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post #10 of Old 11-20-2013
duchess of montrose
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Re: Hunter 460 or Passage 42 ? Which to buy

I don't like hunters but if i were buying a hunter i would definitely go for one of the cherubini designed ones, you may want to look at one of the 37's if you can find one thats been refit, they are generally believed to be the best hunters and have the most stoutly constructed hulls, that being said i have never payed much attention to hunters I can say i have been on a hunter 380 on a lengthy cruise, in which we ended up sailing through rough weather including a few waterspouts and It was very poorly constructed, and the cabinetry was simply glued to the hull so at one point something that was attached to the port cabinetry i cant remember if it was a shelf or a cabinet came adrift, if the 460 is similarly constructed i would urge you to consider the passage. I think for coastal cruising though any boat will do it really depends on if you like the boat, but for blue water build quality becomes much more important.
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