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On 9/19/2017 at 6:35 PM, sailtrmr said:

We are looking to replace the faded Henderson 30 logos on our Hendo during the off season.  Does anyone have a jpeg file of them?

 

 

I thought I heard that if you reach out to SOCA they might have some still laying around the shop, but that was just something I heard through the grape vine.

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On 9/19/2017 at 6:35 PM, sailtrmr said:

We are looking to replace the faded Henderson 30 logos on our Hendo during the off season.  Does anyone have a jpeg file of them?

 

 

I snapped a pic of the old ones with a measured length and height and my graphics guy cranked some out.

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Happy New Year to you all as well!!!

Anyone got their Hendo signed up for some away regattas?

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Thought Id bump the thread a bit,

I'm looking at buying the hendo that is sitting in Seattle at the moment, I was wondering if anyone could provide some in site into this specific boat it used to be called Kaizen. 

If I buy it she will be homed in Vancouver Canada altho Id love to take it to key west eventually and play with of you on the east cost. At the moment looking to get the boat kitted for ORC and PHRF NW. 

I'm just curious if anyone can provide any in-site into if (As show in pic) there is water ingress into the boat thru the top of if the large amounts of sunlight seeping thru the hull are a sign of worry?

Many thanks

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Quite a few boats have sunlight coming through the hull deck joint...if you want to know for sure and not just hear pointless speculation. Hire a surveyor...

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Bring it WIRW. Usually at least one hendo in what was the Super 30 fleet (hendos, ft10s, Farr 30s, and a one off j90x). Regarding your question, daylight through non cored sections I personally wouldn't worry about. Rust below or a soft spongy deck I would very much worry about. Hiring a surveyor is good advice, unless the price is cheap enough you don't care.

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On 2/5/2018 at 4:12 AM, skylineracing said:

Thought Id bump the thread a bit,

I'm looking at buying the hendo that is sitting in Seattle at the moment, I was wondering if anyone could provide some in site into this specific boat it used to be called Kaizen. 

If I buy it she will be homed in Vancouver Canada altho Id love to take it to key west eventually and play with of you on the east cost. At the moment looking to get the boat kitted for ORC and PHRF NW. 

I'm just curious if anyone can provide any in-site into if (As show in pic) there is water ingress into the boat thru the top of if the large amounts of sunlight seeping thru the hull are a sign of worry?

Many thanks

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The hull /deck joint is solid glass. Not much to go wrong here. The coring starts below where the sun shines. If you look closely all the deck hardware is installed in solid glass areas.

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I've sailed on that boat some,  and sailed with its owner a lot.  It did do Pac Cup in 2012, and otherwise has been sailed very little since coming to the PNW.  I believe it came to the PNW in 2011, formerly called Reach Around from Dana Point, CA.  The owner is a good friend, and the most honest guy you could ever have the pleasure of meeting.

Here's an ad from when it came to the PNW.  Other than probably needing some cleaning it's in excellent condition and has always been dry sailed.

http://www.luxuryatch.com/1997-henderson-henderson-30-wtrailer/

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The hendo is a great 30 footer, the boat you are currently looking at is the one that convinced us to buy one! As with any 20+ year old sport boat there will be some little things here and there, but so far we have very little issues with ours and we have been racing it hard for the last 3 years in conditions from 0 - 40 kts... (The upwind above 30 kts is not the most fun... that's why its good to be the driver, 6 people in front of you to block the water). Your concern about the water in the boat... the boat is a very wet boat as there are alot of holes in it. Some of it can simply be fixed by re-bedding the hardware as we have done, but the big culprit is around the mast and the V-hatch.... you're just bound to get water into the interior. We will routinely take about a half 5 gallon bucket of water out of it a week here on the east coast as it is super humid in the summer and we only have some damp raid containers in the boat (don't worry sails are not kept on the boat, if they were we would be running a dehumidifier). Just something we have added to the pre-race routine. As Eerie mentioned that is all monolithic glass on the hull to deck joint as well as below most hardware locations, ours has the same thing going on there.

