Thanks for the info!
And I've already moved my boat down last autumn, single-handed it all the way. I left it down there for hurricane season and will be flying back in October to cross to French Polynesia next spring
Posting this in case anyone does a search and finds this - I emailed Bomar with the serial number I'd written down before I left and they got back to me with the hatch type! It is
Now I just need to figure out how to get one down to Mexico... sigh
The hinge on my hatch above the vberth broke JUST as I was leaving the boat for the summer in Mexico. So I need to replace it - but I don't have any way to make measurements! I heard that Bomar lost all the jigs for these hatches in a fire - has anyone else replaced this hatch and if so...
I'm really sorry to hear about your wife Rardi.
I didn't realise that the deck was hollow there - that definitely complicates things. Maybe I'll experiment with the hauler/tweaker as suggested to see if I can get any improvement.
So I remember reading a while ago that rardi was installing inside jib tracks to help point better but haven't heard from him in a while.
I'm curious - did it work out? And did any other 36 owners do it? If so, did it increase pointing enough to be worth the hassle?
Well that's the thing - the 36 has a tiny cockpit (really too small tbh), big water tanks, a great hull shape (i've made headway into 6' steep chop and 25 knots), high ballast to weight ratio and outboard stanchions but the 37 has all that and the cutter rig and is a bit heavier - so I'm not...
The 36' cherubini hunters seem to be a bit of an odd ball out of the whole series - only made for 2 years and they don't really seem to have a niche like the other models do (37' is a designed-for bluewater boat, the 25/27 designed to be great trailer sailers etc etc). It's lighter than the 37'...
I managed to replace mine, blocks and all without taking the boom off the mast. I took the end of the boom furthest from the mast off, and replaced everything. Fish tape helps. The block connected to a pin that went through on the mast side, so I tied a loop in the new line and hooked it and got...
It won't stop leaking, I've pulled it out and repacked it four times including with the goretex stuff.
The top looks like its corroded away a bit as well - it's not a perfect round circle anymore, has a slight 'bite' out of it
I tried Buck Algonquin and though they were very nice, they said...
Has anyone else replaced their one? I searched but the latest post was from 10 years ago :\.
I've contacted Buck Algonquin to see if they can make one (though the shaft is 2"3/8 and they don't list that size on their website), has anyone had any luck elsewhere?
Thanks for the info. How many bolts were holding the traveller down and do you know what size they are?
I've just noticed mine appears to be only held by one bolt on each side of the traveller (the end bolts)
Yikes! No wonder it bends on a gust of wind when going close hauled O_O