Have been sailing eight years, studied Basic Keelboat at J World, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and Basic Cruising a J World, Annapolis, Md.
Now own an Irwin 10/4 which is safely on the hard in my back yard, safely tarped and lightly covered with snow. This summer was pretty well spent on engine overhaul, larger fuel tank, wireing, paint and getting ready for 2011. May have to escape Iowa for Mexico this winter, but hope to spend next winter in my boat on the Gulf coast.
Sailed from Chestertown ,Md to Montrose, Ia via Chesapeake Bay, C&D Canal to Delaware Bay, to Cape May, NJ to New York Harbor' Hudson River to Erie Canal to Buffalo,NY, Lake Erie to Detroit River, to Lake St Clair, St Clair River to Lake Huron, to Lake Michigan, to Calumet Harbor , Illinois River to Grafton, Il, Missippi River to Montrose, Iowa.
Complete the loop down river to Florida Keys and then back to starting point at Worton Creek in Md. , 2011/12.
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"