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    Welcome to the NSHSA Forum -

    I sail a Hunter 34 out of Worton Creek Marina. How can a join your association ? Thanks
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    Hunter 34 Fuel Tank

    I don't know why, but my H34 does not have a fuel gauge. Although it's not been a problem (yet) , I don't like not knowing how much fuel is in there. I know that I could install a gauge, simply by cutting a hole in the top of the tank, but the problem is, the shavings that will drop into the...
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    Replacing Hull Stripe

    I re-taped my H34 with two-tone (blue/gray) tape of the same width, that I found at my West Marine store. Some of the old tape had deteriorated, which I removed. The rest, of the old tape, I left on and just applied the new tape right over it, and it was a relatively easy job. That was five...
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    The Proper Prop

    Thanks for that info !
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    The Proper Prop

    Thanks very much for your reply. I'm going to to price a three-blade prop. If it's not outrageous, I think I'll give it a try. In particular, I think it will improve responsiveness, when I'm backing into my slip.
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    The Proper Prop

    Now, here she is. "The Big U" at speed, slicing through the seas . You can just feel how faaast she's going !
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    The Proper Prop

    My thanks to all you sailors who took the time to reply to my question about the proper prop for my Hunter 34. I really appreciate your valuable information. I think I'm going to try a 3-blade 15 X 11 prop on her and run the Yanmar at 2500- 3000 rpm's. You're right. I need to run her at...
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    The Proper Prop

    Thanks kloudie1. The guy I bought our 34 from, raced it. So, I assume that he changed the prop to a two-blade. Unfortunately, we do a fair amount of motoring, due to low winds. So, I would like to try a three-blade prop on her. From what you've said, it looks like you also sail a Hunter 34...
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    The Proper Prop

    Thanks kloudie1. The guy I bought our 34 from, raced it. So, I assume that he changed the prop to a two-blade. Unfortunately, we do a fair amount of motoring, due to low winds. So, I would like to try a three-blade prop on her. From what you've said, it looks like you also sail a Hunter 34...
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    The Proper Prop

    I have a 1987 Hunter 34, with a 27hp Yanmar 3GM-30F , turning a two-blade prop. The boat is very slow, when under power. Can anyone advise as to whether I can put a three-blade prop on the shaft ? If so, what is the correct pitch and diameter ? The shaft is either 1 1/8" or 1 1/4" in diam. I...
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    Proper Propellor

    Thanks all, for your replies. There certainly is a lot to consider. The boat motors at 4 mph when running the engine at 2,000rpm's. I don't like to push the engine much harder than that; she's 33 years old. But even at 2,500 rpm, the boat is still only doing about 5 mph. When the wind is...
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    Proper Propellor

    I have a 1987 Hunter 34, with a 27hp Yanmar 3GM-30F , turning a two-blade prop. The boat is very slow, when under power. Can anyone advise as to whether I can put a three-blade prop on the shaft ? If so, what is the correct pitch and diameter ? The shaft is either 1 1/8" or 1 1/4" in diam...
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    Hunter 34 Keel to Hull smile cracks

    I totally agree, Captain ! Barn-dog
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    Hunter 34 Keel to Hull smile cracks

    My Fellow sailors, I have to say, that it's great to a have forum like this where we sailors can communicate and exchange ideas and experiences ! Being retired, I work part-time at West Marine, where I'm called "blow-boat Barney". Also, some customers are noticeably disappointed to learn that I...
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    Hunter 34 Keel to Hull smile cracks

    Thanks guys, for your insights. I think I'll try applying a good underwater caulk to the crack, cover it with barrier coatings and bottom paint, and as you said: "Go Sailing" !
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    Hunter 34 Keel to Hull smile cracks

    When my 87 Hunter 34 was hauled for Winter storage, I saw a crack at the forward end of the cast iron keel and also at the rear of the keel. Both cracks are where the keel meets the hull, and are about 10 inches long, around each end of the keel. Except for those cracks at each end of the keel...
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    Has anyone repaired Cross beam crack On Hunter 34

    Robbie, Your picture of the crack does look like it was caused by some kind of flexing in the hull. You should grind-out the entire area of the crack (and a larger area around it) as mentioned above, and rebuild it with good epoxy. If you don't want to tackle this, get a good glass man who...
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    Has anyone repaired Cross beam crack On Hunter 34

    Captain, Have you noticed anything different at the Cross-beam overhead ? Something major is going-on for such a crack to open up like this. The glass is pretty thick down there. I wouldn't be surprised if wasn't something associated with the Compression Post . Barn-dog
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    Cleaning up a cast iron keel

    I just had the iron keel on my Hunter 34 soda blasted. It must be done correctly, so I let the marina do it. After blasting it, they immediately applied two coats of Petit Rust Lock epoxy. Then they dug out the void between the keel and the hull and filled/faired it. It's a big job; cost me...