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    Hunter 38 Improvements

    I suggest reading what Mainesail has to say about folding props. Now my 2 cents. I do not have a folding prop. Seems to me there are better ways to spend 5 grand. Also boats are a continuous fix so I don't want something else to maintain. Perhaps if I were going to sail across the pond I might...
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    sailboat transport company MA to FL recommendation

    I just had a 29' motorboat transported from Minnesota to Florida for around $5000.00. $7,500.00 for the sailboat sounds about right.
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    Shrink Wrap not done!

    I was once discussing the value of shrink wrapping a sailboat with an open transom with the head manager of a large marina on Long Island, NY. I told him I didn't see the value in shrink wrapping and he agreed. He also asked me not to spread the word as the marina made a nice profit on this...
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    Motor Starting Intermittent

    Had exact same starting issue on my Yanmar engine. Thought for sure it was the solenoid. My engine has a Maretron M200 engine control so it's a little different in that the starter voltage comes from the unit, not the key at the helm. Anyway I disconnected the electrical connectors from the M200...
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    HUNTER 49/50 Fischer Panda 12 Mini Generator noise

    Mine is under the rear port berth, mounted to the centerline stringer
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    HUNTER 49/50 Fischer Panda 12 Mini Generator noise

    Thank you Icebreaker & scottdube, you were 100% correct. I can't believe it never dawned on me that it was the fuel pump. Now I wonder if I can deaden the sound without causing the pump to overheat or replace with a non-ticking pump? Artboas, someone is always mad at me, I have a wife!
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    HUNTER 49/50 Fischer Panda 12 Mini Generator noise

    Never thought of the fuel pump, will check it out!
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    HUNTER 49/50 Fischer Panda 12 Mini Generator noise

    When the generator is running I am getting a constant "ticking" noise most noticeable in the aft starboard cabin (especially when the floor hatch is removed), or when accessing the aft engine access from the hanging locker. The noise appears to be coming out of the water separator. I do not hear...
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    YANMAR 4JH3TE Slow throttle response when hot

    If you are 110 percent sure that fuel is not the problem, I think it boils down to engine temperature (too hot) or air leak when hot or the turbo. I think easiest thing to do is check engine temp with an infrared non contact sensor to check accuracy of gauge. If sensor concurs with gauge I would...
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    YANMAR 4JH3TE Slow throttle response when hot

    4JH4-HTE 110HP, TURBO, INTERCOOLER & 4 VALVE HEAD. BTW my gearbox is water cooled.
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    YANMAR 4JH3TE Slow throttle response when hot

    Normal temperature on my Hunter 50 is 165 degrees. I think 180 degrees is too hot. Over the last weekend towing a large dingy swamped with water and the outboard in the down position (outboard off) I was running 170-173 degrees.
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    Portable Generator

    Kings Gambit, did you read in this thread what jssallem wrote? I guess the time to react is after there are actual deaths. https://www.pbo.co.uk/news/warning-about-dangers-of-portable-generators-onboard-24937...
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    Portable Generator

    Advice freely given about portable gasoline generators on boats is going to get people killed. tfox2069, you know and accept the risk. You have done the research with the manufacturer and have received clear instructions NOT to use the generator on a boat. I take exception to self proclaimed...
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    Portable Generator

    Benny17441, that's really great, insightful advice about being "extra careful" about the exhaust. After alI, my advice as only a lay person would have been just to be "careful" with the exhaust, but I don't have a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Please let all of us lay...
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    YANMAR 4JH3TE Slow throttle response when hot

    smokey 73, my comment about a "bypass valve" comes from looking at a description and parts list from the manual showing a diagram of the actual turbo. The engine in my Hunter 50 is turbocharged and I did not remember seeing any plumbing that wold indicate a "bypass valve or wastegate". My...