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After four years of benign but nearly fatal neglect, the bulletin board has been migrated to the newest board software available. We're still working on some details, but here are some changes:

1) Anonymous users are not allowed. You must register and login. Please register Here

2) Navigation away from the board is a little difficult. Return to the HCOA Home page http://www.hanschristian.org in order to navigate the rest of the site. Note: you are already here.

3) Login issues:  This is more information than most of us want. There is a separate login to access the pages of this site (membership software) versus logging into the bulletin board.  If you log out of the bulletin board, you will NOT be logged out of the membership access, and it may then be difficult to log back in to the bulletin board. If this happens, logout here and then login again. We are working on making this more transparent.

4) Username and password rules.  You cannot change your password through the bulletin board. Do it through the membership software. 

Change my password 

I forgot my password 

If you have a problem with your password, choose the "I forgot" option in order to reset. If you have a problem with your username and can't login because of it, use the contact HCOA link at the top of this page.

We're really sorry about all this cloak and dagger, but it has become necessary in order to keep out the spammers and robots that make a royal mess out of our board when we don't have protections in place.

We'll get it all squared away soon, but the migration was imperative and had to be done asap due to the end-of-life of the scripting engine that the old board ran under. 

Fair winds.

A few users have reported that it is difficult to find the membership renewal page. It is here:


Even if your account has expired, you should be able to login to this page. If you have trouble, send email to membership. If you have forgotten your password, use the appropriate reset request on the renewals page (link given above).

:::::::::: WHAT's NEW ::::::::::::

Check Out our  Classifieds section in Buy/Sell/Trade. It is now a fully self service classified section. Members now get unlimited ads, within reason... if you place them yourself. Please note that your Classifieds login is a completely separate login from your Message Board login. You must create a new UserID and Password for this feature.

Hans Christian Yachts has resumed production by the new owners Jack and Jum Hall of Pantawee Marine Co Ltd!

Member Roster updated. 11/22/12

HCOA is renewing the Boat US Group Discount for all HCOA friends and members.
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HCOA Online Membership application and Payments for new members. You can now pay for a 1 year HCOA membership ($18) or a yearly subscription ($15/yr) to HCOA through PayPal. 

Renewals. Existing users who subscribed under the $18 payment plan should cancel that subscription and renew with the $15 payment plan. 

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FREE stuff and new stuff for sale!
Check out the deals in B/S/T .

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The Hans Christian Owners Association

(HCOA), is a not-for-profit group currently consisting of over 220 members, and soon-to-be owners of Hans Christian yachts, from around the world. The objective of HCOA is to enhance the pleasure of owning and/or sailing a Hans Christian. HCOA provides a forum for owners, and persons interested in Hans Christian yachts, to socialize and exchange ideas, maintenance tips, and other information related to the ownership and operation of Hans Christians as well as sailing in general. Everyone with any kind of boat (or not) is welcome to join. We have many members who own other boats or none at all.

We have members hailing from ports around the world. Cruising members stay in touch by posting Cruising Notes in our Newsletter section within the Members Only pages. Also, current, past and future Hans Christian owners can see what members are up to on the Member Sites page.

Join us! If you are new to HCOA and would like to join, it's easy to fill out an application on-line. Members have exclusive access to features on our website including current and past HCOA newsletters, Bilge Water & Bailing Wire maintenance articles, Cruising Notes, member photos, the HCOA membership roster, and Hans Christian reviews.  Members can also post free ads on our Buy/Sell/Trade page for boats and equipment!

Be one of the "Special People" buy an HCOA Burgee today!

Check out the HCOA Online Discussion Forums. Talk boats, safety, sailing and much more. There is certainly a topic to interest anyone. We welcome sailors and non-sailors alike, and we really enjoy talking boats - especially our beloved HCs.

Bulletin Board index
General Stuff
HC34, HC36, HC41, HC PilotHouses, Union Polaris, Formosa
Archive 2 - 2003-2005
Messages Previous to the current forums.
Archive - Original Message Board
This is the very first HCOA message board. The messages were converted but may contain some booboos. But there are over 9000 messages of info to look through.
Anchors, Rodes and Windlasses
Deck Hardware, Binicles and Winches
Electrical, Wiring, Batteries, AC / DC
Plumbing and Such
Hose Clamps, Seacocks & Thru-hulls, Heads, Holding Tanks and Sanitation
Miscellaneous Stuff
Radios and Other Electronics
The Galley , Saloon, Air Conditioning & Cabin Heaters
Woodwoorking, Fiberglass, Metals, Gelcot & Paints
Water Systems, Heaters, Purifyiers or Watermakers
Windvanes, Solar Panels, Alternative Enerrgy
BMW & Mercedes
Exhaust and Cooling Systems
Alternators, Generators and Batteries, Fuel, Fuel systems and Oil
Nissan & Isuzu
Props, Shafts, Transmissions & Alignment
The Sail Loft
Available to Crew or Need Crew
Seamanship, Seawoman and Seaperson
Safety and Medical
Comments, Suggestions and Praise
Buy, Barter or Trade
Boats & Dinks & Miscellaneous