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Re: 1979 33 ft Hunter Cherubini
For what it is worth, the Hunter 33 was not a Cherubini design. Nor does it display the typical characteristics of the boars which Cherubini designed for Hunter. In the late 1990's I moderated an online Q and A with the Hunter design team and it was made clear that Cherubini only designed the 30 and 27 of that era. He was involved in the 36-37 cutter, but was not the designer.
While I am a very big fan of the Hunter 30 of that era (we had two in our family) I have always viewed the 33 as a very inferior design to the other Hunters of that era in almost all ways, except build quality, which was uniformly pretty good, with one major flaw.
This issue with Hunters of that era was blistering. The Hunters that we had in our family both experienced the worst blistering that I had ever heard of. Many times blistering is simply superficial and inconsequential but in both of our Hunters of that era, we experienced blisters that extended clean through the laminate .
I would suggest that you look for a good clean 30. They have a nicer interior layout, the same amount of interior space, and sail much better than the 33.
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Last edited by Jeff_H; 02-17-2013 at 10:43 AM.