Hunter 340, 1999

Behold our “new boat” – a 1999 Hunter 340 we got her for the 2013 season.
I like to think if her as the Winnebago of the seas. She’s beamy, roomy, full of mod cons and super family friendly. With roller furler main and jib I can single hand this boat.
Will I win any races? No. Will my family be happy as clams? yes, and that’s what it’s all about.20130926_192627

 

 

 

 Specs:

LOA:  33.75′ / 10.29m LWL:  28.58′ / 8.71m
Beam:  11.67′ / 3.56m Listed SA:  682 ft2 / 63.36 m2
Draft (max.)  4.50′ / 1.37m Draft (min.)  
Disp.  11030 lbs./ 5003 kgs. Ballast:  4100 lbs. / 1860 kgs.
SA/Disp.:  22.10 Bal./Disp.:  37.18% Disp./Len.:  210.93

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2 thoughts on “Hunter 340, 1999

  1. Hi. Nice site. Seems you have been in all the nooks and crannies. I have a ’98 and am getting ready to drop the mast due to some water leaks. I was wondering if you have any experience or knowledge of what I might find? (would love pictures). We clearly have a small trickle of water coming down the compression post as well as water that enters via the wiring conduit. I think I need to fix those before determining if there is also a problem with any of the windows.

    Regards, Ted

    1. My experience has been there isn’t much happening under the mast. It was a bit of a pain with the VHF and instrument wires, but not much of an issue. I did get water coming in the aft cabin through the arch bolts on the starboard side. Water was leaking down between the glass and the foam headliner. I put a bead of 4200 around the arch and that seems to have stopped that issue. Also some leaking from traumatized lifeline stanchions – just a quick fix of butyl around the bolts until I look into re-tapping the captive plates. Finally a leak in the v-birth from a gap at the deck and wall of the chain well/anchor locker – or I think that is where it comes in from heavy soaking.

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