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81 Hunter 33 strut and shaft log hardware size

Feb 1, 2011
10
Catalina Macgregor Hunter 14.2, 26CB , 33 Cherubini Stuart
Hello, dotting i's and crossing t's for haul out plans. I would like to replace the hardware for the shaft log and strut on our 1981 Hunter 33
The strut is the 2 hole flat plate variety. Pretty sure I can verify the bolt size but does anyone have an idea on the lengths.
I've found Fawcett Boat supplies has a decent inventory and would like to try to have them in hand for the haul out.

Best Regards
 
Jun 21, 2007
2,092
Hunter Cherubini 36_80-82 San Francisco Bay's "Hurricane Glitch"
Hello shelled:

I have a 1980 Cherubini Hunter 36. Several years ago, I replaced my strut. We have a different boat, but considerations might be similar.

Below is a link to a 2014 SBO thread with detailed step-by-step of my process (with pictures) which is contained in post #10.

Unless your supplier is 100% sure of the exact replacement, my suggestion is to order without holes drilled. Drill them on site. Also note the info about the angle and the marine underwater bondo work-around. With over-night delivery these days, another suggestion is to haul the boat. See/measure/analyze. Then order.

Per the thread, I obtained my strut from Miller Island Propeller. I just Googled. They look to still be in business!


regards,
rardi
 

dLj

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Mar 23, 2017
1,047
Hunter 30 Snug Harbor, Lake Champlain
Rardi,

I'd be interested in knowing what alloy these parts are being made from.

By any chance, did you get a certificate with your replacement strut saying what the alloy was they used to make it from? It's surprising to me to see this kind of degradation/corrosion present on struts. These struts should last as long as the hull.... Or at least darned close...

dj
 
Feb 1, 2011
10
Catalina Macgregor Hunter 14.2, 26CB , 33 Cherubini Stuart
Thanks to respondents.
My scenario is much less complex. My strut apears alright by scratch test underwater. I am seeking length of silcon bronze bolts for both applications.
That said.
SBO has a listing for a complete strut think it's offered drilled or not. Buck Algonquin will drill to suit or provide cast from original. Costs unclear.
I'll be finding out only if I botch my cutlass bearing job. Hopefully unlikely. Worst case (hopeful) will be balancing yard cost vs overnight shipping unless I realise a local supplier.
Best Regards