Lots of questions from a new 26 owner...

Jan 19, 2010
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Hunter 26 Charleston
My HIN is on the transom. But it is not a plate, it is etched into the gelcoat.
 

Mrlee

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Sep 9, 2014
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Balboa 26 26 ft. Altamira
Hi y'all...I haven't been here with work etc., and get this...you ain't gonna believe this one!!! One of my friends went on the hunt for my rudder and low and behold...he actually found it...in a scrap yard 1/2 mile from the boat! I had to pay $150 to get it back, but at this point- that's a bargain!!! He's up in Texas with the boat now...My question is...how does the rudder go in? From the bottom, or down from the top? I want it in the boat.....I'm hoping to have all the "aduana" (import taxes) issues finished this week so I can bring her down and start sailing her...Man, I am sooooo ready!!!
Thanks...Happy sailing to EVERYBODY!!!
 

Mrlee

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Sep 9, 2014
19
Balboa 26 26 ft. Altamira
Ok, great shot...but what are all the cables hanging out from under my boat now??
 

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Jan 19, 2010
10,002
Hunter 26 Charleston
shrouds? backstay? I don't think that has anything to do with your rudder.
 

Mrlee

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Sep 9, 2014
19
Balboa 26 26 ft. Altamira
Whew...that IS good news...I thank you for the help...I probably sound like a moron with these questions, but since I cannot go get her I want my partner to know what's up...Thanks a lot...
 
Jan 19, 2010
10,002
Hunter 26 Charleston
Don't sweat it. Every boat is a mystery at first. For me it was figuring out how the mast raising system worked. And once I understood it, It seemed so obvious. The rudder on these things is truly unique and if you see them in place it makes sense but just a hole in the cockpit sole seems like a mystery. You will have fun figuring it all out.
 

Mrlee

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Sep 9, 2014
19
Balboa 26 26 ft. Altamira
That's cool...thanks for the comforting input...yes, it will be fun and I am looking forward to all the learning...I have been reading for over 5 years everything I can about sailboats and peoples experiences sailing etc. I need to just do it now.
Thanks a lot...
 
Mar 7, 2012
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As for motors, I have a 7.5 Honda that at just above idle will go hull speed about 6 knots. Went to Catalina & back form long beach (no wind day oh well) using about 3 gal