"We use original 44 pound plow that came with boat. Added 100ft 3/8 ht chain in 2010. This setup has proven very reliable and we have not drug since 2010. This set up has held in numerous weather systems with high winds from Martha's Vinyard Ma…"
"We have a 55lb Rocna on our 43 and it fits just fine, sets quickly 99% of the time and holds like a rock. I use a double line bridle made up of 5/8" 3 strand and a chain gripper plate. On those times where it doesn't set immediately I just…"
"We upgraded from a Bruce 40lb anchor to a Manson 60 lb anchor on our B-40 as well as went all chain instead of rope to chain rode. The anchor fit perfectly on the roller. One suggestion is to put an inline swivel on the anchor and have a boat hook…"
I am considering a new jib for my B40. To improve light air performance, I may go to 145% or 150% which means I will need to be able to reef more easily as the wind pipes up. Has anyone added adjustable jib sheet tracks?See More
Congrats on upgrading to the B45! Have any photo's?
We sailed to St Pete last winter. Fantastic destination! Visited Sarasota, Venice (Crowes Nest has great restaurant), Siesta Key, Charlotte Harbor, Sannibel Island and Marco Island. We…"
"My previous boat was a Ben 40 and after moving up from a performance oriented 36 that did well in light air, I too was disappointed in only a 140 genoa with not much shape and very heavy fabric. However, after sailing and cruising for 5 years on the…"
with an SA/D of barely 16, I am looking at ways to increase light air performance. Don't think there's much room to improve the furling main, but an upgrade to the 140% jib looks like it could help. Either upping the size to 145 or 150, going to a higher quality and construction jib, or both.We have no interest in adding a spinnaker Would like to hear from any suggestionsSee More
It was almost 6 years that I participated in the discussions about water and fuel level indicators in this forum. Only this winter I had a go on it. In particular I made the following:
a) installed 10-180 ohms sensors in the 2 water tanks
"Sam, wow that's some serious blockage. Like James we too flush with fresh water. And like James haven't had any issues with hose blockage (that we know of) or odor. Actually we find our biggest source of odor in the heads come from the…"
"Thanks for reply. Salt water + urine = calcification along with dead seacritter buildup/blockage equates to blocked pipes!
Even though our B43 has never flushed seawater I maintained original equipment in place but totally disconnected (thru hull…"
"James, we use saltwater when offshore. Otherwise we use a freshwater flush. The design is such that whatever is in the line sits between the top of the holding tank and the joker valve. Over time, stuff builds up. Amazed at what a human can produce!…"