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Search: Posts Made By: christian.hess
Forum: Living Aboard 3 Days Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 4,641
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

Late to the party here, but a few comments picking up on recent posts:


Recent research supports this age-old wisdom: Money definitely can't buy you happiness. Money can buy a lot of things...
Forum: Racing 5 Days Ago
Replies: 142
Views: 7,470
Posted By Minnewaska
Re: Team Vestas Wind grounded in the VOR

I don't get the point of debating whether these guys should be banned, unless you are in the crowd that writes the $25 million check to send them around the world. If that crowd doesn't trust these...
Forum: Living Aboard 6 Days Ago
Replies: 92
Views: 4,641
Posted By Tenoch
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

I started reading this thread thinking "Hell yeah, live the life, I'm rich as hell" but by the time I got to this point reading all the posts I'm thinking "F-all I'm dirt poor" :( Truth is I sold...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 49
Views: 2,092
Posted By chrisncate
Re: Sailboat interior seaworthy design

Well, here are some pics, hope they help and inspire your Alberg journey!

Bronze CP's, cut not drilled yet. Old ones in pic for perspective:

http://i59.tinypic.com/28aqaty.jpg

Installed, G10...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,414
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

My mainsheet setup is the same as the factor 4:1 with a 2:1 traveler. No reason to change it for me. I did increase the backstay purchase to 24:1 and run it up to the traveler. Works great while...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,414
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

Christian Hess, you are correct, the older boats are stronger than the newer ones. The photos on the Skedaddle site are a very good reference but the site does run slow. The reinforcements at the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By copacabana
Re: Whole lotta shakin' goin' on revisted, Part 6

Thanks for the update Skip!



Siamese, why comment?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,414
Posted By zz4gta
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

Hello, I'm also a Merit 25 sailor. Great boats. I've done a full bottom job, template the keel and rudder, long board, barrier coat, etc. I've also re-cored most of the deck, replaced the mast step,...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 3,048
Posted By newhaul
Re: Full keel or larger boat???

Hey man glad to hear your back on the water where all true sailors feel best at home
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 1 Week Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 4,679
Posted By JimsCAL
Re: Canvas Costs

I have to agree. That's why I was VERY pleasantly surprised by the quote from Sailors Choice of $300 for a complete redo of my current one or $900 for a new one on the old frame. When I told him I...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,475
Posted By vtp
Re: sailing as exercise?

Strongly agree. Two that I've owned (I've been tracking for more than a decade and it's cheaper to replace the whole thing than fix it when it breaks) wouldn't register a HR lower than 90bpm and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,475
Posted By vtp
Re: sailing as exercise?

When I started out sailing a lot I tried to quantify this for myself. I'm probably a bit like the OPs daughter enthusiastic about but not obsessed with fitness.

I've got a drawer full of wearable...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 117
Views: 4,679
Posted By captainmurph
Re: Canvas Costs

Questions:


Does the existing canvas seem to fit well but is just torn and tired?
Does the shape of the existing dodger work for you or would you like modifications in overall size?
What...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,414
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

You are going to laugh, but I used regular old turtle wax, compound, polish, and wax, and the quality of the job was indistinguishable from some of these guys that laud the poly-glow. Granted, I put...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 2,475
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: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,414
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

Yes don't you know you should be sailing a Mac 26x, with a bluewater bucket? And you should have paid $400 for a survey for a trailer sailor you know.

All I can say is, I'm glad purchases don't...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 3,048
Posted By Oregonian
Re: Full keel or larger boat???

Ahoy Rzulick,
This thread has again attracted a number of responses that, I feel, are erroneous. For the most part, Christian.hess has stated what I too believe. He is obviously talking from real...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 33
Views: 1,414
Posted By aeventyr60
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

Tsk, Tsk, Tsk Christian,

Impulsive buy, no survey, no insurance, no threads on buying the merit 25, very, very disappointed in you....surely your in for a lot of misery and countless dollars spent...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 143
Views: 6,882
Posted By MedSailor
Re: Why are wheels so big?

Good memory. ;) Yes, it was me, but I also found the adjustment valve, right under the hub of the wheel (within easy reach) which changes how many turns it takes to move the rudder. This...
Forum: Electrical Systems 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 657
Posted By travlineasy
Re: New solar install battery selection

I use 4 T-105s as a house battery setup, keep them charged with a 100-watt Grape solar panel I purchased from Home Depot. It is mounted on the stern rail using Bimini fittings and a couple short...
Forum: Engines 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 875
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Using Diesel To Charge Batteries

This topic always gives me a chuckle especially when I work on so many engines with 10,000+ hours of "light loading".

#1 If you need to charge and have no other means then by all means RUN THE...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,001
Posted By Maine Sail
Re: Help planning electric engine conversion

Not at all. Cell prices have barely moved in the last 4 years. What has changed as the cells have gotten better CALB CA and CAM series and the prices have remained stable.

If you compare them to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 1,123
Posted By downeast450
Re: Lets Talk Radar Mounts.

Simple enough to build a pole mount. I followed Rik Hall's example here on Sailnet and with scrounged aluminum plate it cost me the welder's time. Under $100.00. Works fine. Is high enough for...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,001
Posted By alctel
Re: Help planning electric engine conversion

Thanks to everyone for the feedback and esp CH for the links

The Torqueedo line is really expensive, as already mentioned. I think if I go through with this I'll put my own system together, using...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,640
Views: 197,406
Posted By MikeOReilly
Re: Voyaging on $500 per month

Nicely said BFN. And you touch on an interesting question -- one that is very real for me and my spouse right now. We left last Spring, but are now back on land for another winter work stint. This...
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