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Looking for 376, 40.5, 380, 386, 410, 420, 430, 450, 460 in St. Augustine

Discussion in 'Ask A Hunter Owner' started by Phil Herring, Nov 30, 2016. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Phil Herring

    Phil Herring Dethroned Admin

    Joined Mar 25, 1997
    4,300 posts, 150 likes
    US Bainbridge Island
    We've got a prototype replacement for the in-deck solar panel... the only question now is the trim ring, and whether the radius is the same on all/some models.

    We need to very quick access to a few models to check the size. It literally will involve only laying a trim ring over your original solar panel to check fit.

    If you own any of these models and would be willing to let Al aboard for all of 60 seconds, please PM me by clicking my name. Thanks!

    P.S. The replacement solar panel is cool! It features a ruggedized flexible panel strong enough to walk on, 30 amp output, and a new trim ring. :) It should be on the site in the next week or two, once we confirm these trim ring sizes.
     


  2. JamesG161

    JamesG161

    Joined Feb 14, 2014
    1,843 posts, 264 likes
    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    Matching Connectors and regulation would be nice to be included.:)
    Jim...

    PS: I can do my 430 this weekend if none found in St. Aug and instructions.
     


  3. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    4,236 posts, 433 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    Can you retro-fit them onto boats that did not originally have them? I'd be interested in a well designed panel that can be walked (or sat) on.
     


  4. Phil Herring

    Phil Herring Dethroned Admin

    Joined Mar 25, 1997
    4,300 posts, 150 likes
    US Bainbridge Island
    A regulator is included, and the unit is designed to used with the original wiring. Not sure if the connectors match, we'll find out when we do the first install. We may be able to offer that, but we aren't buying enough of these to have custom mods made to the panel. That said, there may be a workaround we can provide.

    That would be up to your creativity. :) Our first goal is to make a good replacement unit. How it would sit on the boat will be pretty clear from the photos.
     


  5. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    4,236 posts, 433 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    Let us know when they are available :)
     


  6. JamesG161

    JamesG161

    Joined Feb 14, 2014
    1,843 posts, 264 likes
    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    Not really a problem.

    If my memory is working this morning, the connector is a simple auto "trailer" type push connector with polarity parity. These are somewhat water resistant.:rolleyes:

    We did trace the wiring and found NOT to be an easy task to rewire. I made sure that the failure was not loose wiring.

    A splice connection under the trim ring would be ideal and easy and perfect if the regulator was built into the panel.

    In my search for a replacement, the regulator would have to be located inside the engine compartment near the Starter Battery ON/OFF switch if a separate device.
    Jim...

    PS: I have wanted a replacement since the main bilge pump on my 430 uses the Starter Battery and the solar panel charges that battery. Good design to make sure there is normally a full charge.
     


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    Joined Oct 27, 2016
    0 posts, 6 likes
    US Seattle
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  8. SFS

    SFS

    Joined Aug 18, 2015
    1,118 posts, 221 likes
    Hunter 31
    US Tampa Bay
    If anyone is at all hesitant about this because you don't know Al, let me reassure everyone. I spent about an hour with him on 11/1/16 on my H31. He is a super nice guy, efficient, very knowledgeable about Hunters, and is clearly dedicated to helping Phil bring in more replacement parts for the various Hunters, which will help us all.
     


  9. Phil Herring

    Phil Herring Dethroned Admin

    Joined Mar 25, 1997
    4,300 posts, 150 likes
    US Bainbridge Island
    Thanks SFS, Al is a great guy! He worked at Hunter for 23 years on the assembly line, managing an assembly line, in customer service, international retail parts, and now with us. It will be well worth it just to meet him! :)
     


  10. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    3,694 posts, 867 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Sumter, SC Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    If you need Al to come work on an H260 for any reason please let me know. I have plenty for him to do. He's welcome aboard my boat anytime.
     


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  11. Phil Herring

    Phil Herring Dethroned Admin

    Joined Mar 25, 1997
    4,300 posts, 150 likes
    US Bainbridge Island
    Late breaking news: Al will have Hunter's former head of engineering with him. Joe also worked at Hunter forever, and designed numerous systems on the boats, including almost all of the electrical. Good people to know. :) On the other hand, we can also climb aboard and lay a trim ring on your solar panel without you there. Just let the marina know we're coming. Thanks in advance for your help!
     


  12. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    3,694 posts, 867 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Sumter, SC Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    Where will they be? I still don't have my electrical issue worked out. It's on the trailer and ready for the road!
     


  13. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    5,751 posts, 333 likes
    -na -NA
    US Anywhere USA
    FRoggie
    What are talking about rascal. call me.

    Phil;
    Is Joe on board with you now?
    crazy dave condon
     


  14. glennmul

    glennmul

    Joined Jun 3, 2009
    6 posts, 0 likes
    Hunter 40.5
    US New York Croton on Hudson
    Hi Phil,
    I have a 40.5 and would love a new panel. Please let me know when they are available.

    Thanks,
    Glenn
     


  15. Alice A.

    Alice A.

    Joined Feb 13, 2004
    78 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 37.5
    US Plattsburgh, NY
    Would this solar panel fit on the 37.5?
     


  16. Phil Herring

    Phil Herring Dethroned Admin

    Joined Mar 25, 1997
    4,300 posts, 150 likes
    US Bainbridge Island
    We believe it will, but we need to work out the trim ring which is a different size on the 40.5 and 37.5. If you're up for it, we could sure use a tracing and photos of the trim ring. We'll make it worth your time! :) Please contact me via PM. Thanks!
     


  17. Alice A.

    Alice A.

    Joined Feb 13, 2004
    78 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 37.5
    US Plattsburgh, NY
    Okay, Phil. But we won't be working on the boat till April. Will measure then.
     


  18. mistralseattle

    mistralseattle

    Joined Dec 31, 2011
    117 posts, 11 likes
    Hunter 40.5
    US Seattle
    take a look at http://svpardonmyfrench.com -- it'll get you quite a few videos of my 93 40.5 either cruising or racing. Happy to answer questions as well if this help. Agree with others, it's a rather big boat for a first boat.
     


  19. Bill Roosa

    Bill Roosa

    Joined Jun 6, 2006
    6,872 posts, 103 likes
    Hunter 40.5
    US Harrington Harbor North, MD
    30 amp output?? from that little surface area?? Lets just say I'm skeptical. The old one could hardly put out 2 amps at 14.4 volts.
    With that said I measured my panel and it is 15 9/16" X 28". The panel fits in the recess without much extra room. The radius on the cover ring would be approx 1.5 to 2.0"
     

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