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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.
02-17-2016 02:58 PM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Maybe I should have my structural grid removed and replaced with tabbed in beams and floors? While the engine is out....
02-17-2016 01:10 PM
MedSailor
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

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If there is anything that might require removing your engine to replace or repair now would be the time. For example some fuel tanks require engine removal, even simple things like water pumps or hand bilge pumps can be easily replaced with the engine removed.
Sound advice to be sure. When my engine kaptut-itself I found myself in a position where, since it was an unplanned kaput, I wasn't flush with cash and ready to sign a bunch of new worth authorizations.

I agree though, definitely do as much as you can while it's out that would be hard to do when it's in.
02-16-2016 07:02 AM
robert sailor If there is anything that might require removing your engine to replace or repair now would be the time. For example some fuel tanks require engine removal, even simple things like water pumps or hand bilge pumps can be easily replaced with the engine removed.
02-15-2016 07:50 PM
GeorgeB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Good deal. Take advantage of that empty space do some work unencumbered by a big engine filling out the space. – And don’t forget to do that Mainsail thing and “spit polish and Brasso” that compartment while you can. (I want to see your pictures!) I’ve just come off of swapping out my old, horrid Sherwood water pump for a “front loading” Oberdorfer. No more long and tedious impeller swap-outs for me. I’m currently installing some LEDs in the engine compartment so I won’t have to suck the end of a flashlight in the middle of the night while checking out the engine. We are on path for our own extended cruise this fall.
02-15-2016 07:17 PM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

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Smack,
Glad to see you have turned a big corner. With the old engine out, are you planning on doing any additional modifications or improvements like insulation, engine mounts, or wiring? Hope to see you on the water real soon!
Thanks George.

I'm replacing fuel lines, water/exhaust lines, and doing some electrical upgrades (heavier gauge on the alternator and ground cables, etc.) - but that's about it.

The insulation was already in good shape and very effective, and we already had new engine mounts and brackets as that was part of the work the previous company did.

So, hopefully this will be a pretty straightforward swap.
02-15-2016 01:40 PM
GeorgeB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Smack,
Glad to see you have turned a big corner. With the old engine out, are you planning on doing any additional modifications or improvements like insulation, engine mounts, or wiring? Hope to see you on the water real soon!
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