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2 Days Ago 01:29 AM
chall03
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

+1 to all of the above.

That is rotten luck.
2 Days Ago 11:31 PM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Man, I would LOVE to hang out with Brian and his family. Hopefully.
2 Days Ago 11:15 PM
RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

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They are incredible kids...incredible blessings. Really.
Having met them, I couldn't agree more. They are a reflection of their parents, so pat yourself on the back. You deserve it.

Hopefully you'll get the boat back together, and meet up with CruisingDad one of these days. I met Brian and his kids in Marathon. You guys would get along great.

Ralph
2 Days Ago 10:57 PM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Thank you guys. Though I'd honestly like to punch a wall right now, one thing I really want to teach the boys is...when life gets tough, you get tougher (with God's help). They get it - and they actually help me remember that too. They are incredible kids...incredible blessings. Really. They're all that matters.

It's all good. We'll make it through.
2 Days Ago 10:51 PM
IStream
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Hang in there, Smack. The boys are young and you'll complete this adventure with them.
2 Days Ago 10:42 PM
RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

Man, so sorry to read this. I really don't know what to say. Hang in there.

Ralph
2 Days Ago 09:17 PM
smackdaddy
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

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So, you going to give us the full results on the tear-down? Google search "Yanmar crankshaft failure", or "Yanmar engine failure" shows a pretty small number of problems out there.

Ralph
We couldn't get the last 3 oil pan bolts between the engine and flywheel housing off. Not enough room. So, the engine comes out in the morning. We'll know more then. I pulled out all the surrounding cabinetry so it should be pretty straightforward...maybe.



But it definitely looks like this current time-frame for our trip is now a bust. We'll keep the boat here until we can get everything squared away with a new engine, etc. But due to some very head-shaking behavior by some of the parties involved, that could take weeks - maybe months (a very long, frustrating story that I'll post soon).

After the repairs, I may hire a delivery captain to move her on over to FL to set us up for our Bahamas leg next spring/summer. It's a bummer - but our trip definitely ain't over.

Just a hiccup...followed by an aneurism. Heh-heh.
2 Days Ago 06:51 PM
RTB
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

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We're tearing down the engine today. We'll drop the pan and pull the head so the insurance adjuster can have a look at the damage on Monday morning and make a final call on whether it will be covered (improper alignment vs. wear-and-tear).

I'll keep you posted.
So, you going to give us the full results on the tear-down? Google search "Yanmar crankshaft failure", or "Yanmar engine failure" shows a pretty small number of problems out there.

Ralph
3 Days Ago 02:04 AM
MedSailor
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

I'm having a bit of trouble with the chartlets you posted. Can you please post the Active Captain ones?

Medsailor

PS anchoring in 40ft is what we do every night around here. Scope is a ratio which largely makes it independent of the actual depth.

In practice, in emergency scenarios, you'll find that you can set an anchor every time at 3:1 and sometimes as little as 1.5:1. (One point five to one)

Good for s hurricane? Hell no! Good enough to stop your boat and keep it there s while? Yes. Heck I've "anchored" good sized fishing boats with a stuck fishing line before. Probably didn't have much scope out then either.



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3 Days Ago 07:38 PM
chall03
Re: 1989 Hunter 40 - A million questions.

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T. But we came within inches, literally, of grounding when the wind would subside and/or be blocked by a passing ship.
How many groundings do you get on that Hunter before it's disposable??

If you were in an Brent boat you could of just dug another shipping channel with your keel.....
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