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09-01-2015 05:39 PM
Re: Hans Christian "Christina" line of boats

Originally Posted by Jim_W View Post
3 new members with 1 post each and another with 3 post whats going on here????
Somewhat suspicious no doubt but while the locations and IP addresses suggest that they may not be totally kosher, there isn't a smoking gun. Nonetheless I'd suggest that people take the last few comments (other than Jim's) with a grain of salt.
09-01-2015 03:03 PM
Re: Hans Christian "Christina" line of boats

3 new members with 1 post each and another with 3 post whats going on here????
09-01-2015 02:50 PM
Re: Hans Christian "Christina" line of boats

I've been sailing a Christina 40 since 2001 and am forever thrilled with the boat. It is now in the Caribbean and takes the winds and seas nicely. She is a strong forgiving boat, sails nicely, has a comfortable ride at sea. I am a retired female and sail her singlehanded. I have friends that sailed theirs around the world. I recommend these boats highly!
05-03-2015 04:58 AM
Re: Hans Christian "Christina" line of boats

From "Lionheart of Clyde" Christina 40. I have read Mari D's post several times and find it too general, is it one boat in particular? What are you talking specifically about? My own boat is fantastic and I can't wait to circumnavigate in it. Are you looking at a wreck?


09-15-2014 05:52 PM
Re: Hans Christian "Christina" line of boats

I think that Mari-D's post is worth reading several times.
09-14-2014 05:47 PM
Re: Hans Christian "Christina" line of boats

When thinking about one of these boats (RUN) and never look back.
I was there. Once I get settled down I will post what I know and what I went through trying to buy one of these boats. Before this boat even touched water it was documented as unseaworthy from some of the best marine surveyors in the SF Bay Total cost of making a (NEW) Christina 43 seaworthy $80,000
Thanks to John Edwards
11-11-2007 03:23 PM

Dear Sailaway,
What happened to the Christina you where looking in to. Please let me know what you found out about the boat, as I also might be interested (if you're not) but I live in Greece. Have you visited the boat?
Thank you very much.
11-05-2006 06:57 PM
camaraderie Well...I'd be more concerned about the bottom rather than the awlgrip. Sometimes stripping, sanding an painting can be a way to cover up blisters. A good surveyor will put a moisture meter on it and do some tapping to see if there is anything to worry about. Awlgrip can cover up some hull damage as well...but if there were glass repairs and done correctly, there really shouldn't be any long term concerns above the water line. Just be sure to take a good look at as much of the inside of the hull as you can. Lots of people just use awlgrip to renew an old/oxidized gel coat or prior paint job or cause they like blue boats better than white . Is it located in a hurricane zone? Is the owner the original owner? What dos the engine room look like? Is the price low vs. other Christina's? All clues about the care the boat has received and if there might be hidden problems or something might have happened to her.
All that aside...if she feels right to you...just get a good independent surveyor and be there yourself for the survey. Good luck!
11-05-2006 05:14 PM
sailway Thank you camaraderie for you response!

The particular boat that we are looking at is a 1992, but the owner has had the bottom stripped, sanded and faired in 2001, he also applied blue awlgrip. Now the awlgrip isn't a problem, but the fact that the hull has had so much work done to it makes us a little uneasy on that year of a boat. I am more worried about the fact that the hull might not have been professionaly done and that it's more like a "quick fix" to sell the boat and 2 years down the road the problem comes back with the awlgrip covering any problems that may come up along the way.

11-05-2006 03:54 PM
camaraderie They still look pretty traditional and still require a lot of varnish! But...they are truly beautiful, seaworthy boats. HC has gone through lots of changes in production and reliability over the years so older boats need to be well surveyed to insure that shortcuts weren't taken. The equipment and woodwork is always first class. The 6'6" draft is what turned us off to one some years ago as it was too deep...but they are one of those boats that all the dock walkers ooh and ahh about.
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