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    Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

    Thanks Brian! I have no clue what you said but - kudos :biggrin:
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    Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

    I checked a few of the other websites where I post pictures and no problems there - only here. Hmmm...
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    Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

    Can everyone still see the photos in my posts? I can't see the pics anymore! None of them, all the way back to the first page. They show up fine if I edit the posts but nothing in normal mode. I tried clearing my cache - no change. Problem with my computer? Forum upgrade? Sorcery?
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    Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

    The Admiral's seat: I have been piecing the port aft cabinet together and getting the supports and bracing in place. While roughing in the openings for the cabinets I had a great thought - Make the openings common for all the cabinet doors! What a concept! So the openings for the hanging...
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    Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

    Odds & Ends Pt. II: After getting paint on the backing block (and aft shower sump) I gave it a day to cure. Might have pushed the cure a bit - it wasn't yet smooth when I ran my fingers across it but close enough for installing the transducer. First up for installing the sonar transducer was to...
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    Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

    Odds & ends: Continuing on the transducer install, I wanted paint on the backing block so a little primer first: I figured while I was at it I might as well repaint the aft shower sump as well, so a little filler in a few spots, plus - as I did for the forward shower - relocating the hose...
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    Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

    Don't I wish! :thumbup:
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    Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

    You're right, fresh is lighter than salt water but I'm guessing there's only about 25 pounds or so difference if the tank is full, and though I didn't weigh the tank I'm thinking it was at least 75 pounds, so if it's full it will sink. As far as acting as a watertight compartment, kind of a moot...
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    Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

    Prepping to install the sonar transducer: Taking a break from cabinetry today. I started the install for the sonar transducer by first figuring out where to mount it. Not too hard but I did measure the width of the travel-lift slings to make sure there's enough space at the forward lift point...
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    Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

    Working in the v-berth update #2: Work continues in the v-berth with fitting the cabinet side and top: Pretty standard though I did have to rough cut the cabinet openings to get to the back and underneath sides of the cabinet to fit the supports. The plan is to have two drawers in the upper...
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    Hmmm. I guess that would apply if the water tank was empty, though if it's full the benefit would be negated or be worse since fresh water is slightly heavier than salt water plus the added weight of the tank. I'm shooting for two benefits from moving the water tank - first is to move the 800+...
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    Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

    The Toe: Ok, here it is: The toe is doing much better, swelling is down and whole foot turned red thing is better. Still black n blue though :yikes: Cheers, Mark
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    Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

    V-berth rebuild, Part II: Next up was to pattern the bulkhead that will partition one of the lower storage lockers. It also serves as support for the bunk. I used my newly acquired method of 1/8" slats and hot glue to make the pattern: Dang, I wish I had learned about this a long time ago...
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    Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

    Working in the V-berth: I did get some work accomplished in the v-berth. The plan is to convert the space previously taken by the water tank into usable storage but still have full bunk capability. So first things first, test fitting the old pieces to pattern the new ones: As soon as I got...
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    Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

    Thanks guys. On the whole i'm pretty low-key, mild emotion kind of guy but I have a big-ole soft spot for furry critters. It's been tough but I have found that an hour or two working on the boat every day helps keep me centered.
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    Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

    Why I haven't updated in a few days: Sorry it's been a few days since an update - I have made some progress but something else has taken most of my time :wahwah: We lost one of our sweet little kitties Wednesday and it's been a rough week: This is Lola - she was just shy of 15 years old and...
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    Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

    I'm sure there's a learning curve :eek: associated with all the new stuff, looking forward to it! I used Interlux Perfection for the bilge (same as the hull exterior). I think the 2-part urethanes are much tougher and goo resistant than the 1-part, so that's why I don't use regular bilge paint...
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    Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

    Cleaning things and delivered goodies: Spent most of the day playing catch-up on chores but I did get out to the boat for a few hours. Unfortunately the last coat of paint wasn't quite dry enough and the rain yesterday led to some water in the bilge. There's a few spots that I'll need to sand...
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    Repairing Hunter 40 damage from Hurricane Matthew

    Hi Paul, My hull/keel joint only has a few areas showing rust and the nose and front "wings" are the worst, along with one spot at the sump area. I'm debating whether to do spot repairs in these areas or do the whole joint and hit any additional spots on later haulouts as necessary. My techs in...