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  1. egodsey

    Bimini & Weather Helm

    I sail my Hunter 25.5 on Lake Travis in Austin, TX. It can get brutally hot here in the simmer, so recently I added a small bimini. The 25.5 has a fairly low boom and I like to have the option of standing when at the helm, so the bimini is rigged high (> 6' off the cockpit sole) and aft of the...
  2. egodsey

    Mantis as an alternative to a bimini

    Anyone have experience installing/using a Mantis from Protecht as an alternative to a conventional Bimini top? This would be to provide shade in the cockpit for day sailing on a lake ... not for extended offshore cruising.
  3. egodsey

    Replacement weather strippping for pop-tops

    Has anyone found a suitable replacement for the D-section weather stripping used to seal the Hunter 25.5 cabin pop-top. The original rubber D-section appears to be approximately 1/2" across the base ... and perhaps somewhere between 7/16" and 1/2" high. The original appears to have been...
  4. egodsey

    Servicing Spinlock XA clutches?

    Does anyone know how to disassemble the double-wide Spinlock xa clutches used for the halyards on the Hunter 25.5? Service kits that include new levers, cams, baseplates and side plates are available from Defender and Mauri Pro Sailing. But it is not clear to me how to disassemble the clutch...