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Re: Looking at 420,450,456 Hunter Center Cockpits.
We know several owners... One of whom attempted to sail from SF to Vancouver, inviting a couple with round-the-world experience along for support. The first day or so out the arch/traveler support was flexing so badly that the experienced crew insisted on returning to port after which the owners trucked the boat north. They have since resold it.
Another couple with one complained that it was very difficult coming alongside a low float when docking.. the excessive excessive freeboard making it an 'ankle breaking jump'.
Great liveaboards, though, if you have dock steps!
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)