Recent content by Barn-dog

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    Welcome to the NSHSA Forum -

    I sail a Hunter 34 out of Worton Creek Marina. How can a join your association ? Thanks
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    Hunter 34 Fuel Tank

    I don't know why, but my H34 does not have a fuel gauge. Although it's not been a problem (yet) , I don't like not knowing how much fuel is in there. I know that I could install a gauge, simply by cutting a hole in the top of the tank, but the problem is, the shavings that will drop into the...
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    Replacing Hull Stripe

    I re-taped my H34 with two-tone (blue/gray) tape of the same width, that I found at my West Marine store. Some of the old tape had deteriorated, which I removed. The rest, of the old tape, I left on and just applied the new tape right over it, and it was a relatively easy job. That was five...
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    The Proper Prop

    Thanks for that info !
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    The Proper Prop

    Thanks very much for your reply. I'm going to to price a three-blade prop. If it's not outrageous, I think I'll give it a try. In particular, I think it will improve responsiveness, when I'm backing into my slip.
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    The Proper Prop

    Now, here she is. "The Big U" at speed, slicing through the seas . You can just feel how faaast she's going !
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    The Proper Prop

    My thanks to all you sailors who took the time to reply to my question about the proper prop for my Hunter 34. I really appreciate your valuable information. I think I'm going to try a 3-blade 15 X 11 prop on her and run the Yanmar at 2500- 3000 rpm's. You're right. I need to run her at...
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    The Proper Prop

    Thanks kloudie1. The guy I bought our 34 from, raced it. So, I assume that he changed the prop to a two-blade. Unfortunately, we do a fair amount of motoring, due to low winds. So, I would like to try a three-blade prop on her. From what you've said, it looks like you also sail a Hunter 34...
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    The Proper Prop

    Thanks kloudie1. The guy I bought our 34 from, raced it. So, I assume that he changed the prop to a two-blade. Unfortunately, we do a fair amount of motoring, due to low winds. So, I would like to try a three-blade prop on her. From what you've said, it looks like you also sail a Hunter 34...
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    The Proper Prop

    I have a 1987 Hunter 34, with a 27hp Yanmar 3GM-30F , turning a two-blade prop. The boat is very slow, when under power. Can anyone advise as to whether I can put a three-blade prop on the shaft ? If so, what is the correct pitch and diameter ? The shaft is either 1 1/8" or 1 1/4" in diam. I...
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    Proper Propellor

    Thanks all, for your replies. There certainly is a lot to consider. The boat motors at 4 mph when running the engine at 2,000rpm's. I don't like to push the engine much harder than that; she's 33 years old. But even at 2,500 rpm, the boat is still only doing about 5 mph. When the wind is...
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    Proper Propellor

    I have a 1987 Hunter 34, with a 27hp Yanmar 3GM-30F , turning a two-blade prop. The boat is very slow, when under power. Can anyone advise as to whether I can put a three-blade prop on the shaft ? If so, what is the correct pitch and diameter ? The shaft is either 1 1/8" or 1 1/4" in diam...
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    Hunter 34 Keel to Hull smile cracks

    I totally agree, Captain ! Barn-dog
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    Hunter 34 Keel to Hull smile cracks

    My Fellow sailors, I have to say, that it's great to a have forum like this where we sailors can communicate and exchange ideas and experiences ! Being retired, I work part-time at West Marine, where I'm called "blow-boat Barney". Also, some customers are noticeably disappointed to learn that I...