GO for it
Let them criticize all they want if they think they really know all about all boats.
I am one of the many very happy Hunter owners who really loves his boat,I now live in Florida and did live in NY and did sail my Hunter 36 from Montauk,NY all off shore to east coast of Florida and than around the keys to Punta Gorda.
And I do plan to sail over to Bahama's and also back down to Key West and Dry Tortugas also.
I do have selden inmast and love and all the room and storage down below I also love the arch with the travlar mounted on it and all the lines led back to cockpit allows me to singel hand many times.
This my second Hunter and would buy another Hunter.