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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matt1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 April 2019 at 19:30
Originally posted by Tranquillity Tranquillity wrote:

Matt,
 
You will be very pleased with the 418, sails like a dream, very light on helm and a great experience. Off the wind we tend to barber haul the genoa out to a block on middle cleat that is led back to cockpit but that's personal preference.
 
Best wishes for handover!
 
We are also in the Hamble so PM me if you want to talk 418's, you will be third one in the Hamble Smile
 
Cheers,
Jon. 

Hi Jon - thanks for the welcome. We now own the boat :-) and she will be launched at Hamble point on Wednesday, with handover sail on Friday. She will be on L19-L20 and is called EmBer

I did wonder if the pad eyes on either gunwale were for barber-hauling.

Was your's out the water at Swanwick recently?

Rgds

Matt
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tranquillity Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 April 2019 at 20:20
Matt, 

Good luck for Friday!

Yes that was us at Swanwick😀

Cheers.

Jon.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Muriel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 April 2019 at 21:32
Hi Matt,
Good Luck with your Handover Sail.  We have one week to go. In Sea Trials at the moment and getting to the final strokes.

Jon, I too was wondering about barber haulers after sailing with Gordon on Breathe a couple of weeks ago.  I used them occasionally on our earlier Bavaria Cruiser 40 when going downwind but it didn't make that much difference.  However, with a self tacker I can see value, both for opening the slot a bit more and for winging when running dead square, not your fastest course, but sometimes necessary.  I'll await Gordon’s feedback while I fiddle with the rest of getting to know our boat.

Being an old Hobie 16 racer in my younger years, I still tend to tack downwind for better boatspeed, even though one covers greater distances.  I'd rather have the boat driving through the water with full sails than wallowing around, even when cruising.  In fact, I'm sure I read somewhere, that it's against 418 owners rules, to let your boat wallow at less than 4.18 knots. 

Certainly Muriel (named after my dearly departed mother and meaning “of the bright sea” in Gaelic) won't be allowed to wallow.

Cheers guys.

Bruce J
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tranquillity Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2019 at 21:36
Bruce, 

I am sure you will be going faster than 4.18 knotsSmile

Good luck for your handover next week.

Jon.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matt1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 April 2019 at 12:22
SO.... she the retro fit bowthruster has been fitted. Sidepower (and Osmotech seem to have done a great job fitting it)  Thumbs Up
 
She was launched today, which sadly I missed as I was in work. I've a car load of gear to be loaded this evening on my way home. I've removed the wood from the cockpit table which I've epoxy coated and am varnishing in the evenings. The Mainsail is with the Sailmaker having a 3rd reef and her GBR numbers applied and I collect that tomorrow. Then handover and acceptance sail on Friday. 
 
Want to spend some time calibrating the log and generally man faffing initially, but the temptation for a shakedown sail to Lymington for the weekend has proven too much!
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Breathe Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 April 2019 at 23:02
Matt,
Good decision regarding going for a sail!

Plenty of time for the man faffing later.

Gordon
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Matt1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 April 2019 at 16:33
So handover done. Nice sail to Lymington (15 miles) with one reef in the main. Am generally misjudging the turn when boat handling eg not turning early enough. No harm done, am just used to a 31' boat, so somewhat more agile because of her size. Was getting better throughout the weekend though and the last three manoeuvres were executed just fine ;-)

Bowthruster is a boon and very quiet. Am loving the push button pilot too. Last boat had a tiller pilot which took some time and grappling to set up. Could have done with the second reef on the way home, but stupidly I had rigged the tackline to the 1st reef point....which I found out when trying to put the reef in. After that we ended up motoring the rest of the way rather than pushing her hard as we are trying to break everything in slowly. 

Loved seeing the hull windows under water and the light coming out of them at night.  

Helm remained light despite 25-30 deg heel and was impressed with how steady the pilot held course - nice n smooth. The trip has inevitably shown up a few teething issues but IMG are onto them. 

Overall, and it's very early days, she has exceeded our expectations in every area so far
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Captain Cook Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 April 2019 at 16:49
Hi Matt1
13 years ago I changed my 32' old boat to a brand new Hanse 400. There is nothing like a brand new boat under your feet. My delivery was in june, so I guess it was a little warmer. If you need a hint where to route the three reefing lines, Martin&Rene has a solution, that works for the old Sparcraft masts.
Good luck with your new family member!

Freya Hanse400#27
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Thanks :-)
 
I just made a schoolboy error with my reefing lines. All sorted now :-)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tranquillity Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 April 2019 at 18:14
Matt,
 
What a great weekend for your first sail.
 
The 418 handling is so light and well behaved I am sure you will enjoy and soon feel very at home!
 
Good sailing.
 
Jon.
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