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    Re: folding/feathering props

    We have the Flex o Fold 3 blade props and have been very satisfied with them. The main reason for the folding vs. feathering is 'crab pots'. They fold quickly when put into neutral while motoring...
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    Re: Rig replacement

    We are going to replace the rigging on Wild Horses at the next out of water service which will be in March 2014. She was examined by a rigger during an insurance survey in Feb. 2012 and pronounced...
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    Re: New Rope Rigging

    Voyage has several e-mail addresses. When you want something specific about the boat be sure to contact kay@voyageyachts.co.za

    He is the production manager there for the past 16 years and is...
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    Re: Hauling out

    We leave our 440 layed up, in the water, in Florida during hurricane season. We do some of the same list from above but not all. Since Florida is the lightning capital of the world, we also remove...
  5. Re: Installation of additional winches Voyage 440 /430

    We have 4 winches on 'Wild Horses'. One is electric. Coming from a racing monohull background I thought 'I need more winches'. In cruising reality, 4 is normally 2 or 3 too many. With the rope...
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    Re: Cockpit Enclosure

    Steve,

    My orginal post was with the hope that a search of 'Stuart Bell' or of Voyage 430 "Shearwater" might result in his posts of years ago still being around. I did that and got no results. ...
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    Re: Cockpit Enclosure

    Several years ago, Stuart Bell on Voy 430 "Shearwater" modified his bimini frame in order to put on side curtain enclosures. I don't know if it is posted anywhere anymore, we lost a lot of...
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    Re: window replacement

    The 440's have different windows and they are safety glass....

    Roger
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    Re: Pre Purchase

    We have our Voyage 440 #11 purchased new in 2002. This we did after looking for 5 years with pretty much a set of must haves and an open check book. Since that time I have had ZERO issues with the...
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    Re: Dinghy size

    We carry a 12' Nautica with 25hp 4 stoke. There is room for a couple more feet of dingy is you leave the motor fully tilted up. The issue is the beam of the dink, once you go past 72" of overall...
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    Re: clean holding tanks

    I am assuming you are referring to the Black Water holding tanks. I am not sure about the 430 but on the 440 the heads go directly into the hollow keel. I am assuming that it only has fiberglass...
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    Re: Fuse for voltage regulator

    Garland,

    I have one for the starboard engine regulator in the house batt box and another one near the regulator itself which is under the pilot berth on my boat. The one on the port side is near...
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    Re: differences between 43 & 44

    Phill,

    There were over 100 changes made when Voyage re-tooled for the 440.

    The major visual changes are the wider hulls, (6") and the 10" change in overall length. Also the coach roof molds...
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    Re: tampoline and netting

    Tom,

    If you get a chance to send the photo, I would appreciate it.

    rcheatum@aol.com

    Thanks,
    Roger
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    tampoline and netting

    I am getting ready to replace the netting on Wild Horses. After 9 years the orginal has pretty much given up. The strapping is OK but the threads are going quickly. My question is: what type have...
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    Re: Trampoline slides

    I have purchased them from a place in Florida that specializes in cat tramps, the name escapes me at this time, but do a search and it comes up quickly....I use them (ss) on the corners and a few...
  17. Re: Propellers, gearcase, engine.. what have you got?

    We looked at a lot of different props. (Made the decesion project much more that we really needed to.) We looked at feathering vs. folding and also had the autoprops on the short list. They would...
  18. Re: Propellers, gearcase, engine.. what have you got?

    We have the flex a fold 3 blade 16 X 14 X 3 if memory serves me correct. Like them very well. They are a bit faster at same RPM's as factory 2 blades and they don't cavitate when you give them...
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    Re: New House Batteries

    Bill, Garland,

    Good to hear from you both again. I finally found this site a few weeks ago.
    Bill the price I paid from the Interstate Battery dealer in Daytona was $252 per battery. This is...
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    Re: New House Batteries

    The boat operates on 12v but was already wired with the 6v gel cell batteries in series from the Voyage factory. Outside of making a couple of new cables for the series connections (orginal were a...
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    New House Batteries

    We just replaced the Gel Cell house batteries. I wanted to go to AGM's but the size of the battery box was creating some issues. Finally I found a Lifeline AGM that fits the boxes on each side. It...
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