Recent content by ramoore

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    Replace Dorade with Solar Vent

    Thanks! Those look really nice. The soft plastic on my original one looks pretty sad at this point.
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    Replace Dorade with Solar Vent

    Thanks sail sfbay! Mine looks exactly like the one at the link below from ebay. And it agrees that it is a 4 3/4" cut out. Nice...
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    Replace Dorade with Solar Vent

    I'm thinking about doing the same on my 44 DS. Defender currently has some of these on sale. https://www.defender.com/product.jsp?id=3857882 Anyone know the size of the hole through the deck for the existing dorade? The 4" size says that the 'above deck cutout' is 4 3/4"
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    Hunter 45DS Hidden Bilge

    Hi, Just wanted to say I've found the same thing in my '07 44DS. So far, the only thing I've been able to figure out is to periodically try to flush the hidden bilge areas with water and bilge cleaner. I'm concerned that there are areas that can't really drain completely to the bilge...
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    Hunter 44DS and 426DS front head hatch measurement?

    Hi Chris, I have a 2007 44 DS. The outside measurements of that hatch are 13.5" x 13.5". And the inside measurements are 10.75" x 10.75". Let me know if that is not what you need.
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    Reefing furling main while running down wind?

    Hi, OP here. Yes, boat will heave-to. I've practiced that in lower winds. I'll have to try it in 15+ to see how it handles. Certainly a good way to give myself a chance to think. Thanks.
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    Reefing furling main while running down wind?

    Thanks for the thoughts everyone. I'm going to try sail sfbay's procedure in a light wind situation to try it out. I know I'll have to be very careful about an accidental gybe. The YBW forum link was interesting too about the different ways people use the ratchet setting. It will be...
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    Reefing furling main while running down wind?

    Hi, I'm still getting used to the furling main on my 44 DS. The short version of my question is can I furl in the main while running down wind? Or how much wind is too much to do this? So, wind from behind was slowing building all afternoon, then pretty quickly (and not forecast) went from...
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    Replacement for bose 321

    Sure, this is the link to the one I bought in January, but it now says it is unavailable: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079H9CBDP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I picked that one because it could be powered through a usb cable, so I could plug it into one of the existing...
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    Replacement for bose 321

    The Bose 321 on my boat only partially worked when I bought it. I thought about totally replacing it with something new, but realized that I'd have to take the ceiling apart to run new speaker wires (the Bose ones are non standard). I had higher priority fixes to worry about, so I found a...
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    Jabsco Sensor Max 14

    Hi, I have a 2007 44DS, which had the same fresh water pump. I just recently replaced it with a Flojet 4405 (which I think I saw recommended on of the the forums here). Was a plug & play replacement. The fresh water hoses are 15mm. If you go to defender.com and search for Whale Systems...
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    What is this number?

    It is not a great Thanks! I just sent an email with the photo and a little more info.
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    What is this number?

    Yep, everything matches. I triple checked that before purchasing. :)
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    What is this number?

    No, I haven't found the correct number anywhere on the boat. Very weird.
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    What is this number?

    Yep, I tried that. The search doesn't find anything.