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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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On 5/24/2018 at 11:57 AM, eerie sailor said:

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.

Well just finished trying to get the freeplay out of the cassette. I used some filler to level and smooth the existing holes, then applied 2 strips of aluminum tape to the inner cassette and one strip to the outter. Also replaced all bearings with 3/8” torlon bearings. As of right now there is virtually no lateral or vertical freeplay, only time will tell how this hold up...

Cheers

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On 7/9/2018 at 9:01 AM, eerie sailor said:

Let us know how it holds up.

Well status update... after sailing the first Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge that I can remember with wind... well lost of wind (avg 15-25 kts), the adjustment we made to the bearings seems to be working. Free play is ever so minimal and the rudder didn't lock up with the kite up in the big breeze... only issue we seemed to have was really nothing to do with the bearings and everything with the runners. Generally we are pretty good and got a good system down, but seemed that every once and awhile during the regatta we would catch the runner and have a great wipe-out! I am really surprised we didn't drop the rig or break something during this weekend, only damage was a little 3 inch tear in the #3 at the foot. These boats I tell ya can take a beating and keep on ticking...

The picture below is from some of our shenanigans this last weekend!!!

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3 hours ago, Superhawkathan said:

Well status update... after sailing the first Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge that I can remember with wind... well lost of wind (avg 15-25 kts), the adjustment we made to the bearings seems to be working. Free play is ever so minimal and the rudder didn't lock up with the kite up in the big breeze... only issue we seemed to have was really nothing to do with the bearings and everything with the runners. Generally we are pretty good and got a good system down, but seemed that every once and awhile during the regatta we would catch the runner and have a great wipe-out! I am really surprised we didn't drop the rig or break something during this weekend, only damage was a little 3 inch tear in the #3 at the foot. These boats I tell ya can take a beating and keep on ticking...

The picture below is from some of our shenanigans this last weekend!!!

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Well if you sail sideways like that everything is pretty unloaded so you shouldn't be surprised :lol:

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That is how I sailed the Kiwi 35 when I tried singlehanding a Round St John Race. And doubters didn't believe that I somehow went to windward on the hiking wing in the water...

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Looking at the HENDERSON 30 at Dana Point. Any info on it. I’m planning to do pac cup in 2020. Is it a good boat?

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On 8/4/2018 at 9:49 AM, JD95 said:

Looking at the HENDERSON 30 at Dana Point. Any info on it. I’m planning to do pac cup in 2020. Is it a good boat?

Don't have any info on the one in Dana Point, but the one up in Seattle did the 2012 Pac Cup...

Offshore in these boats would be fun but also exhausting. Talking with the crew and skipper if you were off watch you were bailing water and if you were on watch you were just trying to keep the boat ripping on its feet. These boats a just very wet boats, big hole in the bow for the sprit and the v-hatch (which make stepping the mast super easy) allow for alot of water ingress. Also with newer stability requirements the boat might not qualify for doing the race without some mods. Our hendo was officially measured in ORR, IRC and ORC and when looking at some of the offshore stability index requirements our boat falls just under them.

As far as good boats, I think most owners on this forum will agree they are great boats. A pre 2000's sport boat that is still able to compete with all the new ones on the market. Only thing that I would say negative about the boat is the runners, they are both a blessing and can be a curse. As I have mentioned above the stuff we have done to this boat and the fact that we haven't had any big breakages really is a testament to the boat itself.

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On 7/26/2018 at 6:59 PM, Christian said:

Well if you sail sideways like that everything is pretty unloaded so you shouldn't be surprised :lol:

You're right, what is missing in the picture was the S shaped forestay that was wiggling in the wind and the 2 foot mast pumping when she came back up on the feet (also the windward runner was hooked on the otherside of the boom, probably one of our worst gybes of the regatta besides the previous one to this where we whipped out with the kite up and pulled the bounty of the bay out of the water with it...). I was thinking the whole time, this is it this is when the mast goes pop, but nope just turned back to weather got the jib down, corrected the runner and shot back into the harbor doing 10 kts, like nothing happened.... Everyone at the party that night was like, "How did you guys not drop the rig?" :o

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On 8/8/2018 at 7:44 AM, Superhawkathan said:

Don't have any info on the one in Dana Point, but the one up in Seattle did the 2012 Pac Cup...

