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    Berth headroom 36 vs 38

    I like the looks of the Hunter 356/36 and 38 with the transverse aft queens, but thanks to Covid, I've only seen pictures. The brochures indicate headroom standing next to the beds, but not in bed, i.e. can you sit up, or can the sleeper aft climb over the sleeper forward to hit the head...
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    Ignition wiring

    So, I did it again. Fixed one problem and created another. My stop cable was stuck so I pulled a new one through. Works perfectly. Unfortunately, in the process, I seem to have screwed up the ability to start the engine on bank 2. Bank 1 still works and Bank 2 worked until I changed the stop...
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    LI Sound Winter Storage Costs?

    It's that time of year when I begin to think about where I will store this winter...have had to switch locations due to thinking it was summer for too long and getting closed out in the recent past. Unfortunately, many boat yard websites don't list rates and calling all the dozens I could...
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    Windlass alternative

    I will state up front that I know this is probably wrong. I have a rope rode with only about 6 feet of chain. I sail a Hunter 34 with a Fortress anchor and do coastal cruising. Anchoring is almost always in very well protected harbors. Recently, however, I have had a couple of experiences where...
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    Storage on top of H34 fuel tank?

    Does anyone store stuff directly on top of the fuel tank in the Hunter 34 starboard locker? PO built a platform over mine, but it's falling apart and limits access/height from the hole I cut in the port berth wall. Any idea of weight limit on tank? Concern about things sliding into hose or...
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    Red tide in St. Pete Beach?

    Supposed to be there on vacation in two weeks and my wife's coworker has her frightened about air quality and beach walking. Any local insights? Thanks.
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    Self-bailing, deep seat dinghy?

    Not to start a great dinghy debate, but because I have a very specific 'ideal' and wonder if anyone knows a real boat that matches. My wife has weak knees, long legs, and terrible balance. She finds getting into and out of our current dinghy (an 8' classic Boston Whaler tender, otherwise...
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    Head Re-visited

    I want to replace the original Wilcox head on my Hunter 34 this winter and I was just about to go with a new Raritan when I started reading more posts here. Too much information (but a great way to procrastinate). Anyway it sounds like my holding tank must be somewhere between 18 and 25 gallons...
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    Replacing headmate pump assembly?

    I have an older Wilcox Crittendon Headmate head and the bowl and base are fine, but maintaining the pump assembly seems like a lost cause as parts become harder to get. Plus, it has a lot of parts. Does anyone know if there is a newer pump assembly that would fit the existing base, so I don't...
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    Lazy Jack Geometry

    Looking to add home made lazy jacks and having read most of the threads, I had this brilliant thought to tie the upper ends to the spreaders on either side of the mast...as I thought others had done. But, upon sober reflection, I wondered about what happens when the boom swings out. Even if the...
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    Sailing/Eating destinations?

    Thinking about retirement, probably on east coast, and trying to identify a good town for both sailing and eating. Spoiled by NYC/Long Island Sound area with a bunch of places where I could live and walk to boat and a dozen restaurants with a variety of cuisines. I'd rather spend my Social...
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    What's under H34 Starboard Cockpit Locker Shelf?

    Got stuck head down in the starboard locker reaching for a battery yesterday on my new to me Hunter 34. Managed to escape after a few minutes wriggling and pushing from below, but working on the batteries was hopeless. Not only the shelf keep me out of the locker (I'm not that fat really, just...
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    Useful Stats

    I've done some boat shopping (real and virtual) over the years and now I am avoiding work by thinking about buying accessories for my new old boat. Unfortunately, I keep coming up with questions such as how long is the cockpit, what is the freeboard, what is the length/width of the vee berth or...
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    Compression post cheat?

    I know this is wrong, but I am not handy and I am cheap. I just noticed a crack developing in the glass above the compression post on my Hunter 34. Is there a quick and dirty way to fasten, say, a steel pole abutting the post on one or two sides without pulling everything apart? Any other...
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    Bolts in tiller head

    My wife broke my tiller last week (don't ask) and I ordered a new one from Ruddercraft for my Hunter 25.5. I have to have new holes drilled to mount the tiller head. The metal head that fastens the tiller to the rudder is fine, but looks different than almost every other one I've seen. The...