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post #5 of Old 01-20-2010
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Originally Posted by Endurance2010 View Post
I am hearing a lot of frowns on Hunters from the early 1980s, is this legit or just sailing puffery?
I believe that the Hunters of that era were well built.
Their systems were well thought out and put together.
The hull design of the Hunter 34 is better than the
Catalinas and Ericsons of that period, with a long
waterline and powerful stern sections. All the other
production builders followed with beamy powerful hulls
a decade later.
The 34 does have a fairly lofty rig for sailing on
'The Bay' so you will need to ensure that the reefing
system works effectively and that you have a sturdy
110% or smaller headsail for Summer sailing.

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