R/V Tender Spirit: Now Land Cruising

Join us as we discover new cruising grounds with our "boat" the RV Tender Spirit. Swallowing the Anchor doesn't mean giving up cruising!

19 July 2015 | Unalakleet, Alaska
30 April 2013 | Point Hope
30 September 2012
04 June 2012 | Haines
20 April 2012 | Anchorage, Alaska
17 April 2012 | Anchorage, Alaska
17 April 2012 | Anchorage, Alaska
10 January 2012 | Opua, New Zealand
24 December 2011 | Opua, New Zealand
03 December 2011 | Opua, New Zealand
04 November 2011 | Off shore: Destination New Zealand
02 November 2011 | Off shore: Destination New Zealand
01 November 2011 | Off shore: Destination New Zealand
31 October 2011 | Off shore: Destination New Zealand
30 October 2011 | Off shore: Destination New Zealand
30 October 2011 | Off shore: Destination New Zealand
29 October 2011 | Off shore: Destination New Zealand
27 October 2011 | Off shore: Destination New Zealand
26 October 2011 | Off shore: Destination New Zealand

About Tender Spirit

01 September 2009
Joan
Tender Spirit is a Hans Christian 33 built in 1986. Her serial number is XSA3117H686. We have owned Tender Spirit for 4 years with absolutely no regrets. She is everything we wanted in a bluewater vessel. We have added a lot of gear to upgrade both the safety and comfort of everyone on board. About the only thing I dislike is the amount of upkeep of the exterior woodwork. If that is the only thing about her that I don't like, that should say it all! Of course, there are times we wish Tender Spirit was bigger or faster, but don't we all have those desires for our boats especially when stashing gear or on long passages.
I won't go into all the specifications of Hans Christians because there is a lot of information out there already. So I suggest you go to the following great websites to get you started:

Hans Christian Owners Association, great site devoted to Hans Christians: http://www.hanschristian.org/index.shtml
Pantawee Marine in Thailand where new Hans Christians are back in production:
http://www.pantaweemarine.com/
Cruising Rescources:
http://cruisingresources.com/Hans_Christian_33

Some of the major gear that we have added to Tender Spirit:
Stainless Steel piping welded to the stanchions instead of wire lifelines
Swing down heavy duty ladder that mounts on the stainless rail.
Stainless steel arch with the following on it:
2 solar panels, radar, wind generator
Single sideband radio with a Pactor modem
New set of sails by Carol Hasse
Portable Generator
Whisker pole
Windvane steering

The list goes on and on, but too time consuming for the sake of this post.
I also won't mention the tons of stuff (all treasures we just can't live without) we have packed into Tender Spirit. It's a good thing she has lots of stowage!!! She actually could use a weight loss program!!


Hans Chrsitian 33 Brochure Page 1

17 March 2005 | Sitka, Alaska
Joan
Page 1 of the Hans Christian Brochure that came with our boat.

Hans Chrsitian 33 Brochure Page 2

17 March 2005 | Sitka, Alaska
Joan
Page 2 of the Hans Christian Brochure that came with our boat.

Hans Chrsitian 33 Brochure Page 3

17 March 2005 | Sitka, Alaska
Joan
Page 3 of the Hans Christian Brochure that came with our boat.

Hans Chrsitian 33 Brochure Page 4

17 March 2005 | Sitka, Alaska
Joan
Page 4 of the Hans Christian Brochure that came with our boat.
Vessel Name: Tender Spirit
Vessel Make/Model: Hans Christian 33
Hailing Port: Sitka, Alaska
Crew: Joan & Chuck
About: Joan has obviously failed the program to quit sailing. Chuck, the ever patient spouse quietly enjoys the adventure. SHHH....he's a closet sailor......hasn't come out yet,.....and don't tell his commercial fishing buddies that he's having fun!!!!
Extra: There are only two unbendable rules on this vessel: 1. We can change our mind. 2. We can change direction. Everything else is flexible.
Tender Spirit's Photos - S/V Tender Spirit (Main)
17 Photos
Created 14 August 2011
61 Photos
Created 22 December 2010
Take a peek out our short stay!
33 Photos
Created 22 December 2010
More fun at Robinson Crusoe Island, Plus an inland river trip!
32 Photos
Created 23 July 2010
A beautiful multicultural country! Our Fiji adventures begins.
75 Photos
Created 22 July 2010
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Created 15 January 2010
15 Photos
Created 3 December 2009
Kingdom of Tonga 2009
39 Photos
Created 3 December 2009
28 Photos
Created 6 September 2009
This smallest of nations has people with big hearts. Niue is unique in its beautiful caves and chasms. Lush jungles and Humpback whales add to this amazing place.
37 Photos
Created 6 September 2009
15 Photos
Created 31 July 2009
29 Photos
Created 31 July 2009
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Created 26 June 2009
16 Photos
Created 26 June 2009
Great times at a beautiful place with warm friendly people!
28 Photos
Created 26 June 2009
My first attempt at using an underwater camera. Photos taken at Moorea.
38 Photos
Created 26 June 2009
20 Photos
Created 27 May 2009
43 Photos
Created 11 May 2009
22 Photos
Created 11 May 2009
May-August 2008
62 Photos
Created 14 August 2008
A small view of a large, dynamic city.
16 Photos
Created 10 January 2008
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Created 19 December 2007
10 Photos
Created 9 November 2007
13 Photos
Created 8 November 2007

Adventures of Tender Spirit

Who: Joan & Chuck
Port: Sitka, Alaska
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