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I just bought a 1983 Hunter 34. I'm very excited!! Its a definate ungrade from my little O'Day 27. :) Unfortunitly the owners before me did alot of renovations and changes to the Hunter 34. I'm trying to resore it as much as possible to its origional 1983 condition. I've already been in contact with Hunter Marine and they are going to send me an origional owners manual, but they're are still some other things I'm not to sure about. For example the previous owner was living on the boat, he took out the origional stove and oven and put a mini-fridge in its place. :confused: Does anyone know what the origional make and model stove/oven belong in my boat? Or where I can find the resources to find this information? If anyone could help me out with anything you may know about my boat it would be sooo greatly appreciated!! I feel like lost and like I'm trying to fix it up in the dark. All opinions and knowledge would be awsome!! Thanks all!!

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I don't necessarly want it to exact origional, wrong choice of terms, I appologize. More like the origional interior layout. I'm very against alochol stoves. I'm just trying to figure out more or less what people are using on they're boats. Just trying to collect ideas and opinions. My boat has a long way to go, the prevous owner nailed 2x4's into my counter top and what-not to make TV stands and shelves.
Does anyone know why this particular boat is not seen with a dodger?? Also I thought my draft was 4.3 but a sales rep told me it was 5+??
 

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Before you go nuts with renovations, renovating an '83 Hunter 34 to "original condition" is not going to pay off. Consider first to what use you intend to put the boat and then see what you really need to enjoy sailing on it. I had a flare-up using the alcohol stove that came with my boat, and decided to change it to propane...Well, I never got around to that, but I did bring a Coleman stove aboard and we cooked bacon and eggs and "stove toast" and coffee on a plank across the back of the cockpit in the mornings and barbequed on a Force 10 propane BBQ on the rail in the evenings. That and a Koolatron (we had just an icebox in which we kept dry goods) worked for us quite well. Once I brought a very small microwave aboard that we would run from shore power to heat up soups or to reheat Chinese food or something but generally we found nice and simple worked for us and we wanted for nothing over two week cruises.
 

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Hunter owners

this web site should give you all you need to know. some research in forum archives would produce most all the info you are seeking
HunterOwners.com - Home

(hunter used several different stoves depending on when your vessel was built and what was ordered on it)
 

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Why not just ask Hunter? They're still in business...and they'd probably know what the OEM stove/oven was on the Hunter 34.

Bubb, you're evil... certifiable too.. :) LOL...


BTW, the OEM equipment may not be the best idea for the boat, given what changes have occurred in the last 25 years... In 1983, I'd imagine alcohol stoves were fairly common...today, most alcohol stoves, especially pressurized ones, have been replaced with propane-powered equipment.
 

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I don't necessarly want it to exact origional, wrong choice of terms, I appologize. More like the origional interior layout. I'm very against alochol stoves. I'm just trying to figure out more or less what people are using on they're boats. Just trying to collect ideas and opinions. My boat has a long way to go, the prevous owner nailed 2x4's into my counter top and what-not to make TV stands and shelves.
Does anyone know why this particular boat is not seen with a dodger?? Also I thought my draft was 4.3 but a sales rep told me it was 5+??
 

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See if you can get a West Marine catalogue (you don't need to buy there) and keep it on the boat with a measuring tape. I did and found it extremely useful.

83 Hunter 34's are nice boats. Roomy too.
 

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Welcome to sailnet. Hunter should be able to answer all your questions. You might want to consider a full enclosure for you Hunter as one of your first upgrades.
I think that many might consider it rude to rip a guy's new boat on his second post. It calls to mind the Southpark episode where Cartman got his own themepark and after a while nobody would go there anymore because he was so mean. He had the whole place to himself but he realized it wasn't any fun to play all by himself no matter how cool the toys were.
 

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I think that many might consider it rude to rip a guy's new boat on his second post. ....
Shhhss, I dont see any offense or intent to offend, don't be so sensitive, we are all adults here. I got the humor of the comment and it made me smile.
 

