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Search: Posts Made By: Jeff_H
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 126
Views: 5,397
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

I think that it is a good thing that this thread has in part drifted from naming brands to broader discussions of how to prepare to cruise and what are the factors that make a good offshore cruiser,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-09-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Jet Class 14'

As others have said, the Jet was essentially a state of the art International 14 when they were designed. I've only sailed a Jet a few times when I was on the sailing team in college at away events...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-08-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 3,957
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

I apologize in advance that this is quite long and I worte it for another purpose but it is a detailed discussion of double enders which starts with a bit of history.

When you look at really old...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-07-2014
Replies: 58
Views: 2,615
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Do I need new sails

Regarding the question of rake, below is the sailplan for ABH3's boat.
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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-04-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 4,266
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Tiller or Wheel for Solo?

Ah but you forgot to note that he is within easy reach of his beer. Priorities, Priorities....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 4,266
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Tiller or Wheel for Solo?

Your comments are very valid, and relevant to the discussion at hand. I personally welcome and am interested in your comments and would have even if they did not essentially concur with my own. ;)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 07-21-2014
Replies: 86
Views: 4,266
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Tiller or Wheel for Solo?

I have single-handed for a long time and on a lot of different types of boats both with and wheel and without wheel locks. I also did a lot of single-handed racing. For me below a 35 feeter, a tiller...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 07-11-2014
Replies: 5,316
Views: 368,525
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

I think that Christian Hess's post# 4991 rightly gets to the heart of a bigger matter, namely the whole nebulous issue of defining what is an ocean going vessel, distance cruiser- and/or cruiser for...
Forum: Hunter 07-08-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 288
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 07-07-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 3,596
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: Gear & Maintenance 06-17-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 3,004
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Kiwigrip - first experience...


I had a pretty long chat with the folks who rep Kiwigrip. The factory only mixes a limited number of colors, but you can get it tinted to almost any color that you can think of. Their...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 06-05-2014
Replies: 74
Views: 3,596
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Advice For Good Boat To Learn On

With all due respect, having spent years sailing both the J-22 and the Ensign, if Nancy is trying to learn to sail, an Ensign would be pretty low on my list of choices since they tend to be tender,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-04-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 2,119
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Heavier better motion comfort ?

It seems about time for me to weigh in on this. In and of itself, weight does nothing good for a boat. In and of itself, weight does not make a boat stronger, it does not make it more seaworthy, it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-21-2014
Replies: 243
Views: 17,512
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.


If the house are roughly equal size-equal age batteries, then I would run with the house bank switched to "both" pretty much continuously. This means equal wear and tear on both batteries,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 454
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Fiberglass experts/engineers answer please

There was an excellent study of the effect of time on fiberglass that was sponsored by a Marine Insurance association and performed by a composites testing lab. It used to be available on line but I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-28-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Installing Origo 3000

Origo makes a great gimballed mounting kit for their stoves. What is neat about it is that it can be lowered very quickly which allows the stove sit on a flat surface when not being used so it does...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-23-2014
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: What percentage of boats are sold for competition vs sport?

I would suggest that you contact the NMMA (National Marine Manufacturers Association) to get those stats for the US. I would also try BoatUS who gathers these kinds of statistics for their lobbying...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-17-2014
Replies: 13
Views: 1,316
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Docking questions

I would suggest that you do a couple things.
-Make up your spring lines so that they are attached to each other and have an eye at the location of the midships cleat.
-run a piece of low stretch...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-16-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,284
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: What material is best for boat yards?

If I had to design a paving material for a marina working area, I would use a based of a foot or two of a self compacting stone like #2 rock. I would then put down filter cloth to make future...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-30-2014
Replies: 63
Views: 2,867
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Is a Vang Really Useful on a mid to Large Boat?

I am reading this thread and shaking my head at some of these responses. I would have expected some of these responses back in the 1960's but not today. Like my estemed colleagues Ron, (Faster), Bob...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2014
Replies: 42
Views: 2,926
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: 22ft on Lake Huron

As I have read through this thread, it seems like KejaGrad, the original poster could be left with more questions than answers. After all there seems to be a number of 'drivers' which could help to...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-24-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,191
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Cement Ballast - Pros/Cons

While there have been a number of boats which have had cement ballast, there is nothing good about cement ballast and if that is really the case it would normally be a deal breaker for me.

As Bob...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-22-2014
Replies: 37
Views: 1,961
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: displacement/ballast ratio

That last sentence probably would have been clearer if it has said, "The smaller D/L of the longer waterline boat would perhaps suggest that it is a lighter boat and therefore as viewed by...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-10-2014
Replies: 31
Views: 2,696
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Low friction rings for single-line reefing

I have never seen a single line reefing system which actually worked very well. There tends to be a lot of friction, much higher line loads, and an absurd amount of line to haul. I have actually...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-09-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 1,114
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Getting into sailing

There is a lot of good advice in this discussion, but at the heart of it, I would strongly back the suggestion to buy a small inexpensive boat for your first boat and sail the living daylights out of...
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