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Old 16-02-2014, 16:17   #31
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Re: Problems/weaknesses Hunter 45

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Most boats that have been taken care of have the ability to out survive their crew. Doesn’t matter what kind of boat it is. If you neglect and beat the crap out of any boat all of them will develop critical weaknesses.
Good point, our last boat was a 1971 Speed boat with an overpowered engine, we eventually cracked the hull. The main reason I am constantly reading here is to learn, not just what to buy but how to use it.
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Old 17-02-2014, 04:12   #32
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Re: Problems/weaknesses Hunter 45

I have had my 2003 under 44 DS for 12 months and I love it. It survived a 2 year trip from Canada right across the Pacific to Australia. I have sailed down the east coast of Australia and found it goes great. The in mast furler took a little while to learn the best way to take it out and put it back but now it works great.
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Old 17-02-2014, 06:15   #33
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Re: Problems/weaknesses Hunter 45

And what was that "Best way to get the main in and out", please? We just bought a 2006 Hunter 44' aft cockpit. On the sea trial the main bunched up in the mast and would not budge. We settled on $ to buy a new main...
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Old 17-02-2014, 07:01   #34
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And what was that "Best way to get the main in and out", please? We just bought a 2006 Hunter 44' aft cockpit. On the sea trial the main bunched up in the mast and would not budge. We settled on $ to buy a new main...
Just a suggestion, but you will get a lot better overall response if you start a new thread question about problems with in mast furling. I know there are already old ones if you do a thread search. (just trying to help you find your answer)
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Old 25-02-2014, 01:58   #35
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I find if I use the out furling line to push the sail out and keep tightening with the out haul line the sail goes out without any problem. If I try and just pull out with the outhaul line it pulls out several folds of sail and jams.
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Old 26-05-2014, 00:13   #36
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I just bought one.
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Hunter 45, no , no you'll die, the keel will fall off , the boat will disintegrate in anything over F2, the rudder will fall off , just by looking at it OMG.
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I totally agree, the keel will fall off and she'll roll over .............
oh! ... wait a minute, that's a Beneteau
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