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  1. Banooma

    2007 hunter 31-2 questions from potential buyer

    I think I posted this question to the Hunter Mid size boar forum with a subject line of 2007 hunter 31-2 potential buyer questions. That would help to explain.
  2. Banooma

    2007 hunter 31-2 questions from potential buyer

    2007 hunter 31-2. I have been kicking the tires of sailboat alternatives for the upcoming season, and came across a nice looking option. I have a few questions for those with direct experience. Can the salon table be lowered/ is it designed to convert to a bed? If not, are there any easy...
  3. Banooma

    2016 h31 leaks

    Hi, I'm potentially interested in a 2016 Marlow Hunter 31near me for many reasons, but a few things on this particular one concern me. The PO installed a rain rail gutter of sorts over the stern hatch doors, leading me to suspect these spots are very vulnerable to rain. Also, the gorgeous long...
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    Crimped lead to raymarine st60 speed transducer

    I felt that from research I'd done, that the paddle wheel would be removed to be effectively cleaned, as it had not been done in years, if ever. I did spin and got no reading for a max speed. Since I was alone, I had no way of knowing whether the instrument displayed anything greater than zero...
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    Crimped lead to raymarine st60 speed transducer

    Hi, My knotmeter has been reporting 0.00 for some time, so I pulled out the transducer. The paddle wheel may very well be compromised as it was filthy, but I also see the lead wire sheeting is crimped and cut. The positioning and size of the transducer make for a bad fit under the floorboards...
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    Transom shower spray handle

    My bigger concern is fit and function. If it fits in the transom shower box, and matches the threads on the existing hose, and allows the water to flow, that would be great. It's a pretty narrow hose with a narrow threaded fitting. If I could replace with a home depot sink sprayer, I'll gladly...
  7. Banooma

    Transom shower spray handle

    it looks sorta similar to, but not exactly this (the current version in CD):
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    Transom shower spray handle

    The transom shower sprayer has not seen a great deal of use over the years, but the old plastic parts must be dried out, damaged, and/or otherwise blocked, as it only manages a trickle after 20 years. I am sure the problem isn't upstream because when I detached it from the hose, water flows...
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    Greenhead flies vs Sunbrella

    Excellent summary, Scott. We encounter the greenies more frequently, but they are thugs. I usually slap them after they start to clamp on, but before they sink their syringe to draw blood. The black flies are like stealthy and surgical in their methods, like professional assassins...
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    Greenhead flies vs Sunbrella

    I think usually the presence of greenheads is mostly based on time of season and existence of persistent west winds. Did you plan around the wind forecast? If your inside trip was beautiful, it would seem you avoided a grounding... That may be the more impressive feat!
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    Greenhead flies vs Sunbrella

    Greenhead flies in my sailing area of Barnegat Bay are a frequent nuisance. Having a boat with Catalina blue dodger and bimini may not help. They often seem to cling to the blue cloth while they plot their attack. Or so it seems. According to a few sources, flies are attracted to blue and...
  12. Banooma

    to furl in mast, or not?

    It's reading impassioned arguments like this that make me seriously second guess the single handing bliss of in mast systems.
  13. Banooma

    to furl in mast, or not?

    I'm tossing up this question to understand where others find pros and cons. I've had a trailer sailer that had no flaking system, unless you count a couple of bungees. Then, I had a standard lazy jack flaking system on my next boat. It was good. I've used the dutchman flaking system that...
  14. Banooma

    Catalina 28 ... water in bilge

    This may be a silly question, but please humor me for a moment. I've had my boat for 12 years, and this is my first sailboat with an automatic bilge pump, so I have a lot of data points from a single subject. Unless there's a problem with the float switch, the bilge water never gets very high...
  15. Banooma

    cleaning white grime from fixed portlights

    Ok, to review - the surface of my fixed portlights had a gray/white dirty appearance, which was the result of oxidation and some dirt accumulation. I had tried cleaning with soap and water by gently rubbing with a cloth to not scratch, and had used a very soft brush to attempt the same without...
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    cleaning white grime from fixed portlights

    ok, the silence in here suggests I should adjust my request. It will be a few more days before I will be able to take a picture. Instead of focusing on the term "grime" - let's say it is an accumulation of <something> and that there is a slight haze on the fixed portlights. What products have...
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    cleaning white grime from fixed portlights

    I do not think it is oxidation from the deck, though it is possible. I wax the deck every season, and only occasionally have I noticed chalkiness when it it's been a little too long. I also use a non slip deck cleaner with PTEF. Aside from that, the only known substances they are exposed to...
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    cleaning white grime from fixed portlights

    I think this should be simple fix, but the correct solution has eluded me. Searching tips to clean the fixed Catalina-brand--defining above-deck portlights has proved fruitless so far. I have accumulated white-ish stuff on the outside surface of the portlights. Not knowing exactly what they...
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    Tow Boat US

    I've used TowBoatUS for a couple of mechanical issues and 2 Barnegat unmarked shoal groundings over 10 years. They've been quick and helpful, and never broke anything. Definitely worth it to my crew and me.