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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-03-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 1,764
Posted By stuartsw
Re: Engine hour meter - how important for resale and options

The issue of a working hours meter as a sales plus is well-covered above. I replaced my Yanmar hours meter with a (mechanical) one, in order to keep my own log accurate, and know where I was in the...
Forum: Hunter   10-28-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 993
Posted By stuartsw
LED Steaming and Anchor Lights for Hunter 36

Now that going up the mast is a a less comfortable thing, a fellow H36 owner and I have decided to replace our anchor and steaming lights with LED versions. Can anyone tell me what model bulbs we...
Forum: Diesel   09-12-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 908
Posted By stuartsw
Shaft Log Drip: What's acceptable?

Any ideas on what an acceptable drip rate is on a shaft log? It's been dripping since we bought the boat new, and I had it adjusted at the 50hr tune-up, but it now leaks (after working the prop...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-20-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 2,432
Posted By stuartsw
Mob

Yes, I thought the same for conscious MOBs when one does not have the dinghy in the sling....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   04-19-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 2,432
Posted By stuartsw
dinghy sling davits

Has anyone any experience with this (http://www.allinflatables.com/shopping/davits/hb/sling1.html) dinghy sling system?
It looks like just the solution for coastal cruising, but I'd like to hear...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation   12-09-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 2,010
Posted By stuartsw
Thanks, great story, and well told. I'm going...

Thanks, great story, and well told. I'm going home to a warm rum meself, and I'll gladly raise it in yer honor
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   10-29-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By stuartsw
Question PNWesters: When DOyou close up for winter?

My wife and I are new to cruising the PNW, and have just purchased a Hunter 36, which we're keeping on the Sound. As former East Coast sailors, we don't know much about closing up boats for an...
Forum: Electronics   10-14-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,245
Posted By stuartsw
Thanks, everyone. I ended up commissioning with...

Thanks, everyone. I ended up commissioning with both radar and AIS send/receive. The difference between receive only and send/receive has declined considerably.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related)   10-13-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 3,528
Posted By stuartsw
well-written, Michael. Start a blog for us, will...

well-written, Michael. Start a blog for us, will you? Love to continue to follow your adventures over the winter here in Puget Sound.
Fair Winds,
Forum: Provisioning   10-02-2009
Replies: 38
Views: 4,752
Posted By stuartsw
Are You Filtering your Fresh Water?

...and if so, how? The filter jugs (e.g., Britta) seem unfriendly to galleys. (tops do not stay on, need to remain upright, etc.)
My galley sl*ve,:o oops mate, wants to know how cruisers who filter...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-24-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 10,607
Posted By stuartsw
We're closing on the Hunter 36 today. Thanks,...

We're closing on the Hunter 36 today. Thanks, everyone, for your comments and assistance.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-22-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By stuartsw
Smile And the Decision is:

Just to close the thread, and tell you what I decided:
I called three surveyors. Two called me back, and the one who conversed with me (and was recommended by a former client) told me what he was...
Forum: Electronics   09-22-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,245
Posted By stuartsw
Understood, and I am asking if I should ADD AIS...

Understood, and I am asking if I should ADD AIS to radar. It's the radar TARGET that would be substituted, according to the dealer. My concern is being visible to commercial traffic, which broadcast...
Forum: Electronics   09-22-2009
Replies: 17
Views: 2,245
Posted By stuartsw
Question AIS : it is worth it?

Buying a Hunter 36'. She has a Raytheon chart plotter, etc., and on the advice of a sailing buddy ("cross the Straight once in a fog, and you'll....) am having 2k radar installed. My dealer is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-18-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By stuartsw
Thanks, everyone. Excellent advice. We will be...

Thanks, everyone. Excellent advice. We will be using a surveyor on this one, and I'm grateful for your recommendation, doubleeboy.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-17-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By stuartsw
Surveying New Boats?

I'm about to purchase a new 36' boat from a dealer in my home port. Does anyone have experience with the worth of putting a survey and sea trial contingency on a new boat purchase?
I understand...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-17-2009
Replies: 0
Views: 508
Posted By stuartsw
Surveying New Boats?

I'm about to purchase a new 36" boat from a dealer in my home port. Does anyone have experience with the worth of putting a survey and sea trial contingency on a new boat purchase?
I understand...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-10-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 10,607
Posted By stuartsw
Thanks, CG. MSC is getting a new 36i in this...

Thanks, CG. MSC is getting a new 36i in this week, and I'll have a look at it. She's going right into the boat show, so I doubt I'll get a chance to sail her for a bit.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   09-06-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 10,607
Posted By stuartsw
So, could not go out on the SO 37, but sailed an...

So, could not go out on the SO 37, but sailed an SO 39i. Too much boat for us at this point, but liked the way she sailed.
The Jeanneau hit a good groove and pointed well, but we would have to wait...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-30-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 10,607
Posted By stuartsw
Thanks to both of you. I'll sail both this week...

Thanks to both of you. I'll sail both this week (with my wife) and let you know how it goes. (Not great air in the forecast, so we'll see....)
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum   08-28-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 10,607
Posted By stuartsw
Question Jeanneau SO 36i or 37 vs. Hunter 36

Debating two boat purchases, based on design and performance. Both are late model or new boats. Will be used for coastal cruising, short stretches of blue water. (Puget Sound and higher latitudes)...
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