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  1. duck21

    Hunter 376 Water Tank Shut Off Access

    Hi all, A question for the Hunter 376 owners out there.... How/where do you access the tap to the water tank? I can trace the water line from the pump--it travels about 1.5 feet then disappears under the floor that is just below the water heater. I lifted the access panels under the VBerth...
  2. duck21

    Quest Water Pipe Size

    Hi all, I'm getting ready to winterize our 1996 Hunter 376 for the first time. I'd like to add a water heater bypass, but am unsure as to the piping size to acquire the proper fittings. I'm 99% sure that the piping is Quest (grey color, pex type fittings--see attached pic), but I'm unsure. I...
  3. duck21

    Alternator Battery Charging Project Issues/Questions

    Hi all, This past weekend I was helping my dad, who owns a 2000 Hunter 340, and who recently updated his electrical charging configuration. He ran into some issues with his charging system and is looking for some input. He recently installed the following: 1. A 40 amp shore power battery...
  4. duck21

    Headsail "Barber Poling" When Furling

    Hello, brain-trust. I was taught to keep some tension on the jib sheets in order to ensure a nice tight furl. On my old Catalina 30 this was the case, I never had issues. On our new boat (Hunter 376, although this probably isn't particularly relevant) when I furl the sail the sheet tension...
  5. duck21

    Adding Mast Base Blocks

    Hello, My current mast-base turning block configuration has blocks for the main and jib halyards as well as the reefing lines. I'd like to run the topping lift and spinnaker halyard back to the cockpit. I have the cleats, but need to add turning blocks. According to Hunter's drawing the...
  6. duck21

    Jabsco Head Swap: Bolts

    Hi all, A quick, hopefully easy question. The boat: a 1996 Hunter 376. The Jabsco head failed a couple of days ago. Of course, we're still on our transport trip, so we're sitting in Houghton, MI waiting for a new head (combo of friends who sourced us a new device and overnight shipping)...
  7. duck21

    Sail Cover Between Sailing Days

    Personal protocol question for folks who have a fully removable main sail cover: when on a longer trip where you are moving each day do you cover your main sail at the end of each day? Or do you take it off at the beginning of the trip and re-cover at the end? I feel like the biggest reason for...
  8. duck21

    Yanmar 3JH2E Stalling at Higher RPM Under Load

    Hi all, We're in process of transporting our new-to-us Hunter 376 cross the Lake Michigan and Lake Superior to get her home. The first 6 days/300 miles were great. Some sailing, a good bit of motoring, decent conditions. However, the other day we ran into a bit of an issue with our 3JH2E...
  9. duck21

    Anchoring System Sizing vs. Windlass Question

    Hi all, I'm reading and enjoying the various threads about anchoring. I was pondering anchoring systems as I made dinner tonight, a question came to my head. This is more of an academic question than an effort to debate things. I'll share my anchoring system affiliations below, but first my...
  10. duck21

    Hunter 376 Salon Table Cushion

    Hi! We have a new to us Hunter 376. We seem to be missing the cushion for the salon table when in berth mode. It looks like it may be a custom part if ordered off of the Hunter owners store site. I was wondering if someone had a non-custom source for these--or if another 376 owner who doesn't...
  11. duck21

    Any Recommended Marine Contractors in the Southern Michigan (Lake Michigan) area?

    There are a few things I didn't get done that I'd like to hire out if I can find someone who could easily get to the St. Joseph area. Nothing on the engine, not looking for a mechanic. The marina where the boat is in storage doesn't do boat work. Any recommendations? probably 8-12 hours of...
  12. duck21

    Anchorman Sprint 900 Windlass Disassembly and Fleming

    Hi all, First, Does anyone know if there are any sources for parts for the Sprint 900 Windlass? The fleming on ours is broken/missing. I've searched the internet and made a few calls, but so far no luck. The second part of this question: I attempted to disassemble the winch while at the...
  13. duck21

    Add Name to Owner Directory

    Hi! How does one go about adding their name to the owners directory for a particular model boat? I searched and saw reference to an "add name" button under the owner directory menu, but so far have not been unable to find this (I should note that the thread is 10 years old). I'm sure I'm just...
  14. duck21

    Hunter 376 Access in Aft Cabin

    Hi all, Spring is on its way but the Great Lakes are still a little cold...which mostly means sitting at home and obsessively planning projects. Of course, I'm a long way from our boat, so there's a lot of staring at pictures and imagining how I MIGHT do things. Suffice it to say, these...
  15. duck21

    Aft Mounted Radar Pole on a Hunter 376

    Hi! I've ordered a Raymarine Quantum radar and am trying to decide where it should be placed. Has anyone here aft mounted a radar pole on a Hunter 376 with a bimini? If so, where/how did you mount the pole while avoiding the bimini cloth? I'm considering the aft mounted pole as it feels...
  16. duck21

    Adding Webasto ST2000 to Hunter 376

    Hi all! I'm thinking about adding a Webasto ST2000 diesel heater to our new (to us) Hunter 376. The boat DOES currently have a Marine Air AC/Reverse Heat system with three vents through the cabin, but this unit is limited to operation only under shore-power. We sail on Lake Superior which can...
  17. duck21

    Any Idea What This Is?

    Hi all, I'm going through our pictures that we took of our new (to us) boat after we closed last weekend (it's currently winterized in Michigan, we're in Minnesota). I snapped a picture of this, but forgot to ask the seller what exactly it is/does. This is mounted in the rear port side locker...
  18. duck21

    South Lake Michigan to the Apostle Islands

    Hello! We just purchased a new (to us) Hunter 376. The boat is currently in Benton Harbor on the south east side of Lake Michigan. Our sailing grounds are in/around the Apostle Islands near Bayfield, WI (we have a slip in Washburn). We're planning on sailing/motoring the boat around late...
  19. duck21

    Hunter 376 Fender Sizing and Positioning

    Hello! We just purchased a 1996 Hunter 376. We're really excited! Since it's winter, now begins our planning for outfitting the boat in preparation to bring it up Lake Michigan and across Lake Superior to our sailing grounds in the Apostle Islands. The previous owner left us a couple of...
  20. duck21

    1999 Hunter 340 Questions

    Hello all, We looked at a 1999 Hunter 340 yesterday. The boat needs a little bit of work (the galley stove needs replacing, some instruments missing, etc, older infrastructure) but over all it appears to be ship worthy and I'm probably handy enough to do most of the work myself. I do have...