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Old 19-03-2021, 10:04   #1
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Good day all, well after many years of piloting others boatsI have purchased a 31 Hunter circa 1987. If you ask why a Hunter, it was the first boat I crewed on some 45 years ago, it stuck. So my questions are many, as one can imagine. I believe am typical of a used boat buyer in that I have my list of items that I need right away, (not according to my first mate). Don’t like the hand he’d VHH want a permanent mount but which model? And the there is the issue of the head and the 1st mate thought electric would be the way to go but my son (20 years as a coastie) said don’t waste your time put a windlass on the boat. Next order is a good chart plotter on this I am really confused as I don’t really fish, just get lucky. As well as sheets being replaced, changing out the oils, filters, and lubricant.
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A chart plotter to find fish..???
I would be confused by this as well..
Sure he did not mean a Fish Finder.. also used as a depth instrument.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF,mjsmjsb.

How would I pronounce that screen name?
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF,mjsmjsb.

How would I pronounce that screen name?
Mujis Squared Bravo?
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Welcome MJS and CONGRATS on the new boat!!!

A Hunter 31' sounds like an excellent first boat. If it looks anything like the Cherubini, she's beautiful as well. You must be so excited to have a new boat for the beginning of the season.

Try not to let your Boat To-Do list overwhelm you and get the boat out sailing so you can distinguish for yourself what the pressing items are. I could certainly provide "extended opinions" of your current list - but you'll find all of us Forum Members will have opinions....

I think if your plan is to anchor out a lot this Summer, a windlass would be my #1, as your son says.

Hope you have a fantastic Summer - sailing!
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Old 21-03-2021, 06:53   #6
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Thank you guy's, just made my first trip to a West Marine store, intimidating, not really, more overwhelming. How many pumps are on a boat? Radios, sheets, oh and the boss wants to know where the stove, (has a refrigerator in lieu). Ps don’t know how one would pronounce ‘mjsmjsb’ maybe mjs2b.
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While I won’t diss on West Marine pricing find online resources for better prices. Www.defender.com is one such source.
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Thank you guy's, just made my first trip to a West Marine store, intimidating, not really, more overwhelming. How many pumps are on a boat? Radios, sheets, oh and the boss wants to know where the stove, (has a refrigerator in lieu). Ps don’t know how one would pronounce ‘mjsmjsb’ maybe mjs2b.


Our 32’ boat has

Wash down pump
Potable water pump
Watermaker pump
Bilge pump
Manual potable water pump
Manual seawater pump
Manual bilge pump
Dinghy inflator pump foot
Dinghy inflator pump electric hvlp
Head hand pump

Rebuild kits for most.
Spare potable pump (electric)
Spare watermaker pump
Spare fuel lift pump

When I type it I feel a little silly cramming all of this into a 32’ boat.
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