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  1. CrispyCringle

    H 23.5 Anchor Locker Drain Thru-hull Repair and Replace

    This is just a little piece of info for the next guy doing a anchor locker thru-hull repair on a H 23.5. Google provided no definitive info on this topic and, hopefully, this will save someone from going to the boat, figuring out the sizes needed, then to the parts store and back to the boat. I...
  2. CrispyCringle

    Replaced Upper Shrouds on H23.5

    I replaced the upper shrouds on my 23.5 yesterday. I noticed a few popped strands in the steel wire where it is swedged to the t-ball at the top. It was somewhat annoying since it was on my winter maintenance to-do list. But I failed to actually do it until stepping the mast for the spring...
  3. CrispyCringle

    When to rebuild rudder assembly? H 23.5

    Edit: I changed the title from "When to rebuild rudder hinge" because this project evolved into redoing the entire rudder assembly. I thinking about rebuilding the rudder hinge of my 23.5. However, before plunking down $130+ for new gudgeons and other stuff that comes up, Id like to have an...
  4. CrispyCringle

    Hunter 23.5 Trailer Bearings and Brake Parts

    I have a 1995 Hunter 23.5, and I assume the stock trailer that came with it. Is it futile to expect the bearing seals to keep water out? And therefore, is it standard to just repack them on a regular basis? I pretty much use the trailer for just putting it in and taking it out and the ends of...
  5. CrispyCringle

    North Channel Great Lakes Trip Planning Help

    Im in the planning stage for a few weeks in the North Channel of the Great Lakes next summer. We will be dragging our boat up behind the truck and coming through Mackinaw City. Im thinking to save time and get east of Cockburn Island we would continue into Canada and put in somewhere on the...
  6. CrispyCringle

    Boater Knot Practice Board DIY

    A walk to the end of my dock (about 40 boats) last weekend yielded exactly Zero properly tied cleats. Most were just wads of rope. Granted, this is at an inland lake in Indiana. I would hope at a blue water marina the skills would be a bit better. I like to be competent at the things I do. So, I...
  7. CrispyCringle

    Hunter 23.5 Spinnaker Setup Questions

    I have a 23.5 that I purchased last fall. Spring is here and shes back on the water. Im trying to learn the boat now. The boat came with a symmetrical spinnaker and pole, but Im still trying to figure out the rigging, which is what Im asking for help on. Ive never sailed with a spinnaker before...
  8. CrispyCringle

    Made a simple Outboard Motor Stand

    I needed a couple of outboard motor stands for the old and new outboards. Couldnt find any used and wasnt going to pay $80 or more for some flimsy and bulky stand. Im a strong believer in the KISS principle. Came up with this: 4 pieces per stand, and some good 2 1/2" screws. Works great and only...