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    Replace Dorade with Solar Vent

    I’m considering getting a solar vent for hunter 38. I know a lot of people install them in their hatches but I’m not super keen on blocking the light like that. I’ve got two thoughts- I could either replace my existing scoop on my dorade in front of the companionway slider with the vent or put...
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    Rudder Tube Rust

    I had the cockpit sole up today to run nmea2k to the helm. While I was prepping to run the wire I noticed that the tube the rudder stock goes through is corroding and there are quite a few hairline cracks in the area. Is this abnormal? Something I should be worried about? Something that needs...
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    Replace Batteries on the Hard

    Hey guys, I will be replacing my 2 4d lead acid house batteries (100 lbs each) with new while on the hard and was wondering if anyone had used any smart methods to safely lower and raise batteries. My mast is removed and the boat is still covered which makes this a more daunting task. So far...
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    Safe to Leave Dead Batteries on Board for the Winter?

    My house battery bank (2 sportsman dc8d FLA batteries) suffered a catastrophic drain when my bilge pump float switch was found stuck in the on position after a week and a half away from the boat. When I got to the boat they were sitting at 7.9 volts... and the pump was still humming. I charged...
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    Balmar SG-200 & Solar Install

    I’m looking to install my balmar battery monitor and 4 100W solar panels on my boat in the coming weeks. I already have all of the components on hand and just need to purchase the heavier gauge wires for the final connections. Before I move forward and start the install I want to be sure that...
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    Macerator Valve Thread Sealant

    My jabsco macerator is leaking quite a bit and I’m assuming it’s rods have corroded like everyone else’s. I’ll be replacing it this weekend with a raritan model as I don’t have enough height in this location for Peggys recommended waste pump. Do I just use pipe dope to seal the threads when I...
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    1 Week Boston to Maine

    I’m looking at taking a week off to cruise from the northshore of Boston up to Maine with a few buddies. Due to work constraints we are likely limited to Saturday to the following Sunday at the longest. Does anyone have any recommendations for where we should go? I love Portland and Casco Bay...
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    Hunter New White Gel Coat Match

    Hey Guys, I'm trying to fix some cracks on the transom where the swim ladder is attached that are starting to let some water in and was hoping to find a good match for the gel coat. My 2007 H38 is Spectrum New White according to the pdf on the Marlow Hunter website. Unfortunately, that...
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    Bottom Paint Sanding

    I'm going to be sanding and applying bottom paint this weekend for the first time and one of the requirements at my yard is dustless sanding equipment. They don't have any specifics listed, just dustless. As such I have two options for dust extraction that I'd like to see if anyone has...
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    Victron BMV-712 vs Balmar SG200

    Does anyone have an opinion on which battery monitor is better? I’m going to be installing one before launching June 1 and am not certain what might be beat for my application. I have a 2007 hunter 38 with 2 4D sportsman FLA batteries as my house bank and a group 27 west marine fla for my...