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Considering a 79 Hunter 33

Discussion in 'The Cherubini Hunters' started by Pilatus, Dec 2, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    7,216 posts, 2,753 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Things happen on boats that can not always be explained. Sometime you just have to be there to see and understand it... Unless forensic science and engineering is in your blood.
     


  2. Pilatus

    Pilatus

    Joined Dec 2, 2018
    19 posts, 3 likes
    Boatless 30
    US SWFL
    Yes among other things my blood is contaminated by engineering. Everything fails for a reason, but discerning it is the challenge. Then again, I'm guilty of inappropriately applying a hammer, so maybe that's it after all.
    Greg
     


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  3. garymalmgren

    garymalmgren

    Joined May 29, 2018
    41 posts, 31 likes
    Canel 25 foot
    Jonathan jp Shoigama, japan
    I must say that I have a new appreciation of how much force a governor can exert.
    Rest assured , Greg. the governor force did not bend the.limiter.
    So, it must have been another FORCE.
    Something was dropped on it?
    Could not imagine anything in the engine room heavy enough to do that. Maybe starter motor, but not convinced.
    Damaged when engine was being removed or reinstalled would be my guess. The weight of a swinging engine would probably do the trick.
    Time to get a new one anyway.
    gary
     


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  4. RoyS

    RoyS

    Joined Jun 3, 2012
    394 posts, 126 likes
    Hunter 33
    US Bay Pointe, Quincy
    One more thought on your compression post. For reasons that I cannot explain, Hunter has the bilge water collect at the bow. It may come in at the stern, say, through the rudder post, but it still runs aside of the bilge, inside the hull, until it gets to the bow. There it accumulates, unseen, until it rises to a level higher than the fiberglass encasement block at the compression post base. Then, and only then, it flows over the block and into the bilge. The bilge is sloped toward the stern and there is the bilge pump. Why? Who can say? Anyway, the point is that your bow is low and the accumulated bilge water in the bow may be adding to your problem. This bilge water is also likely quite foul. When I replaced my compression post I added a pvc pipe that passes through the block to lower this barrier to the bilge water. Photo below:

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  5. Pilatus

    Pilatus

    Joined Dec 2, 2018
    19 posts, 3 likes
    Boatless 30
    US SWFL
    Gary,
    The engine is still sitting in the boat, partially disassembled to make that limiter repair. Nothing beefy seemed to be in the vicinity that could have been the culprit, so most likely it is some sort of human error.
    I appreciate your comments.
    Greg
     


  6. Pilatus

    Pilatus

    Joined Dec 2, 2018
    19 posts, 3 likes
    Boatless 30
    US SWFL
    Roy,
    I'll remember to follow your example if I have the pleasure of chiseling out the current post.
    There seems to be a fillet of something behind the grounding strap attached to your mast. If I'm correct, does it serve a specific purpose?
    Greg
     


  7. RoyS

    RoyS

    Joined Jun 3, 2012
    394 posts, 126 likes
    Hunter 33
    US Bay Pointe, Quincy
    If we are talking about the same item; I had a welder install a small flat aluminum plate about 1" square on the post base. I drilled and tapped that to attach the grounding bus. Important to note that there is a stainless steel washer between the copper bus and the aluminum post to prevent electrolysis. The plate was installed while the post was out of the boat.
     


  8. heritage

    heritage

    Joined Apr 22, 2011
    488 posts, 73 likes
    Hunter 27
    US Cherry Point MCAS
    Does this mean that a continuity check failed between the red and black wires going to the lights. Couldn't burned out bulbs cause this?