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    Checking cooling water flow

    Thanks for the input guys. The flow gauge is a great idea. After my run dry episode after forgetting to open the Kingston valve I decided to check the cooling water flow rate. The easiest access spot on my 2GM20F was to remove the pipe at the back of the heat exchanger (before the vent and...
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    Checking cooling water flow

    The usual test for ok cooling water flow on an inboard is a quick look over the stern. Unfortunately, the cooling water outlet on my Hunter 326 is below or at the water line and under the stern, so that there is lots of gurgling and splashing going on with the seacock open or closed! :( The...
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    H326 Boom Bag blues

    Thanks for the help guys, it is actually a "stack pack" (probably original, 20 years old and looking tired) but not fitted that well now! From what I can work out, the zipper ends must be restrained, to get some tension on the zipper to help pull it together by attaching end to the topping lift...
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    H326 Boom Bag blues

    How on earth are you to unzip/zip up the boom bag at the arch end of the boom, from within the cockpit. The zipper has a string attached but that's not much good as the tail of the zipped sides are not restrained. I'm not that short and I struggle while on tippy toe from the helmsman position...
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    How to bleed the water heater heat exchanger on 2003 H326

    Thanks guys, I did Joe's trick yesterday to flush, then fill, and will finish with Don and Claude's air bleed next time I get the engine up to temperature. :D Today is fuel day and I will attempt to pump out the fuel tank if I can get a hose into it from the fuel cap. I intend to put the 50 odd...
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    How to bleed the water heater heat exchanger on 2003 H326

    Have replaced engine coolant in H326 and every thing seems ok engine wise. Pretty sure that the potable water heater is not working though and am aware of a bleed screw on the water return? pipe near the engine. I have no idea what and when to do anything with it though! I did unscrew it all the...
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    H326 HIN

    Thanks Keith and guys - I was looking for a brass plaque so I'll take a closer look ;)
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    H326 HIN

    Thanks guys, I'll have another look! - the problem is the number I have from documentation begins with HBR - Looking at the US coast guard site, this means it was built by the now defunct Rick Mecker Houseboats in CA :oops: Can you please tell me what the Hunter (2003) code should be?
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    H326 HIN

    Hi guys, Can anyone tell me where the HIN number will be found on the Hunter 326? - it's not on the stern as far as I can see! Thanks, Stuart
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    H326 mast un-stepping

    Thanks Art - as you describe, the mast just sat on the base, located by a through bolt sitting in a grove in the base - she's off now and away for re-rigging. I'm replacing the anchor/steaming mast head lights with LEDs and bought a new Raymarine Wind vane to replace the original, bird chewed...
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    H326 mast un-stepping

    Need to un-step the mast for new standing rigging. Anyone know if the mast is attached to the foot on the cabin top and the boot has to be unbolted, or does it just sit on the foot and is lifted off when un-stepping? Cheers from down under!
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    H326 Standing Rigging fittings

    Any one like to hazard a guess on what brand Hunter Marine was using for the standard B+H rig fittings on my 2003 Hunter 326. It is important to match the new T-Terminal and Shroud terminals to the existing back plates on the mast. As the new terminals will probably be sourced from the USA, I am...
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    Standing rigging kits

    Hi guys, Is anyone aware of suppliers of Standing Rigging kits for my standard 2003 Hunter 326 (non furling) mast? There are some unusual fitting required such as T Terminals, Stud to T Turnbuckles etc. which I suspect Australian Riggers may have trouble sourcing! Thanks, Stuart
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    H326 Arch Cover

    Not quite Ralph, The arch on the 326 consists of 2 x 1 1/2 " stainless tube on top of which sits the mainsheet traveler. Looking up from underneath is a panel attached to the bottom of the arch containing lights and a speaker! This is the panel I'm having trouble removing!
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    H326 Arch Cover

    I'd like to remove the S/S panel under the arch to get access to speakers etc, and to run cables from my solar panels. I can see about 6 round head screws in the cover, only one of which I can turn. Are these the screws I need to remove? Thanks guys
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    Head waste water inlet valve on 326

    Hi Ken, thanks again - are you Ken on Millennium 2, featured in a YouTube video from Sam and Arlee made in Dec 2019? I found the video very informative!!
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    Head waste water inlet valve on 326

    Thanks Ken, will give it a go!
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    Head waste water inlet valve on 326

    Hey guys, finally got back to the boat and yes, I found the seacock as directed and it was shut! Opened it and all good! I should probably start a new thread, but.... the original microwave doesn't work as one of the two locks is broken. How to get it out is my problem - I've looked up at the...
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    Head waste water inlet valve on 326

    Thanks again sailingmyers - we are actually allowed to go boating so that's cool (at the same time, they say stay close to home, which is a relative term I suppose - my "close" is 80 mins from my residence.)
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    Head waste water inlet valve on 326

    Oh damn - sorry Sailingmyers, the thankyou was meant for you!