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Old 23-01-2014, 14:47   #1
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Hunter 36 keel bolts

Does anyone know the exact number of keel bolts on the Cherubini type H36? I have located eleven in the bilge area, Are there any more forward? I really don't want to lift the fixed forward sole needlessly.-Hunter is no help! I intend to drop the keel to re-seal it after groundings during our ICW trip from Maryland to Florida.
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Old 23-01-2014, 15:00   #2
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Re: Hunter 36 keel bolts

It sounds like you're experiencing the same level of non-existent customer service I experienced when our Hunter had keel issues (crickets). I can't help you with the keel bolt count, but you're doing the right thing by dropping your keel and sealing it up properly. Good luck.
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Re: Hunter 36 keel bolts

Not that it really matters as they are most likely completely different.. But my Idylle 13.50 had 11 total -- 3 in the front, 6 in the middle (behind the stringer) and then 2 in front of the engine that were right on the centerline. The ones forward and aft most, were the smaller 20mm size.

I found looking at the keel, then going back into the salon with a reference point helped me to locate the outline of the keel in the cabin and subsequently, all of the bolt heads. Good luck, and I hope yours are nowhere near as rusted as mine were!
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Re: Hunter 36 keel bolts

When you call them on the phone, do they hang up or just put you on hold forever or what?
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When you call them on the phone, do they hang up or just put you on hold forever or what?
When I tried to contact Hunter Factory customer service four different times regarding a keel failure, my only option was to leave a voice message. Not once did I ever receive a return call. When I spoke directly to the Hunter sales team at two different boat shows including the marketing manager and told them about the non-existent customer service, they appologized, took down my phone number and assured me that the service people would get back to me asap.... they never did.

Twice I called a Hunter dealer direct in San Diego for assistance locating a solar panel battery charger specific for our boat and a bilge pump... never got back to me on either issue. Then tried the Hunter factory, and was told by the person in the parts department, that Hunter did not stock parts that came on our boat (450cc) and that I'd need to track them down myself at a marine store.
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When I tried to contact Hunter Factory customer service four different times regarding a keel failure, my only option was to leave a voice message. Not once did I ever receive a return call. When I spoke directly to the Hunter sales team at two different boat shows including the marketing manager and told them about the non-existent customer service, they appologized, took down my phone number and assured me that the service people would get back to me asap.... they never did.

Twice I called a Hunter dealer direct in San Diego for assistance locating a solar panel battery charger specific for our boat and a bilge pump... never got back to me on either issue. Then tried the Hunter factory, and was told by the person in the parts department, that Hunter did not stock parts that came on our boat (450cc) and that I'd need to track them down myself at a marine store.
In comparison, I contacted Hallberg Rassy regarding some of my cabinetry, door ring pulls and received an apologetic email for not getting back to me sooner and stated they still had plenty of rings for my 40 year old HR.
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Re: Hunter 36 keel bolts

Go to Hunterowners.com they have a Cherubini section. Are you getting any water in the bilge?
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