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Jan 22, 2008
667
Hunter 340 Baytown TX
was your steering/tiller effort rather heavy?
Don’t really remember, I do remember that I was sick of working on the boat and wanted to sail it. It didn’t have a rudder and I didn’t want to make one. Found and bought a rudder for Macgregor 25 And used it.
 
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Aug 10, 2020
59
Laguna 26 Rocky Mount
Don’t really remember, I do remember that I was sick of working on the boat and wanted to sail it. It didn’t have a rudder and I didn’t want to make one. Found and bought a rudder for Macgregor 25 And used it.
mine has a folding fiberglass rudder. I think it's the transom and combined with the angle of the folding bottom half creating leverage against the tiller.
 
Jun 8, 2004
8,239
-na -NA Anywhere USA
Years ago probably back in the late 70’s I looked at a Southcoast 22 used. Inside was painted pink and black with candles hanging inside. Walked away and purchased a new one. Had a lot of fun getting on board without a ladder after jumping over board carrying my dog to the island for her to do business. My wife laughed so hard with me trying to get back on board without a ladder, we went home earlier than anticipated. Next trip with ladder in hand installed that ladder forgetting to caulk. Oops. Learned the hard way. It was one of many but learned well. The biggest advice was told to listen to the old and wide salty sea dogs. I learned and now I look back as I am now an old salty sea dog having been a dealer who designed things. The Hunter 23.5 was a project but most notably the 260 were my favorites.

To find leaks inside I suggest taping any open ports and forward hatch. Cover and tape a piece of plastic to the companionway. Cut a slit into the plastic insertingva leaf blower. Tape plastic to leaf blower. Have a second person with a bucket full of soapy water with brush ready to brush on the soapy water after turning on leaf blower. Where you see bubbles , there are leaks

Dave
 
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