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Forum: Fountaine Pajot 08-05-2018, 17:19
Replies: 206
General Info: Astrea 42: Owners?
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Posted By dochueb
Astrea 42: Owners?

We recently put our 2013 Helia 44 up for sale, and have put down a deposit on a July 2020 Astrea 42.

No idea on a hull #. We have Hull #11 on the Helia - it will be a nice change to have some real...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 08-10-2017, 21:24
Replies: 2
Views: 700
Posted By dochueb
Helia swim platform

Retrofitting Helia 44 with a hydraulic swim platform like the new Sanoa 47 - possible?
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 09-08-2013, 21:11
Replies: 93
Helia 44: Rig and Sails
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Posted By dochueb
I like it. Thoughts on what size line would...

I like it.

Thoughts on what size line would be needed for such a setup? Same as halyard or lighter?

DH
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 08-08-2013, 20:31
Replies: 93
Helia 44: Rig and Sails
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Posted By dochueb
Anyone know what size would be needed for the...

Anyone know what size would be needed for the Helia's main?


DH
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 11-06-2013, 23:22
Replies: 243
Views: 32,525
Posted By dochueb
Fat Iguana I got it from the name of a...

Fat Iguana


I got it from the name of a fictional bar in a Jimmy Buffett novel I read.

I suggested the name to my wife as we were in the process of buying our boat. It just stuck.

I hope,...
Forum: Challenges 11-06-2013, 22:49
Replies: 46
Views: 5,009
Posted By dochueb
Gilligan's Island reference, I believe...

Gilligan's Island reference, I believe...
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 23-05-2013, 10:47
Replies: 124
Helia 44: Owners
Views: 38,273
Posted By dochueb
My guys (Bay Yacht Agency) are currently telling...

My guys (Bay Yacht Agency) are currently telling me that according to FP, the 63'6" number inaccurate, & that the Helia is not ICW compatible. Got a guy shimmying up the mast with a tape measure to...
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 21-05-2013, 05:17
Replies: 124
Helia 44: Owners
Views: 38,273
Posted By dochueb
Does anyone know REAL mast height. I've seen...

Does anyone know REAL mast height. I've seen 63'7" listed and 20.44 m (67') both listed.


The real #?

Dave
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 19-05-2013, 07:07
Replies: 124
Helia 44: Owners
Views: 38,273
Posted By dochueb
Answer from Bay Yacht: There has been...

Answer from Bay Yacht:



There has been a known problem with the steering system on the
Helia's. The Telflex unit originally provided proved insufficient when the
autopilot was engaged as...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 09-05-2013, 22:52
Replies: 116
Views: 10,355
Posted By dochueb
Fat Iguana No compelling reason...

Fat Iguana


No compelling reason...
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 08-05-2013, 05:49
Replies: 124
Helia 44: Owners
Views: 38,273
Posted By dochueb
Does anyone know the length between the hulls at...

Does anyone know the length between the hulls at the stern of a Helia?


Biggest dinghy she'll reasonable carry?

Dave
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 28-04-2013, 06:10
Replies: 124
Helia 44: Owners
Views: 38,273
Posted By dochueb
I'm assuming a warranty fix, but didn't...

I'm assuming a warranty fix, but didn't specifically ask.


Dave
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 27-04-2013, 21:20
Replies: 124
Helia 44: Owners
Views: 38,273
Posted By dochueb
Saw our Helia (hull #11 - Fat Iguana) for the...

Saw our Helia (hull #11 - Fat Iguana) for the first time today after she arrived in Annapolis last week.

Apparently, FP has a fix for he davits. They will be raising them & reinforcing where they...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 21-04-2013, 19:48
Replies: 60
Views: 6,882
Posted By dochueb
How does it fit under the trampoline? DH

How does it fit under the trampoline?

DH
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 14-03-2013, 20:56
Replies: 124
Helia 44: Owners
Views: 38,273
Posted By dochueb
On the move again! Madeira Friday night...

On the move again!


Madeira Friday night most likely.

Then next stop - Annapolis.

:-D
Forum: Health, Safety & Related Gear 13-03-2013, 22:33
Replies: 168
Views: 14,089
Posted By dochueb
Can I still pee at the swim-up pool bar??

Can I still pee at the swim-up pool bar??
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 05-03-2013, 05:32
Replies: 124
Helia 44: Owners
Views: 38,273
Posted By dochueb
In touch with captain indirectly thru...

In touch with captain indirectly thru broker...but,

"considerable period of strong SW winds forecast" was the info I got.

Dave
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 04-03-2013, 22:03
Replies: 124
Helia 44: Owners
Views: 38,273
Posted By dochueb
Fat Iguana left La Rochelle yesterday!! ...

Fat Iguana left La Rochelle yesterday!!


230 nm in her first 24 hour stretch. :-D

Unfortunately, unfavorable winds will keep her parked at Porto for the next 5 days or so. :-(

So far so...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 10-02-2013, 20:51
Replies: 35
Views: 3,747
Posted By dochueb
They did in the last minute budget fiscal cliff...

They did in the last minute budget fiscal cliff whatever deal.


Dave
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 08-02-2013, 22:07
Replies: 35
Views: 3,747
Posted By dochueb
Sorry about your continence issues. My...

Sorry about your continence issues.

My disclaimer was not made out of fear. My point was that I am not an agent of either of these companies and was not vouching for their legitimacy. Just...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 07-02-2013, 21:13
Replies: 35
Views: 3,747
Posted By dochueb
I believe he's referring to these or similar...

I believe he's referring to these or similar programs.


http://www.bayacht.com/invest.htm

http://www.floridayacht.com/sales/boatasbusiness.php


Just a hunch.
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 06-02-2013, 10:26
Replies: 184
Helia 44: Buying a Helia 44
Views: 86,432
Posted By dochueb
To those few in possession of their...

To those few in possession of their Helias...anchor selection?

I'm leaning towards a 73 lb. Ronca. Any issues fitting that on bow rollers / anchor assembly?

Thoughts? That weight may be a bit...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 05-02-2013, 21:42
Replies: 60
Views: 6,882
Posted By dochueb
Anchor Question (sorry)

OK. Anchor question. Not looking for a debate.

Looking for input on what anchors people have & successfully use on CATS in the 40-50 foot range.

Looking specifically for type & WEIGHT. I'm...
Forum: Lagoon Catamarans 02-02-2013, 07:40
Replies: 47
Views: 11,664
Posted By dochueb
For the uninitiated, I see a parasailor & a...

For the uninitiated, I see a parasailor & a parasail on the company's website. What's the difference?


DH
Forum: Fountaine Pajot 05-01-2013, 19:10
Replies: 184
Helia 44: Buying a Helia 44
Views: 86,432
Posted By dochueb
I know this isn't a common stat one sees, but I'm...

I know this isn't a common stat one sees, but I'm often asked by unfamiliar parties about the square footage of living space on the Helia. Anyone know that number?

Dave
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