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    New halyard on Selden in-mast furling mainsail

    I have a Hunter 38 with Selden in-mast furling mainsail. I got new jib and main sails, yay! I want to install a new halyard too. The halyard has a spliced eye secured to the furler swivel by what appears to be a clevis captured by a split pin. I can remove the split pin (removed in pics below)...
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    Yanmar / Kanzaki gearbox dipstick threads broke

    Documenting for future inquirers. I have a Yanmar 3JH4E with the Kanzaki KM35P gearbox (transmission if you prefer). The oil dipstick broke off at the threads with the threads left behind in the gearbox! Apparently this is a common occurrence because the parts guy said they send them out...
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    BVI Charters

    I'm looking at a 10 day catamaran charter in May 2022 getting quotes from several companies. Conch Charters had the most competitive price among the quotes I've received so far. Anyone have experience with this company? Their quote seemed to cover the things in other quotes: charter...
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    Disassemble cabin reading light

    I'm working on the headliner in a 2006 Hunter 38. There are some reading light fixtures in the aft cabin and v-berth that I can't figure out how to take down to remove the headliner material. Anyone know how these are uninstalled? They are attached to a light piece of plywood behind the liner...
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    Halyard wrap with Furlex

    New-to-me 2006 Hunter 38 with a Furlex 200s. If there is any tension on the jib halyard, I get halyard wrap while furling up the jib and cannot furl the jib up completely. See photos below. When all tension on the halyard is released, the wrap resolves and I can completely furl up the jib. I...
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    Windlass foot switch

    I have a Simpson Lawrence vertical windlass with Lewmar deck mounted foot switches for up and down. The red and black rubber inserts are cracked and it's just a matter of time before water/dirt infiltrate and make them in operable. Anyone know where/how to order replacements for the rubber...
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    New Hunter 38 owner

    I just purchased a 2006 Hunter 38. Moving up from a Catalina 30. I had a Catalina 22 prior to the Cat 30. Lot's of first with this boat. First fractional B&R rig. First furling mainsail. The Admiral said she wanted a bigger boat so who am I to argue? I have found this site to be a great resource...
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    Solution for coaming compartment trim

    The teak trim around the coaming compartment on my 1986 Cat 30 completely disintegrated. It came off in several pieces and several attempts to glue it back together failed. This guy had a video about how to make anything look like wood: So I bought the plastic trim from CD: Used the stuff...
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    Hole in binnacle guard base?

    I have a 1986 Catalina 30 TRBSFK. The PO zip-tied the power and SeatalkNG cables for Autopilot drive and control head to the outside of the guard: I would like to run them up the inside of the post because this is ugly and a trip hazard. From below, the guard base is attached with through...
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    Strippers

    Ok...I know the title of the post was click bait, but I'm hoping someone can help. I have Lewmar Wavegrip self-tailing winches. The 16ST has a broken stripper ring. The ring collar is intact. The triangular tab broke off so that the tailing line doubles up on itself and fouls in the jaws when I...
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    Shroud tension query

    I've been working on getting the rig tuned and have made some good progress but I still have one issue. I have a Catalina 30 Tall rig with bowsprit. I have the mast in column and centered, no significant prebend for the masthead rig. I've tightened the upper and lower shrouds port and starboard...
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    EZ Glide Questions - Turns into rebuild

    I've been sailing about a year and I purchased a new boat in May. I recently realized it is equipped with the EZ Glide system, but the previous owner wasn't using it and it wasn't rigged. I would like to start using it as it is an awesome upgrade! Here are some pics. Forward double block with...
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    Edson steering components

    I had a failure of steering recently while motoring back to the slip. 1986 Catalina 30 TR. Edson wheel steering. The back half of a nylon cable guide snapped off and wedged against the quadrant and scupper drain preventing full range turning the wheel. Excitement ensued..... Here's the pics...
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    Wheel steering extention

    A post over in the Cat 22 forum got me thinking. I sail short handed and usually use the autopilot to steer when I'm not directly by the wheel. But it uses a lot of battery. (I have to admit I haven't spent a lot of time to optimize the setting for hunting and sensitivity.) I saw this is...
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    Oberdorfer impeller replacement

    I shredded my first impeller on the Universal M-18 with an Oberdofer raw water pump. What a pain to fish out all the little bits of impeller from the exit port and hose! Silver lining - I found this source for replacement impellers at a reasonable price...
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    Mainsheet system and reeving

    My 1986 Catalina 30 TR/SK has mid boom sheeting and a Garhauer traveler. The main sheet setup from the PO seems very complicated and doesn't easily ease out all the way for runs. Also, when trimming in, most times the various blocks don't sheet evenly and jam up when sheeting in.... I've posted...
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    Pressure washer damage to teak?

    Hi Everyone, I just moved up to a Catalina 30 from a Catalina 22 this spring. It's a whole new world of sailing compared to the Cat22. She's a 1986 Tall Rig, Fin Keel hull #4410. I had the bottom painted and hull waxed and polished before launching. I've really enjoyed sailing and getting to...
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    Cushion re-cover

    I've been working on re-covering the cabin cushions over the cooler months. Working with foam + canvas is not difficult and a good outlet when the weather isn't letting me out on the water. I took a few cues from Stingy so I can't say embroidery idea is mine. I have the artwork and...
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    Atomic 4 overheating

    I'm negotiating a 1982 Catalina 30 with an Atomic 4 gasoline engine that is raw water cooled. The survey was today and found only one major issue. The engine overheated in the following way. Engine started and warmed up to about 160 degrees. Ran for 10 minutes at idle. Adequate cooling water...
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    C30 Tall Rig missing bowsprit

    I see here locally advertised an '80 Catalina 30 Tall Rig for sale. There is no bowsprit in the photos. Was the bowsprit optional along with the 2 foot taller mast? I haven't run a tape measure to the masthead yet to verify the TR claim. Every other TR I've seen has the bowsprit. Can a bowsprit...