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    Stern light

    Was the design of the Hunter 23.5 intended to drag the motor when sailing at night? If I raise the motor it blocks the light. This is with a factory motor attached to the factory mount.
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    What's it called

    First,. what's it called, second where can I get one. I looked everywhere on the internet and can't find it . It's on the mast for my baby stay on a hunter 23.5.
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    symmetrical versus asymmetrical Spinnaker

    How much more stress does a asymmetrical put on the rigging. My H23.5 manual, w/fractional rig (no backstay) states I can fly a symmetrical sail. Both tack and luff pulling from the back of the boat. And probably sailing more downwind. With an asymmetrical I would have the tack attached to a...
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    Spinnaker versus asymmetrical

    Hunter 23.5 owner's manual says you can fly a Spinnaker. Wondering if there's more stress on the rigging flying a asymmetrical Spinnaker. No back stay on these boats. So if it can handle a Spinnaker can it handle an asymmetrical Spinnaker?
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    Step removal

    Has anyone taken the step out and replace it with a step that's removable? Is crucial to the integrity of the boat
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    Mid-boom sheeting/loose footed main

    Many are going with loose footed mains. Is that advisable for a boom that is designed for a bolt rope sail and mid-sheet. Instead of spreading the load of the sail along the whole boom it is now all on the end. ls there any possibility of bending the boom. I can see this would be fine with a...
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    New Main Sail Options

    Okay, time for a new mainsail. Seem like loose footed is the thing now. My old one has full battens. Is it worth the extra? What kind of fabric should I go with? How about the weight? What else do I need to know?? Lake sailing, an occasional race, a few times a year. Hunter 23.5
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    New main sail - Hunter 23.5

    Okay, time for a new mainsail. Seem like loose footed is the thing now. My old one has full battens. Is it worth the extra? What kind of fabric should I go with? How about the weight? What else do I need to know?? Lake sailing, an occasional race, a few times a year. Hunter 23.5
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    Crew crossing on a H23.5

    The 23.5 had the cockpit seats that wrap around. What the best way for crew to get across. Crawl across the seat, stand up and walk across? Go behind it and risk tripping up on it?
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    Tack connection to mast

    Is this connected right? Doesn't seem right that it goes up at the mast like that. There's no eyelet for a Cunningham to help get rid of some of the wrinkles that it causes.
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    What type of jib halyard

    The scariest part on my Hunter 23.5 is raising the mast. I don't know how safe the jib halyard is (which is needed for lifting) looks good but is it? So to be safe I thought about replacing it. West Marine has line on sale. But there are many to choose from. What type do people recommend?