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Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-08-2019, 03:30 PM
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Posted By Roidagobert
I also use plastic bins with sealeable top, but...

I also use plastic bins with sealeable top, but this is not the best!

Sealing the upper lid should not be a big issue: the problem are bottom and rear panel, that need to be closed totally.
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Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-07-2019, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By Roidagobert
ST44 cockpit bench

Am I the only one that is disappointed with the cockpit (and flybridge..) bench not being waterproofed?

Has anyone faced and solved this? A simple caulking will not be final solution, and probably...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 01-07-2019, 03:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By Roidagobert
You find answers up in the quote

You find answers up in the quote
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 12-28-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By Roidagobert
Thanks everyone. My ST44 is new (2 months) so...

Thanks everyone.
My ST44 is new (2 months) so I'd rather have a pro check for problems than void the warranty
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 12-28-2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By Roidagobert
Thanks Maerin. Very useful explanation!

Thanks Maerin. Very useful explanation!
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 12-27-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By Roidagobert
Thanks djmarchand, will try tomorrow.

Thanks djmarchand, will try tomorrow.
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 12-27-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By Roidagobert
A/C heating issue?

Hy everybody, on my ST44 i noticed that while the saloon a/c in heat mode blows out pretty hot air, the two staterooms units don't. The air flowing out in the master stateroom is nearly cold, and...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 09-06-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By Roidagobert
Thumbs up Yes Paul, that's common in Croatian or greek...

Yes Paul, that's common in Croatian or greek waters.

Not so common elsewhere (Corsica, south France..).

That's where a staysail comes handy!
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 09-06-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By Roidagobert
I agree. When I placed the ordere for my...

I agree.

When I placed the ordere for my ST44, last april, I had the opportunity to have a quick glance at pre-release drawings and renderings of the 47.

I ended up confirming the 44, the 47...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 09-03-2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,068
Posted By Roidagobert
Great! Have fun fun fun!

Great! Have fun fun fun!
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 08-31-2018, 04:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By Roidagobert
MurrayM thanks, this is exactly what I mean. ...

MurrayM thanks, this is exactly what I mean.

If this little tarp works well, I'll definitly go for it and test if the mast load doesn't seem too high.

Thanks again
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 08-30-2018, 03:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By Roidagobert
BandB roll is a different subject, and...

BandB roll is a different subject, and stabilizers the optimum solution.

but nothing to do with tacking at anchor: I must say that I have no experience with trawlers till now, only with sailing...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 08-30-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By Roidagobert
Confirmed: no significant tide in the Med. I...

Confirmed: no significant tide in the Med.
I completely agree with you, but hope to find a (partial?) solution.

Thanks
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 08-29-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By Roidagobert
Right. I NEVER let the chain load directly on...

Right. I NEVER let the chain load directly on windlass, always anchor lock.
Strong winds means to me more than 40 knots. In 35 more years of med cruising, I often faced situation where 25kgs Delta...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 08-29-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By Roidagobert
In my experience leaving the boat free to tack...

In my experience leaving the boat free to tack left and right for a long time (e.g. all night long) in strong wid conditions, may lead the anchor to drag, and even to a "deanchoring" (pls forgive my...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 08-28-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By Roidagobert
ST44 and Steadying Sail

Waiting for my new ST44 arrival (october) I'm just wondering if there's any way to prevent the boat "tacking" left and right while at anchor.

I'm used to sailboats, and normally I keep a little...
Forum: Beneteau Swift Trawler 08-17-2018, 03:30 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 37,174
Posted By Roidagobert
Interested in pics/drawins of bimini top mods. ...

Interested in pics/drawins of bimini top mods.

The ST44 Wiki is a great idea!
Forum: Welcome Mat 04-16-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By Roidagobert
Greetings from Italy

Hy everybody!

a few days ago we signed for our new Trawler, a Beneteau ST 44 Gulf Stream Edition.

Coming from 30 and more years of sailing boat, this will be quite an experience for us,...
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