Since the class is not very active anymore we have changed our sails quite a bit from the class size, increased the main size a bit (which allowed us to take some of the rake of the mast out) and decreased the A2 size by about 100 sqft or so. We are currently looking at potentially adding a A1.5 to the setup as the A2 is not the best reacher. The boat seems pretty well balanced in a blow now and very maintainable on plain (A5 is our heavy weather kite in 22+). The older designed kites just seemed to be to big for us to really get the boat dialed in. Super happy with how the boat is running now! We also pinned (no longer wiggles back and fourth) the sprit to center as it gave us 3 sec a mile back on our rating, we actually like this setup now as it makes extending and retracting the pole much simpler. We also added a kite take down system that helps get the big kite back in the boat in about 8-10 seconds from full up to put away rounding the mark. All these setups allowed us to be very competitive in the ORC system. I will say pay the extra coin and get the international cert. We had a club cert for KWRW and an international cert for CRW, we went from 618 GPH to 632 GPH or something close to that just because of the actual measurements. Club assumes you have the best everything like righting moment, etc. If you look at the ORC sport class from CRW 2017 you can see the hendo is competitive with even the new sport boats!

Our target weight that I would recommend trying to sail at is around 1250ish lbs. For us this means 8 up and we have found that even in the light with 8 on the boat we are still much quicker than most of our class. I'm sure that you read through this thread the boat likes the weight to keep on its feet. Also in planning condition downwind crew should be hiking behind the driver is possible, that helps a ton.

All that to say if you like the boat and don't mind a little elbow grease to clean it up, and maybe tighten some bolts, they are great boats!!! I'll be happy as any other to share any info as other have with me, just let me know!

Cheers

Edited by Superhawkathan
Answering another question that was not addressed.

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On 2/5/2018 at 1:12 AM, skylineracing said:

Thought Id bump the thread a bit,

I'm looking at buying the hendo that is sitting in Seattle at the moment, I was wondering if anyone could provide some in site into this specific boat it used to be called Kaizen. 

If I buy it she will be homed in Vancouver Canada altho Id love to take it to key west eventually and play with of you on the east cost. At the moment looking to get the boat kitted for ORC and PHRF NW. 

I'm just curious if anyone can provide any in-site into if (As show in pic) there is water ingress into the boat thru the top of if the large amounts of sunlight seeping thru the hull are a sign of worry?

Many thanks

6394985_20171009120622360_1_XLARGE.jpg

If you are considering a 30 ft sportboat for Vancouver, you might look at a Farr 30.  There are 7 in Vancouver, and 4 more in Seattle, so the one design racing is a big bonus.

 

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9 hours ago, Expat Canuck said:

If you are considering a 30 ft sportboat for Vancouver, you might look at a Farr 30.  There are 7 in Vancouver, and 4 more in Seattle, so the one design racing is a big bonus.

 

OD racing in Seattle in nonexistent. Glad you guys still have the momentum up in Vancouver, happy to see you guys are happy with the new boat. 

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Any new news from any of the hendo owners?

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On 5/8/2018 at 10:37 AM, Superhawkathan said:

Any new news from any of the hendo owners?

I'm still kicking. Boat gets wet this weekend. One new sail, putting the sprit back in for phrf racing, staying conventional for ORR. What's up on your side of town?

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On 5/9/2018 at 10:22 PM, eerie sailor said:

I'm still kicking. Boat gets wet this weekend. One new sail, putting the sprit back in for phrf racing, staying conventional for ORR. What's up on your side of town?

Boat's in the water done a few club races already, got to try out our new 1.5 kite this last weekend. She is prudy and crispy.... still smells like the loft haha.

Plan to take the boat apart this weekend and head to a little shin dig down in VA at the beginning of June.

Eerie have you change out your rudder cassette bearings at all? I'm starting to get some free play in mine maybe about a 16th of a inch and trying to figure out how this can be fixed without doing a big mod costly mod to swap out the entire system for a Melges 32 setup like Savage did to his years ago.

Cheers,

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We have a nice local boat for sale in Southern California, recent sails/good inventory incl. Code Z.

Overall good boat but could use a little TLC to get it cleaned up some. $28K. PM for details.

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On 5/9/2018 at 10:22 PM, eerie sailor said:

I'm still kicking. Boat gets wet this weekend. One new sail, putting the sprit back in for phrf racing, staying conventional for ORR. What's up on your side of town?

Excited to not owe you 6 sec anymore!

 

 

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2 hours ago, Superhawkathan said:

Boat's in the water done a few club races already, got to try out our new 1.5 kite this last weekend. She is prudy and crispy.... still smells like the loft haha.

Plan to take the boat apart this weekend and head to a little shin dig down in VA at the beginning of June.

Eerie have you change out your rudder cassette bearings at all? I'm starting to get some free play in mine maybe about a 16th of a inch and trying to figure out how this can be fixed without doing a big mod costly mod to swap out the entire system for a Melges 32 setup like Savage did to his years ago.

