Recent content by BaC

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    Boat mover

    The boat was delivered on float off trailer and sign truck with lift for mast raising.
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    Boat mover

    The hauler will have to have a crane or float on trailer, and the ability to take down mast.
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    Boat mover

    The boat is in Jackson Mississippi and moving to south Louisiana.
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    Boat mover

    Looking for a someone that can decommision and transport 29’ Beneteau with 4’ of draft. The lake it is on does not have a travel hoist or. crane.
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    Recommendation on Tablet to use for Navionics App?

    I have a handheld Garmin for backup
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    Recommendation on Tablet to use for Navionics App?

    Thanks for all the feedback. Im Considering the tablet option so that I can have one device mounted to helm for navigation, music apps and whatever else I may decide to run. Seems as though it would be a clean easy to use set up. There are some guys building a specialty tablet for use on...
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    First 285 main controls

    Just acquired a First 285 with wheel steering. Traveler and main sheet are on the cabin top on this model. I would like to move controls back to the helm. Does anyone have a layout that works for this?
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    Recommendation on Tablet to use for Navionics App?

    Excuse my ignorance on this subject. I have no knowledge or experience with marine GPS Guidance. I am starting to do some coastal cruising my area doesn’t have strong cell service. Would a tablet with cell capability and navionics app. Work as my navigation system?
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    New Headsail

    I have the shallow draft wing keel
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    New Headsail

    Thanks for the info. I am leaning to the 135 for ease of tacking and lack of crew. Will most likely combine it with a Code 0 for a little umph off the wind.
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    New Headsail

    Thanks for the reply, We do have a local maker. But it would be great to hear from those who have and are sailing the boat actively.
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    New Headsail

    I recently acquired a Beneteau First 285 and need a new headsail. I will be doing some beer can racing however most of my sailing is just cruising around the bay. Predominate winds around 8-11 knots. Normally it will be myself and one or two crew. So total weight around 500lbs. Looking for...