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Search: Posts Made By: Jeff_H
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Just looking for thoughts and recomendations on installing my new chartplotter

I have a breaker/switch marked 'Navigation' which powers up the two GPS's on the boat. (The one at the nav station reads through the sailing instruments.) The other is a chart plotter in the cockpit....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Days Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 745
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Weird weird july weather.....

We have had a series of high pressure systems coming in from the west and low pressure systems moving up the coast. It makes for a steep pressure gradient and a lot of wind. While most of these lows...
Forum: Hunter 2 Days Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Welded mast on a Vision 32?

While I cannot say with absolute certainty that I remember this correctly, my recollection of the only Hunter Vision 32 that I have been on is that it had a weld in the mast near the hounds (the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 3 Days Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 2,843
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

While the Beneteau 285 is a nice design, I do have a couple comments to add.
1. It is very much harder to learn to sail on a boat with a steering wheel. Non-sailors expect a wheel to be easier but...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 4 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Sail up to reduce rolling?

But flogging a sail can really shorten its life quite quickly. It is the worst thing you can do to a sail.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 4 Days Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 4,624
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Smallest sailboat to use in blue water safely

I sometimes read these threads as almost being rhetorical and at best speculative.After all, to take a small boat off shore, and to safely make major passages requires a lot skill and knowledge. And...
Forum: Electronics 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 141
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Raymarine ST 60 wind - speed is WRONG

I have a ST 60 wind instrument that would occasionally give what seemed like eroneous wind speeds. It can be a variety of settings errors. One time the windspeed was avaraging at a different...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Which type of boat is best?

You have gotten some very good suggestions. The title question to this thread is closely akin to the question, "How long is a piece of string?". I mean you no disrespect at all, but the right boat...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4,989
Views: 302,896
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

But I am not sure that is really true. I am seeing more and more boats with 2:1 main halyards. And modern sail cloth is lighter than the Dacron sail cloths it replaces. So I think that the case can...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 774
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Boat won't come up into wind

George,

While I am basically in agreement with you on the rake issue, I would suggest that the actual rake actual dimension that the boat currently has does not matter at all.

It sounds like...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 774
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Boat won't come up into wind

While your description is not all that clear, it sounds like the boat has 'lee-helm', which means the boat tries to turn away from the wind in a gust. That is a relatively dangerous condition...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,792
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: We have fallen for the Cheoy Lee 40 Offshore

To some extent, that was the basis of my comment about the Galaxy sailing like the Medalist looked like it should. What hurt the Medalist was their short waterline coupled with their small sail plan,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4,989
Views: 302,896
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I am not Bob, and like you I am interested in seeing Bob's opinion on this, but I would like to express my point of view. I would say that, yes a ketch is a relic in this modern era, but not for the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,792
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: We have fallen for the Cheoy Lee 40 Offshore

Jon,
Thanks for the kind comment.

Add me to the list of folks who dreamed about owning a Medalist as a kid.. But then I discovered how slow they were even compared to the boats of the day. Then...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,792
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: We have fallen for the Cheoy Lee 40 Offshore

While I too really admire Bill Tripp's work, unlike the smaller LeCamptes, I believe the Fastnet was penned by Bill Luders (A.E. Luders). ;)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,792
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: We have fallen for the Cheoy Lee 40 Offshore

I know both of these boats pretty well. Both are beautiful boats to look at but by any objective standard neither sail particularly well, especially in light or heavy air. Both boats really hate...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Mill Creek (Whitehall Bay) Inlet

I live on Mill Creek near Cantlers. My boat draws 6'-4" empty and closer to 6'-6" with the tanks and lockers full and ready to go out for week or more. I have only hit bottom once and that was after...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 3,658
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Boats like S&S 34

It probably would have held up about as well as ISKAREEN which finished 9 days ahead of PERIE BANOU ROLLY TASKER, or AMTEC WITS ALADDIN (a Farr 11.6 sistership of my boat but with an open transom and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 3,658
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Boats like S&S 34

The S&S 39 clearly shares a lot of DNA with the S&S designed Tartan 41
1972 Tartan 41 Sail Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: so I finally bought a boat.. after all these years

If it is a two cylinder and green and a gas engine, it might be a Universal Blue Jacket, which was half of a Universal Ulitilty 4, a predecessor to the Atomic 4. I had one on a boat that I owned and...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: so I finally bought a boat.. after all these years

If the boat in your avatar is your new boat, then it is neither a Hunter or an Irwin, but a Thunderbird 26.

Jeff
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,989
Views: 302,896
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Bob,

I am in 100% agreement with you. I am nuts.

As to you points, Starting from the bottom up, the only other designer that I know of using steel masts is Colvin and your exclusion of 'pigs...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 3,658
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Boats like S&S 34

Just to set the record straight, I brought up the Dehler 36-2 as an answer to this specific question quoted above.from the original poster asking me personally what would be my favorite pick,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,989
Views: 302,896
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

While 175 degrees of positive stability seems beyond belief for almost any boat, there are some items in his designs which Brent has described that do contribute to a higher limit of positive...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 3,658
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Boats like S&S 34

I got it from several places. First of all, I got from racing a Palmer Johnson 34 which I believe was an American finished version of the S&S 34 which we sailed with a crew of 7 to 9 depending on the...
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