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Search: Posts Made By: christian.hess
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 3 Days Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 577
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 6 Days Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 907
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 1 Week Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,098
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,362
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 73
Views: 3,870
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Rediscovering one's "Self"

Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 46
Views: 1,780
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 1,362
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) 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 89
Views: 3,667
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 840
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: 942
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: 12,906
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: 2,951
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: 3,036
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: 504
Views: 28,578
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: 937
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: 937
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:...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-18-2014
Replies: 43
Views: 937
Posted By Stu Jackson
Re: eliminated engine...wheres my negative? jajaja

so what would be the simplest way of getting a common ground now, going back to battery terminal?



Don't use anything else.

It always was your electrical ground which was then,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-18-2014
Replies: 29
Views: 1,590
Posted By Group9
Re: How to finance yourself while cruising fulltime?

Sometimes we think we're funnier than we are. You're right, the guy is just wanting some ideas from people who have been there and done that.

To me, the way to do it, is to move on the boat and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-14-2014
Replies: 123
Views: 7,411
Posted By jimgo
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Christian, the sheave looks like it might be for the outer-most winch on the starboard side, and I believe that's for the mainsheet. If you look closely at the pictures of this Islander:
Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger 05-12-2014
Replies: 504
Views: 28,578
Posted By Coquina
Re: Ocean baby rescue underway off Mexico

I think you meant to say offshore or there are a TON of immoral people just in Annapolis :rolleyes:
My own son spent 10% of the first year of his life sailing and the average has continued :cool:
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-10-2014
Replies: 64
Views: 2,739
Posted By gamayun
Re: pics of sail covers made for lazy jack systems?

Here you go, Christian. The openings are attached with velcro that is slated to be replaced this evening....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-03-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,054
Posted By jameswilson29
Re: training for solo non-stop circumnav

Agree with Jon - if you have to come here to ask, you probably shouldn't do it.

Many worthwhile things require extraordinary drive and determination. You do not get that from a listserv. In...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-02-2014
Replies: 41
Views: 2,054
Posted By casey1999
Re: training for solo non-stop circumnav

I think for your trip, an S&S34 is an excellent choice. I have the same boat and she is rock solid. I would suggest reading several books written by those who have single handed non-stop...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-27-2014
Replies: 2,152
Views: 123,649
Posted By fryewe
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

First example:

Eight inch black hour...hand first much it is worth? I dunno...but it's not the cleat that's's the notion.

The wood was...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 04-26-2014
Replies: 65
Views: 3,565
Posted By RichH
Re: Something about the fractional rig that I just don't get...

The problem is that most of what has been published and routinely discussed, (even in US high schools) etc. on how sails (wings, etc) work has been wrong since the time when the Wright Brothers...
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