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  1. seanmadian

    Hunter 45DS Hidden Bilge

    Hello @ramoore -- Thank you for the post. This weekend we did, essentially, what you described: we flushed the entire system with industrial strength vinegar to kill bacteria and ran water through it until it all ran clean. It took about an hour and we felt guilty about the water usage but.... I...
  2. seanmadian

    Hunter 45DS Hidden Bilge

    Thank you Don. I'd be happier if they had a sump built into it!
  3. seanmadian

    Hunter 45DS Hidden Bilge

    Hello sailors -- My partner and I purchased an '09 Hunter 45DS Oct 2020. In exploring and cleaning her we have noticed that there are hidden "sumps" that feed into the bilge. These sumps appear to run under the visible bilge and feed any bilge water into the visible bilge via "floor level"...
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    Surveyor in Seattle area?

    We bought our boat in Nov '20 and John Sanford did a great job. You can also reach him via email: sanfordmarinesurveys@gmail.com.
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    Traveler

    Hello Don -- SO, I actually did this in reverse. I found the charts some time ago and have been working on applying them without really knowing the "why" of the guidance (in fact, I did this on Saturday w/winds around 5.5 kts which moved us along at between 3-4 kts. It's really good to hear the...
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    Hunter 45DS panel diagram

    Hi Don -- I understand that. It is why I searched the forum and googled the panel diagrams first. The forum turned up no hits and a google search pops up the Hunter owners' association but even 3 pages down the specific page w/the diagrams did not pop up. I'd suggest that if answering questions...
  7. seanmadian

    Traveler

    Thank you! Book is purchased and on the way. :)
  8. seanmadian

    Hunter 45DS panel diagram

    Thank you for the link. Please save the snark. It is neither welcome nor funny.
  9. seanmadian

    Hunter 45DS panel diagram

    Hi all -- I recently acquired a 2009 Hunter 45DS and am steadily learning its in/outs. The owners' manual does not cover the wiring diagram for the panel below the nav station and I have not found a forum or online resource that goes over each of the breakers and switches. Does anyone have this...
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    Traveler

    Hello all -- I really appreciate this forum but will admit to two things: I am a newbie and I think my brain turned to mush somewhere mid-thread. I spent 3 yrs single handing a Hunter 35 on Puget Sound and have now "graduated" with my partner to a Hunter 45DS. With just under a thousand feet of...
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    Riding Sail -- Use and Sources

    Thank you ALL for the replies.... Can't say I'll be strapping a set of Grannie's bloomers to the boom any time soon, but if the need should arise, it's a good backup. Save travels to everyone! Sean
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    Riding Sail -- Use and Sources

    Hello all -- My boat (a 2009 Hunter 45) tends to dance quite a bit at anchor. I rigged lines to the chain and each of the bow cleats and that helped a bit. Doing some more digging, I learned about Riding Sails. My two questions for the forum are: 1. Have you tried a riding sail and if so, did...
  13. seanmadian

    Oh the Weather outside is frightful...

    OH MY GAWD! My mouth just started watering uncontrollably. I may drive there for lunch! Thank you for clarifying.... I thought I was really losing my research skills. Sean
  14. seanmadian

    Oh the Weather outside is frightful...

    Okay, after a fruitless Google search, gotta ask: what is a Haley's Hankering?
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    Oh the Weather outside is frightful...

    Rufus -- Your message could not have been timed better. We were out yesterday in/near Elliott Bay. The wind was picking up ~1 kt every 30 min. We left at noon with a gentle 8 and by the time we headed back to the marina at ~3 pm it was blowing 16, the water was gray, and there were whitecaps...
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    House bank bus bar for 2009 45DS

    Thank you!
  17. seanmadian

    House bank bus bar for 2009 45DS

    Many thanks for the resources/referrals. Will def check out the PNW Cruiser. Good idea too on the diagram. That's prob the best place to start for the entire system. Again, thank you.
  18. seanmadian

    House bank bus bar for 2009 45DS

    No, but that would be a great addition. I have had the boat for about a month and am building my priority list of projects starting with safety. Do you have switches for each batt? If so, where are they mounted?
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    House bank bus bar for 2009 45DS

    Hi all -- My 2009 Hunter 45 DS has three AGM house batts with multiple leads attached to each positive terminal. This creates both some danger because I cannot cap the terminals for safety and it makes it hard to disconnect discrete/individual systems. Does anyone have similar concerns or better...