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Forum: Navigation Yesterday, 06:18
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Sarasota to Key west any advice ?

Lots depends on type of vessel and draft of vessel. But we had a great stay for a couple days in the Everglades about this time of year last season. We enjoy the quiet and the birds. Personally found...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 03-12-2020, 11:12
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: ECHO2 TEC Watermaker

The guidelines for the classifieds ask that you include location and asking price.
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 16-11-2020, 09:05
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Miami to Bahamas

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Forum: Vendor Spotlight - Great Deals for CF Members! 16-11-2020, 08:34
Replies: 293
Views: 12,132
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: MANTUS MARINE GIVEAWAY - ends Nov 24, 2020

https://www.mantusmarine.com/mantus-scuba-compressor/
https://www.mantusmarine.com/mantus-swivel/
https://www.mantusmarine.com/mantus-anchors/ -55lb
https://www.mantusmarine.com/mantus-bridle/...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 16-11-2020, 08:23
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Miami to Bahamas

Well, clearly I was wrong in my initial statement- but this still confirms my second statement to check often.

https://bs.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 16-11-2020, 06:58
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Miami to Bahamas

Currently Bahamas is closed to all visitors.

This situation seems to change very frequently. You need to get on the gov website and monitor the status literally daily.
Our boat is stranded there...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 12-11-2020, 16:31
Replies: 3
Want To Buy: Spreaders
Views: 260
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Spreaders

You might give "Dons Marine Salvage" in Clearwater FL a call. They have a big section of mast's and mast parts out back. Expect to pay half of new.
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 30-10-2020, 11:49
Replies: 96
Views: 8,525
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: How Old Is Your Standing Rigging

Our BenBow Cutter launched in 1981 and everything was original until last year when every single piece of rigging and related gear was replaced, except the generously oversized bronze turnbuckles. ...
Forum: Forum Tech Support & Site Help 28-10-2020, 04:53
Replies: 57
Views: 3,949
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Contributing to CF has become unbearable

Thats interesting. I do not receive pop-up ads and my ad blocker has not alerted me to any.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-10-2020, 04:55
Replies: 80
Views: 6,376
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 26-10-2020, 08:37
Replies: 80
Views: 6,376
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Gutting a 45' sailboat

Ketch79

I do design work and build boats for a living. I have been repairing and building boats professionally for over a decade. My wife and I have been living aboard and sailing together for 7...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 23-10-2020, 08:53
Replies: 149
Views: 13,552
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Coppercoat after 6 months away

TBT has been banned by the International Maritime Organisation as well as the European Union, Japan, US, Canada...

Essentially a very large portion of the developed world has banned this...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 23-10-2020, 08:35
Replies: 149
Views: 13,552
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Coppercoat after 6 months away

I worked for a company for 2.5 yrs that cleans boat bottoms in the Tampa Bay area literally by the hundreds every single week of the year and they have found nothing that is perfect. Nothing that...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 20-10-2020, 04:19
Replies: 30
Views: 3,953
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Aluminum world cruiser with 4900 liters of fuel

We recently installed a front opening Isotherm refrigerator in an RV camper build my wife and I did. Every single time I opened it: my feet and the floor got cold and the pump turned on. Also, the...
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 19-10-2020, 03:46
Replies: 117
Views: 11,201
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Heaving-to myths.

Journeyman,

There are many videos and some great examples of this tactic online. The one that I might venture to recommend is Skip Novak's heavy weather series. It covers a range of tactics and...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 16-10-2020, 04:00
Replies: 80
Views: 6,376
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Gutting a 45' sailboat

Ketch79

You would be very well served to spend some long hours reading this forum about other projects of this type.

A saying on the forum goes: "Some people like boats for the project, some...
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 14-10-2020, 07:44
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: South Pacific Cruising Guides Wanted.

CarstenB thank you for that awesome link. I have already started digging into the incredible amount of information they have given our sailing community.
Forum: General Classifieds (no boats) 13-10-2020, 04:06
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By BenBowSirocco
South Pacific Cruising Guides Wanted.

Morning everyone.

My wife and I are at the early stages of planning a South Pacific cruise for 2022.

Looking for suggestions on the best guides to get from people who have first hand...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 12-10-2020, 04:06
Replies: 68
Views: 6,072
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Dyneema rigging on a budget

FlyingNut40

There is good reason these professional companies have stopped using the non-heat treated dyneema. Essentially they run out of adjustment long before the creep stops and so they have...
Forum: Atlantic & the Caribbean 09-10-2020, 11:41
Replies: 85
Views: 9,493
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Advice for first time crossing an ocean

I have not crossed the Atlantic, but highly agree with cushions. Been on boats with very few and ours has a good number- they make all the difference!

Thought this might be interesting reading as...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 09-10-2020, 03:30
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Cornish Coble sail hardware

I had a beautifully done balanced lug sail made by James Lawerence sails in Clipper Cloth. It is a non-impregnated (no resin infusion- typical of modern Dacron sails) Dacron cloth available in...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 08-10-2020, 03:10
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Cornish Coble sail hardware

You may want to look into the Duck Works website about "Birdsmouth Mast Building". The 8 sided process is in my opinion the simplest as the angles are 45 degrees and simply centered on your planed...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 06-10-2020, 12:15
Replies: 61
Views: 4,294
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Finalizing s/v Jedi DC diagram

Thats good to know it is not well suited to Lithium. I had never looked into it as we operate with AGM.

I agree with your choice to stick with what is standard on the boat in regards to switches-...
Forum: Powered Boats 06-10-2020, 08:38
Replies: 22
Views: 1,682
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Looking for opinions & practice when anchoring

As part of a slightly different discussion, when anchoring it is good practice to lower it with control while moving away from the anchor's point of contact with the bottom in order to prevent any...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 06-10-2020, 08:35
Replies: 61
Views: 4,294
Posted By BenBowSirocco
Re: Finalizing s/v Jedi DC diagram

Hey Jedi,

Have you done any reading on the Balmar "Smart Gauge"? We switched to one and all I can say are positive expletives: "Wow", "Awesome", "Great" "Grand".... Not the usual type of...
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