Hunter 31 Questions - SailNet Community
SailNet FAQ This forum is specifically on the Sailnet Website and how to do certain things on the website. Please note - any other threads will be deleted.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 05-03-2010 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Hunter 31 Questions

First day on this site...looks great. I'm looking at returning to sailing after a few years away. I'm investigating an 87 Hunter 31 with a couple of structural issues. First, the survey is saying she needs a new mast cabin support post that is in terrible shape. Second, there is a crack at the keel/hull joint that may require bold tightening or replacement.
I'm curious whether anyone may have any experience with this...estimate of costs...Is this a problem with other Hunter 31's...thanks for you help.
Redskynight is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 05-03-2010
me at 67!
 
deniseO30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bristol pa
Posts: 6,925
Thanks: 55
Thanked 125 Times in 114 Posts
Rep Power: 10
   
That would be an iron keel if I'm not mistaken, The post is not a big deal (imho) and the keel to keel stub joint crack is typical. Welcome to Sail Net!

Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My last project!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


My boat is sold!
deniseO30 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 7 Old 05-25-2010
Senior Member
 
DropTop's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 180
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
The keel on a hunter should be lead I beleive. My 1990 Hunter 27 is lead, and aside from the recent news that for cost savings they just (in the last few months) started using iron, I beleive they have traditionally always been lead.

Four Points - 1990 Hunter 27'

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DropTop is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 7 Old 05-25-2010
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,534
Thanks: 104
Thanked 310 Times in 300 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
I'm pretty sure that Denise is correct and that the 87 H31 is an iron keel. (Many of the Hunter series used iron keels) That said, the post repairs should not be a big deal unless the support in the hull, or the structure of the deck in that area is damaged.

Either way, though, I'd guess the stick's gotta come off to make the proper repair.

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 7 Old 05-25-2010
me at 67!
 
deniseO30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Bristol pa
Posts: 6,925
Thanks: 55
Thanked 125 Times in 114 Posts
Rep Power: 10
   
I think they were Iron in the Mid 80s. either way they are a nice boat.

Denise, Bristol PA, Oday 30. On Tidal Delaware River, Anchor Yacht Club.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My last project!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


My boat is sold!
deniseO30 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 7 Old 05-25-2010
Senior Member
 
DropTop's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 180
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
I think they were Iron in the Mid 80s. either way they are a nice boat.
news to me about the mid 80's being iron, and I like mine. Does what I want exceedingly well.

Four Points - 1990 Hunter 27'

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
DropTop is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 7 Old 03-28-2011
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
I have a 1984 H31 and it's an iron keel. I replaced the rigging when I bought the boat in 2007, and I fixed the compression post. Original is a box of teak that is $$$, so way easier to pay a welder to weld flanges onto aluminum tube. The step of this sits on fiberglass and not the keel. You don't need to remove the stick to fix it, but you must detension the entire rig. Then you use a bottle jack and a 2x4 to stretch the boat about an inch or so before you add the new post. Also beware overtightening, as this can cause a pucker in the hull side where the chainplate is(like my boat). I don't think it'll sink but it looks ugly.
swiftibis is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Production Boats and the Limits smackdaddy Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 2142 11 Hours Ago 09:25 PM
1980 Cherubini Hunter 36 questions bmacfarquhar Boat Review and Purchase Forum 29 10-29-2010 09:21 AM
Miami Boat Show, Catalina,Hunter,Beneteau,Jeanueau Melrna Boat Reviews 38 08-10-2010 12:23 AM
A New Hunter 49 and an Old Traditionalist dawndreamer Boat Review and Purchase Forum 22 01-01-2007 09:32 PM
The Hunter 420 Micca Hutchins Buying a Boat Articles 0 10-07-1999 08:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome