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"I would have to say sunrises. I typically only experience them on passage, mainly al…"

Franc replied Dec 10, 2008 to Sunrise? Sunset?

12 Dec 17, 2008
Reply by Joe Murray

"I think user Grant Headifen has some valuable experience with that."

Franc replied Nov 12, 2008 to Fractional Saling

3 Jan 7, 2009
Reply by Grant Headifen

"Just read that the guy activated his EPIRB this afternoon..."

Franc replied Oct 9, 2008 to Offshore sailor goes desperate!

3 Oct 26, 2008
Reply by Mike

"Glad you guys are OK!"

Franc replied Sep 23, 2008 to HOW DID OUR GULF BOAT OWNERS DO WITH THE HURRICANE?

9 Sep 23, 2008
Reply by J

"ESCAPE!"

Franc replied Sep 22, 2008 to How did you name your boat?

160 Oct 28, 2011
Reply by Jim Ashworth

"Susan, You may want to ask in the Friends of SSCA Group here: http://seaknots.ning.c…"

Franc replied Sep 22, 2008 to SSCA Members

3 Jan 5, 2009
Reply by Dave Skolnick

"Ours came with a standard Delta but we upgraded it to a bigger model. Still have to…"

Franc replied Sep 21, 2008 to Beneteau Oceanis 40 / 2 CABINES ----versus--- Bavaria 40 Vision 2008/2009

25 Sep 11, 2009
Reply by Stephen Knight

"Pirate Alert for Seafarers around Horn of Africa A yacht similar to this one, the C…"

Franc replied Sep 11, 2008 to sailboats in the News

13 Oct 7, 2008
Reply by LOLA

"You'll be fine with a Beneteau. You're going to have a blast with this VERY FAST sai…"

Franc replied Sep 10, 2008 to Beneteau Oceanis 40 / 2 CABINES ----versus--- Bavaria 40 Vision 2008/2009

25 Sep 11, 2009
Reply by Stephen Knight

"Just joking! :-) "

Franc replied Sep 10, 2008 to Beneteau Oceanis 40 / 2 CABINES ----versus--- Bavaria 40 Vision 2008/2009

25 Sep 11, 2009
Reply by Stephen Knight

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Mike Brown replied to foster's discussion Serpentine pulley upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"FYI I installed a ProSol isolator that prioritizes the start battery at start up. Once the start battery is at 13.3V it switches charging to the house bank. It has colored LEDs that indicate where the charge is going and works well. BTW Beneteau put…"
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foster replied to foster's discussion Serpentine pulley upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thank you Scott and Mike for your experiences. Exchanging with John Stevens I had the same good feeling. What digital battery isolator did you use Scott ? Is it also a separator so you can charge the starting battery and the Exxide batteries for the…"
yesterday
Luis Vieira de Sá replied to Luis Vieira de Sá's discussion Flexible Solar Panels for Beneteau Oceanis 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hello Peter, I am glad that you found my post informative. At this time of the year, I have the panels and the bimini top at home. I have just took 2 photos. As you can see, I have 4 "corner triangles" made in acrylic. That was the way I…"
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Mike Brown replied to foster's discussion Serpentine pulley upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Denis I too installed an ElectroMaax but I went with the 140A model. Also installed the serpentine belt kit and Balmar regulator. Like Scott stated John and his people did a great job and is very supportive. I too changed out the battery isolator as…"
Thursday
Scott MacLeod replied to foster's discussion Serpentine pulley upgrade in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Hi Dennis. I just did that upgrade 2 seasons ago and couldn't be happier with the results. I put in a 160 amp Eelectromax alternator with Serpentine pull-up kit, Balmar Smart regulator, up sized battery cables and a digital battery isolator.…"
Thursday
Peter Obetz replied to Luis Vieira de Sá's discussion Flexible Solar Panels for Beneteau Oceanis 40 in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
"Thank you for this most informative post. Two questions, how did you attach the panels to the new acrylic fabric, and how is this working in real world cruising?  I continue to be frustrated by the large draw down from the fridge/freezer…"
Thursday
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Serpentine pulley upgrade

Hello,Has anyone upgraded the Hitachi OEM alternator to a high output one with a serpentine pulley kit ?We currently have a Mastervolt 90 A with an alphapro regulator driven with a single v belt, I think it slips a little and was looking for an upgrade to automotive type serpentine pulley system.Thank you.DenisSee More
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