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Hunter 31
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Description: Hunter 31
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Thu December 26, 1996 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

31 feet LOA
4 ft draft
sloop

Its been a great Bahamas boat but is beginning to wear.

Hull blisters

Easy to sail short handed.

Wet in seas over 5 feet.
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Location: maryland
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Review Date: Thu August 7, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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FINE BOAT FOR CRUSING BUT BECAME MUCH BETTER WHEN I PEELED BOTTM AND ADDED A LAYER OF EXPOY BI-AXLE TO THE BOTTOM AND ADDED A SWIM PLATFROM OF 16 INCHES TO THE BACK. SAILED IN 70PLUS WINDS AND 10 TO 12 FOOT SEAS HANDLED WELL. BOAT IS MUCH STRONGER ACTS LIKE A DIFFERENT BOAT ALSO CUT DOWN ENGINE HOUSING TO OPEN UP THE AFT BERTH AND PUT VENT INSEAT ABOVE BERTH AND VENT UNDER TOE RAIL JUST AFT OFF HANGING LOCKER KEEPS BOAT COOL.
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Review Date: Tue December 16, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

It is the Ford "Pinto" of sailboats. It has room and looks alright, but the plus features end there. The gelcoat is cheap and poorly applied so crazing and cracking will be evident everywhere. I have never talked to anyone who did not have a least a few leaks....leaks you can never find and fix. Mildew and mold will grow in places you cannot reach and therefore the cabin smells. Hunter has the same Yanmar diesel that a S2 30 does so you would think it would be the same.....however, the transmission linkage is poor, the access is bad, and I have never been able to get rid of the blue and/or black smoke. And the smoke stains the transom immediately after cleaning.

I would suggest spending a little more and getting a quality used boat.

P.S. I have a Hunter 31 for sale.....cheap.
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Review Date: Thu May 28, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

The basic engineering on the Hunter 31 is sound. The hull is strong and has been free of defects (ie., blisters). Use of space is excellent. Running rigging is well thought out. Some of the original workmanship is a little shoddy (calking around ports and tanks was spotty and leaked until fixed). The rudder was under-designed and broke when the boat was 12 years old. The keel is strongly mounted to the hull, as the boat once hit a rock while doing 5.5 kn. with little damage. She points well and is a little slow on a broad reach or running. Overall I am very satisfied with the Hunter 31 which I bought new in 1984 and have sailed extensively for 15 years and lived on for 2 years.
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Review Date: Mon November 5, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Best layout and use of space for a 31' boat.

We have owned this boat since it was new. The boat has been blister free. Some of the original equipment was just OK but has been upgraded. Gelcoat now has a few nicks that need repairing but no spider cracks. Boat sails well and is easy to handle. Hunters have a very tall rig (49' off the water) for their size so they need to be reefed a little earlier than some of the shorter rigged boats. We have only had one or two leaks on this boat since new. The first one was where the bow lights went thru the deck. We have also had a leak on one of the cockpit drains.

The Yanmar has been trouble free. Now has about 1100 hours on it. We have done some upgrades but generally the boat looks like new. These boats have held their value well, most are selling in the mid 20's to low 30's in 2001.
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Registered: August 2008
Location: Clear Lake TX
Posts: 64
Review Date: Mon June 11, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Link http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listi...&imc=pg-fs
Open link and you will beable to see my 31' Hunter I am buying. I just sold my 38' Hughes witch the wife and I have been cruising on Western Cribb. good cruising boat but no good for liveaboard.

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"Bill"
S/V "Silly Bette"
1968 38' Hughes
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Registered: February 2013
Posts: 16
Review Date: Wed November 12, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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i am looking at a 2000 hunter 310. seems okay, has a 5ft plus keel, looks like the deck hardware where riiging goes into deck (stay??) the bedding looks cracked , any issues??
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