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    H260 Solar Panel

    My 260 has 2 batteries and came with a 15 watt flexible solar panel that was no longer charging- I measured 16V and only 5mA. I'm on a mooring, so no shore power. Time for an upgrade. I decided on a 50 watt Renogy solid frame panel mainly because it was largest that would fit the width of the...
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    Stepping up!

    Big news- after contracting a serious case of 2footitis, I purchased a '98 H260 about a month ago and sold our '98 H240 today! The 260 is in great shape and I look forward to getting it in the lake soon. Lots of questions to follow I'm sure. We loved the 240, but the 260 looks even better. Crazy...
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    Fuse on Tohatsu 8hp starter battery cable?

    I've installed a Tohatsu 8hp electric start outboard on my H240 (same motor as the 9.8hp). My only battery has a Blue Sea terminal fuse block with 40 amp fuse for the boat circuits. After a few starts the outboard starter blew the 40A fuse. Does the battery cable from the outboard need to be...
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    Battery cable thru-hull?

    I just bought a used 8hp electric start outboard for my H240 and need to run the battery cables into the stern area where the battery is located (behind the double berth below the cockpit). Is there a preferred way to do a thru-hull or connection for the cables in the fiberglass wall of the fuel...
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    Asymmetric sheet size?

    The asymmetric spinnaker that came with my H240 has 3/8" sheets- these have always seemed too heavy for this light sail, even though that is what the manual specifies. I was thinking of downsizing to 5/16", but I noticed the rigging calculator on this site lists 1/4" for the 240 spinnaker...
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    H260 with fixed keel and trailer

    Just in case someone is in the market, here's a nice fixed wing keel 260 with wheel, outboard, and a factory trailer in northern Michigan. Decent price considering the trailer is included. I'm guessing the towing weight is close to 7000 lbs- way beyond my capabilities. Update: Boat is sold, I...
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    H260 deal in Illinois?

    Price and condition seem good on this '98 H260 for sale in Mattoon, IL. Not mine, but posting in case someone is in the market. Wish it was closer- https://westky.craigslist.org/boa/d/1998-hunter-260-sailboat/6709343630.html
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    Boat lift question

    I'm going to change out the centerboard uphaul on my '98 H240 before launch this spring. The only lift I have access to locally is stationary, and has straps that connect to a center block rather than on each side like a travelift. There are 2 blocks, one for each strap. Will this type of lift...
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    240 trailer brake upgrade

    Both of the wheel cylinders on the original drum brakes on my '98 240 trailer are leaking. So before I haul out for the winter, I was thinking of replacing them with surge discs. The steel brake lines have surface rust, but not leaking(yet)- I may do them anyway while I'm at it. Was thinking of...
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    H260 mast on a H26

    Saw this '94 H26 for sale in my area, and was surprised to see it has a H260 mast, complete with the support struts and reverse diagonal shrouds. Guess it was replaced at some point with the newer style mast, but I'm surprised the H26 sails fit since there are differences in the rig...
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    H240 main battery fuse missing

    While doing some electrical work on my '98 H240 I noticed there is no main fuse on the battery- I checked the positive wire as far as it was exposed, including inside the flexible plastic conduit. The wiring diagram in the manual indicates a 40 amp fuse should be there- and my battery location...
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    H240 centerboard cheek block

    The centerboard uphaul cheek block on my 240 has bent and the sheave no longer turns freely. No doubt from the force exerted on this part raising the board. Any reason not to use a ball bearing cheek block to replace? The Schaefer 300-09 is the same size/load rating as the original 30-27 part...
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    Source for 240 rudder washers?

    Does anyone know a source for the plastic washers that are on the head of the H240 rudder? Mine are starting to crack/degrade and would like to replace while I have the rudder off. Photo attached. I checked the store here and did not see any. Thanks for any leads-
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    Windex bird spike disappearing...

    Anybody else keep losing the bird spike from their windex 15? I lost the first one last year, and replaced it before launching this year. Now it's gone too. I even used a little blue loctite on the theads this year. The spike has the jeweled bearing that the vane spins on, so helps to have it...
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    New forestay before furler install?

    I have purchased a Schaefer Snapfurl furler for my 1998 240, and will be installing this spring. Boat has never had a furler before. Thinking I should replace the forestay prior to installing the furler- it is in great shape, freshwater only, but is 15 years old. If so, I recall some discussion...
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    240 broken mainsheet block

    The lower mainsheet block on my 240 failed yesterday during a great sail- it is a Schaefer 504-51 fiddle with cam cleat and snap shackle. The swivel/clevis pin that holds the snap shackle on the fiddle broke. Not sure how this happened- winds were 10-15, so not extreme force. May have gotten...