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2 Days Ago 01:33 PM
robert sailor Consider this...out of all the money one spends in his/her life can you think of anything of a material nature that gives you more fun and enjoyment than a sailboat? As Smack suggests he is enjoying himself just being on it..You can never make a financial case for owning a sailboat, they are all money sponges at the very least but on a dollar for dollar fun meter they have been winners in my life.
2 Days Ago 10:13 AM
RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
I'm on our boat right now. Stormy night. Having a scotch before bed.

I am never more content than when I'm on Dawn Treader. Sure, she's torn apart right now as we get the new engine in - and there are a million projects to do before we head out this summer (e.g. - the anchor locker drain backed up and leaked inside, fresh water line is leaking at one of the fittings, etc.). But it's okay.

She's here. Rocking gently in the ripples of the marina. Wind whining through the rigging. Creaking of the lines.

It's a deep down kind of thing. I love our boat. I really do. No other "thing" has this kind of pull. It's amazing.
I'm happy to see you making progress. Have fun going East. It's a fun trip, and the West Coast of Florida is very nice. BTW, we're in Daytona for a couple of days, then on to St. Augustine. These old Hunters still got some life left in them.

Ralph
2 Days Ago 02:36 AM
RainDog
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
I'm on our boat right now. Stormy night. Having a scotch before bed.

I am never more content than when I'm on Dawn Treader. Sure, she's torn apart right now as we get the new engine in - and there are a million projects to do before we head out this summer (e.g. - the anchor locker drain backed up and leaked inside, fresh water line is leaking at one of the fittings, etc.). But it's okay.

She's here. Rocking gently in the ripples of the marina. Wind whining through the rigging. Creaking of the lines.

It's a deep down kind of thing. I love our boat. I really do. No other "thing" has this kind of pull. It's amazing.
There has never been a better example of why all the "whats the best boat...." threads are missing the point.

Being there is 99.9% of the fun.
2 Days Ago 02:18 AM
PNWHunter40
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Smack......gotta love that Hunter40! Great article on your web site on getting to Hunter. I had already found ours before reading it but it just confirmed most of my reasons for the excellent choice. One of the things I like is that with all the white inside it is bright even on a cloudy day. An item that came up on our rigging survey was a crack in the weld on the lower starboard spreader. Just a note for you.

Hope you are done with the engine soon and back to your journey with the Smack boys!
2 Days Ago 01:58 AM
slap
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
I'm on our boat right now. Stormy night. Having a scotch before bed.

I am never more content than when I'm on Dawn Treader. Sure, she's torn apart right now as we get the new engine in - and there are a million projects to do before we head out this summer (e.g. - the anchor locker drain backed up and leaked inside, fresh water line is leaking at one of the fittings, etc.). But it's okay.

She's here. Rocking gently in the ripples of the marina. Wind whining through the rigging. Creaking of the lines.

It's a deep down kind of thing. I love our boat. I really do. No other "thing" has this kind of pull. It's amazing.
GOOD GOD MAN!
If you don't have a steel boat, you all are going to DIE!

2 Days Ago 01:47 AM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

I'm on our boat right now. Stormy night. Having a scotch before bed.

I am never more content than when I'm on Dawn Treader. Sure, she's torn apart right now as we get the new engine in - and there are a million projects to do before we head out this summer (e.g. - the anchor locker drain backed up and leaked inside, fresh water line is leaking at one of the fittings, etc.). But it's okay.

She's here. Rocking gently in the ripples of the marina. Wind whining through the rigging. Creaking of the lines.

It's a deep down kind of thing. I love our boat. I really do. No other "thing" has this kind of pull. It's amazing.
03-20-2016 01:10 AM
uncle stinky bob
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

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The new engine on its way in. More to come...



Oh- and the new Morningstar controller is rocking it. Thanks Maine!
Thats an awesome photo smack!
03-19-2016 11:57 PM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

The new engine on its way in. More to come...



Oh- and the new Morningstar controller is rocking it. Thanks Maine!
03-18-2016 01:37 AM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Dropping the new engine in tomorrow morning. Gulp!

Lots of video coming.

PS- Had to hire new lawyers. Long freakin' story. Moral: When you're tied to the stakes, everyone wants to have a go for cheap. Here's to ripping up stakes. #NotMeMFer.
02-17-2016 03:51 PM
Don0190
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

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Maybe I should have my structural grid removed and replaced with tabbed in beams and floors? While the engine is out....
Why? Just tab the grids if you want to be all crazy.
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