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Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Downsizing to 25' to 30'

I can help you search around here...some deals are too good to be true like my b oat and my friends...my boat was 1k with a new trailer!

just needed cleaning and bonus was it was an ex racer...but...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Downsizing to 25' to 30'

my mistake...still lovely lovely boats....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 7,885
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

seems we bought the same boat!

solution was straght bleach and cold water rinse...let it sit for a minute rinse

repeat as needed

perfect outcome as you can see without getting into more...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 7,885
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

shnool preefeder is back ON it ws the old luff of the main that was too stretched and hence got stuck

new one once the rolllers were adjusted for sides is acting beatifully
I have a line on a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Days Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 7,885
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

its so cool to learn from those that know!

always a pleasure reading your posts...

I love my nissan 2 stroke dont get me wrong...and I wont sell it for cheap, BELEIVE ME having said that my kid...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Days Ago
Replies: 223
Views: 22,755
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

must have the eye that sees it all

peace
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 7,885
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

schnool, aubrey where are you guys? I need some help

I need help getting the boat out of the water for maintenance

I want to fair and sand the bottom...and check the rudder for delamination
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   3 Days Ago
Replies: 223
Views: 22,755
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Rafa I see it two ways...you can learn to love the ocean OR
YOU COME FROM THE OCEAN AND WILL DIE IN THE OCEAN

as a part of the latter group I never feel like I have left long enough to forget...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 355
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Sailing to Scotland...

enjoy your stuff halcyon and honestly makes me jealous Im stuck in land for a while now and will be until I start cruising again...the world still has many many places I havent been

EUROPE IS ONE...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Downsizing to 25' to 30'

mark love your boat as always but deviils advocate how is downsizing possible with a westsail 32! if I go from my islander 36 to a westsail im UPSIZING by volume, weight, interrior room, appendages...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Days Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 1,065
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Downsizing to 25' to 30'

you have contessa 26 on there...if you like that go even better and get a better sailing marieholm folkboat...they are the best sailing traditional full keel boat ever built in my opinion and they...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 223
Views: 22,755
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

I must say the captains chair look on one sette is looking more and more appealing to me on ANY boat as I age! ajajaja

just sit down and have a drink:wink
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 223
Views: 22,755
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

GUYS!

I REALLY NEED TO SELL THIS BOAT, PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD...


I will give it away for $5.5k cash...first come first serve(I had an offer fall through for 7k so whatever)

I am looking to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 223
Views: 22,755
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

restaurant is BUZZING along, really excited about it and the owner is too...life is good regarding work and family....much needed change, the right decision for sure to come up here

now if only...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 223
Views: 22,755
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW MAN

nice bragging there...

beatiful

man makes me want to not sell my boat

well see what happens
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   1 Week Ago
Replies: 223
Views: 22,755
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Rafa! welcome! I have seen that boat for sale for a long time now...Im glad it finally sold!

please enjoy her

I still have my boat down in el salvador...some prospective buyers but none pull...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 7,885
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

finally rigged and tried out a spinny!
http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/elsalvadorklr/11267392_10100512784717616_8415746790844792920_n_zpsuyro4hra.jpg...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Off-loading from Trailer

thanks for the thread op and pics(schnool) I want to take my boat out of the water too, and need to improve my trailer with a roller

keep the tips coming

thanks
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 7,885
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

heres the kid and the reaching staysail jeje
http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy24/elsalvadorklr/DSC_0558_zpsfx5hlm4y.jpg...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 86
Views: 7,885
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

tried out a new sail today from the boats arsenal of old racing sails

great in 5mph winds...

reaching genny, small % but really light...when the wind is less than 8 or so this goes...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-14-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 7,885
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

little update installed a new 5 oceans windex, works and looks awesome...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-14-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 7,885
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

I have the same! the bolt is probably a cheap galvanised bolt that overtime rusts out and fuses...mine is hinged just like yours...

I have to install a new topping lift on my mast in order to run...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-14-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 7,885
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

awesome! I have no seal there either...however I used weather stripping to seal my forehatch and it did an amazing job to seal out water in rain here...

its about half an inch wide and double...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   06-07-2015
Replies: 25
Views: 1,667
Posted By christian.hess
Re: New to sailing and thinking of getting a sailing dinghy.

if I may add a differing opinion lasers arent starter dinghies by any sense...they are and can be very uncomfortable, wet and awkward for beginners, they are overcanvased and true race boats as we...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   05-26-2015
Replies: 86
Views: 7,885
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

congrats man! feel free to post on here, the more the better!

cheers
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