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Search: Posts Made By: Jeff_H
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Simple Question-How good is the sailing in the Chesapeake ?

There was nothing stupid about your question. Even if you were a knowledgeable sailor it would be a reasonable question. There is a Learning to Sail section but you are welcome to post where you...
Forum: Chesapeake Bay 5 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 835
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Simple Question-How good is the sailing in the Chesapeake ?

I have sailed on the Chesapeake bay for the past 30 years and have sailed on much of the U.S. Atlantic coast at one time or another. While I am very partial to the Bay and think its one of the best...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: new to Sail Net

Welcome to SailNet. There are sailors of all stripes around here, and a whole lot of with backgrounds similar to yours. So welcome aboard and enjoy yhe voyage.

Forum: Beneteau 1 Week Ago
Replies: 81
Views: 5,300
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Beneteau Halts Production?

Sometimes, all it takes is a phone call. I called Chris Doscher, who is the North American Sales Director for Beneteau. Although Chris does not know me from Adam, like last time I called, he called...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,577
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: sailing as exercise?

Add me to the list of those who loses weight while cruising (or racing).

I also want to discuss Bubble's next to last point. I too generally sleep more deeply and longer on the boat. I have...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-23-2014
Replies: 143
Views: 6,968
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Why are wheels so big?

I want to address the questions about my earlier statement on autopilots. Generally boats which are designed with large steering wheels depend on having a larger portion of the mechanical advantage...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 11-21-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 3,192
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Full keel or larger boat???

A couple quick thoughts here:
People who are prone to motion sickness fall in one of three categories:1. People who get sick from quick motion, 2. People who get sick from wide ranges of motion, and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-15-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,273
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Interesting Sail plan...and boat

Back in the 1970s, there had been a lot of experiments with this basic rig. Usually the main mast (mizzen) was further aft than on this design. In reality, based on what the design world understands...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-11-2014
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Raritan PHII toilets

I don't know when or where you looked but the list price for the pump housing with the shaft seal cartridge is around $70.00 and Defender has that part for around $60.00.

Raritan PHII Pump Housing...
Forum: Beneteau 11-07-2014
Replies: 81
Views: 5,300
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Beneteau Halts Production?

Beneteau does not have a shortage of 'teak' and they are not stopping or slowing production of boats. I don't know what the deal is with Fleur de Mer, but I could not let this one lie without...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 10-13-2014
Replies: 1,167
Views: 141,928
Posted By Jeff_H
Re: Production Boats and the Limits

With all due respect, if you actually studied the lines and the naval architecture of the historic vessels you cited, you would see that they did not have round bottoms as much as elliptical bottoms...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-05-2014
Replies: 126
Views: 6,494
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: 426
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: 7,111
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: 2,932
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: 4,833
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: 4,833
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: 4,833
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: 402,379
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: 355
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: 4,114
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: 3,329
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: 4,114
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: 2,391
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: 272
Views: 22,160
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,...
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