advice

  1. M

    New Teak Hatch Runner Install (words of wisdom)

    Everyone was so helpful with advice for my bringing lines aft (bought supplies, will post updates in that post) I thought I would ask you all something: I have a pair of brand new teak hatch runners, the old ones are in rough shape. How would you recommend I go about installing these? Mainly...
  2. C

    1978 hunter 25, should I buy?

    hello all, I am looking for feedback on a boat I am looking to purchase tomorrow. She is a 1978 hunter 25 in fairly good condition. Specifics; No soft spots or blisters Servicable main and jib Bow and stern rails intact Interior needs some tlc and re-cushion Boat is dry, bilge dry Needs...
  3. M

    Looking at a 1978 O'Day 27' freshwater only boat

    I've been racing crew for the last 18 years. I've never owned my own boat outright (helped a buddy out with a 1/3 "ownership" - he did everything, I just bought a bunk for long-distance races). I'd like to BE handy, but if pressed, have to admit I'm not. The boat I'm looking has been on the hard...
  4. S

    Rudder Assembly

    Hello! I own a hunter 27 moored in Charleston. I’ve finally acquired my missing rudder and am curious of all other hardware involved in reinstalling the rudder. Example: the disc with a center pin that holds the rudder in the cock pit, I’m sure there are sorts of bearings and seals involved too...
  5. MSand

    Need advice, please. Lagoon 47

    Hello, I thought I would write you all today to get some feed back. I currently own a 1991 Lagoon 47 Owners Version. Was completely updated last year with all new electronics, 1100 Watts of solar panels, and two 500W wind turbines, all connected to a 2400 aH Deep cycle battery bank, new...
  6. corystemp

    FIRST TIME EVER OUT SAILING

    Ok. I know there is a million things I most likely did wrong in this video. I know so be nice. This is my the very first time I have ever sailed. I had never even been on any sailboat until I went to look at this boat. No lessons from anyone, just me reading every book i could get and watching...
  7. G

    Cracks inside my cuddy cabin- Advice needed

    Hello, I recently came into an '81 Oday Day Sailer II. I paid next to nothing for it and intend to learn on it here on Lake Erie. While I'm all for making any vital repairs, I really just want to get sailing. I'm asking if these cracks are major bad news, more cosmetic, or somewhere in...
  8. N

    What to do about missing Venture 21 cabin doors?

    Hi, A friend and I are fixing up a MacGregor Venture 21 built around 1975 and our main challenge is that it is missing its horizontal and vertical cabin doors. I found a website or two that sells MacGregor parts but they don't seem to have cabin doors. Should we get something custom made? Is...
  9. A

    First sailboat advice: Sunfish or Victoria 18

    I've recently caught the sailing bug a few weeks ago since going sailing with my friend up on Lake Erie. We spent 2 days/nights on the boat, and it was awesome! It wasn't my first time sailing with him, but spending so much time on the boat made me want to learn how to sail on my own and get my...
  10. N

    Boat purchase deal breaker?

    Hi everyone, I'm hoping I might be able to get some opinions from the Hunter crowd here! My wife and I are looking to buy our first sailboat, we've got a good bit of sailing experience under our belts, but this will be the first boat that we've bought. We're limited on price because we're both...
  11. K

    Advice on a bluewater cruiser?

    Hello, Before I begin, I apologize in advance for the wall of text you are about to read. Thank you! My name is Keith, I am 25 years of age and I have only (day)sailed once in a small 30' boat in mild conditions off the coast of Santa Barbara, California with friends who knew more about it...
  12. V

    Beneteau 361 vs Hunter 36 Advice Needed

    Hello everyone, I'm not looking to start any kind of flame war about one boat being better then another. Rather I'm asking for advice on what might be a better fit for my family and I with the type of sailing we do... My wife and I sold our C&C 27 Mk III last year as our two kids. (7 and 9)...