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Old 14-05-2009, 16:04   #16
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Don’t know your intended use, but we met a single hander in the Bahamas about 10 years ago who sailed a Hunter 27, a ‘77 I think. His cruising style was to spend a week or two in a resort marina, and then set off for a week or two in deserted islands. Every female cruiser seemed to want to make sure this guy was well fed, etc. You mentioned the ‘we’ word, so maybe this is inapplicable. But, in good condition, you’ve got a good boat that can take you to some interesting places.
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Old 14-05-2009, 19:13   #17
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LOL, I am other wise engaged at the moment. This is a first boat for my wife and I, but I do intend on week/weekending on it until I retire from the military and buy "the" boat.

Thanks for the advise though, it's nice to dream of great meals (that I didn't have to make) and being spoiled a little bit now and again






Mussels anyone?




And the engine


It needs some work and a good clean up, but it's mine and I am happy.
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Old 14-05-2009, 19:33   #18
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Congrats!!

One of the advantages of owning a boat like this is the large number of boats and owners out there which translates into lots of help for you. This site should be of interest if you have not seen it before:

HunterOwners.com
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Old 14-05-2009, 21:08   #19
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Love your enthusiasm! Looks like Shady Lady will be the belle of the ball in short order...Don't forget check out /change any belts, hoses, impellor, filters, thermostat, batteries etc... lubricate through hulls, disconnect/clean/reconnect all battery/starter connections. If there are any zincs in motor do they need to be replaced....main reasoning is to keep the incident level low the first few outings
sooo the Mrs. stays happy and as enthusiastic as you are!
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Old 19-05-2009, 07:24   #20
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Don't forget check out /change any belts, hoses, impellor, filters, thermostat, batteries etc... lubricate through hulls, disconnect/clean/reconnect all battery/starter connections. If there are any zincs in motor do they need to be replaced....main reasoning is to keep the incident level low the first few outings
sooo the Mrs. stays happy and as enthusiastic as you are!
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I'd go a step further - replace all belts, hoses and filters. Keep the "good looking ones for emergency spares. Buy a spare impeller and keep it on board - don't forget a gasket and gasket sealant.

We replaced all those and when I added the 3rd battery I replaced all the battery cables and terminals.

Identify all the seacocks, make sure they work and make sure the clamps, connections and hoses are in good shape.

We spent about $4,000 getting our boat in shape which included running rigging and some standing rigging work and fixing a traveller.
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Nice to see another Cherubini Hunter getting fixed up.If you need info,specs or upgrade/change ideas there a site for them at Hunter Owners.com. Good luck nice boat.
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Old 19-05-2009, 11:20   #22
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Thanks All,

I have been reading intensively in the HunterOwners forums and resource libraries. So far things are going great; the PO spent a couple hours with me yesterday going over all the electronics. It has a JRC 1000 sx (?? maybe) Radar and a standard Horizon GPS Chart 150 which is cool. Not really needed, but pretty cool to have. He fired up the engine for a few seconds, which was nice. Freaked me out a bit, since it has been on the hard for 18 months and I want to drain, clean and refill the fuel, not burn 2 year old stuff.

Another thing that’s cool is that my wife is all excited about getting the cosmetic portion of the cabin done. This means extra work for me when I have a lot of other maintenance to do first, but at least she is into it and excited about the boat (LOL I let her pick the new name, she thinks I am BSing her about the de-naming ceremony ). She thinks pouring a shot of Rum into the sea for Neptune is nuts and would rather just drink it.

So, lots of stuff to do I will post many pics along the way, to show progress and document all my mess ups along the way for posterity sake.
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Aloha and congratulations!
With the new name your wife will get lots of attention if she is ever on the boat alone. Any deployments in the future?
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Greenman,

What a treat to be able to share the joy of a first boat! Here's hoping it's more that a place to throw $100 bills and take cold showers. Sounds, like you did your homework and took it slow. Have a great time.

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Old 19-05-2009, 18:46   #25
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My first visit to the boat.
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I'm excited for you!!! Tell your wife she is partly correct on the rum . You don't have to throw a whole shot of rum into the sea for Neptune, just the last drop or two in your glass will suffice. Throwing a whole shot away constitutes alcohal abuse!!!lol....Allan
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