Offshore in these boats would be fun but also exhausting. Talking with the crew and skipper if you were off watch you were bailing water and if you were on watch you were just trying to keep the boat ripping on its feet. These boats a just very wet boats, big hole in the bow for the sprit and the v-hatch (which make stepping the mast super easy) allow for alot of water ingress. Also with newer stability requirements the boat might not qualify for doing the race without some mods. Our hendo was officially measured in ORR, IRC and ORC and when looking at some of the offshore stability index requirements our boat falls just under them.

As far as good boats, I think most owners on this forum will agree they are great boats. A pre 2000's sport boat that is still able to compete with all the new ones on the market. Only thing that I would say negative about the boat is the runners, they are both a blessing and can be a curse. As I have mentioned above the stuff we have done to this boat and the fact that we haven't had any big breakages really is a testament to the boat itself.

Thank you for responding. What mods would it take to qualify?  Thoughts?

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On 8/9/2018 at 11:46 AM, JD95 said:

Thank you for responding. What mods would it take to qualify?  Thoughts?

The mods would be minimal. In most cases careful measurements taken when getting the boat measured will get you over 105 which a lot of races use for the stability index requirement.  My boat has a stability index of 107. PM me with a email address and I will send you copies of my ORR certificate if you want it. Might even have an old IRC cert laying around,and MORC and a half dozen phrf fleets:)

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Regarding the boat.... I've done about 40 races of the 150-300 nm distance. The pole has a rubber gasket 6" inside the hull. Most guys keep it a little loose so it goes in an out easily. For a distance race, out in a tight spot, 1/4" gasket. Minimize the amount not ins and outs (leave it out as much as possible.) This works really well. We have leaks around the mast like others. I don't like to caulk things to tight because when we do a Mac race we like to get the boat apart quick and get it on the trailer for a 70kt ride home. We have had some success putting weather stripping on the hull where the companionway hatch sits on the hull. Helps a lot but not perfect. They can be wet boats.

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On 7/26/2018 at 3:55 PM, Superhawkathan said:

Well status update... after sailing the first Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge that I can remember with wind... well lost of wind (avg 15-25 kts), the adjustment we made to the bearings seems to be working. Free play is ever so minimal and the rudder didn't lock up with the kite up in the big breeze... only issue we seemed to have was really nothing to do with the bearings and everything with the runners. Generally we are pretty good and got a good system down, but seemed that every once and awhile during the regatta we would catch the runner and have a great wipe-out! I am really surprised we didn't drop the rig or break something during this weekend, only damage was a little 3 inch tear in the #3 at the foot. These boats I tell ya can take a beating and keep on ticking...

The picture below is from some of our shenanigans this last weekend!!!

37796238_2308761209148929_8107907423072681984_o.jpg

I've lived that picture a few times. Crank the runner a little tighter, ease the Vang a couple inches and have the stability technicians eat more pork chops!

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On 8/4/2018 at 6:49 AM, JD95 said:

Looking at the HENDERSON 30 at Dana Point. Any info on it. I’m planning to do pac cup in 2020. Is it a good boat?

JD - I know the boat well. PM me for info.

Irrational.

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19 hours ago, Kenny Dumas said:

Is the reef point just for looks?

We have used it multiple times and even sailed with a #4 (basically a storm jib). The boat was pretty well balanced going upwind in 30 - 35 kts (granted still wasn't the most fun)... we don't reef often but in some distance races where there is going to be a big upwind slog in heavy breeze putting a reef on the main will make the boat a bit of a better ride and extend the life of the main a bit more than just flogging it to hell.

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On 8/10/2018 at 12:30 PM, eerie sailor said:

I've lived that picture a few times. Crank the runner a little tighter, ease the Vang a couple inches and have the stability technicians eat more pork chops!