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I think that many might consider it rude to rip a guy's new boat on his second post. It calls to mind the Southpark episode where Cartman got his own themepark and after a while nobody would go there anymore because he was so mean. He had the whole place to himself but he realized it wasn't any fun to play all by himself no matter how cool the toys were.
Just how did I rip this guys boat Mr. 914! Did you see my post #8 in this thread! I didn't think so. You can go pack it partner!!!! Are you trying to lecture me MR. 16 posts!!! We have moderator's around here for that, and you are no moderator (political pun intended). Sit back and read the posts for a while and you will catch on to the humor around here, because you don't get it yet!!!
 

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Talk about sensitive!
Full enclosure for a boat? Sounds like a rip to me. Now you're ripping me too for not responding to every thread that I could possibly have spouted some worthless opinion on.
You might want to take a look at this thread- http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gener...ted/48552-new-rule-treatment-new-members.html
It seems to mention exactly the sort of behavior that you are currently displaying.
So I only have 16 posts, but I have 4 boats. How many do you have?
Remember, even if you win a fight over the internet you're still a ....
 

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Talk about sensitive!
Full enclosure for a boat? Sounds like a rip to me. Now you're ripping me too for not responding to every thread that I could possibly have spouted some worthless opinion on.
You might want to take a look at this thread- http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gener...ted/48552-new-rule-treatment-new-members.html
It seems to mention exactly the sort of behavior that you are currently displaying.
So I only have 16 posts, but I have 4 boats. How many do you have?
Remember, even if you win a fight over the internet you're still a ....
You talking to me Mr. seal killer and then making jokes about it (BFS Thread) Many of us around here take the death of a sea mammal as a serious matter and would not joke about it.. The comment about the full enclosure was a rip on another menber here, see sailingdog post in this thread. Get with the program before you shoot off you mouth!!!

By the way, we consider thread high jacking impolite around here also!!!!!
 

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All this off topic banter aside, what is wrong with an alcohol stove. We have one on our Sabre and it works fine, never had any problems or accidents and no worries about getting gassed to death in our sleep because of a propane leak.

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All this off topic banter aside, what is wrong with an alcohol stove. We have one on our Sabre and it works fine, never had any problems or accidents and no worries about getting gassed to death in our sleep because of a propane leak.

JLBJR
Thanks for the question, When we bought our boat new in 1999 we had the propane stove deleted in favor of a non-pressurized alcohol stove. My wife is charge nurse in a burn unit here in New York. She has treated victims of both gas and propane fires aboard boats.

There nothing we can't cook on board that a propane can. It does take a little more time. But, we sleep better.
 

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If you are against alcohol stoves (I don' blame you, I am too), I would look at Force 10 LPG stoves. You can google Force 10 stoves to find URL, info and local dealers.

They are top quality LPG stoves made in Canada.
 

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Nothing wrong all that wrong with non-pressurized alcohol stoves... the pressurized ones were a very common cause of major boat fires... With the non-pressurized ones, you just have to understand that alcohol has the lowest BTU content of any of the fuels and releases the most moisture of any of the fuels... so if you're trying to cook in colder weather, using an alcohol stove aboard can make the boat very damp and clammy.

All this off topic banter aside, what is wrong with an alcohol stove. We have one on our Sabre and it works fine, never had any problems or accidents and no worries about getting gassed to death in our sleep because of a propane leak.

JLBJR
 

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Nothing wrong all that wrong with non-pressurized alcohol stoves... the pressurized ones were a very common cause of major boat fires... With the non-pressurized ones, you just have to understand that alcohol has the lowest BTU content of any of the fuels and releases the most moisture of any of the fuels... so if you're trying to cook in colder weather, using an alcohol stove aboard can make the boat very damp and clammy.
I hear it is hard to find in lots of places too.

Not propane though.

But those adaptors....hmmm..
 
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