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    New to me Edel 665

    had alcohol stove so no propane
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    Hanging Bimini

    I have A Hunter 34 and found this one to work and is quite high. You do have to do a little sewing to either add velco or zippers to allow the top to get by the back stays a pic of it on the boat.
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    New to me Edel 665

    I would never store a propane tank on it side. By the way this is also the first boat I owned. I was living in Canada and used it to sail Lake Ontario first then moved it to Georgian Bay. After that I moved to Arizona and sailed it on Lake Roosevelt and then to South Catalina and sailed it on...
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    Storage

    I have only owned my 34 for about 1 1/2 years but I will admit storage is tight since it is only my wife and I on the boat most of the time the aft cabin has become a large storage locker although there is always room for one person to sleep in there. Two is to crowded anyways. There is also...
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    Hunter 34 Chainplate Anchor help

    this is all done from the top the hole has to be drilled out to fit the rivet. just basically duplicating the tool they will sell you for 2K I have done this in the field when I did not have access to the correct tool.
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    Hunter 34 Chainplate Anchor help

    make your own puller 3/4 bolt a 1/2 plate with 3/4 hole. a hardened washer and a 3/4 nut. put the insert in put the plate over insert put nut on bolt and then washer then thread into insert through plate have one person with wrench hold the bolt and do not let it turn them someone else tightens...
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    Hunter 34 Chainplate Anchor help

    if it less than 1/4 INCH then the rivet nut would work
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    Hunter 34 Chainplate Anchor help

    I did read a thread on here where they replaced the entire piece of angle iron and they cut a hole through the outside of the hull but I think I would find a different way before I did that. I did find a company that sells 3/4 -10 rivet nuts. Just not sure how thick the angle iron is.
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    Hunter 34 Chainplate Anchor help

    It states in the manual that it is a 3/4 x 10 x 2" hex nut the 2" would be really oversize for a standard nut. I guess I would try and feel around with a flexible magnet to see if you can find anything. It looks like they put it between two gussets just to make it more fun.
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    Hunter 34 Chainplate Anchor help

    The way the fiberglass is slow close to the rod it maybe holding the rod at a angle and not letting the threads start I would clear that a little bit so you can get the rod straight in without the rod rubbing on the fiberglass
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    Hunter 34 depth transponder location

    BigEasy sounds like they got it backwards.
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    Hunter 34 depth transponder location

    On my 1984 34 it is under the rear bunk under the lift out cover close the engine compartment which is absolutely the wrong place since it is behind the keel. I guess I am protected if I am backing up. Not sure if this was original with the boat on done by Previous owner. I have purchased a...
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    Finding Obscure Sailboat Items (and a sorry story to go with it).

    you could try boater resale shop of Texas they seem to have lots of old stuff.
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    Interior Wood Refinishing

    carefully remove the panels and use for patterns to make new there is no saving those panels they are saturated and are delaminating. The glassed in ones that hold the chain plates are sealed but I would drill a small test hole to see if the wood inside is wet. If it is you will need to cut it...
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    Removing the backstay on a 1990 B&R Rig

    courtesy of Wikipedia B&R rig From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search A variant of the Bermuda sailboat rig Characteristics of the B&R rig include swept spreaders (2) and reverse-diagonal shrouds (1). The B&R rig is a variant of the Bermuda sailboat rig...