Eerie what you can't quite see is the windward runner got caught on the leeward side of the boom during the gybe.... so no cranking it on, no easing the main as the runner won't let it go out any more and the vang was off.... think the only solution was to have more pork chops at the crew dinner the night before!!! :rolleyes:

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3 hours ago, Superhawkathan said:

Eerie what you can't quite see is the windward runner got caught on the leeward side of the boom during the gybe.... so no cranking it on, no easing the main as the runner won't let it go out any more and the vang was off.... think the only solution was to have more pork chops at the crew dinner the night before!!! :rolleyes:

I see. The runner caught behind the boom on a heavy air gybe is one of the more memorable manuvers to perform. Been there done that one a few times also.

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On SF Bay we got a couple reef points and use the no 4 on a regular basis.  Our main heavy air main was designed for PHRF.  So the roach was cut down even.  At about 20 to 25+ we go to the 4.    Bummer about the runners.  We have had that happen a few times.

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On 8/4/2018 at 9:49 AM, JD95 said:

Looking at the HENDERSON 30 at Dana Point. Any info on it. I’m planning to do pac cup in 2020. Is it a good boat?

Looks like the one at Dana point is sold. Either congrats or there is one for sale in Seattle.

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I was reviewing some video last night of our summer escapades. Came across this nice little screen shot.... seems to be a theme with us not mastering the heavy weather gybes!!!

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4 hours ago, Superhawkathan said:

I was reviewing some video last night of our summer escapades. Came across this nice little screen shot.... seems to be a theme with us not mastering the heavy weather gybes!!!

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That's a good one, post the video.

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2 hours ago, trimfast said:

That's a good one, post the video.

I'm still working on how to edit the 360 video. You have to edit it within the camera app then export the video to another program, problem is when you hit save it doesn't do anything. Hoping to have something together in a couple weeks... it will most likely be first posted on our FB page as I am limited in file size here.

Cheers!

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Well I have posted our year end video, which of course features our nice wipe out that was pictured above. Hope you all enjoy!!!

Cheers,

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On 12/21/2018 at 4:50 PM, eerie sailor said:

Thanks for the video. Now I want to go sailing!!

How did you guys do through the "POLAR VORTEX"?

Side note saw a Hendo registered for CRW, looks to be sail number 130. Do we know who this could be? We thought about taking the Bus down again, but we got an offer to crew a J88 so it will be fun to race 1D; however it would have been great to race against another H30 just to get some speed comparison data!

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Haven't run across the 130 guys before. We are barely surrviving the polar vortex. There has been no winter sailing this year:(. Will probably start ramping things up in late March here sailing wise.

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I'm in the process of buying a Henderson 30. Is there an owners group or class association? 

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2 hours ago, mbowick said:

I'm in the process of buying a Henderson 30. Is there an owners group or class association? 

Which boat?

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On 3/4/2019 at 7:08 PM, mbowick said:

I'm in the process of buying a Henderson 30. Is there an owners group or class association? 

So where are you going to be sailing out of?

 

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On 3/4/2019 at 7:08 PM, mbowick said:

I'm in the process of buying a Henderson 30. Is there an owners group or class association? 

I think this forum is the only owners group that I know of... everyone on here seems to be helpful with setups and such.

Welcome to the club of the Hendo, may your future hold fast downwinds and wet rides!

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On 3/4/2019 at 7:08 PM, mbowick said:

I'm in the process of buying a Henderson 30. Is there an owners group or class association? 

Mbowick did you ever get around to purchasing a Hendo?

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Mbowick did not buy the Hendo for sale in Seattle owned by your friend and mine, it's still available at what I consider a ridiculously good price.

 

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Hey guys just wanted to show the updated bow pulpit. Custom job from White Water Marine in Michigan. I will let you all know how it works out, but I think in all it’s gona be a win!

