Recent content by djamied

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    buying a (one-time) saltwater boat?

    We are considering a Cat 36 that lived for its first 7 years in saltwater, but has been in freshwater for the past 13. Right now, we have not seen the maintenance records, but superficially the boat looks ok, with moderate (for its age) engine hours. Not sure about spars and standing rigging (we...
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    C28-mkII galley sink problem

    Has anyone replaced the entire faucet assembly? Is it as straightforward as it looks?
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    Galley faucet washer replacement?

    Did you ever get a good response for this? I have tried to find what kind of screw is behind the caps on the faucet taps, but no luck.
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    C28-mkII galley sink problem

    Thanks! But ours is a Grohe faucet
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    C28-mkII galley sink problem

    While I was flushing my water system after launching this spring a new (to me) problem arose - one or both of the taps on the galley sink stopped working properly. That is, as long as the water pump was on, water came out of the faucet (still does!). I have tried to take the taps off, but it is...
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    H 216 spinnaker manual?

    Happy New Year, all! Does anyone know if there are instructions for mounting/assembling the hardware for the asym spinnaker for the 216? I did not receive one with the spinnaker gear. think I have all the components (but did not get a parts list either). As well, I have never sailed with...
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    H216 forestay tension

    Hi all, In the 216 rigging instructions, it is noted that the forestay should be fixed to the after-most hole in the fitting at the bow. Has anyone moved it forward to increase the tension on the jib luff? I would just go ahead, but I suspect that the mast will be tensioned forwards ...
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    H22 asy spi

    Nice! We clocked at 9.5 kn (riding down a wave) with our 216 this summer ...
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    purchase a Hunter 216?

    We bought our 2008 H216 in July 2009. So far, I would say the experience has been consistent with Paul's. Lots of fun to sail, especially in a bit of wind (with enough weight in the crew!) I have certainly worried about cracking over the past 2 winters, but here in Toronto, they've been pretty...
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    Bad Windward Performance

    Paul - on the "lump" at the top of the cockpit combing (with sheets run between the upper and lower shrouds) would put them where they are situated on similar-sized keelboats, as well as every dinghy I have sailed. Not to say that that's "right" for the 216, but it seems that it would make the...
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    Bad Windward Performance

    Paul et al., My thoughts exactly about the jib backwinding the main in a bit of wind. You can see the luff of the mainsail is luffing (when without the jib it would not be) when the jib is sheeted in tight. (even with the traveller midships). I do think things should improve with the leads...
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    Bad Windward Performance

    details on jib fairleads Thanks Paul - this has been very useful! Did Steve give any details about mounting rails on the cabin roof for the jib fairleads / cleats? To my mind, the cabin roof is *much* further inboard than any other boats I have known, and they should be mounted further...
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    Bad Windward Performance

    In this vein ... I am also thinking of racing my 2008 H216. I have started to notice that the main seems backwinded by the jib, close hauled in a 12-15 kt breeze. Could it be the location of the jib fairleads/cam cleats on the cuddy roof? Has anyone moved these? (A quick experiment suggested...
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    new outboard for H216

    When I bought my (new) 216 last summer, I also purchased a Merc 3.5 hp, which worked well. Now, due to a change in mooring arrangements, I want to upgrade to a motor with a reverse gear (instead of rotating the engine). My dealer can get a Merc 4 hp, which will do this, and has an internal gas...
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    antifouling for H216

    Thanks Paul! Jamie