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    Adding Mast Base Blocks

    Hi all, I finally got the chance to construct/install the mast turning blocks (we had some unexpected things come up and didn't make it up to the boat much at all in August or September, so I just got around to this). I used 4 inch backing plates as was suggested by @jssailem . I cut them in...
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    Hunter 376 Water Tank Shut Off Access

    Hi all, Thanks, @senang ! Unfortunately, the 376 set up is a bit different. I'm posting this as resolution/info for some future 376 owner searching the archives for this info. Here's some pics of the access for the 376. It is in the lower right starboard cubby behind an access panel. There...
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    Adding Webasto ST2000 to Hunter 376

    Indeed. One detector in each cabin, and I added a fourth unit to the locker with the heater as an additional early-warning system.
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    Adding Webasto ST2000 to Hunter 376

    Hi @Head Sail These are all good points. I actually did purchase the pig tail for condensate, but space issues made it almost impossible to install. In researching the general consensus was that it wasn't as important for shorter exhaust runs (I.E less than 5 feet), which is the case here. I...
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    Adding Webasto ST2000 to Hunter 376

    Jumping into a thread I started a while ago--we ended up installing a Planar diesel heater which we used for our trip across lakes Michigan and Superior while transporting our boat home this past spring. I wrote up an article for the 376 Owners Modifications board, for anyone who is...
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    Hunter 376 Water Tank Shut Off Access

    I think I found my shut off (I'll explain the "think" in a moment). When looking at the vberth there are 4 cubbies, two on top two on the bottom. I found a screwed in access panel in the bottom starboard cubby--exactly where I'd expect the water line to come out of the tank. I was able to...
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    Hunter 376 Water Tank Shut Off Access

    Hi all, A question for the Hunter 376 owners out there.... How/where do you access the tap to the water tank? I can trace the water line from the pump--it travels about 1.5 feet then disappears under the floor that is just below the water heater. I lifted the access panels under the VBerth...
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    Quest Water Pipe Size

    @Terry Cox -- This is a great write up -- thanks for sharing! @Claude L.-Auger -- Thanks for the pictures! This is similar to what I was imagining (looks like the set up in our RV)--it's great to see what it looks like outside of my imagination.
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    Quest Water Pipe Size

    Awesome. Thank you! Fittings are on their way...and, now that I see it's spelled "Qest" I see that this topic has been covered before...thanks for the info and sorry for the redundancy!
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    Quest Water Pipe Size

    Hi all, I'm getting ready to winterize our 1996 Hunter 376 for the first time. I'd like to add a water heater bypass, but am unsure as to the piping size to acquire the proper fittings. I'm 99% sure that the piping is Quest (grey color, pex type fittings--see attached pic), but I'm unsure. I...
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    Submitting Coast Guard Documentation Applications

    I e-mailed my application when we transferred our registration this past winter. It worked great. They ran the credit card about 3 days after I e-mailed them. It did not, however, speed up the actual process in any way (I believe they were about 90 days out when my application was submitted).
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    Alternator Battery Charging Project Issues/Questions

    Hi all, This past weekend I was helping my dad, who owns a 2000 Hunter 340, and who recently updated his electrical charging configuration. He ran into some issues with his charging system and is looking for some input. He recently installed the following: 1. A 40 amp shore power battery...
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    Correct way to secure main and jib sheets?

    On the 340 I believe the same two winches serve the halyard. Sail order goes: Raise main, lock halyard and remove line from winch, unfurl jib, sheet jib on winch. You are correct that, with out an autopilot it is more difficult to tack with out crew. Before I had an autopilot on my Catalina...
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    Correct way to secure main and jib sheets?

    I've found the same as Ed--on both the Catalina and the Hunter we rarely used the sheet to manage puffs. Even if the sheet were wrapped around the winch it wouldn't be accessible from behind the wheel (on both the Catalina and our 376 the main traveler is on the deck in front of the companion...
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    Correct way to secure main and jib sheets?

    I agree completely. This is my second boat (both used), but I am very much seeing how even my experiences with my first boat have changed my expectations/desires for configuration on the second boat--many of which are different from the previous owner. Of course, many of those personal...