hunter 34 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Boat Review and Purchase Forum
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 02-12-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
adrianjg is on a distinguished road
hunter 34

I am looking to buy a hunter 34 to buy as a liveaboard and starting boat. I would like to be informed before I buy. Have heard alot about the compression problems and the list because everythings on one side.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 02-14-2002
Senior Nappy Headed Ho
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Posts: 734
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Denr is an unknown quantity at this point
hunter 34

Determine the relative bearing of this boat from your present location and run like hell in the oposite direction.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 02-15-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
hbl54 is on a distinguished road
hunter 34

I see your remarks re the Hunter 34

Can you add some more info? I''ve been somewhat taken by these myself

Thanks
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 02-15-2002
Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 54
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
shipley is on a distinguished road
hunter 34

Not sure what your budget is as I own a 34'' Irwin (1980) and spend several nights a week on it. In my opinion, the layout and finish work blows away anything else in its size and class (under $50k). It''s an excellent coastal cruiser (keel model) with a lot of teak work and usable storage and shelf space. Easily sailed by one person when rigged properly. Does have some manageable issues I''ve noted under other Irwin postings. Good luck and always spend the $ for a marine survey
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 02-19-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Bobola is on a distinguished road
hunter 34

Denr,
LOL...
I have more or less the same feeling concerning the Hunter, but I suppose they are an adequate coastal cruiser????

They sure look nice sitting at the dock.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 05-07-2002
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
shavdog is on a distinguished road
hunter 34

I own a 1987 34ft hunter for the past 4 yrs. Your comments require comment. the compression post issue is a result of poor commissioning from new. a tube that houses the mast wires runs thru the deck inside where the mast sits. if this tube was not sealed up at commissiioning, water from the mast would run down to the compression post and would rot it out over time. my 87 was commissioned properly and has no signs of this. the model does list to starboard. you can either move somethings to the port(about 175lbs) or add some weight to the port.its not a structural thing to worry about. these are great boats. I have brought mine back to a 9 and perform only regular maintenance. They are very roomy 6ft 3 headroom, have a nice booth dinette and get lots of complements. I listed mine on boatrader today for 45k and it is one of the cleanest in the country. good luck. I want a smaller cape dory we are moving to the lake the my hunter is too big for my needs or i would take it in a flash.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 05-08-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 445
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
VIEXILE is on a distinguished road
hunter 34

A friend of mine bought a 1985 Hunter 34 in good shape except for a head/stench problem back a few years ago for $23,000.00. The boat sold new for about $54,000.00 with the "sail away" package. I crawled all through a Hunter Legend 45''ish (I''d say) and found ill fitting things, poorly constructed stuff, etc., everywhere I looked (charter boat). Hunters certainly have their place, but . . .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 05-08-2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 360
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
928frenzy is on a distinguished road
hunter 34

We bought our 1983 Hunter 34 in late March. So far, it''s been very nice. The previous owners took good care of it, but even so, a 19 year old boat is still a 19 year old boat.

So far I''ve fixed a leaking portlight, replaced the engine oil and all the filters.

As far as sailing goes, it seems to handle quite well in light air all the way up to about 20 knot winds. Above that, the main might need to be put on a single reef. The other day when the wind picked up on the Chesapeake, we decided leave the main full, but instead moved the traveler leeward, and thus sailed more comfortably. Apparently, sailing heeled at 20 to 25 degrees is customary and usual for these boats.

As far as roominess, I have not seen all brands of 34s, but of those I''ve seen, the Hunter 34 seems the roomiest. We don''t use ours as a live-aboard, but I can see how someone (or two) could.

As others have pointed out, most Hunters are not offshore boats. However, if you pick a decent weather window and know your limitations, the Hunter 34 can get you where you''re going and not beat you up in the process. My friend (who owns a 35'' Lord Nelson) and I tried to sail the Hunter 34 out of NYC harbor about a month ago. The day started off fine, but within four miles of the Varazano the head wind picked up to 35 knot gusts and the seas were rolling in at between 6'' to 8''. We kept going out, but as we passed under the bridge at 1600, we decided to go for a safe harbor and made our way into Great Kills, S.I. for the evening. BTW, another boat out by Sandy Hook issued a distress call at about 1700 while we were halfway to Great Kills. The CG chopper flew over us, so we waved them off. We kept listening to the VHF, but never did hear if the CG found the other boat. In any event, that afternnon, the Hunter took some real pounding for about two hours, but except for being a bit frazzled, we were fine. Needless to say, we slept like rocks that night. ;^)

Happy sails to you ~ _/) ~
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beneteau vs Hunter SEC Boat Review and Purchase Forum 45 08-04-2011 06:44 PM
Hunter 466 SEC Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 04-12-2009 03:27 PM
Got religon...but a Hunter?? fb22 Boat Review and Purchase Forum 10 09-27-2006 12:43 PM
Hunter 30 "replacement skylights" Jazzlstner Gear & Maintenance 0 04-11-2003 10:47 AM
Buying Hunter 340 eplante Boat Review and Purchase Forum 0 08-21-2001 01:12 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:27 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.