Recent content by wade the giant

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    Toe rail carriage bolts

    I would bet stainless steel bolts are a lot stronger than aluminum bolts. I’ve heard of T tracks ripping off like a zipper under heavy loads. I’d hate to experience that!
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    Squeaky bulkhead

    Thank you for the recommended links. They seem like OK bandaids but I’m seeking a professional correction. I’ll keep searching and report what I find. Thanks again
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    Hunter Passage 42 Forward Window

    I would love some information about the original cast or the company. I’m having an issue with my forward window as well. Thanks!! -wade
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    Squeaky bulkhead

    I have a squeaky bulkhead when at anchor or walking on the deck while in the slip. I’ve been told by boat neighbors to not remove the interior, wood bulkhead to diagnose the problem. However, I was not given advice on how to address the problem. Any help?
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    Toe rail carriage bolts

    Thanks so much! I appreciate your help
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    Toe rail carriage bolts

    Hi, I’m seeking advice on how to properly maintain corrosion on my aluminum toe rail, which has stainless steel carriage bolts. I am re-bedding all the bolts but some of the corrosion is not under a bolt. Thanks in advance.
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    Hunter passage 42 forward window

    Thanks for the info. Curious, how do the screws crack the window once the caulk has cured? I don’t see the harm in leaving the screws so long as they’re not tightened too much. Thanks again!
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    Hunter 42 passage “I” beams beneath the soul

    Thanks, Greg! I guess recreating them out of wood is the obvious thing to do. Pressure treated wood will be a good replacement. I am really interested in reading if anyone else has tried another material. Thanks for your input.
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    Hunter passage 42 forward window

    I do not as it wasn’t original to the boat. It was not molded to the deck’s arc which resulted in cracks.
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    Holding tank removal from pour foam insulation

    Peggie, thanks for taking the time to respond and for educating me on terms. I spent hours using two machetes and a pocket knife to remove one side of the poured foam and success!! I wiggled the tank free. I agree about the foam. It is unnecessary to foam in holding tanks. thanks again
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    Holding tank removal from pour foam insulation

    thanks for the advice, but whoever tightened the attachment fitting, screw it in too tight which caused the crack and the sewage to spill when it fills. There is sewage underneath the tank and in the foam.
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    Hunter passage 42 forward window

    I purchased this boat with a poorly installed forward window. I removed the old window(plastic) and traced the old window, filled the cracks with filler, ordered new plastic, added more holes for screws and tried installing the new window. The window cracked during installation. Has anyone...
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    Holding tank removal from pour foam insulation

    My factory installed holding tank has failed. The welded threaded fitting has cracked and the tank itself has a lot of calcium at the bottom so it’s time to replace the tank. However, the tank is really hard to remove because of the pour foam. Any recommendations on how to remove the tank? So...
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    Hunter 42 passage “I” beams beneath the soul

    I have I Beams made from wood installed beneath the soul/ flooring in my hunter. The beams sit directly under the floor forward of the companionway. They are starting to fail and I was wondering if anyone has had this same issue and what you did to replace them. What material did you replace...