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Hunter 26
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Description: Hunter 26
Keywords: Hunter 26
 


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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Sat August 9, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Water ballast trailerable
excellent use of space. belowdecks she is voluminous. we sail on a lake so we didn't need an ocean-going boat. she is perfect for our intended use which is liveabord weekends. alot of boat for the money.
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Review Date: Thu January 29, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I have had my Hunter 26 since 1994, and have found it very roomy, comfortable and easy to trailer. If you leave the water ballast in the tank for extended periods (in moorage at a marina instead of trailering all the time you must add an anti-bacterial to the water or it goes sour and smells up the cabin. Have had in costal (San Juan) waters, though 90% of the time we keep it in a fresh water lake in McCall, Idaho during the summer. The only part I dislike about the boat is the tenderness, at 34 degrees heel it rounds up and there has been so far nothing I can do other than let it have its fit(some sailors have said they like the idea of rounding up instead of getting the windows wet, so I guess its each to his own on this matter)
I have been told of a new Hunter 26 with the option of water-ballast or a wing keel and inboard diesel! can't wait to get the info on that one. For me using a slip, I'd prefer a fixed keel for increased performance...

I have also added teak paneling to the fuzzy sides of the cabin and have really increased the warmth of the boat.

I have also owned a Laguna 24, Chrysler Mutineer, Chrysler Man-o-War, and a 13' wooden sailing dinghy.

If you have a question or comment about the Hunter 26, I would be happy to E-Mail you my response in more detail.

Sail on!
pirate Todd




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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Mon November 8, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I have installed a x-long shaft Honda 9.9, Autohelm wind, speed and depth, marine radio and stereo.
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Registered: June 2002
Posts: 1
Review Date: Tue September 3, 2002 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Small boat - bigger boat feel. Excellent use of space. Can go for a weekend with four adults, no problem. Has held up great. Slight weather helm. Sails should be shortened at 15 knots. Sails beautifully in a 20-22 knot breeze with reefed main and jib. Would I buy it again? YES. Great first overnight/weekend cruiser. We take her out for a week at a time during summer vacations.
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sailor03
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Registered: July 2001
Posts: 3
Review Date: Sat February 8, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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For all the detractors of small Hunter's, this is a great small boat. Well set up for living space. Roomy cockpit. Sails well if you remember its limitations. Reef early. I've added two house batteries, a compass, CD player, several reading lights, VHF, and a solar panel. E-mail with questions
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ABK
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Registered: July 2010
Location: Suburban Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 13
Review Date: Thu December 27, 2012 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: good info
Cons: need more people to post their review

Thanks for posting your views...

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ABK

The "ANITA K"
Macgregor 25m (1984)

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