hunter 23.5

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    New Main Sail Options

    Okay, time for a new mainsail. Seem like loose footed is the thing now. My old one has full battens. Is it worth the extra? What kind of fabric should I go with? How about the weight? What else do I need to know?? Lake sailing, an occasional race, a few times a year. Hunter 23.5
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    New main sail - Hunter 23.5

    Okay, time for a new mainsail. Seem like loose footed is the thing now. My old one has full battens. Is it worth the extra? What kind of fabric should I go with? How about the weight? What else do I need to know?? Lake sailing, an occasional race, a few times a year. Hunter 23.5
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    Gap At The Bow Support When Loading Hunter 23.5

    When I retrieve my Hunter 23.5 into the stock trailer I crank the bow up tight to the rubber “V” support but invariably in the process of pulling the trailer out she settles down and there is a troubling gap anywhere from 1/2 to 2 inches. I do not have a wet slip so I’m launching and retrieving...
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    What type of jib halyard

    The scariest part on my Hunter 23.5 is raising the mast. I don't know how safe the jib halyard is (which is needed for lifting) looks good but is it? So to be safe I thought about replacing it. West Marine has line on sale. But there are many to choose from. What type do people recommend?
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    Topping Lift Hunter 23.5

    I recently picked up a Hunter 23.5 and need to replace some running rigging. The topping lift and reef line are too big and don’t work in the cam locks very well. After looking at the manual and other sources I’m getting conflicting information on how the topping lift should be run. It is...
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    Hunter 23.5 Rudder Downhaul Auto Release System

    Just finished a good season of sailing and now starting off-season projects. My rudder is heavy and sinks below the surface when set free, but doesn't go all the way down. My uphaul/downhaul lines were not routed correctly so I couldn't get the rudder all the way down (replacing line and...
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    New style shroud retainers

    Replaced the original rubber shroud retainer plugs on my 23.5 with the new style retainer covers from the SBO store. These are made from a UV stabilized plastic and fairly stout. Installing all five of them took me about 45 minutes and that included grabbing the step ladder so I could reach the...
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    new owner - Sail options for Hunter 23.5?

    I am looking at buying new sails for my recently acquired 1996 Hunter 23.5. We do lake sailing, light air under 12 knots typical, but are only 3 hours from the Carolina coast so there's potential for coastal sailing. I'm considering a loose footed mainsail so I can get better shape in light...
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    I think these are electrical, but I'm not sure...

    I'm replacing the ancient electrical panel in my 1993 Hunter 23.5. When I pulled the old one out, I found the expected mess and started tracing wires. The pictures attached are of two connectors (electrical I believe since wires run to them under the floor in the cabin) at the rear of the...
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    Hunter 23.5 Transducer Info

    Bought my 1993 Hunter 23.5 two years ago. Starting to tackle major upgrades. Top of the list is to replace the depth & speed electronic instrument (an "AutoHelm" - possibly original to the boat with old style LCD display). I did not look over the hull before I put the boat in the water this...