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On 8/8/2011 at 8:45 AM, eerie sailor said:

The Hendo does like rail meat but can be sailed well with normal crew sizes. I have sailed and done well against fully crewed boats in less than 10 Kts with three people. I have sailed in around the buoy races with winds in the high teens with 5 and done well but it is a challenge. We did a CHI/MAC last year with a crew of five. We went upwind for twenty hours with winds around twenty kts. We hung with the competition during this time though we were pretty happy when the wind eased. But in general we sail with seven or eight people. None of our crew are 200 #ers. With a seven person crew, upwind we carry a #1 till about 13 KTS. With a nine person crew we carry it to abot 15 kts. We carry a #3 with a seven person crew till about 20 kts, and a #4 till about 25. Over 25 kts of air upwind and the main is reefed. The boat doesn't sail that well with a reefed main. Above 30 kts at times we have sailed without a main. We just haven't figured out a good setup yet for these windspeeds.

 

Runners: PITA, but they are a gas pedal for the boat

 

Downwind..........:):D:lol:

 

 

What are your thoughts on these boats being a candidate for single or double handed great lakes overnight races? I am trying to find a boat to single/double hand in overnight races 2 or 3 times a year, then do a few buoy bashes in the summer and travel to some in the winter. That said I am focused on trying to find a lifting keel boat that can be launched without the lift(keep costs low pulling her in and out and for home storage during winter). The other caveat is I don't have a desire to be the last few boats crossing the finish line in the queen cup or other overnight races I enjoy doing. 

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12 hours ago, JoelGreatLakes said:

What are your thoughts on these boats being a candidate for single or double handed great lakes overnight races? I am trying to find a boat to single/double hand in overnight races 2 or 3 times a year, then do a few buoy bashes in the summer and travel to some in the winter. That said I am focused on trying to find a lifting keel boat that can be launched without the lift(keep costs low pulling her in and out and for home storage during winter). The other caveat is I don't have a desire to be the last few boats crossing the finish line in the queen cup or other overnight races I enjoy doing. 

I think the hendo is a great boat but I don't think it's the right boat for shorthanded work unless your area is typically light air. If you want a lifting keel boat that can be shorthanded and won't leave you at the back of the pack (and sails pretty damn well with a full crew too ;) ) I'd see if you can find a Columbia 30 or 30-2. No runners (unless you want them), a little less tender, and ergonomically works pretty well shorthanded. I've got an EV-100 AP that does a pretty good job of driving the boat with the chute up. It's got legs, but at around 1200 lbs heavier than the Hendo it's not going to be *as* fast, but still fun.

The one weakness it has, crewed or shorthanded, is that in light air and heavy chop the boat can get a little stuck. Driving in big waves takes some time to get down well, you're not going to pound through anything, but we've had a lot of fun with ours shorthanded, competing against Hendos and others.

Now some Hendo owners will come along and tell me how wrong I am :)

 

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On 5/16/2019 at 10:06 AM, JoelGreatLakes said:

What are your thoughts on these boats being a candidate for single or double handed great lakes overnight races? I am trying to find a boat to single/double hand in overnight races 2 or 3 times a year, then do a few buoy bashes in the summer and travel to some in the winter. That said I am focused on trying to find a lifting keel boat that can be launched without the lift(keep costs low pulling her in and out and for home storage during winter). The other caveat is I don't have a desire to be the last few boats crossing the finish line in the queen cup or other overnight races I enjoy doing. 

All the sail controls are pretty spread out for singlehandedl. Doublehanded would still be challenging with the runners but doable. I've done solo deliveries( jib and motor) and doublehanded sails. Have raced  with three and did well when conditions were light. Have done Macs with five and done well. BUT, I think there is much better boat choices if your focus is shorthanded racing...

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Hey guys I have a thought question for fellow owners. Now that the boats are getting up there and age and we are all doing some sort of handicap racing with them has anyone thought about how they would go about adding some performance to keep up with modern designs?

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On 10/28/2019 at 9:01 AM, gossmanl said:

Hey guys I have a thought question for fellow owners. Now that the boats are getting up there and age and we are all doing some sort of handicap racing with them has anyone thought about how they would go about adding some performance to keep up with modern designs?

Get rid of the all lead keel. Put a bit bigger lead bulb under your new composite strut, cut several hundred pounds off the total weight. Put a square top on. Give me a call when the mods are done so I can go for a ride.

