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Old 03-04-2011, 09:05   #1
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Storing Water on a Hunter

Hunters are considered less stable cruising vessels to begin with... I am hesitant to add 15gal of water per side to the topdecks... Should we store below??

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Old 03-04-2011, 10:04   #2
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Re: Storing water on a Hunter

I don't know what vintage Hunter you have. I owned a 1979 30' Hunter purchased new years ago. That boat was STIFF! It displaced 10,000# that included a 4000# solid lead keel.

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Old 03-04-2011, 10:43   #3
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Re: Storing water on a Hunter

Would 125# of "rail meat" destabilize your boat?
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Old 03-04-2011, 21:52   #4
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Would 125# of "rail meat" destabilize your boat?
Nope!! Good point! And I'll counterbalance too... I guess that capsize death in san Diego recently is making me overthink things.

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Re: Storing water on a Hunter

My experience with later model Hunters is that they have quite deep cockpit lockers. There should be plenty of space at the bottom to store some water. But without knowing your boat very well I cant be certain. But that is the place I would consider first if possible.

Hmm.. You could also add a bladder under one of the aft berths.
Either way, its highly unlikey that 15gal is going to de-stabilize you too much.
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Re: Storing water on a Hunter

would you store it on a Catalina, Beneteau, Jenneau, Pearson, Irwin, Cal, Dufor, etc...? There's no difference.
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