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Old 01-06-2015, 11:00   #16
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Re: Does this look like something to avoid!

This has the look of a professional factory installation. Seacocks are bronze, which are virtually indestructible and stainless ball valves all indicate a lifetime installation.

Many proven hull designs incorporate keel tankage as a feature of utilizing space and balance. The simple filter likely indicates a water tank sediment filter; again, a common design.

To verify, look up the blueprints for this vessel. Tankage will be indicated in the keel. If this is not a factory design, the posts regarding integrity destruction would apply. An array of aftermarket holes through the strongest part of the boat would both be a danger to a bolted lead keel, as well as a danger to the hull 'on the hard', as load would be unevenly distributed.

Additional to keel tankage, such hull designs indicate quite specific keel lift points. If you lift the keel on a tank vs. keel structural members, you risk rupturing the tank. Again, internal tanks stopcocks are designed to stop such flooding events, should the tank be breeched by running aground, hitting submerged objects, etc.

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Old 01-06-2015, 11:12   #17
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Re: Does this look like something to avoid!

That looks like the aft end of the keel where turbulence is less of a concern. The "through hulls" are not perpendicular to the hull as occurs normally. This does suggest a spaces below the through hulls, which might have removable covers. I'd consult the manufacturer.
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Old 01-06-2015, 18:19   #18
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Re: Does this look like something to avoid!

No spelling or grammar lessons here.

Thanks for the info. I am not going to buy this boat and any boat i considered would be surveyed it was just a boat I was taken to see by a broker. The comments regarding the pipework are all appreciated, I simply had never seen these types of arrangements anywhere.

Should I name the model and perhaps someone can comment? Or will they get me in trouble with mods?
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Old 01-06-2015, 19:39   #19
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Re: Does this look like something to avoid!

Name away!
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Old 01-06-2015, 20:19   #20
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Does this look like something to avoid!

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The 3 on the left side bank are labeled as:
"...... Discharge"
The other side labels , I couldn't read.
At very least it runs 3 drain lines into one thru-hull
I agree with above posts questioning types of hoses and attachment methods.

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The one with the PVC elbow says, "Macerator discharge", the one with the PVC strainer says, " Engine pick-up. Single clamps, corrugated hose, PVC fittings below the water line, all are worrisome.

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Old 01-06-2015, 20:24   #21
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Re: Does this look like something to avoid!

The photo appears with an advert for a Hunter 380 2007 model.

Does it look like a Hunter standard?
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Old 01-06-2015, 21:01   #22
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Re: Does this look like something to avoid!

It is definitely not a seachest. The bottom seacock on the right - the one with the bronze elbow and filter - is labeled "engine pickup". The middle one on the right is labeled "waste discharge".

It is probably at the aft end of the keel, not likely to have the engine cooling intake at the front of the keel.

I don't like the corrugated hose either.
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Old 01-06-2015, 22:22   #23
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Re: Does this look like something to avoid!

Hey guys, it really looks great. seems like I've seen one that does the same thing. It looks like a sea chest. That smaller clear hose with a white top, would most likely be for an air line. Put air into the chest in-which equalizes the pressure so you can change out or do maintenance with out flooding.
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Re: Does this look like something to avoid!

the other thing it doesn't show how does the under side look like? is there a hose extension for all pick ups> or does the discharge sides have the extensions heading back aft?
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Re: Does this look like something to avoid!

It is not a seachest. Hunter doesn't use seachests. The inlets/outlets are beside the keel in the hull bottom.

This is a seachest, more commonly found on steel and aluminum boats.

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Re: Does this look like something to avoid!

I can't see the top-right seacock clearly, but the rest all have double hose clamps.
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Re: Does this look like something to avoid!

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It is not a seachest. Hunter doesn't use seachests. The inlets/outlets are beside the keel in the hull bottom.

This is a seachest, more commonly found on steel and aluminum boats.

Now that is a sea chest. I love the clean white engine room.
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Re: Does this look like something to avoid!

wow impressive bilges.
and impressive that the gang here didnt diss your typoing skills as they do mine.
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only thing i would change is type of keel and boat. mebbe add another hose clamp to each and every fitting .
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I suppose putting them all at one place means you don't need to run around the boat looking for leaking thru hull. It's all there, organized and labelled.
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Re: Does this look like something to avoid!

Come on.... you can clearly see two hose clamps 180 degrees from each other. Also, Trident/Shields have sold below the waterline rated corrugated hoses for years. Both look to be well done.

But, the holes are close together at the worst possible location for a keel in a hard grounding. Since this is a Hunter without a keel stub, all the pressure will go right to the rear of the keel bed.

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