Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
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My take on newer Hunters (based on a 45 cc and a 44 ds):
- The B and R rig appears to have been used to permit a high roach main by the elimination of the backstay, but the standard main is in-mast furling (another story)
- - The B and R rig makes broad reaching difficult and running nearly impossible.
- - The interior is clearly not designed for an overnight, let alone an offshore, sail.
- There not enough grab handles below to move around under way.
- There are no sea berths and the full mattress in the aft cabin makes a lee cloth difficult to install.
- The floor boards are loose. (On a trip around Cape Scott, one came out, flew across the sole and nearly hit the owner sleeping on the floor - see earlier comment about aft cabin)
- The stove is a nightmare:
- The handle on the oven door prevents the stove from gimballing properly as it hits the grab rail.
- The rails are too low for the pot handles
- It is an RV stove
They are very roomy and have some nice touches, but ...
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