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: Amel 50 - Build Thread

Boom, thanks again. I suppose you could build a little workbench over the engine and your wife could just toss you in the engine room and close the hatch. :whistling: So the upper bunk folding up...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-12-2018, 22:03
Replies: 352
Views: 84,807
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: Amel 50 - Build Thread

Boom, this thread is extremely useful - thanks much for posting these.

Two quick questions: First, has Amel ever indicated if they'd be willing to do the non-skid in white or some lighter color?...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 13-11-2018, 11:35
Replies: 5
Views: 1,283
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: Dyneema Dux for steering question

We owned a Beneteau 40.7 for nearly 15 years, which came stock with regular spectra steering cables. You had to replace them every other year or you were inviting a calamity. We eventually replaced...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 31-10-2018, 16:03
Replies: 100
Views: 8,884
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: Two stroke or four stroke

I see the Suzuki 15 (and 20) HP EFI engines at 97 pounds. The Yamaha Enduro 15 clocks in at 91 lbs. Both short shaft. Since they're both in the needs-a-hoist category I agree - the difference is...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 14-10-2018, 14:12
Replies: 154
Views: 41,498
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: The new Amel 50

Interestingly, the Amel 55 has disappeared from the Amel web page. I'd bet they'd still build you one if you asked with money in hand, but I find it interesting it's been otherwise discontinued. It...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-10-2018, 16:55
Replies: 154
Views: 41,498
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: The new Amel 50

You certainly don't have to sell me on the idea - just check out the (twin rudder) boat I own. In fact I would not have bought a 38.1 if it was single rudder because it simply could not sail as well...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 10-10-2018, 12:29
Replies: 154
Views: 41,498
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: The new Amel 50

I personally would not worry in the least about the stability of any Amel. First, they're designed by one of the best in the business for one of the best companies in the business. Second, B/D by...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 08-10-2018, 16:35
Replies: 34
Views: 5,612
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: Outbound 46

Any new boat you buy with an engine that size will be common rail at this point, at least any from a US or European company. They're pretty common. Beta marine is the only company I know selling low...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 07-10-2018, 16:02
Replies: 34
Views: 5,612
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: Outbound 46

The owners I've spoken with have basically no complaints that are boat specific - it's mostly failed electronics or other aftermarket and customer specified items. About the only negative I've seen...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 07-10-2018, 15:23
Replies: 34
Views: 5,612
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: Outbound 46

We have an owner of one posting here who will probably pop in, and will be able to give you a much better rundown than I can.

I have sailed on one a number of times and in my opinion it's my...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 15-09-2018, 13:10
Replies: 31
Views: 4,675
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: L450 Main sail halyard replacement

VPC is a good line - we used it for a few applications on our race boat - but be wary of using it for a halyard, especially in the tropics. It's a blended Vectran core, and Vectran burns out...
Forum: Training, Licensing & Certification 09-09-2018, 09:23
Replies: 148
Views: 17,168
Posted By gjorgensen
Re: Does anyone get the FCC license?

A lot of people have them around here where a lot of boats go down into Mexico regularly. I've never heard of there being any problems caused by not having one, but none the less a lot of people do...
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