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Hunter 37.5 Keel Bolts

Discussion in 'Ask A Hunter Owner' started by Peter @ Off Leash, Apr 11, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Peter @ Off Leash

    Peter @ Off Leash

    Joined Apr 11, 2017
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    Hunter 37.5
    Ca Kingston Kingston
    I am a new owner of a 94 Hunter Legend 37.5 Looking to check keel bolts with a torque wrench, and have yet to find any specified values at to how much each bolt should be torqued. Any comments regarding removing the bolts and washers, and re bedding them with 5200? Seeing some small amount of water seeping out of keel - hull join area externally with boat on the hard over the winter. No real sign of rust colored seepage, fortunately. Previous owner did not clean out bilge, so no idea how long water sat there. Bilge is clean and dry. Bolts, nuts and washers appear to be in excellent condition. Thanks! Peter
     


  2. jarda

    jarda

    Joined May 12, 2017
    6 posts, 0 likes
    Hunter 37.5
    nl the Netherlands Brouwershaven
    hi Peter, can you tell me more about the keel bolts? I'm doing the same on my 37.5
     


  3. dont08901

    dont08901

    Joined Nov 3, 2012
    8 posts, 0 likes
    Hunter 37 Legend
    US Marathon, FL
    Can you tell me the nut size of your keel bolts? I have. 1087 Hunter Legend 37...
     


  4. Dan_Y

    Dan_Y

    Joined Oct 13, 2008
    397 posts, 31 likes
    Hunter 36
    US Hampton
    Check this out from the old Hunter Marine site by our friend Eddie Breeden. This is a pdf of the spreadsheet because uploads of excel files is disabled.Dan
     

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  5. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    5,804 posts, 353 likes
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    US Anywhere USA
    Mars Metals in Canada produced the keels and if you inquire with them, they should know the information you need to know such as torque on those keel bolts. 905-632-3862
     


  6. Rick D

    Rick D

    Joined Jun 14, 2008
    6,367 posts, 123 likes
    Hunter Legend 40.5
    US Long Beach, Shoreline Marina, CA
    I had them tightened when I first got my 32 and then again when I got my 40.5. Both boats were used but fairly new. I suspect the yards simply ad-libed the torque values.
     


  7. Rich Stidger

    Rich Stidger

    Joined Feb 10, 2004
    2,614 posts, 153 likes
    Hunter 40.5
    US 1997 h40.5 Bristol, RI
    Interesting. I emailed Marlow-Hunter with this torque question for my h40.5 and never received an answer.
    I wonder why all of the boats listed from a 33 to a 49 have between 5 and 10 keel bolts while my 40.5 only has THREE?
     


  8. Dan_Y

    Dan_Y

    Joined Oct 13, 2008
    397 posts, 31 likes
    Hunter 36
    US Hampton
    They must be really strong bolts? Ha. My guess is Eddie may have poster it without noticing his omission. At least you should be able to get the torque values.
     


  9. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    5,804 posts, 353 likes
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    US Anywhere USA
    @Dan_Y
    As a former dealer and owner of American Marine & Sail Supply, most of you have no idea how dedicated Eddie Breeden at Hunter was in warranty and customer handling. If he needed to, Eddie reached out to all Hunter customers often working late for example one time on a Saturday night at 9 p.m. when I called to leave a message and he answered the phone . He also traveled a lot to meet with Hunter owners. He had no time for his hobbies serving Hunter owners. That in my books is called DEDICATION To Hunter Customers. However when over worked, we tend sometimes to make an omission and that included dealers as well but when he did, there was an apology. All I can say if we had people of his statue in Washington, this country would be better off. Eddie retired and I was honored to announce that here on HunterOwners. You have no idea the quality of this individual's dedication
     


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  10. Rich Stidger

    Rich Stidger

    Joined Feb 10, 2004
    2,614 posts, 153 likes
    Hunter 40.5
    US 1997 h40.5 Bristol, RI
    I agree that Eddie was outstanding. I once called with a question on rudder post play and left a message. Within 30 minutes he called me and answered my concern directly. I was very pleasantly surprised at the prompt service.
     


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  11. Dan_Y

    Dan_Y

    Joined Oct 13, 2008
    397 posts, 31 likes
    Hunter 36
    US Hampton
    Dave
    I meant no disrespect to Eddie what so ever. Sorry if it came across that way. I was joking about the omission. Eddie helped me with several issues on my h30, some of which I have posted here so others could have the benefit of Eddie's help, even if they didn't know they needed it yet. Ha! Eddie always returned my emails and calls, which I always thought was top-notch customer service and made me glad I bought the Hunter brand. I have probably praised him or mentioned his help in multiple threads around this site.

    So do you keep in touch with him? Hopefully his retirement is going well.
    Peace!
    Dan
     


  12. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

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    Dan;
    As to Greg Emerson and Eddie Breeden, both are doing fine but keeping in tradition not to reveal anything else, that is all I will say.
    I do thank you for advising and it is refreshing to know Eddie helped you too Also thank you for your contributions to this forum.
     


  13. Dan_Y

    Dan_Y

    Joined Oct 13, 2008
    397 posts, 31 likes
    Hunter 36
    US Hampton
    Actually Dave, I also admire the fact you are still sharing your unique knowledge with members of this forum. It's a gracious and selfless thing to take the time to do that.
     


  14. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    5,804 posts, 353 likes
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    US Anywhere USA
    As you will find, sharing with others also leads to friendship. Can you believe that green scaly frog has been to our mountain where frogs normally are found in water! He enjoyed the views. Take care and Merry Christmas
     


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