Cheers,

We rebuilt ours with epoxy and put graphite in the epoxy to make it harder.  Now it has been a few years and we have had no more problems.

 

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28 minutes ago, Aperson said:

We rebuilt ours with epoxy and put graphite in the epoxy to make it harder.  Now it has been a few years and we have had no more problems.

 

Aperson, how did you go about doing this? I was thinking of doing something like you just mentioned, but figured it could end up getting screwed up pretty easily.

Did you just mix up the epoxy and then take like a spatula and run around the edge where the bearings roll against?

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3 hours ago, Superhawkathan said:

Aperson, how did you go about doing this? I was thinking of doing something like you just mentioned, but figured it could end up getting screwed up pretty easily.

Did you just mix up the epoxy and then take like a spatula and run around the edge where the bearings roll against?

If I remember correctly we use a flexible putty knife.  We also use extra slow cure epoxy as that would give us the longest working time.  We did this a few time and it was not hard enough until we went with the graphite additive.

 

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On 5/21/2018 at 11:07 AM, Superhawkathan said:

Boat's in the water done a few club races already, got to try out our new 1.5 kite this last weekend. She is prudy and crispy.... still smells like the loft haha.

Plan to take the boat apart this weekend and head to a little shin dig down in VA at the beginning of June.

Eerie have you change out your rudder cassette bearings at all? I'm starting to get some free play in mine maybe about a 16th of a inch and trying to figure out how this can be fixed without doing a big mod costly mod to swap out the entire system for a Melges 32 setup like Savage did to his years ago.

Cheers,

We have done the 32 switch over and its a night and day improvement to the feel of the rudder but i do agree its not a cheap change over.

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16 hours ago, gossmanl said:

We have done the 32 switch over and its a night and day improvement to the feel of the rudder but i do agree its not a cheap change over.

Did you guys just order everything off the Melges 32 website? What all was needed (new top and bottom bearings, new rudder envelope, new tiller, and new rudder)? Was it a pretty straight change out or did you need to modify the "rudder hole"?

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On ‎5‎/‎21‎/‎2018 at 11:07 AM, Superhawkathan said:

Boat's in the water done a few club races already, got to try out our new 1.5 kite this last weekend. She is prudy and crispy.... still smells like the loft haha.

Plan to take the boat apart this weekend and head to a little shin dig down in VA at the beginning of June.

Eerie have you change out your rudder cassette bearings at all? I'm starting to get some free play in mine maybe about a 16th of a inch and trying to figure out how this can be fixed without doing a big mod costly mod to swap out the entire system for a Melges 32 setup like Savage did to his years ago.

Cheers,

I have worked on the rudder bearings more times than I like to think about.  Should have changed them out years ago, but for some reason I keep repairing them. 17 years ago on our first repair we used epoxy and graphite.  Quick and easy, but didn't hold up well for us.  Then we tried epoxy and colloidal silica.  Seemed to work better but still didn't last as long as we liked.  Then we ground 1/16" out of the races and lined them with delrin.  Worked even better but still saw some wear and tear.  Over the last few years as the delrin has worn, I've been replacing it with aluminum strips.  THIS IS WORKING WELL.

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On 5/23/2018 at 2:12 PM, Superhawkathan said:

Did you guys just order everything off the Melges 32 website? What all was needed (new top and bottom bearings, new rudder envelope, new tiller, and new rudder)? Was it a pretty straight change out or did you need to modify the "rudder hole"?

We got the bearings from the factory. I can not speak for your boat because our boat was the test mule in Trinidad for the M32 system so we got the boat with MK1 bearings so the only thing we had to do was modify the sleeve and the foil holes in the plates. Most of the M32s do not even run the sleeve so if you went that route it should be a very quick change. As for the tiller we are still using the stock tiller.

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On 5/24/2018 at 3:26 PM, gossmanl said:

We got the bearings from the factory. I can not speak for your boat because our boat was the test mule in Trinidad for the M32 system so we got the boat with MK1 bearings so the only thing we had to do was modify the sleeve and the foil holes in the plates. Most of the M32s do not even run the sleeve so if you went that route it should be a very quick change. As for the tiller we are still using the stock tiller.

 

On 5/11/2018 at 10:10 PM, madohe said:

 

Hey, gossmanl, nice job taking a second in the Mills last weekend. It wasn't sporty conditions and you beat them all but 1 including the other Hendo.

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