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Search: Posts Made By: christian.hess
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Day Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 5,374
Posted By capta
Re: Opinions on Coursemaster Autopilots

Those Benmars have been around half a century or so. They may not have all the bells and whistles of the modern units, but they are certainly are much more reliable than anything available today....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Day Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By KismetP362
Re: Looking for 36-40', plus sized cockpit

Don't forget the Draft... If you are gunkholeing, you'll need either a good size tender or a shallow draft. To this, a family boat really needs an efficient way on and off. This means an oversized...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 140
Views: 8,665
Posted By Dango
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Wow that sucks to hear! I just found this thread after seeing your sig countless times in other topics. It really looks great and you've come a long way with it. This is a crappy setback but just...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Days Ago
Replies: 140
Views: 8,665
Posted By mrhoneydew
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Just keep at it, man. You will get there. Check out Untie the Lines #1 - #40 on YouTube if you haven't already seen it. I have a total crush on this German woman who bought a boat in Panama last Fall...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 5 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 665
Posted By twomikes
Re: Inflatable Boat Airfloor Replacement with Plywood

This morning I installed the floor, pumped it up and took it for a spin around the bay. It works great!
I am not worried about the portability of the floor as the boat stays inflated throughout the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 68
Views: 3,239
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Sailing around the world on a Sunfish - non stop

Ok, to the OP, you are seriously out of touch... the sunfish is too slow... you need to use a laser... Get cracking... cause this guy is gonna beat you to it...

Laser Record...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 1 Week Ago
Replies: 42
Views: 2,051
Posted By RichH
Re: Single line reefing question

I usually like to set/raise with a slightly dipped pole / taught luff so that the luff of the symm is more stable initially; then, once raised, I then 'from the cockpit' will 'diggle' with the pole...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 144
Views: 5,535
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: Max wind

A reasonable question. I don't have a reasonable answer.

There are two factors.

First is weight. How much water needs to come aboard for the boat to sit so low that additional water is shipped...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 3,037
Posted By fryewe
Re: How do I handle insurance claims?

Too short...too long...too tight...too loose...

Maybe I'm just too thick and missing something here...

But isn't that all irrelevant? The relevant point is the riggers dropped the rig and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 687
Posted By Jaramaz
Re: open cpn issues(cm93)

OpenCPN is a good/high quality software, works on many platforms. No reason why it shouldn't work. At the same time, it accepts many different chart formats.

There is always the possibility to buy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 928
Posted By Shinook
Re: Cutless Bearing Sledge Hammer Installation

This kind of stuff boils my blood.

The amount of half a**ed crap I've found boatyards doing is absolutely astonishing. I've just come to the conclusion that you either have to watch over their...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,148
Posted By capta
Re: Stainless/Teak swim platforms from China...

Yea, yea, yea. Chinese this is crap, Chinese that is crap.
Well, 8 months ago we bought some good old USA hot dip galvanized chain and already the galvanizing is gone on a good bit of it and it's...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,547
Posted By MedSailor
Re: How is boat beer made?

I used to brew quite often, and since I lived aboard, it was always on the boat. In fact, at the homebrewtalk forum I go by the name "brewonboard".

The trend in the USA homebrew scene is to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 4,014
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Rediscovering one's "Self"

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,888
Posted By JonEisberg
Re: Jacklines - where to run them?

Yeah, but that's because Evans is an experienced voyager more inclined to focus on Prevention, rather than a Cure that can be purchased at West Marine... :-)

It's been a week since I linked to...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,547
Posted By eherlihy
Re: How is boat beer made?

Ginger beer is easy:

Peel and grate 1 tbsp of fresh ginger root
Boil 1 cup of water, add 1/2 cup of sugar and ginger root.
Remove from heat and add 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2014
Replies: 89
Views: 3,825
Posted By Torvie
Re: Boats like S&S 34

Hi all,

As the owner of the last S&S 34 built (2008), I thought I should inject some facts into this debate. My boat was built as a cruiser (5000kg whereas a strict racer with carbon rig could be...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-12-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 869
Posted By RichH
Re: Main sail can be difficult to raise

1. Scour out the slug track ... go up the mast and CLEAN the slug track
2. LUBE the whole track with McLube or other 'dry' teflon lubricant ....
3. carve a piece of paraffin wax (candle, etc.) to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 06-06-2014
Replies: 23
Views: 1,005
Posted By travlineasy
Re: budget estimate for adding roller furling???

Christian, Here's a video I shot today of my furler - I love it! The drum is large, which makes it very easy to furl, even in strong winds, the aluminum sheaves overlap, no pins to break or fall out,...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 06-02-2014
Replies: 247
Views: 13,199
Posted By killarney_sailor
Re: Multi-Day Offshores: The Elephant In The Salon

I think there is a big difference between a delivery on an unfamiliar boat and a couple sailing a boat they have been on for a few years and know intimately, both in terms of handling and knowing...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-31-2014
Replies: 47
Views: 2,994
Posted By davidpm
Re: Pissed off crew

I totally get what everyone is saying about captaining and crewing on others boats. I've been doing pretty much the same thing RD has been doing for the last 5 years or so.

I hate being on someone...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-30-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 3,080
Posted By Minnesail
Re: Most Exhausting Delivery thus far

RockDude, we all understand. You're awesome and so are your kids. Anyone who isn't as awesome must suck. All Americans make 70k right out of college, and if they don't it's their fault. Got it.
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-20-2014
Replies: 565
Views: 31,254
Posted By chall03
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

I just found this... :)

Associated Press
21st May 2014
San Diego

Cruising family begins event free circumnavigation.

Charles and Erica of the SV Larggard Heart a Swan 90 have recently...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 975
Posted By SVAuspicious
Re: eliminated engine...wheres my negative? jajaja

You will want a controller for the solar to avoid boiling the water out of your batteries. It doesn't have to be fancy. A little lost efficiency is a small price to pay to avoid cooking your...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-18-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 975
Posted By Classic30
Re: eliminated engine...wheres my negative? jajaja

Christian, if you want KISS as possible and you don't mind having wires in the engine bay, to save yourself much effort and make it easier for someone if (when!) the engine goes back in, I'd suggest:...
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