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Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Days Ago
Replies: 85
Views: 3,143
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Do You Pole out your Jib?

yup simple stuff caset

on small boats a whisker pole needs no lines, no lifts or foreguys nothing

I used a bamboo or similar one on my old h28 ketch that fit into the clew, then I sheeted in my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   6 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 6,490
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Precision Sails or North Direct.....

do you have pics of your sail? I just went through this speaking with the main sales guy at precision, wnated a new cruising dacron for my merit 25...price was ok, not awesome...I will withhold my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 36
Views: 1,285
Posted By christian.hess
Re: tiller pilots: simrad or raymarine????

we must differentiate new from old...any brand

good luck!

youll be happy either way I hope

I cruised with a simrad exposed and never expected a warranty or part from simrad....ever nor would...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 93
Views: 8,641
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Merit 25 sailors?

seems we bought the same boat!

solution was straght bleach and cold water rinse...let it sit for a minute rinse

repeat as needed

perfect outcome as you can see without getting into more...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 227
Views: 23,743
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Islander 36 projects in paradise!!!!!

Rafa I see it two ways...you can learn to love the ocean OR
YOU COME FROM THE OCEAN AND WILL DIE IN THE OCEAN

as a part of the latter group I never feel like I have left long enough to forget...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Sailing to Scotland...

enjoy your stuff halcyon and honestly makes me jealous Im stuck in land for a while now and will be until I start cruising again...the world still has many many places I havent been

EUROPE IS ONE...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   02-23-2015
Replies: 31
Views: 1,615
Posted By christian.hess
Re: 3 hp outboard--how far

I get much more than 2 hours out of my nissan/tohatsu 3.5 at half throttle, however my boat is light...

these are all similar engines...I had an evinrude 3.3 with the exact same tank, head...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   02-16-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 1,867
Posted By christian.hess
Re: increasing and consolidating standing rigging size

I can agree with both "sides" here

while jeffS POST is spot on manufacturing wise there are many times when being out there that boats can benefit with either stregthening rigging or adding...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   01-14-2015
Replies: 102
Views: 6,603
Posted By christian.hess
Re: One Ship Stupid

I will say that this got intense!

Im the first to admit that I suck at knots...however it hasnt stopped me from cruising or seing places.

someone once told me you can sail anywhere you want...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   01-07-2015
Replies: 118
Views: 7,252
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Bluewater with no engine?

awesome

I KNEW it was ichiban as the young couploe frequently posted on latitue38, they bought the boat for pennies and outfitted and sailed along the south pacific just fine...barebones and...
Forum: Diesel   12-30-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Fuel leaks on Yanmar 2gm20f

a cheap fix is to switch or flip the copper washers around and retorque the banjo

yes the engine filter is the primary

get new ones while the flipped retorqued washers last for a while

we...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-30-2014
Replies: 90
Views: 6,925
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Any way to check keel bolts?

just like my 36 j bolts you have nuts you can take off and or torque when the keel is on the ground

do not attempt to torque them in the water

cheers
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-20-2014
Replies: 39
Views: 2,692
Posted By christian.hess
Re: To Sail or to Sit

thats what happens when you write in spanish thought processes! jajaja

"paradisiaco":)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-18-2014
Replies: 49
Views: 2,676
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Water vs Gas

never ever:d serioulsy

having said that its done all the time
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-15-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Solstice inflatable

well yeah it might seem alot but you will have to test your individual boat, stuff like what material is used, or if its braced by a seat and or what the transom is made out of and how its designed...
Forum: Living Aboard   12-14-2014
Replies: 453
Views: 33,043
Posted By christian.hess
Re: How poor is the average liveaboard cruiser?

another awesome nostradamus thread! jajaja

man if I only knew there were only 3 GROUPS of cruisers or sailors out there

man I just wish I knew this before hovering around all 3 of those groups...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-12-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Solstice inflatable

I compensate for the sun and heat effect of compressed air

so inflate and push with your hand...if you can push in 2 inches or so you are good

alterantely if you have any wrinkle or folds like...
Forum: Electric/Hybrid   12-12-2014
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Battery (and solar) for weekender

word...Ive been looking recentlty, everytyhing from renogy panels to small flexible 20watters can be had for less than a 100, get a simple controller and battery and you wont have to worry about the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-09-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Solstice inflatable

awesome... post a pic or two to see the condition

something I always do is verify water flow and then if needed de grime the lower unit(you dont want to burn the impeller up)

pinesol in a...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   12-08-2014
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Solstice inflatable

good deals

the small older 2 stroke 2-3.5hp engines are very bulletproof and awesome performers and easy to maintain

tohatsu, nissans, evinrudes, suzukis, even mercs and such later on

good...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-06-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,105
Posted By christian.hess
Re: 30k Sailing Kitty, what’s your next move?

there are mki mkii mk3...during those years both mast height and draft changed(this was very slight, I cant remeber though...I for sure know the rigs changed and mast height did)...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-05-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,105
Posted By christian.hess
Re: 30k Sailing Kitty, what’s your next move?

Im not overly aggresive, however I have often been called out for knowing more than the actual owner of the boat that is being sold and often I find that you can push your luck

if this is the...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   12-05-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 3,105
Posted By christian.hess
Re: 30k Sailing Kitty, what’s your next move?

pearson triton, yankee 30, contessa 32, bodega bay 30/farralone 29, cape dory 28, 30, 32? 35, westsail 32, westsail 28, cal 30, cal 31, ericson 30, ericson 32, 35, s&s 34,morgan 31, 34(early models),...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-04-2014
Replies: 152
Views: 9,947
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Why are wheels so big?

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh snappppppppppppppppp!

I havent measured my wheel yet however as most things in my life its kinda in "the middle"

just a guess tho! ajajajajajajaja

man people these days,...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   12-02-2014
Replies: 152
Views: 9,947
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Why are wheels so big?

if the wheel falls off in your hand shes a keeper! ajajaja:D
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