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    Starting diesel in freezing temp....

    The Yanmar 2GMs that are used with Thermo King coolers on tractor trailer rigs have a Glow Plug that resides in the intake manifold. That way they start at any low temperature. Heats the intake air just enough. Boats in the North East are out of the water 6 months of the year. If they were...
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    Cleaning a fuel tank

    I did the entire area of the fuel tank in 2015. I have an 82 so the fuel gauge always leaked and saturated the plywood holding the tank. The Ply delaminated. I had to toss the water heater and pulled the tank to thru the starboard Laz. Epoxy coated the new ply and used a wire and turnbuckle...
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    Rudder cracks - '81 Cherubini Hunter 36

    The 4 oz is better done horizontal. I used a small carbide tool with dremal. Freehand it making sure you get all the debonded gel coat. Flare the gouges so they bond better. You can probably use the thick epoxy now then next winter take the bottom paint off and lay rudder horizontal to do...
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    Rudder cracks - '81 Cherubini Hunter 36

    Although I am a H30 1981 owner we have similar problems. This past winter I demounted my rudder to fix a similar problem. I say demount because the Skeg had to be dropped also. The Starboard side of the rudder was terrible. Almost more cracks than good gellcoat. The Port side might...
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    Bow cap for my 1983 H-30

    Ha! its not easy. First Disconnect engine and move forward out of the way. Next remove bulkhead. Might have to cut one leg of it off to remove. I cut starboard side. About 6 screws hold it in place. Now you have access behind bulkhead. Next remove Water Heater 110volt job. The...
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    Bow cap for my 1983 H-30

    [/ATTACH][/ATTACH] Here is the Skeg removed. Now the boat is rudderless.
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    Bow cap for my 1983 H-30

    [/ATTACH][/ATTACH][/ATTACH][/ATTACH] Sorry Guys, This was the first time I'm attaching files to this post. As you can see I made some templates before transferring to SS. The main plate replacing the Fiberglass is 3/16" thick. The two long pieces of SS that attach over the Toe Rail are...
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    Bow cap for my 1983 H-30

    I had the same thing happen to my cap when Sandy rolled through at the Club. I have an '82 h30 and I am on a mooring. I put chain from the cleat through the chock and about 3 feet down to the pennant. The boat survived with no chafe (the chain took it in stride) but the fiberglass did not...