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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-18-2015
Replies: 229
Views: 27,658
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

very nice jerry! really nice sail...

your upper tell tales are flying well...that is a good shape you have there...

little update on my end is yanmar 2qm15 is getting a freshen up with rings,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-26-2015
Replies: 32
Views: 3,850
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Keel problems Islander Excalabur 26

man this thread was a looong time ago...but the info is still good...

alan what I meant was that the flex is an inherent part of the boats attiitude so to speak...now mine flexed like crazy in a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-10-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 20,356
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Flying Scot - did I buy the wrong boat?

thouht Id add to the discussion, I found a race worthy flying scott with full suit of racing sails and new trailer for $3000, so just saying guys....

you DONT have to buy new

also some some...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-09-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 20,356
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Flying Scot - did I buy the wrong boat?

stumble its just a differing opinion from yours...I have no affiliation or want to buy new boats...I do however fully know the beauty of buying a used "old" boat, making it new and having just as...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   09-08-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 20,356
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Flying Scot - did I buy the wrong boat?

thats false, sorry...

lasers, fjs, el toros, optimists, sunfish, scots, 505s, I14s, hobie 16s! the list goes on... offer the basics of dinghy sailing and racing and are still raced all around the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-30-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 11,482
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Precision Sails or North Direct.....

boat specific forums

i.e j24 forums, merit 25 forums, j30 forums, cal forums, ericson forums, cca era forums, alberg forums, pearson forums, tartan forums, etc...become a member if you have a boat...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-29-2015
Replies: 2,880
Views: 290,551
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

thats the most stress free lifestyle out there....and you know that! jajaja

peace and good luck on the riding...be careful:wink
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-28-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 11,482
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Precision Sails or North Direct.....

well I guess since this thread got sidetracked a bit(im sorry for being part of that) and the original question and op have not been active, with reason I think its fair to say we can leave this...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-28-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 10,600
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

just sailed the boat with the new kevlar 150, holy crap its an awesome sail...

north sails, kevlar combo...3 years old...really really good shape...pics to come

so new buyer beware, you might...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-27-2015
Replies: 50
Views: 5,091
Posted By christian.hess
Re: latest and greatest binoculars?

well I see this thread has some action lately

little update now after 5-6 months is the binoculars are an excellent buy..I have used them now, and my friend does weekly, even at night

again...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-25-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 4,417
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Do You Pole out your Jib?

yup simple stuff caset

on small boats a whisker pole needs no lines, no lifts or foreguys nothing

I used a bamboo or similar one on my old h28 ketch that fit into the clew, then I sheeted in my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-24-2015
Replies: 229
Views: 27,658
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

shopping for a new genoa...I think I can save up enough in 2.5 months for a smaller genoa

maybe hyde sails...they seem like good people.

wouldnt mind a used genoa however so any leads there Im...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-24-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 11,482
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Precision Sails or North Direct.....

take payments? need my islander 36 genoa for my upcoming trip

jajaja

feel free to pm me...

I AM interested

thanks
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-24-2015
Replies: 94
Views: 10,600
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

well you know what they say...never own 2 sailboats at one time so on that note Im putting up the merit for sale(dont want to but have to)

asking $4.5k negotiable(trailer alone is 2k) can sell...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2015
Replies: 2,880
Views: 290,551
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

newhaul good to see you man!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-24-2015
Replies: 75
Views: 15,537
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Kaufman 47 cutter, anyone have anything on these boats?

looking GOOD man...

can the squat be aleviated or is it just how the kaufman rides? a change in prop might help having said that it looks good at full power

9knots is an awesome speed...is that...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2015
Replies: 2,880
Views: 290,551
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

you have a home in the south here in georgia if you stop by and go down to mexico...
we are in columbus, on the border with alabama...its actually very nice here, and the FOOD I hear is great too
...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2015
Replies: 2,880
Views: 290,551
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

"scooter"

"thailand"

"paradise"

thai boxer punch to the face

that was my "THAI" experience
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-24-2015
Replies: 2,880
Views: 290,551
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

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thats WHY jon you must grasp it and grab it as effervescent it may be at times

look

we get chances...you either take them or you dont...thats IT

no bs here
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2015
Replies: 2,880
Views: 290,551
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

happy to be back posting on here guys..."sabbatical" was great, jajajaja

lets get this thread started again

peace
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2015
Replies: 2,880
Views: 290,551
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

boat almost done bud? whens the splash?:wink:wink
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   08-23-2015
Replies: 2,880
Views: 290,551
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

dont scare me guys...just moved here! jajajaja

anyways my islander 36 thread is alive again...planning stages right now, will be rebuilding the yanmar 2qm for the repower and installing a used...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-23-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 11,482
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Precision Sails or North Direct.....

judy I liked your pricing on both the merit 25 genoa and islander 36 genoa...your prices are COMPETITIVE when comparing to my other favourite place sailwarehouse and national sails(rolly tasker)
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-23-2015
Replies: 229
Views: 27,658
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

good news yanmar 2qm15 will be installed...got a line on a used tranny as the original was corroded

back on track guys

need a better solar panel as well....100watt or so

any deals out there...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   08-23-2015
Replies: 43
Views: 11,482
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Precision Sails or North Direct.....

yikes guys...thats outright stealing...I will not do business with precision...I will go with my gut instinct...in fact I have them on my spam list as they keep sending me stupid emails now about...
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