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  1. David in Sandusky

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  2. David in Sandusky

    Exhaust Steam

    Sounds like it could be a head gasket. White exhaust was what made me call the diesel mechanic, then charter another boat while we waited for him to work through his backlog and repair it.
  3. David in Sandusky

    Good anchorages and seafood on Chesapeake Bay

    Thanks for all the suggestions - I’ll report back on our return.
  4. David in Sandusky

    Good anchorages and seafood on Chesapeake Bay

    We are board a chartered Catalina 35.5 with another couple in Rock Hall, MD next Friday. We hope to find a great restaurant for local seafood, and quiet anchorages. what do you recommend? (We will spend one night in Annapolis visiting friends.)
  5. David in Sandusky

    Long time lurker :)

    Congratulations! The 33 is a great design. Cherubini said it was the Queen of his Hunter designs.
  6. David in Sandusky

    Roller furling failure

    High wind sure makes everything harder! How about some detail on how the furling line came loose? Thinking of how to prevent the root cause… Thanks.
  7. David in Sandusky

    What weather forecast makes you cancel your trip?

    Tedd, it’s my understanding that moving a any speed does not change your probability of experiencing weather. But a motor vehicle can easily outrun a thunderstorm, if you are threatened.
  8. David in Sandusky

    What weather forecast makes you cancel your trip?

    We include layover days and contingency plans for all our trips, so we can almost always ride out a storm in a safe harbor. We use NOAA, weather radar, SailFlow, and Mark 1 eyes to assess the danger from thunder storms, and never set sail when one is very likely. We get into port by 4 PM if...
  9. David in Sandusky

    37c projects

    Great work, Salty!
  10. David in Sandusky

    Full size porta potty?

    We have sailed our Hunter 27 over 7,000 nm on the Great Lakes over 21 summers with her original MSD toilet, piped for pump-out. No odors with Odorlos (or another oxygen source). No maintenance issues. And more capacity than a comparable marine toilet because there is no flush water.
  11. David in Sandusky

    ‘78 Hunter 27 Tiller/rudder interface

    Ours is one solid piece. (’77 h27)
  12. David in Sandusky

    Splashing Monday

    We are loading the car with all the stuff we store at home through the winter so we will be ready to load Lady Lillie for her launch on Monday. We look forward to our weekly cruises in the Lake Erie Island area with anticipation and excitement!
  13. David in Sandusky

    Hunter 27 Shore power requirements

    The short answer has been given - a 30 amp cable that is compatible with the power plug at your marina. But you need to work through the amp loads on your boat. If the A/C and coffee pot are on, and the Admiral fires up her hair dryer - you may blow the breaker. It's better to know ahead of...
  14. David in Sandusky

    Any plans for cruising this year?

    Dlochner - Deer Island, downstream of Boldt Castle, near A-Bay.
  15. David in Sandusky

    Any plans for cruising this year?

    We were lucky that Ohio marinas were open last summer, so we escaped weekly into the Lake Erie islands. We avoided the COVID hot spot in Put-in-Bay, and Pelee Island was off limits. We put in for more of the same the first week of May. In September we will go to Haven Charters for our first time...
  16. David in Sandusky

    Worried about my holding tank coming loose

    Yeah. I’m with if it’s not broken too bad, don’t fix it too much. If I were planning a blue water cruise, I might go ahead and put a second restraint on it. If the strap looks good, I’d leave it as is for coastal cruising.
  17. David in Sandusky

    Hunter 260 Mooring Challenges

    We furl and cover our bimini at the dock. I can see covering a tiller, motor, or wheel. But the cockpit, hatches and other hardware have survived 45 years of year round Lake Erie sun and weather without covers. The only difference for the proposed mooring is the corrosive effect of salt water...
  18. David in Sandusky

    1984 Hunter 37c conversion to sloop

    Joe got it right. The best way to do it is sell the 37c, and buy a Cherubini 36. The 37c was designed by John Cherubini as a cutter. Even if you hired a designer to help you with all the adjustments to convert to a sloop, some changes (mast position, and height, for instance) will be quite...
  19. David in Sandusky

    When will US Canada Borders open?

    We do have NEXUS cards. But that doesn’t help with the COVID issues. Sounds like Pelee and Leamington are unlikely this year. We do plan a week in the Thousand Islands where Canada is only a few hundred yards away. That may have to do it this summer.