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Re: Hunter 28.5 1985 buy or not to buy
Hi, Iím new to sailing planning to buy Hunter 28.5 1985. ........
Iím planning to shuttle from Boston to Miami and back. Thinking, will take two weeks. ......
Do you mean you're planning to go from Boston to Miami on the boat? and back in 2 weeks?
Despite Pascoe's semi-infamous review I think that Hunters can do the coastal cruising duty well enough as long as, as with any boat, it's been maintained and looked after. I quite like the styling of the 80s/90s Legend series', not so much the later ones, but that's a personal subjective thing.
So if you like the look, the feel, and the cockpit/deck setup, and the price is right, and the survey turns up no red flags, go for it.. but there are plenty of other boats that would fill the bill just as well or better.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)