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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. We have raced flying tigers a few times now and in lite air they have never been able to touch us. Not sure if they were just not sailed well or what but we usually stay ahead of them. Also build quality of a henderson imo is much better
  2. When we got her she had the standard rig and undercut but still overlapping. Not having a full sized main and no one really hurt us the first few season. Im sure kevin can remember sailing away from us like nothing the first few years still need a proper match up now that we are running a real sized set.
  3. Thats surprising. Our boat is on its second rig at least the first one got taken off the boat at a mark rounding by an anchor of a big cruiser. They must have added it then along with putting running backs on the rig again. So, the first mast didn't have runners? What was the name of the boat when it was purchased? I know of 4 Henderson 30 that were built with swept back spreaders and no runners. They also had thicker rudders. I believe Slippery when wet was one of the names.... I thought the 4 boats were built for charters in the Caribbean by a European company.... we have the slippery.
  4. Thats surprising. Our boat is on its second rig at least the first one got taken off the boat at a mark rounding by an anchor of a big cruiser. They must have added it then along with putting running backs on the rig again.
  5. We run the same doyles as kevin runs on his boat. We can run two tacks but we never have. Does the standard rig really only have one masthead spin?
  6. ya our pole is different to the stock one. It is a single diameter the entire length and dosnt have any plug. Im thinking about making some rubber gaskets to go on either end of the pole so that when it is in and out it will have a seal. Still in the design phase though. http://yachtpals.com/files/userimages/DSCN2327.JPG Here is what our pole looks like exiting the hull. Is your pole longer then a standard Henderson 30? Did you buy the boat that way or added it after? We bought the boat like this. I believe when they changed the pole to this from the articulating pole they did add a few inches to it but im not positive on that because ive never crawled around another other hendos to compare.
  7. ya our pole is different to the stock one. It is a single diameter the entire length and dosnt have any plug. Im thinking about making some rubber gaskets to go on either end of the pole so that when it is in and out it will have a seal. Still in the design phase though. http://yachtpals.com/files/userimages/DSCN2327.JPG Here is what our pole looks like exiting the hull.
  8. Thanks for the input we got this nautos one to try out on the boat this year. We want to be able to keep the main on the boom for once and not have to take it off ever night. Looked at the kicker but dont really care for the look of it. http://www.nautos-usa.com/pdadmin/fotos/1313720523foto.jpg Another quick question about the sprit. Is anyone running any kind of gasket on it, we seem to get a fair bit of water in through the tube when going upwind in a breeze and would like to find a way to stop or at least lessen the amount of water from getting in trough it.
  9. What kind of vangs are other hendos using. We have a soft one but are looking at going to a ridgid. Any thoughts?
  10. And what about the MELGES 32? The M32's leave both the M30 and the hendos like we are standing still. It still amazes me how much 6 foot of rig adds to there boat speed.
  11. Hopefully either will chime in.... Longer bowspirt sounds interesting Im not sure on our pole length but we do have a fixed sprit unlike most henos. I've sailed a m30 and against one and have found that the longer pole helps with dead down conditions the most because they can swing more to windward. Anything lost down wind though is made up going to weather against them. So, you have more speed and point on the Henderson then a Melges 30 upwind? Next time you are down at the boat can you measure it and post some pictures? In under ten knots tws with the one up they cant touch is up wind on speed or point.
  12. Hopefully either will chime in.... Longer bowspirt sounds interesting Im not sure on our pole length but we do have a fixed sprit unlike most henos. I've sailed a m30 and against one and have found that the longer pole helps with dead down conditions the most because they can swing more to windward. Anything lost down wind though is made up going to weather against them.
  13. Does anyone know if there are any line drawings of the hendo? I would like to try and make a model of one.
  14. seems to be odd years that have wind. 2011 was cancelled entirely because of a hurricane, and 2009 the middle day was canceled for the same reason. Last year was a drift fest punctuated on our line by a diving contest, won by Greenie who dove from the spreaders of a J105. 2010 was really light too. This year only Sunday was super light, at least on our line. However, our line got 8 races in over three days, where line 1 only got 6. Agreed...Marblehead is lame, but we do already have 2 Hendos racing there. There was great discussion this year of creating a Super-30 class, which would be the Hendos, a Farr 30 converted to Asym, and the Cone of Silence. In that case, the class is already up to 4 boats, and sticking another couple Hendersons in would be pretty sweet! Another option is Buzzard's Bay Regatta. This year is a Marion year, which means plenty of moorings, relatively convenient from Boston, and nice breeze. With 2 Hendersons from Boston and one from Naragansett Bay, that could be a good time... I think Cleveland would be a feasible for Mojito
  15. I know that it would be hard to get Mojito to travel much out of Michigan we just don't have the time. The only real retiree we have is your budy Magrum and all he wants to do is be up north.