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Old 19-12-2014, 01:55   #241
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err........ would you mind telling me where you anchored for the possibility of a naked Mermaid?
Now cool down weavis. I expect he will keep that a secret.
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Old 19-12-2014, 04:07   #242
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Now cool down weavis. I expect he will keep that a secret.
Always a harbour short of the sighting......... sigh.
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Old 19-12-2014, 04:44   #243
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Re: Hunter 356 Bluewater Capable?

I believe Seaworthy Lass is swimming around somewhere in the greek isles.............
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Old 19-12-2014, 05:52   #244
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But alas a hunter of the coast poor weavis be
At the first sign of foul weather to the coast he must flee
His mast is too short and his construct is poor
Should he find a fair maiden he would make her snore
He needs to change his dreams to match his build
Cause if he heads to blue water he will surely be killed
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Old 19-12-2014, 07:01   #245
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I don't think you need to beef up the hull on the 356. It is vacuum bagged Kevlar and e-glass from the keel to the stem it is 5/8" thick. They have a sealed chamber in the bow under water tank">fresh water tank I was told. You can contact Steve Pettengill through the St Agustine Hunter dealer, he did all the testing on the 356 model and knows it intimately.

Here he is testing the keel joints, Hunter Strength Testing - YouTube

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Old 19-12-2014, 07:09   #246
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But alas a hunter of the coast poor weavis be
At the first sign of foul weather to the coast he must flee
His mast is too short and his construct is poor
Should he find a fair maiden he would make her snore
He needs to change his dreams to match his build
Cause if he heads to blue water he will surely be killed
However.....
Mermaids play near the coastline. My mast is sufficient for that.

I might need to go to a bigger engine to maintain power so will break out the Colvic Watson.
Thanks for the tip.
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Re: Hunter 356 Bluewater Capable?

He he , Mermaid comment, what a event!!! This one is Reading the bottom depth for me. who need to test a hunter keel when you can get the most beautiful depth sounder in the bow...
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The Dehler held up well - I doubt if any older, long keel boat would have done better.
Seeing as how it took repetitive, hard hits to multiple things, seemingly with only cosmetic damage, I'd agree
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The Hunter was sailed up on sand. Here's a Dehler 31 being truly tested. And let's be honest guys - these boat manufacturers are not blithering idiots, they lokk at how all the rest of them put their keels/rudders etc on.

There are no secrets in the boat bizz.

the video is in german but never mind that. The Dehler held up well - I doubt if any older, long keel boat would have done better.

enjoy

By the way Neil - thanks for the humor - you know the boat is heeling when you've got hold of a handhold over your head and your feet leave the floor.

There is a post here,
O'Day 302 Loses Keel - Check Yours!! - Page 5 - SailboatOwners.com

on bolt of keels vs encapsulated keels, a Hunter 340 that hit a granite ledge is used as an example of what can happen.....



" this was a Hunter 340, a boat many pooh-pooh as a "production boat". Pretty darn tough, if I do say so myself....

Check out this chunk out of a lead keel below!!! That was a HARD HIT, about as hard as it gets. This boat did not sink nor lose the keel. It was not even leaking. All keel bolts were still intact despite there being only a few of them compared to some other builders in this size range and this was. It was remarkable that just five bolts survived this sort of punishment.

This was a FULL BORE hit to solid immovable granite. Both the keel and hull survived to sail another day. While the keel was re-set, it was more to inspect and die test the bolts. "


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Re: Hunter 356 Bluewater Capable?

Impressive. And not all that surprising really.
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But alas a hunter of the coast poor weavis be
At the first sign of foul weather to the coast he must flee
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Cause if he heads to blue water he will surely be killed
That would be sad, if not amusing

Regarding keels, these guys made a big dent on the lead bulb, but the structure and all the rest had no problem. It is even more impressive since it is a lifting keel.

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