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Re: Catalina 320 vs Hunter 336
Originally Posted by PalmettoSailor
I'm with Faster and Christyleigh in prefering the C320 over any Hunter, but especially one with the B&R rig. The Hunter Legend would be a much better choice that a B&R rigged boat IMHO.
I also agree with the storage comments. The interior storage of the 320 is minimal, but the outside storage is pretty impressive for a 32'er.
If you don't often take guests a 320 might be a great boat choice, but you might also consider an older C34 or even C36 which you might be able to find for a similar price.
I know there are active Catalina owners groups for all three boats, and Hunter may well have similar support groups. That said, I bet you can't call Hunter and talk to the guy that designed your boat like a Catalina owner can. Their support, even for orphaned designs, is outstanding.
Good Luck finding the prefect boat for your needs and wants.
Why don't you like the B&R rig? I'm interested to know the downfalls of it. Watching the Hunter Video which explains how much more stable the boat is with the B&R is pretty believable...but the proof is in the sailing, right? What is your experience with this?