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Search: Posts Made By: Encre2Chine
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2010
Replies: 83
Views: 4,381
Posted By Encre2Chine
Thanks :)..it's only club racing, but it's great...

Thanks :)..it's only club racing, but it's great fun...We have been really bad since we won the Hong-Macau-Hong Kong race last October, and this sure warms us up for the season:)
We sail a Beneteau...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2010
Replies: 83
Views: 4,381
Posted By Encre2Chine
First sail of the year on 2nd January : 2 hour...

First sail of the year on 2nd January : 2 hour race between cans...1st at the finish line, 1st at conpensated time (after rating applies) and faster boat on the water all divisions (which grants us...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Encre2Chine
Code 0s are held at the luff (unlike asymetric...

Code 0s are held at the luff (unlike asymetric spinnakers) by a "anti-twist" removable forestay, most of them with a furler system, but you're right, the tack would be ahead of the forestay...
Let's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By Encre2Chine
How about a Code 0 Gennaker ?..

How about a Code 0 Gennaker ?..
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 5,925
Posted By Encre2Chine
At last, someone supporting my sceptissism.. ;) ...

At last, someone supporting my sceptissism.. ;)
This one coming after the post you wrote about the piracy in Somalia...I have to join your fan club !
As a matter of fact my best sailing buds (and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 5,925
Posted By Encre2Chine
"I can't think of a good reason not to radio and...

"I can't think of a good reason not to radio and get a search started, can you?"
Of course not...does mr Journalist has better proof than the FBI that he did not try ?
Okok...just teasing and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 5,925
Posted By Encre2Chine
Not sure how I should take "wombat" (never heart...

Not sure how I should take "wombat" (never heart that before...)but Good one :D:p
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 5,925
Posted By Encre2Chine
No one knows anything about what happened... ...

No one knows anything about what happened...
Maybe it did happen like he said...and his ex-girlfriend just found a good opportunity for a nasty revenge or something..who knows ?
The journalist...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-02-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,911
Posted By Encre2Chine
I think it's just that boat sellers are only...

I think it's just that boat sellers are only interested in selling boats right now, rather than bother with bottom jobs or pulprit modifications.
No such thing as boat crisis here in Hong Kong. 45...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,301
Posted By Encre2Chine
In my humble opinion, and I know most of you know...

In my humble opinion, and I know most of you know more and better than I do, the GPS should be cseen as a colorful back-up tool only meant to verify that the navigation calculations are correct.
I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-19-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,073
Posted By Encre2Chine
Hi Colin, No disrespect but...THIS is your...

Hi Colin,
No disrespect but...THIS is your first mistake. No matter what, if the boat (or you...which sounds a bit like it, honestly) is not prepared, that is just it. If you don't spend lots of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-19-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,073
Posted By Encre2Chine
As for sailing ability (almost forgot this...

As for sailing ability (almost forgot this detail, haha), keep in mind that this is a rather "flat" hull. Well reefed and set she can handle 25kt wind nice and easy if the sea is nice. Once you start...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-19-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 2,073
Posted By Encre2Chine
Hi Colin, I own a new First 31.7 in Hong Kong...

Hi Colin,
I own a new First 31.7 in Hong Kong and have been sailing a lot for 3 months now (already put nearly 600 miles..and week-end sailing only :) !). Maybe the first impressions would help :...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-19-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Encre2Chine
Hi Adam, The few used boats in HK I have...

Hi Adam,
The few used boats in HK I have investigated before going for a new one were much too big, even if a few really good deals were proposed. Besides, I was really lucky as my boat was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,554
Posted By Encre2Chine
Bene305 for Beneteau 30.5 ? I will have the...

Bene305 for Beneteau 30.5 ?
I will have the Raymarine rep here in Hong Kong working with me to install the X5 on my First 31.7 next Friday (24th). Will take pics and will share if you're interested...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 2,560
Posted By Encre2Chine
Hi Rick, Ok then, I'll be the first :) I...

Hi Rick,
Ok then, I'll be the first :)
I think not having a second set of reef points on a main is not only stupid (specially since a brand new one is being made just for you) but also dangerous....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,925
Posted By Encre2Chine
..not yet :o ...when I took the photo. It is now...

..not yet :o ...when I took the photo. It is now :( but forward enough not too spoil the volume too much :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,925
Posted By Encre2Chine
I know the boom is misplaced...

I know the boom is misplaced...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,925
Posted By Encre2Chine
Ok ok...but it should all be sorted out this...

Ok ok...but it should all be sorted out this week-end :D
(Beneteau First 31.7)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5,786
Posted By Encre2Chine
Funny idea to have a wheel on a 27/28ft :o A...

Funny idea to have a wheel on a 27/28ft :o
A must have I would recommand if you want hot water and a few other comfort items, is a shore line and a battery charger.
Not sure where you are so I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Encre2Chine
Thanks John :) I tried to rig her to be as...

Thanks John :)
I tried to rig her to be as easy as can be for a start...lazy jacks and bag, furled genoa, etc... so not that fast yet, but the time will come :laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,597
Posted By Encre2Chine
Hello, I am thinking of a Raymarine X5 for my...

Hello,
I am thinking of a Raymarine X5 for my First 31.7.
It seems that Raymarine has postponed the release a few times since last year, but it is now available, and supposed to supersede the...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Encre2Chine
Ok..last of the introduction pictures. Again,...

Ok..last of the introduction pictures.
Again, nice to meet you all. See you on the forum :)
Cheers
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Encre2Chine
There she is...but 97Kb max doesn't leave much...

There she is...but 97Kb max doesn't leave much room for nice pics.
I think I'll open a Gallery, when I have enough interesting pictures to share :)
Good day to all.
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By Encre2Chine
Hi Paul, Yep... and a few miles away are a...

Hi Paul,

Yep... and a few miles away are a few hundreds of untouched little islands and rocks, white sand beaches and pink granite cliffs. It sounds like yuo've been through this and...is it a...
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