Originally Posted by zboss
T37Chef -can you please elaborate?
if you look at certain places in the molded parts of the boat, you will see the same pattern/marks across many years of production... as simple as the antiskid pattern flaws to, well some other well documented areas.
you will also find that the first 105Mc that was "veneered" was very poorly done, and covered some very important parts of the boat that WILL be needed to have access for maintenance. For sure the subsequent boats should be better done, but the angles and compound joints of the mold make it very difficult to veneer and finish this boat in a fashion that is appealing to an upscale or new boat buyer. I liked the "unskinned" version much more, as it was more suited to actually using the boat as opposed to looking at it.
Some of the access locations are still being glued over such that needed access to bilges and such are nigh impossible, unless you are going to cut up that sole or wall...
Hunter has said, that they build to the specs of the owners (PCI, Cat Company, and other principles)
I was set to buy a new Gemini in 2008, until I spoke with the then owners and was told that the hulls only have a one year warranty, and I found that warranty too ambiguous to risk the purchase of a new boat, and hope for a good outcome, YMMV. Like many builders the warranty of systems and components goes back to that company and some of the gear used was not available here in the states, etc.
The boat is, quite honestly built to a price point, and as long as you realize that, it is one awesome boat. They have held their value well, and owners either hate them or absolutely love them...there is no middle ground, and you get a LOT of boat for the money, new or used.
YMMV, and for sure check them out, I am back looking at them again after "downsizing" they are well laid out for a couple, and are quite comfortable - like angled seats and seat backs, and "bar rail" to rest your feet on while sitting...small and agile enough for almost any marina or lift, etc
Best of luck