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    Fuel is in waste holding tank what to do ?

    so my fellow power boat neighbor fist time boater went to the fuel dock with his girlfriend to fuel up and his girlfriend accidentally opened the wrong cap and the dock attendant started to fill his waste holding tank with gas! Approximately 15 gallons before he realized what happened. After...
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    How to keep a Bimini top with split backstay cut outs from leaking when it rains?

    I’m sure that I’m not the only one that has a bimini top that has a split backstay that goes thru it. I have zippers were the slits in the material are, and then covered by Velcro flaps to prevent rain water entering the slits. The issue is that the one inch circular cutouts where the backstay...
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    What is the one thing on your boat that you like the most?

    This is a follow up question to my previous post “whats the one thing on your boat drives you crazy” The one thing that I really like on my boat is the way that the toe rail is designed. I have a 1983 hunter 34 and the toe rail and hull are jointed with bolts that extend outboard of the hull...
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    Scupper drain question Hunter 34

    Mnmpizza, replied recently about the flange fittings on the scupper cockpit drain on Hunter 34 and I believe on the 31 are the same as well. The drain flange on the port side is not flush with the floor, it's raised approximately 1/4 inch above the cockpit floor. The opposite drain on the port...
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    What's one thing on your boat that drives you crazy!

    I have a Hunter 34 and the one thing that drives me crazy on my boat is the size of opening in the starboard lazarette ! All H34 owners can understand and feel me pain. Whoever designed this tiny opening had to be the size of a six year old child, and had to be a contortionist to fit into what...
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    Almost catastrophe during haul out

    So almost had a major catastrophe whith my Hunter 34 during winter haul out today. Upon haul out the yard lift operator caught the back edge of my keel with the aft strap. I have marks on my toe rail where the straps are to be place and also use peices of scrap carpet that I also place...
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    Hatch covers for hunter 34

    I don't see hatch covers on this web site, anyone know of any stock hatch covers for 1983 H34. Looking for the larg main forward hatch, two side hatch and main Saloon hatch covers. I have seen them on other h34's on boats that were for sale. I thought that if I were able to get a set that...
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    Nj marina's vs covid-19 close or open

    fortunately my boat was splashed the other day and now almost ready to go sailing. This past weekend a lot of my fellow boaters were about the marina winter storage yard working frantically to get there boats preped to launch. Everyone appear to be practicing social distancing and protecting...
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    Splashed boat today

    1st boat to be splash at the marina for the 2020 season. First up, some house keeping, Next stock up some necessary provisions rum Beer Pizza Maybe some toilet paper if there is any left. Ready to go sailing ⛵️⛵️⛵️⛵️ Now to call the wife and tell her that the doctor said I have to self...
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    Hydro Côte SR bottom paint will not mix

    So I bought a new one gallon can of hydro Côte Sr about a week ago had it mixed in hopes that I would get a window of time to paint the bottom. Well as luck would have it this didn't happen, weather did not corporate. Second attempt was today. I had the paint remixed just before I was about...
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    Electrolysis question

    Just looked at a friends boat this weekend that was in salt water for one season, Apirl - October. He relocated his boat from the entrance of the maria into a more protected slip into the inner lagoon. His new location obviously has a major electrolysis issue. All the zincs on shaft, strut...
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    Lighting protection when on the hard question?

    So long story short, my boat has been struck by lightning three times over the past 30 plus years. Twice in the water and once on the hard. In the water strikes produced very litle damage so the grounding protection aparently worked well. The Lightning strike on the hard did lots of damage to...
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    Ray marine Smart pilot st6002 error message question?

    I have had this ray marine smart pilot st6002 for the past five or six years now and has worked perfectly up untill this past season. The controller is giving a error message!! "Mot pow swapped" Owner Manuel alarm message idecates possible cause and solution is Motor cables are connected to...
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    1983 hunter 34 hatch gaskets question?

    Anyone know how much gasket material is need to replace all original hatch gaskets on h34. One Forward main hatch, two small hatches, and midsize cabin hatch. I want to order on this sight and but I lost my measurements I took last time I was on the boat. The gasket on this sight is sold by...
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    Spring cleaning and waxing time I just thought it would be an interesting.

    Everybody in my marina and everyone I speak to always say that the product that they use is the best. It seems that everyone is an expert on boat detailing. I'm curious to hear what products my fellow boaters have found that works the best for them and the worst products that they have...
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    Mini 12 meter America’s cup replica single person sailboat

    I just got my new to me an old mini 12 meter America’s cup replica. This little sailboat is absolutely awesome!!! I toyed around with it late last year. You basically set low with in the hull while you are setting in a recliner position and essentially only your head sits just about at the...
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    Aqua signal series 25 combo mast headache/ fore deck light bulb conversation question?

    Three years ago installed a new Aqua signal series 25 combo mast head / fore deck light. Fore deck bulb 20 watt ba9s keeps burning out. No corrosion issues in side bulb holder and no voltage drop. This is second time within 3 years that I have to replace bulb. I don't consider that it has...
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    Last out of the water 1st back in

    I never got why all of the boat owners wait till spring to start prepping there boats for new season launch. I aways try to avoid the mad rush in the spring preparation. Oil changes, engin matinance, bottom painting, cleaning, waxing, and the list goes on. Why doesn't anyone do this when...
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    Redundant bilge pump installation

    Just finished installing a rule 1100 automatic bilge pump as a redundant bilge pump on my H34. I've been putting this off for about three years because of other to do list boat projects. Made it a priority this year before the boat went into the water after my buddy had is boat partially sink...
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    Awl grip boot stripe clear Finnish got dulled by scotch brite pad

    Was down at the marina today getting boat ready for launch date. Started scrubbing old bottom paint to get off any dirt, dust, and slim residew off with some soap and water before repainting. Left for a few minutes to get some supplies and asked one of the new yard staff guys to finnish rinse...