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post #3 of Old 03-12-2012
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Re: Hunter 420 for a live aboard?

few of the 42's came with in mast auto furling...would be a fairly expensive add on, but then you can redo the rigging as it would be needed on a 20 year old boat.

It is one of the most comfortable live aboards on the market. The aft cabin is as nice as any home would have. Bath "tub" not so much a tub as a bucket.

Single handing will require some changes and some planning ...the cockpit and bimini and arch conspire to get in your way. It wanders a bit in reverse which adds to the adventure when docking or close quarters. The rest is just experience and not getting in a hurry.

I would like to have had real "heat" on our 42 as the reverse cycle is only good to upper 40's air temp...

some maintenance chores are just that as the boat was not built with redoing things in mind.

Lastly the price is right for a decent purchase...right now.
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