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Hunter 28.5 1985 buy or not to buy

Hi, I’m new to sailing planning to buy Hunter 28.5 1985. I will see it coming Sunday. I have seen review on 29.5 but nothing 28.5. So far I have seen these comments:
… Hunter 28.5 not designed, or pretends to be, bluewater boat. Flirting with a Hunter 28.5… I have been really impressed with just how fast the Hunter 28.5 will accelerate when light winds puff up just a bit. But if you are going upwind against a nasty chop, this boat will certainly pound... All of the people I know who’ve owned this boat (and sail it in ways for which it was designed) rate it quite highly. There is an article “Flirting with a Hunter 28.5,” I can’t find online.

I’m planning to shuttle from Boston to Miami and back. Thinking, will take two weeks. In Miami, I'm planning to live on boat. I'm 5'10" tall. Assuming it’s not in a bluewater, what problem in a boat, besides normal wear and tear, should I look for? Any thoughts?
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