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Search: Posts Made By: Jeff_H
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 1 Week Ago
Replies: 991
Views: 120,513
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: 5,912
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: 410
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: 5,386
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: 2,770
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: 4,507
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: 4,507
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: 4,507
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: 379,854
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: 306
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: 3,844
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: 3,133
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: 3,844
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: 2,226
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: 259
Views: 19,587
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: 459
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: 423
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: 266
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: 1,351
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: 1,316
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: 2,970
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: 2,998
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: 1,260
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: 2,060
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: 2,851
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...
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