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  1. Phil Herring

    Awesome article on reading engine data

    Just posted in Owner Mods, worth a look.
  2. Phil Herring

    Hunter 33 forward hatch question

    Hey Cherubinis, we've got a customer trying to replace the forward hatch on a 33. We don't have much in the way of specs on that boat, the records were lost many years ago. Does anyone know the cutout dimensions of the forward hatch?
  3. Phil Herring

    Midship toe rail chock for Hunter 40.5, 42, 43, coming soon... save some $$

    Just wanted to give you guys a heads-up that Al has recreated one of the most problematic deck parts on some of Hunter's most popular boats. The original toe rail chock... ...which was subject to all kinds of damage. Breakage (left), broken pins or rollers (right) and more. Because the part...
  4. Phil Herring

    Like a bad case of piles, I have returned

    Today, Brian handed me the keys to the forum once again. He did a terrific job of keeping this mess of duct tape and baling wire together while I was gone. All of us owe him our thanks. My mystery absence was caused by a run-in with throat cancer. Fortunately, it was a type that's rarely fatal...
  5. Phil Herring

    Sailing in the time of Coronavirus

    Its been the elephant in the room on SBO, so let's push it out of here: will the virus affect your sailing or commissioning plans for 2020, and if so, how? Will you keep the boat on the trailer or at the dock, or do you think that sailing is its own form of social distancing? Will it change...
  6. Phil Herring

    Face palm

    I added a new emoji because I need it all too frequently. It's now on the emoji bar for everyone. Face Palm :facepalm: :facepalm:
  7. Phil Herring

    And now, a word from the wise

    If you could drop a single pearl of wisdom on a brand new sailboat owner, what would it be?
  8. Phil Herring

    2020 Photo Contest Winners

    The 2018 Photo Contest is in the books and here are your winners... 3rd Place goes to Mikem, a member since 2009 who sails a Hunter 466 out of Bremerton, Washington. In 2nd Place is Bill19233, a Hunter 340 owner hailing from Baytown, Texas. And the Grand Prize Winner, Numero Uno, and Best...
  9. Phil Herring

    A brief absence

    Hi everyone, Just wanted to post a heads-up that I'll be away from the site for a while to deal with a medical issue. It's not fatal so if you were hoping for regime change... you've got a long wait ahead of you. :) I will be back in the spring and prior to that, checking in as time allows...
  10. Phil Herring

    Time to Vote for Photo Contest Winners

    The photos are posted, the servers are warmed up, and the time is now to vote for your favorite Photo Contest entries. The winner is 100% based on your votes and the photographer who snapped the most popular pic walks away with a $100 gift certificate to the SBO store. Not to mention a year of...
  11. Phil Herring

    It's the most wonderful time of the year

    Any sailor in a homeport north of Alabama feels a particular excitement in March because commissioning season is just around the corner. What have you got planned this year? A little maintenance, a quick, simple splash, or a major project or two? Share your commissioning plans here. And if...
  12. Phil Herring

    2020 policy survey results

    Thank you all for participating in the survey! I would normally run it longer but the results we clear. Not just clear, actually, but overwhelmingly in favor of no change. So here's the result: - No changes in the profanity guidelines - We are going to make one small change to the Likes...
  13. Phil Herring

    Support our forum's authors

    For the first time I can remember, the new Get Rid of Boat Odors by Peggie Hall and the Sail Trim Chart & Guide by Don Guillette are both on sale. They're nice gifts for sailors and the sales help support Peggie and Don and their participation in our forum. And just to keep this from being...
  14. Phil Herring

    Claude L.-Auger's compression post mod for Hunter 34

    Just a heads-up that @Claude L.-Auger posted an excellent article on his Hunter 34 compression post replacement. Definitely worth a read!
  15. Phil Herring

    Yahoo data is now imported from the Albin Group

    @cas206 turned over the data that was exportable from the Yahoo group (thank you cas206!) and we now have approximately 5,000 topics and 20,000 replies in this forum, along with most of the 1,700 users. However, there are some caveats! 1. The email posts have a *ton* of garbage in them, html...
  16. Phil Herring

    New search function

    The standard search has been replaced with a new function that offers more control of the search input and displays the results in a way that lets you expand the whole thread right on the spot. I think it's a nice improvement, but let me know if you find it inferior to the search function we...
  17. Phil Herring

    Mobile App for Android Now Online

    You can find it here: Sailboat Owners - Apps on Google Play It hasn't shown up in the Google Play Store search results yet but in a couple of days it will be there under: Sailboat Owners As for Apple's App Store, we're still waiting...
  18. Phil Herring

    Weather Forum moves; JamesG161 & Jssailem are now Featured Contributors

    I'm excited to announce a change in our forum lineup today! The Weather & Forecasting forum is now part of the Featured Contributors section, joining Musings with Maine Sail and Don Guillette's Sail Trim Forum. Weather & Forecasting will be hosted by James Gurley and John Shepard (@JamesG161 &...
  19. Phil Herring

    New Forums: Questions, Suggestions, Comments

    Finally, it's all over but the shirking. Please post your questions, suggestions, and comments here. I'll get to them as quickly as possible.
  20. Phil Herring

    New forum preview (website version)

    Below are some screen captures from the new forum. As you'll see, the color are different and stuff like that, but the controls are in the same place. There's a familiarity about it. Finally, a readable login screen. The main forum page with menus open. Main page with menus closed Forum...