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Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 23-11-2021, 19:04
Replies: 11
Views: 3,772
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Benbow Cutter Custom FRP

Leaving for the South Pacific in two weeks.

If you want a steal of a deal- bring cash and make an offer- we know exactly what it would cost us to hold it while we are gone.
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 23-11-2021, 19:00
Replies: 66
Views: 6,342
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Delusion in the older Multi-Hull Market

I will agree with you 100%. Many people seem to think their junk is gold for some reason.
Had an experience with a solid boat- good bones, 30+ years since it’s last refit though- made a solid offer...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 23-11-2021, 17:27
Replies: 88
Views: 5,402
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: What makes one a 'cruiser'?

A cruiser to me is someone who prescribes to explore the globe in a sailboat.

Anyone who chooses to voluntarily and in the idea of pleasure, travel primarily upon one of the harshest environments...
Forum: Marine Electronics 17-11-2021, 05:16
Replies: 44
Views: 2,990
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Help me choose RAYmarine or Garmin Plotter/AIS

I have worked in the center console boat building industry off and on for more than a decade and after speaking with enough Garmin sales reps it seems a planned common practice within the company to...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 15-11-2021, 05:53
Replies: 0
Views: 71
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Goiot 308 8mm Gypsy/wildcat

Have a Goiot 308 with the 10mm gypsy and don’t want to carry the weight of 300’ of 3/8” chain in the bow.

Looking for anyone who wants to sell me an 8mm Gypsy.
Would be happy to trade.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 28-10-2021, 05:03
Replies: 10
For Sale or Trade: Willing to TRADE UP
Views: 618
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Willing to TRADE UP

This belongs in “Boats For Sale”. General Classifieds has a no boats policy.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 23-10-2021, 03:47
Replies: 10
Views: 1,449
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Aluminium boat next to steel in the marina

If you are seeing rapid anode consumption, you can also hire a qualified electrician to verify your aluminum boat is a properly isolated system and then identify who is the "leaker". The boat that is...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 21-10-2021, 02:56
Replies: 5
For Sale or Trade: More datamarine stuff
Views: 326
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: More datamarine stuff

Do you have a masthead unit hiding some place?
Forum: Our Community 17-10-2021, 15:16
Replies: 102
Views: 10,248
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: When did manufacturers get so exclusive at boat shows?

What I think Rob is trying to portray and Duncan did a good job reiterating, is that a tire kicker today might a dreamer and a saver. Who knows where that man will be in 3-5 years.



I have a...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 13-09-2021, 12:36
Replies: 15
Want To Buy: Small sailboat
Views: 627
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Small sailboat

A friend of ours, or everyone on South dock really, “The Dude” lived aboard one of these for years.

Far more spacious and sailable then one would imagine.

It was like a go cart- not really...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 13-09-2021, 11:30
Replies: 15
Want To Buy: Small sailboat
Views: 627
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Small sailboat

Those Norseboats are super cool. I spent 3.5 months rowing and sailing the CLC 20’ faering and we encountered all types of conditions and can tell you they are very safe and capable craft.
There...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 13-09-2021, 10:01
Replies: 15
Want To Buy: Small sailboat
Views: 627
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Small sailboat

Buccaneer 18’s hold 4. They sail well from heavy to light (the sailing club in Alaska didn’t choose them by accident) they have a chute under the foredeck and changes the boat from easy to advanced...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-09-2021, 03:16
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: 2-Part Foam R-Value: 2lb vs 16lb

Thank you Gord.

Any chance you saw numbers for the 2lb vs 16lb?


It says higher density the better- okay, but how much better? They are both closed-cell.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12-09-2021, 02:43
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By BenBowSirocco
2-Part Foam R-Value: 2lb vs 16lb

Does anybody have data on which density has the highest R-value of the closed cell urethane foams?



My supplier sells 2lb up through 16lb. My first thought is that the 16lb density should be...
Forum: Our Community 11-09-2021, 17:10
Replies: 85
Views: 8,465
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Fake Circumnavigations

Its interesting that you are so angered by other peoples actions- you may want to look into that.



I also think what you may want to circumnavigate the earth yourself before judging whether...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 10-09-2021, 14:48
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Ovni 37... Hydrovane? Aries?

Hello everyone.

My wife and I recently upgraded to an Ovni 37. The boat is in refit at the moment in preparation for a South Pacific trip coming this spring or next depending on when French...
Forum: Boats For Sale and Wanted 05-09-2021, 03:29
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Original bronze Plath Windlass

You may wish to post this in the "General Classifieds-No Boats" section.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-08-2021, 11:10
Replies: 52
Views: 5,311
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Drag Cost for Trailing a Line Astern

Haha!

How many do you think would get snatched and lost??
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-08-2021, 10:51
Replies: 52
Views: 5,311
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Drag Cost for Trailing a Line Astern

A truckers hitch to hold your foot in would be faster and easier than bringing the end of the line up to you holding with only one hand. Bearing your weight with a stiff leg would buy a lot of time. ...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-08-2021, 05:51
Replies: 52
Views: 5,311
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Drag Cost for Trailing a Line Astern

Everyone,



Thank you for the great responses already. I guess I do need to explain my hair-brained plan.



We are planning a Pacific crossing for next spring and my partners biggest fear...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 28-08-2021, 03:18
Replies: 52
Views: 5,311
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Drag Cost for Trailing a Line Astern

Interested in hearing some thoughts and opinions on the amount of drag induced by trailing a long line astern.



The discussion of trailing an "Overboard Line" is already in other threads.

...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 20-08-2021, 14:48
Replies: 47
Views: 4,083
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Bifacial 405W Monocrystalline Solar Panel

RedneckRob,



Please post the panels that with shipping will work out 20% cheaper and perform better. I am open to all ideas. (I hope)
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 20-08-2021, 12:23
Replies: 47
Views: 4,083
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Bifacial 405W Monocrystalline Solar Panel

RedneckRob, you are absolutely hopeless. No one is arguing its the same. Never was. You just cant seem to let it go man. Its been clear since post #3 that the manufactures claims of 20% increase due...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 20-08-2021, 12:15
Replies: 47
Views: 4,083
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Bifacial 405W Monocrystalline Solar Panel

I am thankful you posted this. I had felt this was the case, that when the panels could use it most, the reflection off the water would be at its most. But I am not knowledgeable enough in the field...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 20-08-2021, 10:03
Replies: 1
Want To Buy: yanmar d18
Views: 179
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: yanmar d18

Me too! Those things are so sweet. How nice to only carry one type of fuel on board.
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