Re: First boat advice - Mpls to Great Lakes
That is similar to how I intend to use my Catalina 22.
I haven't even put mine in the water yet, let alone spend a night on it, but my feeling is that it will be tight but manageable for two people to overnight. Three would be very tight.
The Hunter looks very good for the price, and I think the extra space would serve you well.
on a starboard tack