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  1. YVRguy

    iNavX Problems

    Hey folks. For those here who use iNavX on an iPhone for charts, has anyone had problems with it freezing up for periods of time? I find it happens mostly when using larger scale charts, almost as if its having trouble processing all the detail. Weirdly I've been using this app for years and...
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    Sailing Hammock

    No, this is not about my onboard choice in swimsuits. I've long thought about buying a hammock for the boat to mount on the deck when at anchor. The challenge is the lack of a good forward point of attachment. The forestay seems out because our furling genoa extends too far down and it seems...
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    Replacement Traveler Part for H-34

    HI Folks; Forgive my lack of the correct terminology but I need to replace the part from my traveler shown in the attached photo. I should actually replace both the port and starboard parts. Is this available on this site? Otherwise any suggestions on where to source? Thanks!
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    Yanmar 3GM excessive smoke on cold start

    When we bought our Hunter 34 we noticed before the purchase that the engine produced a lot of smoke when being started completely cold (IE, hasn't been used in over 24 hours). The PO explained that this particular engine lacks a glow plug and therefore all heat in the cylinders has to be...
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    Hunter 34 Pedestal Cupholder/Instrument Mount

    On our H-34, the PO fabricated a handy plastic cupholder that is clamped to the wheel pedestal. In addition to holding 4 cups it also serves as a mounting place for a flip-up cockpit table. Lastly, our wheel pilot housing is also secured to this piece of plastic. Recently the plastic cracked...
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    Nasty Surprise

    For a while now I've suspected we have something wrong with our head system. When someone uses the head and evacuates the bowl there is an immediate "head smell" both inside and outside of the boat. We were told it was possibly a clogged vent but we couldn't detect any blockage. Then recently...
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    Dock Tying Alternatives

    Our Hunter 34 has stern and bow cleats but no cleat at midships. As a result, we normally fix two lines to each cleat at the dock: A bow or stern line plus a spring line. The challenge is our cleats aren't very large and don't have a centre hole to thread through for a stronger hold so the...
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    The Dinghy Diaries

    On our boat Ge'Mara, the dinghy has always been something of a conundrum. Our first dinghy, the one that came with the boat when we purchased her, was a rigid Walker Bay model. We liked it because it was sturdy and bullet-proof. We could ride it up onto a rocky shoreline with zero worry. Yet...
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    Barbecue Beefs

    Is there any consensus on what is the best boat barbecue brand? I have tried the two most prominent names, Dickinson and Magma, and both have fallen short. My current model is a Magma, for which I paid a small fortune. I like the way it mounts to the rail but oddly the regulator is not...
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    H-34 Manual Fuel Check

    We have a Hunter 34 with no fuel gauge. (The PO had installed a Snake River system but it has never worked). For years we have been reliably estimating fuel levels based on the engine meter and a baseline of 1.8L / hour burn. Recently we had our engine rebuilt and then last week we had an...
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    Furling a large headsail vs switching to a smaller one

    Hope you can settle something between my boating partner and I. We have a large 150 genoa and a 110 gib. Lately we've been using the 150 because it's so great in light wind but we're easily overpowered with it, particularly considering our boat is quite tender. Is there anything wrong with...
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    Hanging Bimini

    I have a Hunter 34 and have long wished for a Bimini to give me some shade from the sun in the summer. A few of you have kindly shared your ideas but I haven't seen a conventional one that is high enough for me to stand up straight at the wheel (I'm 6'3") without looking awkward. The other day...
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    Jammed Purge Pump

    Hello all; We seem to have a blockage in our waste system on our Hunter 34. I need some advice on the likely location of the blockage so we can focus our repair efforts. We can pump the head itself no problem so long as there is room in the holding tank, although it seems to emit a strong...
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    H-34 Head Vent

    I have a 1986 H34 and it seems my head vent is clogged. That said, I'm not sure which of the thru hulls is the head vent. I don't want to go blasting the hose in the wrong place so I'm hoping for some guidance on which one it is. Anyone?? Thanks in advance...
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    Hunter 34 winches

    Hello all. We have a 1986 Hunter 34 and her main winches are in need of replacing. I'm not completely sure if they are original but current winches are Maxwell 25's. My understanding is those are no longer available and we're being told we'll need to move down to the 20's or up to 35's. My...
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    iNavX and CHS Charts

    Hello. This is primarily for Canadian sailors. I have been on hiatus from sailing for the last few years but just recently returned to the water. Now that I'm sailing again I'm downloading all my old apps including, most importantly my navigation app iNavX. I have reinstalled the app but...
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    Where to sail in San Diego

    I am going to be visiting friends in San Diego next week. They enjoy sailing with me on my boat when they're in Vancouver so they suggested we do a bareboat charter while I'm visiting down there. They don't sail regularly themselves so they don't really know any good sailing destinations. Any...
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    Headsail alone vs. Main

    I need to move my boat this week and that will involve a 5 hour stretch across open water. Based on the forecast it looks like I'll have a 25kt wind on the stern quarter. I'm thinking of leaving the main down and using just the headsail for two reasons: First, I'll be on a broad reach and...
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    Thanksgiving Turkey in an Origo Oven

    And now for something completely different... Here in Canada Thanksgiving is just around the corner and my gal and I are considering spending it on the boat. At first I assumed that would mean giving up my Thanksgiving turkey but then I thought, why not? Has anyone ever tried to cook a...
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    Nice Sunday Read in Today's NYT

    Some thoughts on Joseph Conrad and the loss of sailing as the primary driver of transportation and commerce. Enjoy...