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  1. D

    Mast Help - Hunter 27

    I own a 1982 Hunter 27. I need to replace some hardware (including spreaders) and can not for the life of me find the make of my mast. Any help is appreciated!
  2. H

    New San Diego Sailor needs mentor!

    Hi all! My wife and I bought a Catalina 30. We've spent the last 2 months cleaning it up, completely refitted the plumbing, redid a bunch of the electrical wiring, fixed the ignition, replacing the bilge pump, replacing the starter motor, and fixing other parts of the diesel. We got the genoa...
  3. Paleolithic

    Stuffing box help

    Hello, Hoping to get some help regarding repacking the stuffing box on my new-to-me '85 O'Day 28'. I'm trying to repack and no matter what I do I cannot seem to get the lock nut loosened. I'm attempting from the port lazarette if that's helpful. Things I've tried: Loosening with 14" heavy...
  4. S

    Need major help with Venture 22 1979!

    Good Evening, I hope everyone is doing well. I need some major assistance with a 1979 Venture 22 that i am about to purchase. Too good of a deal to pass up. It does not have any rigging. The anchor is not attached. The tiller is not attached. I do not know how raise the mast nor how to prepare...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. S

    Help needed

    Hello, Due to an accident in the marina, i need the length of the baby ( fore ) stay on a Bene 473 performance mast. The length from the "ball" attachment in the mast, to the end of the 1/2" male end turnbuckle in the end. Obviously im not close to my boat, and i need to get it fixed ASAP...
  8. D

    Original design category rating (ISO or CE) for Hunter 37c pre 1983 ??

    I have a hunter 37c under offer in the UK. It's been given a Cat 'C' CE rating (see photo .1) on entry to the UK in 2007 because the owner at the time didn't pay for a full RCD assessment. I'm trying to build a case for reclassification as this is obviously a miss-classification as a Cat 'C' CE...
  9. S

    Mast whatzinfidel?

    Hey folks, thanks for reading- I just purchased a 1994 Seaward 23 and one of things that is going to keep me up at night is replacing the little plastic fittings on the mast where internally run halyards come out as well as the mainsail track entry fitting. All three of these pieces are broken...
  10. Scuba diver

    Air-conditioner

    I have a 1993 hunter 37.5 I would like to install an air conditioner in the boat this year. After doing lots of research and finally finding one with good reviews I realize it won't fit in the area that I was intending on using. (under the couch near the nav station) is there anyone out there...
  11. T/Y Goodman

    In need of Venture / Macgregor 25 Keel Replacement

    Any one have or know where i can get a v25 swinging keel replacement? Original is completely rusted out at the pivot hole as shown in the photos. i jabbed at it with a screw driver to find all that is rusted out to consider a repair but it seems she got cancer a long time ago.. We just got...
  12. Nurit Katz

    HELP- Friend's dad lost contact in Pacific

    Dear sailing community, Trying to source help as my friend's father, Richard Carr, is lost at sea, single-handing from Mexico to French Polynesia, since Sunday night May 28th at 9:30 pm PST. We have the US coast guard helping us and they are enlisting boats to search but I am trying to get the...
  13. Dbnichols

    Im boat shopping

    Ill start by saying that I am new to sailing. I have spent my life in/on/around the water but in power boats. So, Im not new to boating but know very little about sailing other than that I had had soem oppertunities to sail with some people and have really enjoyed it.. I guess Im getting...
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    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...
  15. SailingGestalt

    Pearson 34 air condition installation

    Hi Folks, I have a 1985 P34 with only passive ventilation. I ALSO have a wife and two young sons - wife says if I'm going to do any cruising during the hot months that I need an AC. I don't want the cabin top or the home depot free standing, I'd like an integrated system with heat and AC. No...