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Paging Christian Hess, Paging Christian Hess!

There are a few folks with them or had them here on the forum. Nice boat for what they are, nice simple cruiser. I believe they are known to be sea kindly and are sure beautiful. Be careful they are easy to fall into love with, and that can really cloud your judgement!
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that

soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo?:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:

jajaja
 
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hey drubi as my judgement is clouded which it is regarding the h28 here is my take

its great for a couple, if wood get one that is double planked, prefferably double diaginal on oak frames.

the original ones do not have a doghouse, those are the bermuda modified ones which sail better upwind

also cheoy lee and many other makers made boats specd to the original h28 design

these include

(edit this is wrong)the cheoy lee cadet, 27****, OFSHORE 31, and the closest the far east 29

you can also get a glass h28 if you go to new zealand with standing headroom...

the h28 can be sailed with an autopilot simple tiller pilot on all points except deep broad reach

that is where the h28 shines as it will fly...!!!

I beat many a bigger boat simply carrying full sails and steering by hand

the h28 is strong...tracks well extremely well downwind, is very seakindly in big seas

it does NOT like a chop

it DOES not pointy well especially in chop and upwind in mild wind

IT DOES LOVE DDW AND BROAD REACH especially when the wind gets above 15


it loves spirited sailing

it has zero freeboard aft so its great to wash your pots and pans

its a joy to get back onto

the teack decks keep your feet cool

we put an inflatable dinghy on the foredeck

again original design, to the t

no doghouse, low boom with only 2 ft between it and the house...

in the end thats my experience
oh forgot the engine is offset to port so backing to stbd is near impossible however I learned how to after much cruising

we cruised our h28 lapaz from stockton, ca to ft lauderdale florida to my grandpas dock back in 2000-2001

our best days run was close to 200 our worst not worth mentioning

she powered through it all with grace

and if you have never had a boat WHERE EVERYBODY OOOOHS AND AAAAAAHS AT YOU well get ready

every single anchorage people either congratulated us for making it and or said how on earth are you doing it or man what a boat

anyhoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
 

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Yea, it is very dangerous to fall in love with a boat before you buy it. Makes you do anything to get it! and will let you minimize any issues it has, but as I said they are really beautiful, seems you should get one again now that you are in the states.
wise wise words
but we are boat owners

nobody thinks right when looking at one right???????????????

Im experiencing this as we speak with a merit 25
 

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I was very proud jeff that my h28 was built to the exact specs of l francis

in fact the previous owner had sensible cruising designs book with notes reffering to my boat

my boat was a 1958

a loooong time ago I found 1 pic of it on the net

in any case I cant find it now

my cruise was before the era of sail blogs and such jajajaja

latitude 38 has some refferences to it though

oh well
 
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A small correction to Christian's post. Cheoy Lee built Four different versions of the H-28. They originally built a fairly authentic original style wooden version. They then built a wooden adaptation with a doghouse and a higher freeboard called a Bermuda 30. It was replaced with a glass version with the same name but a lot more weight and less ballast and less sail area. It was replaced by the Offshore 31 which was a stretched version with an inboard rudder. That version also had masthead sloop version.

But the 27 foot Cheoy Lee Newel Cadet is a very different boat.
Jeff
your right the newel cadet just came to my mind...

the far east 29 and the "bermuda" h28 copy are the closest....the offshore 31 is a good boat but again different.

however the glass nz boats had the closest HULL to the old wood h28 than any of the cheoy lees

cheoy lee while a great boat in general terms(some) bastardized too many of the dimensions of the original h28

the nz and aussie h28s have very very almost perfect glass copies of the h28 hulls, however again they had glass decks, doghouse and cabin and aluminum masts...they are nice in my book however most are sloops not ketches...

about the only mod Im ok with for my old h28 would be a bowsprit addition in order to run 2 headsails

my mast came rigged for an inner foresail a small sprit would of been a great addition for even more sail area in certain winds and angles

in any case

post some pics of h28s op so we can help you out with any info we have
 
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Thanks very much. This was an excellent reply to my question. Take the rest of the day off!
I tend to not be able to do that

as you will find out however you are welcome

and any questions you need answered if I can Im glad to help

ps wish I had more pics of our cruise...it would get your juices flowing regarding the h28

I miss here tremendously...that boat talked to me like no other! we knew eachother so well:)
 
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