My son is looking at a mid eighties Hunter 28.5 and I was wondering if there are any model specific areas that he should be looking at other than the basic hardware and mechanical parts that are pretty much the same on all sailboats.
If the fractional horsepower belt (A43) was working for you just get a 4L450W which is a heavy duty 1/2 X 45 inch belt as long as you don't want a cogged belt . FYI an A belt is 2 inches longer than the part number. Gates makes NAPA belts. Carry a spare.
We were sailing 150 miles North on Kaw Lake, yes it was beautiful, perfect winds but you left out the fact that the planet Mars was highly visible. A great night for sailing in Oklahoma!
P.S. loved your video
Have you ever tried using a rope ladder? Mine ended up being impossible to let me get back on board after I decided to go for a swim while single-handed. Had to wait for a passing boat to help me get back on board. Be sure it is doable.