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Hunter 28
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3 985 Tue October 20, 1998
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Description: Hunter 28
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Review Date: Tue October 20, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Large and quite comfortable for a 28 footer with the space of many current 30 footers (roomier than Hunter's current 28). It has a fractional rig, roller furled genoa, walk-through transom, all lines run aft, wing keel that draws about 3' 9", and a Yanmar 2GM (18hp) diesel engine. The slotted toe rail is very useful. We use big stainless carabeaners to attach spring lines, preventers, etc. (We’re sorry to see that Hunter did away with this feature later on.) The interior is quite roomy. A fair amount of interior teak for a boat of this price range - floors, walls, nice chart table. There is some exterior teak (hand rail, eyebrows, and a bit on the transom seat), but not too much to maintain easily. The V-birth is comfortable with sleeping room for two reasonably large people. There is also a queen bed under the cockpit. We use this area mostly for storage. Hot and cold water, battery charger, ice box, two burner alcohol stove, head with shower, also shower by transom. Good boat for bay cruising. (We cruise the Chesapeake.) Does well in light winds. Runs well downwind because of the oversized main. Not a racer, but certainly not slow either. Only gripes - Wish it had a drawer or two, though the wall mounted silverware and paper towel holder is neat. Hunter used a Hood 810 Seafurl LD continuous line roller furler on these boats. This unit hasn't stood time well. It is better to replace these than to re-build. (Hood discontinued the design and will give discounts on an upgrade to a single line.) Finally, there is a metal ring riveted to the front of the mast (maybe for use with a whisker pole). This tends to catch the genoa sheet when you tack, forcing you to climb out of the cockpit to free it, mid-tack. Our add-ons include a binnacle guard with cockpit table and drink holders, also an Autohelm. We are thinking of getting a whisker pole. We're pretty happy with this boat and have never regretted the purchase. Its great for two people for several nights cruising, comfortable for day trips with 4 and a kid or two. For the size and price range, its a great value.


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Review Date: Mon February 9, 2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I am a new owner (March 2003). . I live in Michigan and mainly cruise the Canadian waters of Lake Erie.

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Review Date: Thu February 26, 2004 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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She is a very roomy 28. Great for 2 and can sleep 6 but you'll be storing your gear in the cockpit. I really like the kitchen. Hunter really came up with some nice storage idea. She is beautiful inside and outside. Two of the best features are the toenail and walk through transom. Pound per dollar you can't get a nicer boat for the money!
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