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Question Just bought a sailboat and I need some help...

I just bought a 1983 Hunter 34. I'm very excited!! Its a definate ungrade from my little O'Day 27. Unfortunitly the owners before me did alot of renovations and changes to the Hunter 34. I'm trying to resore it as much as possible to its origional 1983 condition. I've already been in contact with Hunter Marine and they are going to send me an origional owners manual, but they're are still some other things I'm not to sure about. For example the previous owner was living on the boat, he took out the origional stove and oven and put a mini-fridge in its place. Does anyone know what the origional make and model stove/oven belong in my boat? Or where I can find the resources to find this information? If anyone could help me out with anything you may know about my boat it would be sooo greatly appreciated!! I feel like lost and like I'm trying to fix it up in the dark. All opinions and knowledge would be awsome!! Thanks all!!

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I don't necessarly want it to exact origional, wrong choice of terms, I appologize. More like the origional interior layout. I'm very against alochol stoves. I'm just trying to figure out more or less what people are using on they're boats. Just trying to collect ideas and opinions. My boat has a long way to go, the prevous owner nailed 2x4's into my counter top and what-not to make TV stands and shelves.
Does anyone know why this particular boat is not seen with a dodger?? Also I thought my draft was 4.3 but a sales rep told me it was 5+??

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Welcome to sailnet. Hunter should be able to answer all your questions. You might want to consider a full enclosure for you Hunter as one of your first upgrades.
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There have been alot of improved items since 1983.

Why would you want original (old) stuff?
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Before you go nuts with renovations, renovating an '83 Hunter 34 to "original condition" is not going to pay off. Consider first to what use you intend to put the boat and then see what you really need to enjoy sailing on it. I had a flare-up using the alcohol stove that came with my boat, and decided to change it to propane...Well, I never got around to that, but I did bring a Coleman stove aboard and we cooked bacon and eggs and "stove toast" and coffee on a plank across the back of the cockpit in the mornings and barbequed on a Force 10 propane BBQ on the rail in the evenings. That and a Koolatron (we had just an icebox in which we kept dry goods) worked for us quite well. Once I brought a very small microwave aboard that we would run from shore power to heat up soups or to reheat Chinese food or something but generally we found nice and simple worked for us and we wanted for nothing over two week cruises.
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this web site should give you all you need to know. some research in forum archives would produce most all the info you are seeking
HunterOwners.com - Home

(hunter used several different stoves depending on when your vessel was built and what was ordered on it)
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Why not just ask Hunter? They're still in business...and they'd probably know what the OEM stove/oven was on the Hunter 34.

Bubb, you're evil... certifiable too.. LOL...


BTW, the OEM equipment may not be the best idea for the boat, given what changes have occurred in the last 25 years... In 1983, I'd imagine alcohol stoves were fairly common...today, most alcohol stoves, especially pressurized ones, have been replaced with propane-powered equipment.

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I don't necessarly want it to exact origional, wrong choice of terms, I appologize. More like the origional interior layout. I'm very against alochol stoves. I'm just trying to figure out more or less what people are using on they're boats. Just trying to collect ideas and opinions. My boat has a long way to go, the prevous owner nailed 2x4's into my counter top and what-not to make TV stands and shelves.
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See if you can get a West Marine catalogue (you don't need to buy there) and keep it on the boat with a measuring tape. I did and found it extremely useful.

83 Hunter 34's are nice boats. Roomy too.


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This page of Hunter 34 projects should help you and give you some ideas.
HunterOwners.com - 34

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