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    79 h37c soft deck spot by starboard cleat

    MMOST - If you can't decide between poly and epoxy, you could split the differences and go vinylester. It is compatible with both the other chemicals and has the advantage of being gelcoat friendly. It is a very nice product but has a relatively short shelf life. As for matching non-skid - if a...
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    37 Cutter Portlights

    Chichi - those look soooooo good! Foam soaked in poly as coring. That is a new one on me! And I have worked with glass and cores for a very long time. Could you please elaborate on the type/brand of foam please?
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    1983 H30 Chainplates

    Interesting that due to leaky chainplates damaging knees and bulkheads, Hunter switched to the rod and metal strapping system. Saves the woodwork I suppose but doesn't stop the leaks! A few years ago I did extensive work on an upscale vessel which also had an unusual design but instead of a...
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    1983 H30 Chainplates

    Seeing the above diagram as well as the H34 chainplate mod linked above, I tend to agree with Dianna of Burlington. Keep unnecessary metals out of the bilge - especially in salt water! I envision chainplates attached to knees and bulkheads as in the H33 (79 - 85?) and H37C.
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    37 Cutter Portlights

    From memory, since this is my second Cherubini, I suspect that guide comes from Grey Enterprises. My first I replaced with all new. The current vessel came with newly installed but badly done. New portlights installed over rotted core is never going to work!
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    1983 H30 Chainplates

    Photos would help, Lance324. I have owned two Cherubinis and looked at many others and have never seen what you describe. Some photos would assist in estimating what I would charge for such a job as I do a lot of boat repair.
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    H37C Companionway Width Measurement Needed

    Careful. I suspect those drawings are for a Hunter 37 which is very different from a Hunter 37C. My 37C has three slightly trapezoidal boards with no curved edges. Unfortunately, I am six hours away from her.
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    Coach roof core replacement 1978 H27

    There was no mention of cutting from the bottom. And I have re-cored from the bottom in special circumstances. There are a few techniques that make it tolerable but definitely not my preferred method.
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    Coach roof core replacement 1978 H27

    Brokenarm - please explain why the method cited is "totally wrong".
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    Coach roof core replacement 1978 H27

    I have done a 80 Hunter 33 and parts of a 81 Hunter 37C. The 33 was cored with 1/2" balsa, the 37 with blocks of marine ply. Also repaired many other vessels with core issues. Unless using the drill-lots-of-holes and let them dry then inject thickened epoxy method, which in the north would...
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    Performance with a keel

    Thanks for the responses. I wish more had chimed in. If in Australia I would be looking at a Yachting World Diamond. Now an older boat that never took off in N. Am. but was really popular down under. Fast, planing, seaworthy and some accommodation. A 24 ft. Shark will plane but I picked up the...
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    Performance with a keel

    I will in the next couple of years be looking for a smaller sport boat with a keel, one in which in a pinch I could overnight at an anchorage occasionally. One of the new Beneteau or Jenneau sport boats would fit the bill, being ocean capable, but are far out of the price range. Capri 22 and...
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    oxolic acid

    StarBrite waterline cleaner is almost all oxalic. I bought it for waterline cleaning but now use it as a wood bleach. Works very well. Also takes coffee stains out of shirts and leaves bleach marks on the docks. Don't ask how I know. A pharmacist colleague suggested ordering oxalic acid crystals...
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    37C Windlass

    I have been dropping chain and rode into that locker for about 10 seasons and so far haven't had a problem with wet bedding. (From the bottom anyway!) There are no drains except under the non-sealed plywood bulkhead at the aft end of the locker. Without visiting the boat for inspection I do not...
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    37C Windlass

    Bolander - if you install as per your pics above, you will be forever flaking chain and rode in the anchor locker while weighing. Slow and awkward. Never had a problem with chain and rode falling into the locker beneath.
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    Engine alignment issue?

    Not on a Cherubini Hunter. Turn the prop by had. If the end of the shaft runs true it is likely an issue of on shore storage. Align in the water with the rigging set up and tensioned.
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    Hole through Luran on Bow: Repair suggestions requested

    Re my post of Dec.7: Chopped mat strands are held together with a chemical adhesive. That chemical dissolves in polyester or vinylester but not epoxy. Please don't ask me for the chemistry. Ergo, if laying CSM with epoxy, the resin won't fully saturate or adhere to the strands, thereby not...
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    Hole through Luran on Bow: Repair suggestions requested

    Looks like fiberglass to me. Due to the shine on the substrate I think it possible the inner layers were not properly bonded to the outer layers. Could have been a Friday/Monday layup? Also, outer layers next to the gelcoat could be vinylester laminate. In any event, polyester repair would be...
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    Who makes/made this?

    I believe the early Hunter rudders were made by Foss Foam out of Florida. I doubt though that they would have bushings and other accessories.
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    Pulls to port under power

    I have a three blade flex-o-fold prop and before that a two blade fixed. Both exhibit wicked thrust to port when in reverse. Both tend to pull the bow to starboard when in forward although the side thrust does not seem as powerful. Unless your engine rotation is opposite, I am not sure why you...