Hunter’s Edge 27

>>> Hunter’s Edge 27

Mad Marinerâ„¢ has posted a review (in their series of reviews… check out the others) of the Hunter Edge 27. This is a slick little boat. Its the first motorsailer of a "new breed" that seems to be coming out. Aimed at a younger crowd who are interested in trailerable boats for quick weekend trips, it aims to appeal to both powerboaters and sail boaters.

The only motorsailer I’ve ever seen with a picture of a water skier behind it 🙂

For full disclosure, I write some paid articles for Mad Marinerâ„¢.

Bilge paint

Not a big deal, but got the rest of the forward bilge area painted, including a layer on the bottom of the foredeck hatch.

Then I moved to the stern and got part of that bilge painted… Get it all cleaned up and painted and it will be time to seal it up.

Time = 1.5 hours

Holes and grips

Worked for a while today…

On the foredeck, got the front hatch fitting pretty well (needed a little sanding). We looked and discussed about a handle for it. I didn’t want a handle on top due to it being a trip hazard. Considered handles from the sides which would be better… after considering that for a bit, hit on the idea of just routing out a grip area in a couple of places around the hatch. That lets you get a good grip on things, but there’s no trip or foot hazard.

Cut some small scupper holes to drain the foredeck. There are all kind of ways to handle this, and I considered a lot of them, but I am aiming toward simple. Not a lot to go wrong with a scupper (hole overboard). I can rig a block for it and/or close it up totally if I find I don’t like them, but for now, a way to dump rainwater overboard will be a big help, if nothing else.

On the rear deck I got most of the rest of the underdeck work finished (fillets, sealing, etc.). I’ll get a coat of paint under there and then it will be time to permanently attach the rear deck.

One note… if you have a nicely finished epoxy fillet that is still wet, don’t cut wood nearby or else you now have a slightly "fuzzy" epoxy fillet. That sawdust will cover it, no matter what. Ah well, won’t hurt anything.

Money = $5.73 (wire nuts to fix grinder and some chip brushes) + .40 (tax) = $6.13

Time = 3 hours