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Search: Posts Made By: christian.hess
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-04-2014
Replies: 40
Views: 1,859
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Solar upgrade and energy questions... Help!

my old boat had the very popular semi hard dodger design that actually is easier to buiild or make than a full canvas dodger

the hard top was curved making a felixible panel the best choice there...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-04-2014
Replies: 239
Views: 10,105
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Best metal sailboat information

anywhere in the world???????????????????????????????????

id say the med first
panama lately has had a price spike regarding boats, it used to be you could get deals there a lot more than now....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-04-2014
Replies: 239
Views: 10,105
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Best metal sailboat information

the problem shank is you went on that steel boat thread...which is ww3 and a bit more and absiluetly useless for anyone wanting information.

the fact that people still go there and get sucked into...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 09-03-2014
Replies: 102
Views: 8,832
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Worst Sailboats Ever!

well its better than badmouthing other peoples boats and creations, which apparently lately is the way things happen around here....

more comedy less hate and more being nice!
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-02-2014
Replies: 126
Views: 5,912
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

paikea...here is what you can do, while you study and read up on boats that will suit you

get a small trailerable boat say under 24 feet, sail and pocket cruise with it in whatever area you are
...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-01-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Adding boom vang?

I have this crazy idea to retrofit one of my leftover offroad motorcycle front shocks and make a fully tuneable and adjusteable rigid vang(the measurements are very close)

it would be oil dampened...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-01-2014
Replies: 126
Views: 5,912
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

laura dekker sailed a jenneau ginfizz 38

i see now why those boats have entered your list, again endless possibilities

remember most boats can be sailed around the world, its the grey mass up...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-01-2014
Replies: 126
Views: 5,912
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Boat brands to stick with for ocean rough seas?

in an effort to help, I feel bad, really I didnt mean to offend oops...

google up:
20 affordeable sailboats to take you around the world or anywhere cant remember
20 best cruisers of all time...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-28-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,201
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5

one thing people dont mention about the dangers of diesels(mostly because most never experience this sort of thing, wink wink) is how they can runaway from you if you have a leaking fuel pump or...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,201
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5

exactly...

both as a buyer and seller this is acconted for which makes the deal good or better in many ways especially for the conscious buyer...

expecting an atomic 4 unless completey restored...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-27-2014
Replies: 46
Views: 2,201
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Husband fell in love with an 1978 Ericson Mark II 35.5

that atomic 4 looks to be in nice shape...x2 on bh advice

for info and parts moyer marine...they also have a huge following and advice and info can always be had...not the same can be said for...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-21-2014
Replies: 32
Views: 1,665
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Mainsail and rigging questions

unfurl sail, look at clew angle and look at any deckhardware or point on deck that seems right

if I were to guess the sheet go outboard(above the lifelines per se) and tie into the blocks on the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-19-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1,430
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Off on a delivery

good luck

be safe
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-19-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 12,119
Posted By christian.hess
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

you dont have to be nude to shower man

a banana hamock does the trick plus it gets rid of the farmers tan
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-17-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 12,119
Posted By christian.hess
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

thats what I did 2 weeks ago....

the algae leaves a nice musty yet HEALTHY smell to you

the antifouling leaves a sexy ITCH

jajajajajajaja
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-14-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 12,119
Posted By christian.hess
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

aaaaaaaaaaaaah baby wipes

the new french shower method

of course you guys in freezing weather have other things to deal with shower wise but I will say this

cool weather is cleaner weather...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-12-2014
Replies: 79
Views: 2,408
Posted By christian.hess
Re: I Equate it to Driving in a Bad Snow Storm!

so what system do you have? you said single line and jiffy too?

may I offer the advice of starting with what the boat came with, get the process down then think about reinstalling the jiffy system...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 5,386
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

not really...storm tactis and wether to drogue or not is dependant on boat and the likes and dislikes of the skippers...not all boats handle well with a drogue deployed and not all boats fare better...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 5,386
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

in bold, in reality some whip to a side or the other

without sounding like a broken record moitissier wrote at length on how to deal with this in his books...for his type of boats.

and also his...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 5,386
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

mad machine here are some pics of a restored canoe fife...
Classic Boat Magazine (http://www.classicboat.co.uk/articles/ellad-a-smaller-fife-yacht-restored/)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-11-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 5,386
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

people often forget that the inga for example were derived from LIFEBOATS not from a traditional long full keel designs...

the big plus for these boats was that they always righted...so along...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 5,386
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

basically pick your poison...

I disagree and agree on many things said by those in the know here...in the end I always fall to the designers notes on said boat and then those with true experience...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 5,386
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

there are 2 nonsuchs down here....one I beleive is from canada
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 08-10-2014
Replies: 134
Views: 12,119
Posted By christian.hess
Re: So where the heck do you shower???

my dad always said to me **** shower and shave...of which usually only 1 or 2 could I :complete! jajajaja:D:D:D:D
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 08-10-2014
Replies: 76
Views: 5,386
Posted By christian.hess
Re: Pros and cons for a double ender/Canoe Stern

that has been my experience too with a couple of cca era boats...

I like the motion in following waves, however they do exhibit some cases of extreme hobbyhorsing in certain conditions too...
...
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