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Is that a pimpin' nav station or what?
Indeed! If you ever hit anything you will have NO excuse.
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Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

After refitting a few sailboats to date including a Gulfstar 50 were are currently living on and making new, I've learned one sure methodology and it is this:

I usually get a cold beer, I sit down in front of the project I am contemplating, and I ask myself 'how can I possibly turn this into the most expensive ordeal imaginable?' In my head I outline the steps needed to do the job then I find ways to make last longer and do myself the most financial damage.

As an example if I were to look at your water tank that needs a quick patch I would say might as well completely disassemble it, rebuild it entirely, clean it like new, and add all new parts that I can possibly remove.

I can't tell you how many projects I've tried to just fix and move on. With boats, especially ones I take family offshore in, just fixing it usually leads to complications down the road. Nowadays if something is showing signs of disrepair then I completely rebuild it if possible. Whatever it is.

The aft stay on our boat has a small crack in the staylock right now. I can't sail her until its fixed. So instead of replacing the stay I am pulling the whole mast, stripping it to bare aluminum, replacing 100% of the rigging including the chainplates, painting everything, all new lights and wiring, new spreaders, halyards, sheaves, antennas, etc...is it going to be painful? Yep. When I am in that next squall is my rig gonna come through with no problems? I would think so. At the very least I can shake my fist at the sky with confidence and yell 'Bligh Me!'

I'm a stout believer in the Black Box Theory. But that's just me.

Nice boat. Good Luck.
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Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

I am not being disrespectful but am asking. How do you steer and and navigate from outside? I have a GPS on a swing arm visible from the wheel. To plot a course, I either sit outside or sit inside in a very awkward position. I can steer from behind the wheel and still see the GPS. Do you have repeaters at the wheel or go below and check the GPS?
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I am not being disrespectful but am asking. How do you steer and and navigate from outside? I have a GPS on a swing arm visible from the wheel. To plot a course, I either sit outside or sit inside in a very awkward position. I can steer from behind the wheel and still see the GPS. Do you have repeaters at the wheel or go below and check the GPS?
Read the whole thread - he just phones it in.
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After refitting a few sailboats to date including a Gulfstar 50 were are currently living on and making new, I've learned one sure methodology and it is this:

I usually get a cold beer, I sit down in front of the project I am contemplating, and I ask myself 'how can I possibly turn this into the most expensive ordeal imaginable?' In my head I outline the steps needed to do the job then I find ways to make last longer and do myself the most financial damage.

As an example if I were to look at your water tank that needs a quick patch I would say might as well completely disassemble it, rebuild it entirely, clean it like new, and add all new parts that I can possibly remove.

I can't tell you how many projects I've tried to just fix and move on. With boats, especially ones I take family offshore in, just fixing it usually leads to complications down the road. Nowadays if something is showing signs of disrepair then I completely rebuild it if possible. Whatever it is.

The aft stay on our boat has a small crack in the staylock right now. I can't sail her until its fixed. So instead of replacing the stay I am pulling the whole mast, stripping it to bare aluminum, replacing 100% of the rigging including the chainplates, painting everything, all new lights and wiring, new spreaders, halyards, sheaves, antennas, etc...is it going to be painful? Yep. When I am in that next squall is my rig gonna come through with no problems? I would think so. At the very least I can shake my fist at the sky with confidence and yell 'Bligh Me!'

I'm a stout believer in the Black Box Theory. But that's just me.

Nice boat. Good Luck.
That's just the old "As long as we're........., We might as well........

I'm pretty OCD about it myself but you sound like you have a much worse case.
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As an example if I were to look at your water tank that needs a quick patch I would say might as well completely disassemble it, rebuild it entirely, clean it like new, and add all new parts that I can possibly remove.
I'm trying an interesting fix first. 3M makes a flexible epoxy coating for potable water environments that is used for sealing the interior of municipal water tanks. I bought some and am going to give that a go.

The tank is in fairly good shape but has quite a bit of pitting. Cutting it out and bringing in a new one would be a freakin' nightmare (no way to get it out without cutting it up or pulling apart the interior of the boat). The sealant should fill/seal all the pits, then protect the rest of the inside of the tank from future corrosion. If I do a good job, it should last another 30 years.

We'll see. I just finished sanding and cleaning the inside of the tank this weekend. Next comes the coating.
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I am not being disrespectful but am asking. How do you steer and and navigate from outside? I have a GPS on a swing arm visible from the wheel. To plot a course, I either sit outside or sit inside in a very awkward position. I can steer from behind the wheel and still see the GPS. Do you have repeaters at the wheel or go below and check the GPS?
Dude, I'm Smackdaddy. You don't need to be respectful.

I have an iPad in a waterproof LifeEdge case - with a mount on the navpod at the helm along with the Raymarine AP control. So I have chartplotter and AP controls right there.

My radar is not yet piped through to the iPad though, it's still only at the nav station. But that's okay for now.

So with this setup, I can drive from the helm with the iPad chartplotter there (also seeing all my Raymarine instruments and AIS on iNavX) - AND, if I needed to, I could put the boat on AP and steer from below with another iPad or iPhone.

In any case, it's a lot of redundancy. I like that.
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Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Smack, is that the WiFi version of it? If so, if you don't mind, what was the ballpark cost? That's pretty cool.
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Smack, is that the WiFi version of it? If so, if you don't mind, what was the ballpark cost? That's pretty cool.
I got the PS2 version so I could have a dedicated GPS. It was $400. Definitely worth it.
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Dude, I'm Smackdaddy. You don't need to be respectful.

I have an iPad in a waterproof LifeEdge case - with a mount on the navpod at the helm along with the Raymarine AP control. So I have chartplotter and AP controls right there.

My radar is not yet piped through to the iPad though, it's still only at the nav station. But that's okay for now.

So with this setup, I can drive from the helm with the iPad chartplotter there (also seeing all my Raymarine instruments and AIS on iNavX) - AND, if I needed to, I could put the boat on AP and steer from below with another iPad or iPhone.

In any case, it's a lot of redundancy. I like that.
Is the inavx real time. AIS? I thought Boat Beacon was the only true one.
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