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Re: Tartan(s), Sabre, Pearson(s), C&C(s), Catalina(s) - "Chesapeake Draft"

I saw a Hunter Legend 37.5 and a 35.5 and, boy, were they nice inside....that said, I read alot about how bad Hunter's are (McDonalds of sailboats, flexing decks, etc according to the detractors). Any ground truth? A 1991 Hunter 35.5 Legend is a true 35.5 ft boat and (on the surface) alot of boat, good turn of speed, nicely done interior, for about the same price as a Pearson 33-2 (that is really a 32ft boat).
Problem 7/8ths Fractional versus Masthead (but at least not a full fractional).
Is it even worth considering.....at all? Are they really worse than Catalina's (according to some)
I would still love a Tartan 37-2 but I don't happen to have the extra $40,000 laying around.
R

Am looking at a couple of 33-2's and still have an eye on a P34.... I have to say, the Hunter interior makes these boats look bad....so, I'm looking at both aspects....SAILING still wins, believe me, but what you get and the dollars you spend DO matter.
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