Yes, in many cases that's exactly what it means. :yikes:
If your boat, like mine, would be damaged by the splashing water,
steam and mess from using a power washer, you'll need a reasonably
aggressive cleaner and a lot of elbow grease.
A new battery takes less charge, all things being equal, compared to an older battery.
That's because the older battery loses charge quicker than the new.
Take the older battery to an auto parts store for a "Load" test.
I suspect it's shot.
What year is your H 30?
The lever does go 'down' to engage forward.
I think you'll have to get accustomed to that arrangement because,
putting a 'left hand' prop on your boat with a right hand turning engine... :yikes:
That is, unless you want to go fast in reverse, I'd advise against it.
Check the wiring from the bilge pump/float switch to see if there is a direct wire from
them to one of the batteries. Most owners wire the pump to operate with a switch (on the panel), and automatically when the water level activates the pump, regardless of battery selector switch position.
Rabe, You're asking about the plumbing on a 40 +/- year old boat that has had
many (?) owners. There is little chance that the hoses you see are original in size or configuration. These kinds of issues are common to new owners of old (and some not so old)
You should look at EVERY...
There may be Youtube videos on the subject, but they are buried in more comprehensive "refit" vlogs the likes of "Sail Life".
A google search of "Replacing stanchions" might work. Here's one such link:
Unless you're off shore, you cant discharge anything from the head.
The salt water will introduce 'critters' into your system (bowl, pipes, valves, holding tank, etc.).
They seem to aid in the creation and retention of nasty smells in a boat.
If your system doesn't smell, I'd find an additional...
I trying to envision how Hunter made the insert originally. My 79H30C was made the way you did your mod (sort of, no retaining board for cushion needed).
Did they actually make the insert lower than the main cushion deck?