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Search: Posts Made By: Encre2Chine
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2010
Replies: 83
Views: 4,118
Posted By Encre2Chine
Thanks :)..it's only club racing, but it's great...

Thanks :)..it's only club racing, but it's great fun...We have been really bad since we won the Hong-Macau-Hong Kong race last October, and this sure warms us up for the season:)
We sail a Beneteau...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-05-2010
Replies: 83
Views: 4,118
Posted By Encre2Chine
First sail of the year on 2nd January : 2 hour...

First sail of the year on 2nd January : 2 hour race between cans...1st at the finish line, 1st at conpensated time (after rating applies) and faster boat on the water all divisions (which grants us...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By Encre2Chine
Code 0s are held at the luff (unlike asymetric...

Code 0s are held at the luff (unlike asymetric spinnakers) by a "anti-twist" removable forestay, most of them with a furler system, but you're right, the tack would be ahead of the forestay...
Let's...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-23-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By Encre2Chine
How about a Code 0 Gennaker ?..

How about a Code 0 Gennaker ?..
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-26-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 5,744
Posted By Encre2Chine
At last, someone supporting my sceptissism.. ;) ...

At last, someone supporting my sceptissism.. ;)
This one coming after the post you wrote about the piracy in Somalia...I have to join your fan club !
As a matter of fact my best sailing buds (and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 5,744
Posted By Encre2Chine
"I can't think of a good reason not to radio and...

"I can't think of a good reason not to radio and get a search started, can you?"
Of course not...does mr Journalist has better proof than the FBI that he did not try ?
Okok...just teasing and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 5,744
Posted By Encre2Chine
Not sure how I should take "wombat" (never heart...

Not sure how I should take "wombat" (never heart that before...)but Good one :D:p
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 11-25-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 5,744
Posted By Encre2Chine
No one knows anything about what happened... ...

No one knows anything about what happened...
Maybe it did happen like he said...and his ex-girlfriend just found a good opportunity for a nasty revenge or something..who knows ?
The journalist...
Forum: Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum 11-25-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,385
Posted By Encre2Chine
X-Yachts Xc Serie

Hi All,
I'm on my way to the big boat show in Paris, invited to visit the new Xc45 and Xc42 from X-Yachts...very tempting to replace my Beneteau 31.7 now that my crew of 1 definitively caught the...
Forum: Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum 11-25-2009
Replies: 26
Views: 3,260
Posted By Encre2Chine
Besides, 30ft is too small for "the big...

Besides, 30ft is too small for "the big departure". You need a lot of storage space, and not only for water, food, diesel, gas and energy gagdets. Any idea what volume a bag with a Code 0 and another...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 10-02-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 1,699
Posted By Encre2Chine
I think it's just that boat sellers are only...

I think it's just that boat sellers are only interested in selling boats right now, rather than bother with bottom jobs or pulprit modifications.
No such thing as boat crisis here in Hong Kong. 45...
Forum: Boat Buyers & Sellers Forum 05-19-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1,065
Posted By Encre2Chine
If anyone ordered a spare Xc45 and has no use for...

If anyone ordered a spare Xc45 and has no use for it, I'll be happy to have it...Xc50, just as good, no perference for hull color :D
Thanks :laugher
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-19-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 1,239
Posted By Encre2Chine
In my humble opinion, and I know most of you know...

In my humble opinion, and I know most of you know more and better than I do, the GPS should be cseen as a colorful back-up tool only meant to verify that the navigation calculations are correct.
I...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-19-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,847
Posted By Encre2Chine
Hi Colin, No disrespect but...THIS is your...

Hi Colin,
No disrespect but...THIS is your first mistake. No matter what, if the boat (or you...which sounds a bit like it, honestly) is not prepared, that is just it. If you don't spend lots of...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-19-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,847
Posted By Encre2Chine
As for sailing ability (almost forgot this...

As for sailing ability (almost forgot this detail, haha), keep in mind that this is a rather "flat" hull. Well reefed and set she can handle 25kt wind nice and easy if the sea is nice. Once you start...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 05-19-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 1,847
Posted By Encre2Chine
Hi Colin, I own a new First 31.7 in Hong Kong...

Hi Colin,
I own a new First 31.7 in Hong Kong and have been sailing a lot for 3 months now (already put nearly 600 miles..and week-end sailing only :) !). Maybe the first impressions would help :...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 04-19-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By Encre2Chine
Hi Adam, The few used boats in HK I have...

Hi Adam,
The few used boats in HK I have investigated before going for a new one were much too big, even if a few really good deals were proposed. Besides, I was really lucky as my boat was...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,405
Posted By Encre2Chine
Bene305 for Beneteau 30.5 ? I will have the...

Bene305 for Beneteau 30.5 ?
I will have the Raymarine rep here in Hong Kong working with me to install the X5 on my First 31.7 next Friday (24th). Will take pics and will share if you're interested...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-17-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 2,394
Posted By Encre2Chine
Hi Rick, Ok then, I'll be the first :) I...

Hi Rick,
Ok then, I'll be the first :)
I think not having a second set of reef points on a main is not only stupid (specially since a brand new one is being made just for you) but also dangerous....
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-14-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,775
Posted By Encre2Chine
..not yet :o ...when I took the photo. It is now...

..not yet :o ...when I took the photo. It is now :( but forward enough not too spoil the volume too much :)
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,775
Posted By Encre2Chine
I know the boom is misplaced...

I know the boom is misplaced...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-13-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 2,775
Posted By Encre2Chine
Ok ok...but it should all be sorted out this...

Ok ok...but it should all be sorted out this week-end :D
(Beneteau First 31.7)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 02-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5,411
Posted By Encre2Chine
Funny idea to have a wheel on a 27/28ft :o A...

Funny idea to have a wheel on a 27/28ft :o
A must have I would recommand if you want hot water and a few other comfort items, is a shore line and a battery charger.
Not sure where you are so I...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By Encre2Chine
Thanks John :) I tried to rig her to be as...

Thanks John :)
I tried to rig her to be as easy as can be for a start...lazy jacks and bag, furled genoa, etc... so not that fast yet, but the time will come :laugher
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 1,994
Posted By Encre2Chine
Hello, I am thinking of a Raymarine X5 for my...

Hello,
I am thinking of a Raymarine X5 for my First 31.7.
It seems that Raymarine has postponed the release a few times since last year, but it is now available, and supposed to supersede the...
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