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    Winterizing water tank... vodka or pink stuff?

    Who says he’s gonna waste it? Come next season, the party can flow straight from the tap! Lol!
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    Emptying Water Ballast - Hunter 260

    DJN51, no I wasn’t going far at all. Only 50 yards or so from my slip to the ramp. Kermit, I didn’t notice the exact time it took as I was busy futzing about with other things I needed to get ready for loading. I think it was about 25 min give or take a bit. The process I used was to stick...
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    Emptying Water Ballast - Hunter 260

    Hi All, Reporting back as promised. . . I didn’t end up going with the shop vac, out of fear that might create too much pressure. Instead, I used a tiny little air pump that’s made for inflating swimming pool floats and the like. Makes less pressure than I can create with my lungs, so I’m...
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    Emptying Water Ballast - Hunter 260

    Thanks for the thoughts guys. I do have a drill pump. I just don't know if I want to run my drill that long. Would take multiple charge cycles on the battery. I don't have a corded drill. I'm not talking about "pressurizing the tank". With the shop vac exhaust it would never see any more...
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    Emptying Water Ballast - Hunter 260

    Hi All, I'm about to pull my boat for the season. I'd really like to get the water ballast out before putting on the trailer, just to give me an extra few inches less depth I need backing the trailer down the ramp. I know I could pump it out, but I don't really have a suitable pump. Anybody...
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    Autopilot remote

    Seems to me a logical feature in an autopilot would be a small sensor you clip to yourself, could be Bluetooth or could be RFID. By design it would have a range that covers the boat but only slightly more. The autopilot would constantly be checking for its signal, and if not detected (meaning...
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    Which manufacturer?

    Can’t help with id, but I can answer your second question with one word: “more”! Just kidding... you’ve had plenty of warning, so I’ll throw in a more optimistic note. I wouldn’t assume you’ll have to “replace everything”. Most everything attached to the boat was made to withstand exposure to...
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    Spider prevention?

    Wow! Thanks everyone. Lot's of great ideas/things to try. Jeff
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    Spider prevention?

    We keep our boat slipped at a marina on a lake in the Midwest. As the summer has progressed, I’ve increasingly encountered spiders on the boat after a week or sometimes two between sailing outings. The last time they were everywhere topside. Harmless (I think/hope!), but super annoying...
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    Question about mast line

    PS - if you don't intend to use it, you can very tightly tape a lighter weight messenger line to the end of the halyard, pull that through, and tie it off at both ends at the base of the mast, so you don't have the red line cluttering up your deck. If you ever want it back, just reverse the...
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    Question about mast line

    Yep, I should have deleted that question, per next post.... Your forestay is integrated into the luff of your jib, so as you said from the beginning, the jib holds the mast up and needs no halyard. So, per your original question: you can use the halyard (red line) for raising a jib sock type...
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    Question about mast line

    Just found a manual online for H22. We’ve all sorta been steering you wrong, or not quite hearing you. Your boat has the forestay integrated into the luff of the jib, so as you said from the start, the jib itself is what holds your mast up in the front. That integrated luff wire attaches to a...
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    Question about mast line

    ClnHse: in the drawing you posted the piece labeled 7... what is it? It should be a track of some kind with at least one slot in it for the jib’s luff rope to ride in. Is that right?
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    Question about mast line

    Yep! Looks just like that. The line on the left is the halyard...
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    Question about mast line

    I’m reading back through all the comments. I think granger has the right terminology for how mine works... “internal halyard on a roller furler”. Clnhse, if that’s what you have then you done need the red line other than for raising a sail cover. The furler extrusion will have a groove on...
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    Question about mast line

    Ah... got it. Mine is a totally different design. I kinda like your better because you you can control headsail luff tension. (I’m not really an advanced enough sailor for that that matter, but I’m working on it! :)). On mine the headsail luff tension is fixed once the sail is set in the furler.
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    Question about mast line

    OP: Jviss could well be right. I made an assumption that all furlers work like mine. Sounds like that’s not the case, so you may need the halyard for pulling the jib up the furler. Sorry if I’ve created confusion. JVISS: if the halyard raises the sail in the furler groove, it seems like...
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    Question about mast line

    Not sure if his furler is the same, but mine has it’s own halyard that runs in a groove on one side of the luff tape extrusion, over a sheave built into the top swivel and then back down a the other side of the extrusion. You attach that end to the head of the jib and then pull down on the...
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    Question about mast line

    As rgranger says, the red line is probably the jib halyard. If you have a furling jib you don’t need it (other than for pulling a sleeve cover up over the furled jib if you want). You could also use it as a spinnaker /genneker halyard. If you didn’t have a furler, the luff (leading edge) of...
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    Hunter 26 and or 23.5 center board uphaul line.

    The cascade lines are the two that are attached to the pad-eye on the deck that then go through the two pulleys of the 4:1 tackle. The heavier line is the one that goes from the second pulley down through the center post to actually lift the centerboard.