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Forum: Monohull Sailboats 24-09-2016, 16:31
Replies: 86
Views: 95,773
Posted By Hermanns
Re: Difference between Amel models

Hey there:

I went through a similar experience once I found the Amels, I was not able to afford the newer models, but fell in love with the older Maramu's (46ft vs Super Maramu's 53ft).

Spent...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 11-06-2016, 08:14
Replies: 61
Views: 11,216
Posted By Hermanns
Re: First trip getting my boat home nightmare!

I can completely relate when I bought my first sailboat we had a exhaust leak, open thru hull in bathroom, engine failure and no electricity by the end of the trip up from Mexico.

Chalk it up to...
Forum: Engines and Propulsion Systems 27-01-2015, 21:17
Replies: 63
Views: 9,448
Posted By Hermanns
Engineless dinghy?

We've got a hard dink (nesting Gig Harbor Navigator) and added dinghy dogs + a 2.3 Honda outboard.

1. She rows like a champ (80% we just row - depending on our Catalina mooring timing...lol )
2....
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 27-11-2014, 12:59
Replies: 4
Views: 1,735
Posted By Hermanns
Re: What would you offer? And how much do I need for 3 yrs.

Agree - a survey could give you ~10% to ~20% negotiating room if some nasties come up.

It happens, IMHO don't be bullied / convinced into accepting issues due to the previous ownership. Happened...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 27-11-2014, 12:07
Replies: 86
Views: 95,773
Posted By Hermanns
Re: Difference between Amel models

We have a 1982 Amel Maramu 46' -she's the smaller version of the Super Maramu, every bit as sturdy and very well thought out systems.

Story: We spent a many years sailing and chartering...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 14-04-2013, 11:44
Replies: 14
Views: 1,504
Posted By Hermanns
We used Wordpress.com - easy to use and maintain,...

We used Wordpress.com - easy to use and maintain, they also have apps to post from a mobile or tablet device!

See ours here:
https://svcerulean.com/

You can use a bunch of themes and customize...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 13-04-2013, 12:14
Replies: 32
Views: 12,780
Posted By Hermanns
Our first boat was a 33ft islander - she was...

Our first boat was a 33ft islander - she was great, and taught us many valuable lessons before stepping up in boat size.

One tip - rent for a few years and learn what you do and don't like in...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 13-04-2013, 12:06
Replies: 38
Views: 5,026
Posted By Hermanns
Check out the early Amel Santorin and Mango's...

Check out the early Amel Santorin and Mango's great boats for under $100k USD.

And fantastic aft cabin with center cockpit config.

Just a biased opinion from a Amel owner :P
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 13-04-2013, 11:11
Replies: 52
Views: 5,269
Posted By Hermanns
I'm looking at 4 x 50watt Aurinco panels - you...

I'm looking at 4 x 50watt Aurinco panels - you can walk on them and no need for a custom stainless frame. Simply screw and glue to deck (in our case a hard dodger and aft cabin top).
...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 08-04-2013, 18:33
Replies: 8
Views: 1,767
Posted By Hermanns
This time with photos! 58769 58770

This time with photos!

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Forum: General Sailing Forum 08-04-2013, 18:30
Replies: 1
Views: 1,033
Posted By Hermanns
Renaming - SV Cerulean is Official

We just finished the new rebadging of Cerulean - check it out!

IMHO: Font Treatment looks perfect...we're very happy with the results! (Erika should get more credit than me).

Old Name:
58768...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 08-04-2013, 18:21
Replies: 1
Views: 1,916
Posted By Hermanns
New Strata Glass - Clear like real glass!

Ok, we had ugly old blurry Eisenglass, and our canvas guy has a few left over panels of Strataglass and offered us a deal on the side panels - voila I bit!

Check it out old and new (it's the best...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 08-04-2013, 18:13
Replies: 8
Views: 1,767
Posted By Hermanns
Re: Genoa Sail Cover - Crossstitch Needed (Lessojn Learned)

Here is the update with photos!

https://svcerulean.com/2013/03/23/new-genoa-sail-cover-uk-sailmakers-rock/



Thoughts?
Forum: Meets & Greets 04-04-2013, 10:21
Replies: 36
Views: 3,569
Posted By Hermanns
Welcome aboard!

Welcome aboard!
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 27-03-2013, 19:18
Replies: 1
Views: 912
Posted By Hermanns
Hello CF Peeps, Erika and I have been...

Hello CF Peeps,


Erika and I have been hard at work on the Aft Cabin Vanity > Cabinet conversion (I know try to say that 3 times fast!). The woodworker who was recommended is doing a great job -...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 24-03-2013, 11:55
Replies: 1
Views: 699
Posted By Hermanns
Hope this works - trying to attach photo on...

Hope this works - trying to attach photo on phone.
Before:
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After:
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Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 24-03-2013, 11:51
Replies: 1
Views: 699
Posted By Hermanns
New Companionway Treads - Replacing Black Stick On's

Just thought Id share some before and after photos of the companionway treads / revarnish.

This is 3 coats of shiny - going to add a few layers of satin mixed in and see if I can get a "in...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 24-03-2013, 09:20
Replies: 1
Views: 1,260
Posted By Hermanns
Winch Handles - West Marine "White Label" price hiking

Just a note, stopped by West Marine and saw all 10" winch handles w/ knob endsthat weren't "WM white labeled" were well over ~$85 avg with some good 8" Lewmars around $130 = OUCH!!

Went to...
Forum: Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 23-03-2013, 10:42
Replies: 8
Views: 1,767
Posted By Hermanns
Just wanted to post my experience and make sure...

Just wanted to post my experience and make sure no one else makes the same mistake.

Had a local canvas shop that saw my 'non-matching' genoa cover and offered to put a new matching blue cover on...
Forum: Navigation 23-03-2013, 10:35
Replies: 187
Views: 26,899
Posted By Hermanns
That's correct - I bought a Bluetooth GPS puck...

That's correct - I bought a Bluetooth GPS puck with multiple satellite tracks. Also saves on the battery drain.
Forum: Our Community 19-03-2013, 23:45
Replies: 19
Views: 2,528
Posted By Hermanns
Very common indeed. I've spent over 30+ days from...

Very common indeed. I've spent over 30+ days from Hawaii >> Tahiti and would be fine for a week then sick for a few. Always tried to sense it coming on and took a Bonine and Ginger pill (that combo...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 19-03-2013, 19:19
Replies: 37
Views: 3,997
Posted By Hermanns
Congrats!!!

Congrats!!!
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 19-03-2013, 13:54
Replies: 26
Views: 2,607
Posted By Hermanns
Mariner 31's are nice boats - look at the older...

Mariner 31's are nice boats - look at the older Columbia and Islander 30'ishs.

Solid builds and many around for ~$10k range.

Our first boat was a 33' Islander and it was a perfect...
Forum: Multihull Sailboats 16-03-2013, 18:23
Replies: 9
Views: 2,055
Posted By Hermanns
More like this? ...

More like this?

https://www.wholesalemarine.com/pc/S-T-60062/99990230/Sea+Teak+Furniture/SeaTeak+Avalon+Folding+Multi-Position+Deck+Chair.html
Forum: Seamanship & Boat Handling 16-03-2013, 17:37
Replies: 48
Views: 7,405
Posted By Hermanns
Thanks everyone - it would be so much easier...

Thanks everyone - it would be so much easier without a 10kt channel crosswind :P
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