For what you are contemplating, I would expand my search to include the Catalina 400 and 42 as well.
While I'm not a Hunter basher, they don't do it for me asthetically, however they would also probably be up to the type of crusing you have in mind.
When buying a used production boat, you want the most pristine example available in your price range. Expanding the models you'd consider might mean ending up with a much better maintained boat af similar intial quality.
s/v Palmetto Moon
1991 Catalina 36