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Re-Powering Weypago

A week or so before Easter we were sailing Weypago around Lyttelton Harbour when we chanced to see, beating up the harbour, a very smart looking H28. We were running goose winged at the time but after a hurried conference we decided to pursue this fine looking ship...

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Anchor Light

Vic and Kay on board Liffey have adapted a solar garden light from the Warehouse to use an anchor light. The light sits in the rod holder mounted on the pushpit. Since they now have an outboard an extension is being made to lift the light up high enough. The advantage...

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Strengthening a H28 for Rough Conditions

. Hatch area - step in boat around about 12-14 inch hatch box set into cockpit - this prevents water from getting down below in the event of wave coming into cockpit - it is the same height as the seat - a continuation of the seat - also reduces the amount of cockpit...

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About Arca

Arca has a built in permanent nav table opposite the galley.  There is a  quarterberth behind the nav table Note the Bridgedeck!  Awkward getting in and out in a big sea - but a good safety feature if there is any danger of being pooped There is an opening coachroof...

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Engine Envy

A couple of months ago Clive Cameron mentioned he was considering getting a bigger engine for his H28 Rondo. I though it sounded like a good idea. When the wind is blowing from the southwest and the tide is running out it can take what seems for ever to get back up...

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Weight Forward

When you observe an H28 which has been designed with soft / slack bilges aft and then include the fact that most have had a motor, which weighs between 100-215kg (20hpBukh) installed, add 2-3 people you end up with a potential combined weight in the back of the boat...

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Cruising Sail Trim

While some H28s are rigged and equipped for racing, the majority are cruising yachts and are sailed as such. The H28 that is not equipped for racing can still be sailed well in the cruising situation and you can get enjoyment out of trimming your sails for maximum...

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Rig Guide

First thing to do is to check that your rig is installed in the boat correctly. To do this, carry out the following procedures. Slacken off any added back stay tension that has been applied so as to leave the rig as it is normally set up. Also it pays to remove your...

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