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What is this doo-dad?

Discussion in 'Ask A Hunter Owner' started by VisionPNW, Jan 6, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. VisionPNW

    VisionPNW

    Joined Dec 4, 2017
    31 posts, 5 likes
    Hunter Vision 32
    Un Seattle


  2. LeslieTroyer

    LeslieTroyer

    Joined May 20, 2016
    1,338 posts, 405 likes
    Catalina 36 MK1
    US Everett, WA
    If that’s the throttle cable they might use it to keep the throttle from creeping to slower rpm’s.

    Mahalo
     


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  3. BlowMeAway

    BlowMeAway

    Joined Nov 30, 2015
    865 posts, 362 likes
    Hunter 1978 H30 Cherubini
    US Cayuga Lake, Ithaca
    :plus:
    Yep, that’s a casing compression clamp which controls the inner cable from being pulled back by the throttle spring.
     


  4. kloudie1

    kloudie1

    Joined Nov 6, 2006
    7,612 posts, 421 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Mandeville Louisiana
    That is NOT a Doo-Dad, it is a DAMMIT.. if ya don't have it you'll always be saying "Dammit, why is the engine slowing down!?"
     


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  5. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    4,540 posts, 652 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    I had a dog named Dammit!

    Dammit... get off the couch! Dammit.... quit digging in the yard!

    Don't think the dog would have been much help diagnosing why the engine was slowing down.
     


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  6. Peggie Hall HeadMistress

    Peggie Hall HeadMistress

    Joined Dec 2, 1997
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    US LIttle Rock
    You're right...it's not. Doodads are frivelous... This one has a function, which makes it a Doohickey!
     


  7. BlowMeAway

    BlowMeAway

    Joined Nov 30, 2015
    865 posts, 362 likes
    Hunter 1978 H30 Cherubini
    US Cayuga Lake, Ithaca
    I thought this is a Do-Hickey...very frivolous..
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    And this Is a Doo-Dad!
    Has a serious function..

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  8. Hunter Ad Bot

    Hunter Ad Bot

    Joined Oct 27, 2016
    0 posts, 10 likes
    US Seattle
    Deck fill caps for most Hunter sailboats

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    Stainless, nylon, in all the shapes and sizes, replacement caps are in stock.
    See the product
     


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  9. Peggie Hall HeadMistress

    Peggie Hall HeadMistress

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    ]I thought this is a Do-Hickey...very frivolous..

    No, that's just a hickey (looks like several of 'em actually)...

    If Doohicky doesn't strike your fancy, there's always gizmo, thingamabob or whatchamacallit (often abbreviated "whatsit")...or my personal favorites, thingamajig, often abbreviated just thingy.
     


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  10. Apex

    Apex

    Joined Jun 19, 2013
    692 posts, 65 likes
    Oday 28
    US Traverse City
    ha Peggie: Looks like this is a subject you like beyond just sanitation systems....
    Widget is a fav from school dayz
     


  11. Peggie Hall HeadMistress

    Peggie Hall HeadMistress

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    How could I have forgotten about widget??? Nobody's mentioned gadget yet either.

    Believe it or not, there are a whole bunch of subjects I like that have nothing whatever do with sanitation. I don't get much opportunity to discuss 'em on boating sites, but sanitation rarely comes up when I'm with my landlubber friends.
     


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  12. Peggie Hall HeadMistress

    Peggie Hall HeadMistress

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    How could I have forgotten widget?? Nobody's mentioned gadget yet either.
     


  13. Crazy Dave Condon

    Crazy Dave Condon

    Joined Jun 8, 2004
    6,152 posts, 434 likes
    -na -NA
    US Anywhere USA
    What is that name 4626F135-9A23-4A48-8FD7-F28C09176E07.gif
     


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  14. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    1,920 posts, 740 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    I would have pegged you for a theosopher but you said "nothing whatever do with sanitation". So, now I'm guessing skiing, from your jacket and dark glasses. That or mountaineer or Winter outdoor barbequer? Just about anything but crochet.
    Am I close?

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


  15. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    1,920 posts, 740 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Origin
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    early 19th century: arbitrary extension of earlier thingum (from thing + a meaningless suffix). Thingumabob dates from the mid 18th century.


    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


  16. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    4,540 posts, 652 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    A social scientist would have a field day with this forum....
    [​IMG]
     


  17. Ron20324

    Ron20324

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    5,964 posts, 479 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Annapolis MD
    [QUOTE="Peggie Hall HeadMistress, post: 1426779, member: 35248... there's always gizmo, ...[/QUOTE]

    What? Wait! Gizmo is a game we three boys played all summer on the front porch in the 50s. Uses dice. Someone smartened up, boxed it, and called it Yahtzee. We still have not received our royalty checks.
     


  18. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

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    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    That was you guys? I loved that game.

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


  19. kloudie1

    kloudie1

    Joined Nov 6, 2006
    7,612 posts, 421 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Mandeville Louisiana
    Dammit, this thread has clamped a bunch of folks!
    My old Navy Chief called me "Dammit" because he didn't like my French names.. I called him "Chief"..
     


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  20. VisionPNW

    VisionPNW

    Joined Dec 4, 2017
    31 posts, 5 likes
    Hunter Vision 32
    Un Seattle
    Well, thanks for all your “help” I can't wait to get all your input on the next thingthing I can't figure out. (I've got a couple more coming.)
     


  21. Peggie Hall HeadMistress

    Peggie Hall HeadMistress

    Joined Dec 2, 1997
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    Not TOO far off....I've never knitted or crocheted. I've skied since I was 10--even raced in my 20s & 30s (club racing and NASTAR), but that jacket is a Douglas Gill winter foulie I bought at the Annapolis sailboat show. a couple of years ago. No mountaineering...I like going DOWN a mountain, not up one! But I play tennis--mostly doubles now--and I work out 3x week at the gym. I played golf in my 30s, but gave it up 'cuz it takes too long and costs too much. I play scrabble, words with friends and Trivial Pursuit... and I'm pretty decent bridge player. I also love to cook....and yes, I can use my 4-burner gas Weber all year long 'cuz it lives on my covered back porch right outside the kitchen door, and I do--roasts, lamb racks, chicken and the occasional steak too...most vegetables and some fruits (grilled pineapple, peaches and nectarines are wonderful, especially with roast pork or chicken.)
    And that's prob'ly a LOT more about me than any of you wanted to know!

    Ain't that the truth! And so would a psychiatrist!
     


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