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1981 Hunter 30 main sheet / traveler / boom rigging

Oct 9, 2013
20
Hunter 30 Lusby, MD
No boom hang.
Yes roller furler with 150% jib
No other sails.

How is your fuel tank?
If it is still the original aluminium tank strapped flat to the plywood shelf, you should consider checking it for pitting.
 
Jan 4, 2020
21
Hunter HC 30 Washington, NC
No boom hang.
Yes roller furler with 150% jib
No other sails.

How is your fuel tank?
If it is still the original aluminium tank strapped flat to the plywood shelf, you should consider checking it for pitting.
Tanks appears to have been replaced. Was just down there today pumping the old fuel out by hand.

My boom nor mast nor mast base appears to be set up for a vang, but I have a rig for it. I think he picked up some extras and never got around to installing them.
 
Jan 4, 2020
21
Hunter HC 30 Washington, NC
On the bow, do you have two hooks, they look like reefing hooks you would find on the goose neck.... ??
 
Oct 9, 2013
20
Hunter 30 Lusby, MD
Good idea to put fresh fuel and filters.
I believe the hooks on the bow are used for hank on jibs.
I don't use them because I have a furler.
 
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Mar 23, 2017
1,047
Hunter 30 Snug Harbor, Lake Champlain
I believe those are for reefing jibs. Hank-ons sometimes have reefing like your main sail. You should have two of those on the boom where it connects to the mast also.

dj
 
Oct 9, 2013
20
Hunter 30 Lusby, MD
Below pic shows the two mast halyards.
The one on the winch is the main and it comes out the back of the mast head.
The other one is routed out the front and we use it to haul the dingy onto the fore deck and when we climb the mast.
The blue line running down the side is the roller furler.

I also just replaced the life lines and have lots of the little plastic bushings for the lower line stantions.

82Hunter30-Halyards.jpg
 
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Nov 4, 2018
2
Hunter 30 Bliss Bedford
You’ve picked up a great boat and it looks like it has been very well maintained.

I have a 1982 H30. I see from a couple of the cabin photos that you have the same stainless steel threaded rods below the chain plates that are in my ‘82. They run from the chain plates to a 2x2 steel tube cross rib glassed to the hull and running across under the sole and compression post with a welded vertical 2x2 tube and base plate at the center in the bilge. The lower half of the vertical tube and base plate are glassed in, but moisture gets in and the post corrodes. Fortunately, the tube is pretty thick walled, but it is the most vulnerable part. How does it look? Steel expands to about 12 times its size when it oxidizes, so it can look worse than it is. For those with earlier models, this what Hunter replaced the infamous I-beam with in later years, but they effectively changed the whole rig. If you think of how the cross rib, ss rods, chain plates, shrouds and mast all work together, it’s kind of like a big tensioned bow & arrow.

I don’t know what year they switched rig design. I was beginning to think the ‘82 was the only model year with this design, but yours is an ‘81. Anyone with a 1980 model: Do you have the I-beam or SS rods and steel tube rib & post?
My 1980 H30 had the I beam under a 4” x 4” wood post offset to port by several inches. I tore out the whole mess in consultation with John Cherubini Jr. and made a new wooden base to support a 4” aluminum square tube. My chainplates were simply through bolted to plywood knees tabbed to the hull which had all but disintegrated. I’m blogging the whole adventure @ restoringbliss.home.blog if you’re interested.