Last Man Standing
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Re: A blue water sailer that can go in light winds
Smack..: Different topic, but reading around online there are various horror stories about the quality of Hunters ...
Yeah, there always have been. The issue is, I just don't buy most of them.
A member here, Michael, has a very, very respectable pedigree as a seaman...and he picked the Hunter 49 as his boat after a lot of research and deliberation. He just took Sequitur
around Cape Horn, then into an F10-11 that crossed his path. The boat did fine.
That's good enough "quality" for me...especially with the kind of sailing I plan to do for the next 10 years.
Oh, and here is another blue-water boat of questionable quality that did 4 knots in light winds using blankets as a sail...and it was a stinkpot:
S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40
Last edited by smackdaddy; 04-21-2012 at 11:27 PM.