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12-15-2015 06:55 AM
chall03
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Thanks for the update Smack. Hope all goes well with the re engine and you and the boys are back BFSing soon.

Keep your eye on those windows buddy.....
12-14-2015 10:44 PM
oysterman23
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Mine was temperamental till I rebuilt the carb and started running out the gas after each use. Its a 96 mariner and starts on 1 or 2 pull.

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12-14-2015 07:04 PM
Don0190
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

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The dinghy engine is running like crap now, too. It's always something.
You want that outboard to run well? Start saying out loud how you are going to replace it and look up prices. It will then start running well until a month goes by and you forget and it quits on you while you are between the boat and shore. This will repeat for a few years until you finally catch on and just get a replacement!

Just my direct personal experience.
12-14-2015 04:48 PM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

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Hey, all the best buddy!

We've been hanging out in Russell Pass, the Everglades for 4 days. Not much internet to be had down here, but it comes and goes. We should be in Boot Key Harbor on Wednesday. We'll stay there for 2-3 weeks, doing some boat projects. Finally starting to have a few issues with this old Hunter. Mostly electrical stuff, so don't feel like you are the only guy out there that has stuff break. The dinghy engine is running like crap now, too. It's always something. I think everyone does (have problems) now and then. Hang in there and we'll see you again one of these days.

Ralph
Thanks Ralph. We'll see you guys out there soon.
12-14-2015 04:34 PM
RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

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Okay - I'll do a blog write-up and video soon - but just wanted to say I've FINALLY ordered a re-manufactured Yanmar to replace our busted one. The legal stuff is continuing, and probably will be for a while. But we finally reached a milestone in the case where I could make a move on my own. The downside is that it is all coming out of our pockets since the case is ongoing. The upside is that if all goes well, we'll be able to continue our trip in June.

So, I feel like we're moving forward again after such a long wait. We'll see how it all turns out.
Hey, all the best buddy!

We've been hanging out in Russell Pass, the Everglades for 4 days. Not much internet to be had down here, but it comes and goes. We should be in Boot Key Harbor on Wednesday. We'll stay there for 2-3 weeks, doing some boat projects. Finally starting to have a few issues with this old Hunter. Mostly electrical stuff, so don't feel like you are the only guy out there that has stuff break. The dinghy engine is running like crap now, too. It's always something. I think everyone does (have problems) now and then. Hang in there and we'll see you again one of these days.

Ralph
12-14-2015 04:22 PM
MedSailor
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

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The company I'm ordering the engine and drive from asked me for the gear ratio I need. How do I find out what that is?
Might also look for that picture that says if your prop is LH or RH and give them that info. You never know...

MedSailor
12-14-2015 04:20 PM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

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My yanmar has it on a plate on the transmission:

Awesome - I'll take a look on mine. I took lots of pics when this failure happened, so I'm sure I have it somewhere.

Thanks Bob.
12-14-2015 04:16 PM
bristol299bob
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

My yanmar has it on a plate on the transmission:

12-14-2015 03:59 PM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

The company I'm ordering the engine and drive from asked me for the gear ratio I need. How do I find out what that is?
12-13-2015 08:37 PM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Okay - I'll do a blog write-up and video soon - but just wanted to say I've FINALLY ordered a re-manufactured Yanmar to replace our busted one. The legal stuff is continuing, and probably will be for a while. But we finally reached a milestone in the case where I could make a move on my own. The downside is that it is all coming out of our pockets since the case is ongoing. The upside is that if all goes well, we'll be able to continue our trip in June.

Also, Maine will be very pleased to know that I installed this baby and got everything back up and running for the solar:



I currently have the 4-battery bank out of the boat and am just using our single spare battery for the house bank while the boat is being worked on (all we need it for is the bilge pump while we're away) - so I haven't yet connected the fuse, etc. So, I disconnected everything after this test and will wait until I get the full bank back on the boat. But everything looked good during the day we tested.

Finally, I'm happy to report that these didn't fall out and sink the boat even though they are completely flush with the hull and don't have any 9/16" through bolts with backing plates - just Elmers glue probably:



Livin' on the edge.

So, I feel like we're moving forward again after such a long wait. We'll see how it all turns out.
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