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  1. Is Ev-100 Autopilot the only option? Or any good?

    This is interesting, didn't expect such a positive response about raymarine. Lots of positive reviews online too so guess I'll reconsider then. The tiller control arm on the ev-100, I can't find what kind of drive it is. Screw, hydraulic, whatever, does anyone know? I ask because my primary complaints with my two raymarine aps are: 1. Plastic gears and belt tensioners that wear, slip and break under ordinary loads 2. On the st-1000, lack of any sensor to tell the ap that it's reached the end of travel, so it just keeps grinding away at those plastic gears
  2. The ramarine st-1000 autopilot and the raymarine wheel pilot I have are/were crap. I don't want to buy another autopilot from them unless I have to. I'm about to purchase an Olson 30 and need a good ap. Something that can steer in waves with the kite up. Simrad tiller pilot could be a backup, but I'm guessing won't be the right tool for the job. Ev-100 is the only option I can find in the ~$2k price range, but I probably don't know where to look either. Does anyone have any alternatives to the ev-100? Is the ev-100 not as bad as my past experiences with ray marine aps?
  3. "Cherubini" hunters... What's the big deal?

    Seems he died in 1983. http://sailboatdata.com/view_designer.asp?designer_id=68
  4. "Cherubini" hunters... What's the big deal?

    That's interesting. Any idea where one can find this out?
  5. "Cherubini" hunters... What's the big deal?

    So the cherubinis weren't junk? Hardly seems like something to brag about...
  6. First off, I own one and love my boat, so don't take this the wrong way. And my last name has as many vowels as Cherubini so I'm a little biased towards him to start... But as much as I love my own boat, we all love our own boats and think they are special. So why are Cherubini designed hunters supposed to be extra special? My boat is a 1981 hunter 25 shoal keel. The laminate is thin, the companionway design flawed or maybe just cheap (and leaky in a broach), it does have decent structural reinforcement, but a small rudder. The boat can't go higher than a beam reach under main alone, it is entirely foresail driven. Upwind the shallow bulged at the bottom type keel has no naca profile. It is overweight (50% d/b ratio) to keep the boat upright despite the shallow draft.. The shrouds are at the rail, so jib angle is limited. Weather helm is an issue. phrf is 234 for what its worth. 55 degrees off the wind is the best you can really do while keeping speed up, and she's not particularly fast off the wind, but she does surf easily. She has a bolted flange, and is fairly seaworthy IMHO, but i certainly wouldnt take her to bermuda. so after owning her for a few years, i love my boat, but honestly must say there is nothing particularly special about her to distinguish her from any other boat of that generation. Am I the only one who sees it this way? Am I missing something?
  7. Un-Sound Boatworks...

    How many? Yours makes three here so far. You know of others? The OP refers to others and planned law suits, but neglected to provide a link or specific facts about these others. Without facts, I'm calling BullShit! I don't know this business and I've never dealt with them. I just think it's wrong to over-generalize from such a limited number of examples. A similar thread was started on sailnet I think. Smoke = fire Glad to see Chris boynton respond here though
  8. Un-Sound Boatworks...

    I ordered a Gill Jacket from them back in November to try to get it in time for X-mas. They told me it would ship the next business day. Two weeks later it hadn't shipped yet, and I had gotten no notice at all from them. I calle several times, kept getting the same answer, that it would ship soon. Then they told me it was back ordered. So just weeks before christmas I cancelled the order and went with Mauri Pro, who had the same promotion going on. Mauri shipped the next business day. IDK how they stay in business with so many complaints...
  9. Bowsprit/Asymm Retrofit for Kirby 25?

    Wait, the oversized pole is clearly holding the tack of the assym out in front of the boat sort of like a sprit would. So what is actually holding the tack of the assym out front as the pole is disconnected and the clew jibed over? Why would the pole be going end for end on an assym?
  10. Bowsprit/Asymm Retrofit for Kirby 25?

    How would the over length pole work when you jibe? Oh shit, posted in may...