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16 hours ago, eerie sailor said:

Get rid of the all lead keel. Put a bit bigger lead bulb under your new composite strut, cut several hundred pounds off the total weight. Put a square top on. Give me a call when the mods are done so I can go for a ride.

I have said the same thing! Also pulling the V-berth out and the "aft bunks" and putting in some carbon stringers would really help the weight of the boat! Doing all that you would almost have a Melges 32 minus the PITA runners, the overlapper sails, and an extra foot!

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On 10/30/2019 at 8:44 PM, eerie sailor said:

Get rid of the all lead keel. Put a bit bigger lead bulb under your new composite strut, cut several hundred pounds off the total weight. Put a square top on. Give me a call when the mods are done so I can go for a ride.

Have you played around with the idea of two sail reaching? number one and an inside set staysail? I agree the keel is the first issue that needs tweaked. I would go for pole length too but that is much easier for me to do since I have a non articulating pole.

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On 10/30/2019 at 8:44 PM, eerie sailor said:

Get rid of the all lead keel. Put a bit bigger lead bulb under your new composite strut ...

Why bother with retrofitting the Hendo when the ten year newer FT10 design already comes with a composite strut and ~170 lbs heavier lead bulb?

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1 hour ago, marcus brutus said:

Why bother with retrofitting the Hendo when the ten year newer FT10 design already comes with a composite strut and ~170 lbs heavier lead bulb?

It may have that but its still slower then a Hendo in its current spec. I have never been a fan of the FT10 and its hard to beat the build quality of a soca boat. I have put my boat through some really harsh trips and its made it through with flying colors.

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On 11/1/2019 at 10:40 AM, gossmanl said:

Have you played around with the idea of two sail reaching? number one and an inside set staysail? I agree the keel is the first issue that needs tweaked. I would go for pole length too but that is much easier for me to do since I have a non articulating pole.

I have played around with jibs and staysails.  Pretty small windows to get it to work.  I do carry a job top that has worked really well at times.

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18 hours ago, eerie sailor said:

I have played around with jibs and staysails.  Pretty small windows to get it to work.  I do carry a job top that has worked really well at times.

This is would be a large undertaking but this is kinda the goal I would like to achieve for the boat. 

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2 hours ago, gossmanl said:

This is would be a large undertaking but this is kinda the goal I would like to achieve for the boat. 

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This is essentially what I am working on as well w/my Lumbo. The new twin backstay config is a BIG improvement and the modern square top main design is a game changer.

The older Omohundro carbon rigs are overbuilt. Should be fine for the new loads. Just make sure your standing rigging is up to par.

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On 11/13/2019 at 10:06 AM, gossmanl said:

This is would be a large undertaking but this is kinda the goal I would like to achieve for the boat. 

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I'll dig around my old laptop when I have time. Have some off the boat pics with a jib top and staysail, A kite and spa sail. We also were using a code 0 and staysail, pretty sure I don't have any pics of that. 

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13 hours ago, Savage 17 said:

Why so many Hendos for sale??? 4 or 5 in the classifieds.... what’s going on???

Not sure why so many are putting there's up on the market, but we have been thinking of listing our for the past couple months. After the season we decided it was time to see if there was any interest in the boat.

We want to try and get into a Melges 32, now that the prices are out of the 100's of thousands and since we have another here at our club and a few more on the bay. We love the Hendo and its still a blast to sail; just ready to move onto another challenge for us and that may be the same for other owners!

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5 hours ago, trimfast said:

I'd buy one in a heartbeat if I had the resources. However, finding 8 friends would be a real challenge.

7 or eight is a nice sized crew, but I've been successful  both distance racing and around the buoys with 4 or 5. 

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I here the guy in Detroit said it was gonna be a five year program twenty years ago. Now he wants to start carting around some cushions and standing head room for his feeble body on distance races.

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On 12/5/2019 at 6:23 AM, Savage 17 said:

Why so many Hendos for sale??? 4 or 5 in the classifieds.... what’s going 

Just out of curiosity, how many were built?

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