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Hunter 33
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Description: Hunter 33
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sat September 14, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Fun family cruising boat. Bronze seacocks are starting to
fail and being replaced with stainless steel versions. Have
had no blistering problems and only take boat out every
two years.
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Location: maryland
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Review Date: Tue October 7, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Cons:

The Hunter 33 is a good, solid, well-built boat. I'm glad
I bought it in Oct 96 and would buy another Hunter-built
boat. Of course after almost 18 years, things are starting
to wear out (me too, for that matter), but nothing that I
can't handle. To me the most important aspect of any boat
is how well is it made. Can you make the partitions below
move by grabbing and pulling them with all your strength?
In my case, happily "No." That's what keeps my confidence
with my largest boat to date. Things wear out and need to
be replaced from time to time but the one thing you can't
fix, is the quality the manufacturer built into it. If its
there its there and if its not, forget it. If anyone wants
to compare notes , you can call at 850 (or the old area cod904) 455-5990 and I'll be glad to discuss it with you.
I wish I knew of a service like this when I was in the process of buying mine. Smooth sailing... Lou Schuster
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Location: maryland
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Review Date: Sat January 9, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Narrow entry sloop fin keel, 15hp Yanmar
ST50 instru, refrig, hot/cold pressure H2O,rlr.furling,SS holding tank,oven,2burner press.alcohol, feathering prop
Very fast, good pointer, excel.headroom, very comfortable,
Limited access to shallow cruising areas, unusual cockpit
Extremely happy with performance, stability, speed, comfort.
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Review Date: Sun June 13, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
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Good Coastal Cruiser - 6.5 kw genset, air conditioning, in mast roller furling main, Best features are the excellent sailing and ride characteristics in most sea states, the headroom below, the teak work below, the way it "looks like a sailboat should". Weaknesses are the usual for Hunters, cheap plastic portlites that break easily, small cockpit drains, some vibration from 2 cylinder Yanmar, hard port pull when backing, small blisters below water line that do not completely penetrate gel coat, some ball valves for through hulls. Boat is tight and doesn't leak, but has been resealed around stanchions. I think the boat is a great coastal cruiser, and works very well for what we do with it.
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Review Date: Sun September 12, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Bought in good shape several months ago. Seems very sturdy & sails strong & fast. Points well to wind & easy to singlehand. Custom built interior with added storage. Makes a nice liveaboard boat. I plan on cruising this boat. Think she'll make it if i stay out of hurricanes. very happy overall for the price & features. However, there were small numerous blisters when i bought her that had to be taken care of. The bottom had not been done i 3-4 years. I think 2 coats of paint every 2 years should prevent these.
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Review Date: Sun February 24, 2002 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The 33' is a shoal draft (4') sloop with roller furling, auto pilot, wheel steering, easy sailing on a fresh water lake at a new Marina near Charlotte NC. A very reliable and powerful Yanmar Diesel makes the keelboat easy to manouver and dock. Three can sleep in the main salon, and all enjoy the entertainment center (tv
stereo, book shelf) Two more can stretch out in the 'V' berth foward and one more roomy berth aft portside for at sea off watch.
The boat is set up for weekend liveaboard free electric shore power for hot water, stove and heat. Interior is teak and many additional teak trim has been added topside.
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Registered: April 2001
Posts: 4
Review Date: Wed November 2, 2005 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Easy to single-hand.
Cons:

1980 Hunter 33' Shoal draft sloop. She loves a good blow (15-20kts). Points well, easy to single-hand. My wife and I have a lot of faith is this old boat. We are getting ready to take her to the Caribbean for a year. With the 4' draft, we can get into some skinny water where the big boys can't get. I would buy another Hunter anytime. She has really been a wonderful boat for the money. Roller-furling 110% Genoa, main, radar, chartplotter-gps, solar panels, wind generator, Zodiac dinghy with a Merc 6hp 4 stroke. What more could a budget-conscious sailor need.
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Allan C&C Less
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Registered: February 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 19
Review Date: Tue May 18, 2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

I am in the market to buy a Hunter 33' 1989-1985 Cherubini designed boat. I like the layout and it appears perfect for two to good south for a few months.
Anyone know of one for sale? Must be well maintained with up-grades. Cruise gear would be nice. Price below $16000.

Thanks, Allan
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mikejesh
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Registered: February 2013
Posts: 2
Review Date: Wed October 2, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: easy to sail. roller furling
Cons: no battens due to roller furling therefore does not point as well as I would like

4 1/2 foot draft winged keel. Easy to sail. All furling work well. I have not sailed by myself yet, but i can go out with one other sailor ( capable or not ) and handle the boat smoothly
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