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Message 1 of 18
Posted by member Graham Dyer on Wednesday 11 November 2015

Hi. I have just bought my first Hardy, its a fisher 20 1986. I would love to locate a manual if there was ever one printed. I have searched on line but to no avail. It has an inboard volvo penta 2000 turbo engine

I have only 4 switches on the consul, wipers, bilge and lights plus a sprung push button which seemingly does nothing. Would this be a horn that is either broken or disconnected.

Also the 2 stop cocks in the port and starboard forward cabin compartments. Are they to do with the toilet or fuel cut off. Any help greatly appreciated as I find my way round the boat.

Many thanks Graham Dyer

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Message 2 of 18
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Wednesday 11 November 2015

Hi Graham,
The two sea cocks in the front are for a toilet which was not fitted, or as been fitted, but then removed later. There never many switches on the fishing 20 as there was very little fitted in the factory. Is your engine fitted in the boat with a sail drive unit or a v drive unit with the engine in the boat with the front of the engine up against the transom.

Kind Regards
Simon Papendick
Former Hardy Marine employee 1983 to 1990.

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Message 3 of 18
Posted by member Tony weald on Wednesday 11 November 2015

On our Mariner the black, cylindrical, sprung button is the horn. Our horn reed was rusted solid so it didn't work. Replaced it with a stainless steel (Ongaroo) horn which is lasting well with an occasional silicon spray. Tony

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Message 4 of 18
Posted by member Graham Dyer on Saturday 14 November 2015

Hi thanks for the response. My engine is inboard with a sail drive.

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Message 5 of 18
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Saturday 14 November 2015

Hi Graham,
Is there any other info you need just ask away.

Regards
Simon Papendick

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Message 6 of 18
Posted by member Graham Dyer on Saturday 14 November 2015

Thanks Simon.

The boat is on the hard now for winter. I notice there are no anodes at all on the boat. Should i fit one. Also is there anything I should do to the boat to winterise it. The engine is a 2000 volvo penta turbo.

many thanks Graham Dyer

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Message 7 of 18
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Saturday 14 November 2015

Hi Graham,
There should be an anode on the saildrive unit ahead of the propeller boss. On the boat there is no need for any of anodes apart from the engine as there is only the two sea cocks on the underwater part of the hull.
Regards
Simon Papendick

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Message 8 of 18
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Saturday 14 November 2015

Hi Graham,
To winterise your engine is straightforward as long as you do a few jobs, first drain down the water around the engine if it is raw water cooled, if it as a header tank and antifreeze in the system then check the antifreeze ratio to ensure it is correct, then put a rag in the air intake and one up the exhaust pipe to keep the moisture out of the engine. Then fill the fuel tank up so that it is full so it can not get any water in over the winter. Then take the water pump impeller out and loosen off the alternator belt.
I hope this helps.
Regards
Simon Papendick

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Message 9 of 18
Posted by member Jim Sheppard on Tuesday 19 January 2016

Can anyone tell me where I could get a manual for a Hardy Navigator?

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Message 10 of 18
Posted by member hardy editor on Tuesday 19 January 2016

Ahoy Jim,

You may not get hold of an actual manual for the Navigator, but I will email you some information from our archive as soon as I can.
All the best,
HOC
Editor

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Message 11 of 18
Posted by member hardy editor on Wednesday 20 January 2016

Ahoy Jim,

Navigator Info on it's way to your email address. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help you.
All the best,
HOC
Editor

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Message 12 of 18
Posted by member Dave Brook on Saturday 17 September 2016

Hi, Sorry to bump in on this thread but I would be interested in any Navigator Info that you could eMail to me.
Many thanks
Davd

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Message 13 of 18
Posted by member mark longly on Monday 3 October 2016

Any Navigator information would be welcome here as well

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Message 14 of 18
Posted by member Sky Pilot on Friday 10 November 2017

Hi to everyone.
Have just bought our Hardy 25. Does anyone know if a Manual is available for it anywhere?
Thank you
Phil

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Message 15 of 18
Posted by member Hardy Editor on Saturday 11 November 2017

Ahoy Phil,

I don't think that there will be a manual available for your 25, but what I can do is email you some archived information which I have. I will email you later this evening if that's ok, as I've only arrived back home a few moments ago and noticed your post.

All the best,
Marie
HOC
Editor

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Message 16 of 18
Posted by member Simon Papendick on Saturday 11 November 2017

Hi Phil,

I was an employee of Hardy Marine from 1983 to 1990 and build a number of hardy 25's during my time at Hardy marine. What sort of information are you looking for, as most of the equipment was the same throughout the hardy range at the time. The only major differences were in the main engine used from boat to boat. If you need any further information about your boat you can email me directly at jstarboatservices1@gmail.com and I am only to willing to help you out.

Kind Regards

Simon Papendick

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Message 17 of 18
Posted by member Hardy Editor on Sunday 12 November 2017

Thanks Simon,

I am sending Phil some bits of information and articles about the 25 from the archive, and will also add your contact details in my email to him just in case he misses your post.

All the best,
Marie

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Message 18 of 18
Posted by member Simon Kidd on Thursday 16 November 2017

Hi Phil.

I hope you are enjoying your H25 - super boats, so good I bought one. Happy to help ref technical aspects of the boat. The H25's were quite a varied vessel - there are Mk1's and MK2's, Saildrive, Sterndrive, Outboard boats etc etc - and over the years the vessels systems have changed boat to boat. Overlal it does depend on your boats age, engine and equipment.

Any Questions - please call.

Simon Kidd 07766 0200 34

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