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    Switching my 1976, Hunter 30 diesel to electric

    “We use the words interchangeably now,” says Fuller. The definitions are quoted from Oxford Dictionary with the statement from MIT so........can agree? Looks like Tesla doesn't agree with Oxford Dictionary also.... https://www.tesla.com/blog/induction-versus-dc-brushless-motors
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    Replace a teak piece on the sliding cabin hatch

    Even if cracked or broken, teak is normally worth fixing and refurbishing compared to replacement costs
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    Switching my 1976, Hunter 30 diesel to electric

    Can we at least agree that it is combustion engines and electric motors?
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    Switching my 1976, Hunter 30 diesel to electric

    Maybe they realized, after their research, it isn’t the viable option first thought?
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    A lost art: Conserving ice.

    Sounds like the SS liner that is screwed to the bottom of the countertop is a significant heat sink. I’d figure out a way to isolate that then add rigid foam panels to the inside of the box while improving the lid seal and lid insulation if it doesn’t have enough.
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    Switching my 1976, Hunter 30 diesel to electric

    I would think you would have to go with Lipos or equivalent due to weight issues and lacking of storage space where you would want to add weight (midline/center).
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    Switching my 1976, Hunter 30 diesel to electric

    that sure is a expensive way to eliminate prop walk
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    Switching my 1976, Hunter 30 diesel to electric

    There has been two 28/30 ft boats of great condition for sale in my area that have been converted to electrical listed for about two years now. Same or a little lower than their diesel counterparts. Converting seems to really impact resale. Given my experience with my 30’ over the past 5 years...
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    PacificNW weather update.

    Just started back up again
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    Loose Leech Line on Jib Cause Halyard Wrap?

    The PO of my boat had the marina rigger add a anti wrap block on the front of the mast that increased the angle that the halyard leaves the furler forcing the two halves to spin independently. When the angle is to shallow the two halves spin together and can wrap the halyard...
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    First Time in Gusts

    If it’s blown out repace it. Going out in a small boat with gusts and a blown out sail magnifies what you were experiencing especially if you are not familiar with heavy wind trim tactics. Research the concept of putting in a lot of vang and using the traveler instead of the main for gust control.
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    Self tailing winches

    I don't have your boat but I can tell you adding ST winches made a significant difference in the "single-handed-ability" of the boat as well as enabled those who are not versed with winches to do trim when needed with little to no direction. They are expensive but a significant addition. I'd...
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    Time for the Monthly Mixing Elbow Question...

    There is a reverse thread on one end of the coupler
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    Time for the Monthly Mixing Elbow Question...

    The kit I bought came with a foil/fiber gasket like you see with auto exhaust manifolds
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    Time for the Monthly Mixing Elbow Question...

    I replaced the whole thing with a replacement from HDI about three months ago. Couldn't be happier. Just replace all of it, manifold, elbow and coupler along with the exhaust hose to muffler. Its to much of a pain to get it apart to not do so. The HDI bill was around $300 for all of it.