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02-17-2006 10:50 AM
knothead Consult your owners manual. Hunter describes the process for commisioning the boat and will tell you how much pre-bend is recommended.
If the previous owner did not leave the owners manual for you, you can probably get another copy from Hunter or borrow one from another owner.
02-17-2006 10:38 AM
Denr I'm just having a "senior member" moment!
02-17-2006 10:24 AM
TrueBlue Denr's back, brandishing his signature sarcasm.
02-17-2006 10:00 AM
sailortjk1 I hope your not being serious..... Is that sarcasm I'm detecting.
02-17-2006 09:06 AM
Denr I canít believe the previous owner took the backstay from your boat and left you with a bent mast, Iíd suggest you take legal action. There are a lot of nutballs out there!
02-17-2006 08:22 AM
Hunters use a B&R backstayless rig

It uses the double backswept spreaders for support. As for the bend, I think that is standard, but I would check more into it to be sure. Subscribe to the Hunter e-mail list (under "Resources" above) to get more info from Hunter owners.
02-16-2006 08:50 PM
Phone home?

Try calling Hunter and ask them. Their website may have pictures of a sisership. Compare that with what you have. Ask the previous owner. If there's no backstay, there's only a few ways the top of the mast could have gotten bent abnormally. One would involve not waiting for a drawbridge to open all the way. The other would be from getting run over by a forklift before getting stepped. You're going to have to do the legwork on this one, since you're the one who knows how much his mast is bent.
02-16-2006 05:48 PM
Mast Bend

I have a 1995 Hunter 336 that I purchased last season. The mast does not have an aft mast stay but has substantial bend to the stern above the top spreaders.

The individual I purchased the boat from took immaculate care of the boat and documented nearly everything but I cannot find anything to indicate if this is the proper "shape" for the mast.

Any guidance or documentation would be greatly appreciated.


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