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  1. Doug J

    H26 Outboard Motor Shaft, Long or Extra Long

    Can someone tell me what the recommended shaft length of the motor for a H26 should be? Is it 20 inch or 25 inch? I currently have a 20 inch, but some say go with the 25 inch. My concern is that the longer length may cause too much stress on the mount, with the prop 5 inches lower in the...
  2. Doug J

    H26 Anchor Roller

    I love my H26 but have been wishing it had an anchor roller. I've been envious of the anchor roller that the 260's come with. There didn't seem to be an easy way to install one on the H26. I just finished this mod. It was easy to do and didn't even require drilling any new holes in the boat...
  3. Doug J

    Hunter H26 Mast Head-sail Double Sheave Box

    Anybody know where I can get a new one of these? This is a double sheave box that the jib halyard exits from. It has a socket to connect the head-stay stem-ball to. I don't know if this is a specialized part for the Hunter H26 or not, but I have not been able to find any online. I have an...
  4. Doug J

    H26 Mast Head-sail Double Sheave Box

    Anybody know where I can get a new one of these? This is a double sheave box that the jib halyard exits from. It has a socket to connect the head-stay stem-ball to. I don't know if this is a specialized part for the H26 or not, but I have not been able to find any online. I have an...
  5. Doug J

    H26 Companionway Boards

    Does anyone have H26 companionway boards they would be willing to sell? I figure there might be someone who has upgraded their companionway and no longer has a need for the original boards. My friend accidentally dropped one of my Plexiglass boards overboard. No, it couldn't have been one of...
  6. Doug J

    Attaching the Headstay while on the bow

    I'm wondering if anyone can share their technique for attaching the headstay while on the bow. I have always stepped the mast and attached the headstay while the boat is still on the trailer. I stand on the trailer ladder in front of the boat and it takes considerable force to pull the...
  7. Doug J

    H26 Forestay Connection

    On my H26 the previous owner had connected the forestay to the u-bolt at the bow. But I'm wondering if the correct place to connect it is to the tang. The reason I ask is because there is a small crack under the u-bolt. Is the u-bolt intended to be used for a spinnaker? I looked at some...
  8. Doug J

    Companionway boards

    If anyone has replaced their OEM companionway boards with something new and nice looking I would love to see pictures. I'd like to get some ideas. Last weekend a crew member dropped one of the plexiglass (or whatever it is) boards overboard, never to be seen again. Of course it was not one of...
  9. Doug J

    80 Watt Solar Panel, H26

    I finished the installation of an 80 watt solar panel with a 10amp PWM solar charge controller, connected to two 6volt golf cart batteries. I used a solar panel pole mount and attached it to the mast support pole. The bracket is very sturdy. This bracket allows easy removal of the...
  10. Doug J

    Propane Stove, H26

    The PO upgraded the stove to a Force propane unit, which is nice. It came with a 10ft gas hose, regulator, gauge and connectors, which is also nice. What I didn't like was that the hose was just coiled up inside the cabinet under the stove, with one pound propane canisters connected. Looked...
  11. Doug J

    Stern Compartment Bulkhead Replaced, H26

    I have replaced the bulkhead in the aft berth. The original one had several holes in it to accommodate various equipment. The workmanship was sloppy and if I wanted to remove the bulkhead there were wires running through the holes, and equipment was mounted to it, so complete removal was not...
  12. Doug J

    Water System

    The PO of my boat installed a 25 gallon portable water bladder. At first I wasn't sure I liked it. I thought I would rather have a hard water tank. I realized by using a bladder tank you can fit a higher capacity tank under the dinette seat by folding it up to fit through the small storage...
  13. Doug J

    Is my Mainsail worn out?

    I'm wondering if my main is bagged out. If I hoist it all the way tight and loosen the topping lift so the sail is the only thing holding up the boom, the boom is drooping down probably about 6 inches from being level. Can someone tell me if this is normal for a H26? The cloth looks to my...
  14. Doug J

    Improving my old H26

    I've been working on improving my 94' H26, installing new accessories, re-doing a lot of the wiring, moving stuff around to better locations, etc. I added a new Plastimo Contest 101 compass. I like this one because you can see the compass from inside the cabin. Here you can see the compass...
  15. Doug J

    Bulkhead Compass

    I just bought a new Plastimo Contest 101 compass. Can someone tell me how far away from electrical wiring it should be? I was intending to mount it in the bulkhead starboard side of the companionway of my Hunter 26, which is also where the DC switch panel is and wiring for a fishfinder and...
  16. Doug J

    GPS n FishFinder / RAM Mount

    I installed my Garmin GPS and Fishfinder using a RAM Mount, I saved from my last boat. This kind of a mount provides a lot of versatility, you can position it any way you like. I like to point it downward so I can see the GPS from the berth. I'm always a little paranoid while on the hook...
  17. Doug J

    H26 Lack of Conduit

    I'm hoping by me posting some of my projects as I go along will help others who recently acquired an older H26 and are also going through the fixing and upgrading process. I really enjoy seeing others post their projects allowing me to learn and get ideas from their experiences. For me it's...
  18. Doug J

    H26 Stereo Installation

    I replaced the old stereo that came with my recently acquired 94' H26. Before installing it I considered possible new/better locations. I decided the same location would work best for me. In doing so I was able to re-use the old screw holes, except this time I thru bolted the mounting...
  19. Doug J

    Power Inverter Location

    I'd like to get safety tips regarding the installed location of an 1800 watt inverter. I installed one right next to a 12 volt deep cycle battery, inside the closed aft compartment. Later I read it might not be best practice to have the inverter in the same compartment as the battery. Is there...
  20. Doug J

    Power Inverter Location

    I'd like to get safety tips regarding the installed location of an 1800 watt inverter. I installed one right next to a 12 volt deep cycle battery, inside a closed compartment. Later I read it might not be best practice to have the inverter in the same compartment as the battery. Is there danger...