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    Repairing Mast Foot 95 Hunter 26

    Here is the link to the thread with the same mast problem- ripped out foot- and discussion of the repair. I think the H26 is pretty much the same as the H23.5. Mast Base Rivet Holes Sheared Has the OP ghosted us? First and only post, then poof.
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    Repairing Mast Foot 95 Hunter 26

    Ouch! Sorry to hear about this. That must have been quite a surprise when she came down. As mentioned, there are a few good threads on this for the H26 and 23.5. You have two options, and one doesn't look possible. That is, dressing the end of the mast and installing a new foot. It looks like...
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    merc 9.9 outboard on my 260- help please

    Yeah I like that hour meter idea so much I bought one from Walmart. Arrived yesterday. Ill be putting that in this weekend. I always wondered how much (or little) I was using the motor per season. Super easy install- just wrap a small wire around the spark plug lead. I wonder how long the...
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    merc 9.9 outboard on my 260- help please

    I dont have that motor, but in general, the battery will hook up to the start solenoid. The alternator will typically hook up to Pos + on the solenoid and ground -. But on a marine engine the may be just stacked onto the solenoid terminals. Judging from the limited pic view, Id say the two...
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    Practice your docking with the ISS

    Nice little sim. I managed to do it on the second try. I felt robbed on the first attempt. It said I crashed when there was still over 1 m to go. If you like this program, there is a great rocket simulator called Kerbal Space Program. You can design your own rockets, go into orbit, other planets...
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    23.5 Mast Raising Pole?

    Nice! I wouldnt worry about the cable length. Its not an important spec. You will just be hooking your halyard and main sheet to the loops. Doesnt matter if its an inch long or two feet. Just to save you some effort. Do you still need any measurements, like the height of the pole?
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    23.5 Mast Raising Pole?

    That is not a standard stepping poll, OP. There is no magic to it, and Im sure you can make a suitable substitute with the proper dimensions. The end that goes in the mast hole needs to have a V-notch to fit over a corresponding V inside the mast. This it critical to keeping the poll positioned...
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    Launched the Boat Last Weekend

    I did some google searching on the fans. It seems they dont have a good reputation for moving much air or lasting very long. Any feedback from solar fan vent users?
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    Launched the Boat Last Weekend

    Good idea on the exhaust fan. Forgot about those. Ill check them out.
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    Launched the Boat Last Weekend

    My home port is Lake Patoka in Indiana. We have a somewhat early spring here this year and I wanted to get the boat in the water asap. So we stepped the mast last sunday and put her in, uneventfully. It was very strange tho. Only three fishing boat trailers in the lot. A nice sunday would...
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    Rainwater Leaks into Portside Cabin compartment

    Anchor locker drain fitting?
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    hit a rock in the keel

    "Warming" lead is a complete waste of time. But to each his own.
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    hit a rock in the keel

    Steel is "of Iron". To get typical steel you mix in a little carbon with the iron. Cost more, but steel has some very favorable properties. Iron is cheap and heavy. Both love to rust. Lead doesn't rust like iron/steel, but it does form a thin oxide layer. Heavy, soft, and I'm pretty sure a bit...
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    hit a rock in the keel

    The material is simple to determine- Iron or steel- a magnet will determine (probably not iron, doesn't bend). Lead- very soft. You can scratch it or gouge it very easily with a sharp tool. Much softer than aluminum. Aluminum? Do they make keels out of aluminum? Seems to reactive. But if it is...
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    Cleaning a diesel engine

    I use Scrubbing Bubbles spray bathroom cleaner (yellow cap) on my cars. Works very well. Spray on, let set a few min and rinse off. Kind of has an Armor-All look when finished. As mentioned, cover electronics, and I never use pressure to rinse off. Just a low pressure stream of water.