Sailing since 1960 when I was certified to sail USN Whale boat in Subic Bay Naval Station, PI. Sailed off the Coast of California in 16 foot Super Satellite, day sailboat. Charter Cape Dory 30 & 36 to sail West Coast of Florida several times. Chartered Ranger 43 to sail Galveston Bay and Gulf of Mexico. Crewed on First 30 & 36 (Med Sail I and II) in the Mediterranean Sea. Chartered several times Catalina 26 from USN Amphibious Base, Little Creek VA to sail to Eastern shore and Tangier Island, Chesapeake Bay. Crewed on brother's Beneteau 36 and current 423 out of Baltimore Inner Harbor to several locations on the Chesapeake Bay. Recently completed DelMarVa sail (May 26-June 6, 2011) with brother on his boat "Breezing Up".
Current own and sail 96' MacGregor 26X "FOREVER" on Lake Mead NV
Las Vegas NV
North Fort Meyers Beach FL, Long Boat Keys FL, Fisherman's Marina Charlotte Harbor FL
France South Coast, Marseilles France, Corsica.
Channel Island Marina, Oxnard CA, Channel Islands CA, San Diego CA, Santa Catalina CA.; Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles CA
Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia; Manama, Bahrain Island
Lake Mead NV/AZ (All five basins and marinas)
Sail with brother to Bermuda or down the East coast to Key West on his Beneteau 423 "Breezing Up". His retirement plan and my Bosun duties. Currently preparing for Bermuda Ocean Race (BOR) June 2012, Annapolis to Bermuda.
Las Vegas Bay Macgregor Association, Callville Bay Marina, (12 miles East of Junction RT 147/167 on Northshore Scenic Drive, Lake Mead National Recreation Area) Lake Mead NV
96' MacGregor 26X "FOREVER" flying spinnaker as gennaker.
Hello all.The Dolphin 40amp battery charger in my 2011 43 is charging well, EXCEPT the cooling fan is cycling on and off every 20 seconds or so. Volts and amps are correct although there is red light top and centre flashing red, does not look happy.It seems as if the thermostat controlling the fan is not functioning correctly as the unit is not even warm.I cannot locate the Beneteau supplied manual, any clues as to the fault.Regards,Bilgolabands (Liberte)See More
"DOLPHIN BATTERY CHARGER - 40 AMP
The Dolphin charger on my 2010 43 is still charging perfectly well EXCEPT the cooling fan is cycling on and off every 20 seconds.. There is a light on the centre top of the unit flashing red, does not look…"
"Another question, or if you could put me in touch with someone who may have done this.
My new owner of the Freedom 30 was told to have mast taken out ,so as to add items to the top. Has this been done b4?..kinda scares me.what do you think?
"Hi Pete. Hope this finds you well.
I sold the boat, due to a broken leg, that left me handicapped. I want to continue being on Seaknots, for pleasant reminders, and I thought of you. Be in touch, as I follow you in your adventures"