Re: Hunter 28.5 1985 buy or not to buy
THere is one of these in my marina. Overall, reasonably quick. Not sure I would want "THIS" sized boat be it a Hunter, or my Jeanneau of the same basic dimension's to live on for a few months of the year. But it could be doable. I do know of one person living year around and has been with the same model as mine. I do not have hot water/shower, where as the Hunter does.
I would think this boat would manage going N and S on the ICW. I know of a 37' that the owner has had since new, been from the PNW to mexico and back 3-4 times. I want to say 2 times on its own, the other two for various and sundry reason, mostly age and time contraints they trucked it to and from. I also know of a 54' on that went to and from on its hull too. Not sure I would do so on this coast with a 28' version.
I also know of very few that own Hunters that do not generally speaking like them. With that in mind, do as you wish, and enjoy which ever brand and size you buy with in your budget.
She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!