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Being a professional ignorer and all...I'll just ignore that generalization
Crap... do we have to add this to the list?!

We need a ruling!

DENBY...!!!! Are you out there????

XJ... This post has nothing to do with your thread. So sorry for the interruption.... really... we just have a professional ignorer here throwing his weight around... he may lose his status...sad really.. he has kids and everything....
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I must say, as a newbie I'm glad the forum is here. Certainly opinions have to be considered and weighed, but it is something - we who are just starting have open ears and minds to all of you.
I am looking at a Hunter 20 tomorrow. Why a Hunter 20? Well, it is nearby, in our general price range, and it is in the class we want: a trailer sailor. Our hearts aren't set on it, but our hearts are set on sailing. We've been trying to find out more about the model, a first-hand look will tell more.
Does anyone know reasons why not to consider a Hunter swing keel boat? I've read about Catalinas and others, but very little on the Hunter version. Can anyone shed some light on it?
If it isn't this boat, I know it will come along.
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Mike...welcome. The 20 is a decent boat to learn on but carefully check the keel centerboard trunk for leaks and the winch for proper operation. This seems to be a real problem spot on these boats but it is not a big deal to fix.
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Crap... do we have to add this to the list?!

We need a ruling!

DENBY...!!!! Are you out there????

XJ... This post has nothing to do with your thread. So sorry for the interruption.... really... we just have a professional ignorer here throwing his weight around... he may lose his status...sad really.. he has kids and everything....
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No this thread is not to be ignored. How ever you are free to ignore it if you wish. It is a very good discussion on Hunters.
T37Chef is throwing his weight around and we should discuss this on the AFOC thread. May be we should consider T37Chef's statics as a professional ignorer.
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I posted a review in the hunters forum for all the interested in a Hunter boat. It is too long to repeat here.
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No this thread is not to be ignored. How ever you are free to ignore it if you wish. It is a very good discussion on Hunters.
T37Chef is throwing his weight around and we should discuss this on the AFOC thread. May be we should consider T37Chef's statics as a professional ignorer.
All I can say is I tried to get ignoring points added to sailnet but obviously the mods didn't feel the same way...I mean I can only be as professional as those who I surround myself with.
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The original post was regarding a 32 y/o boat... Hunter or any 32 y/o boat will obviously need a survey. A 32 y/o hunter will probably be a very inexpensive price... As posted in earlier post, I sail on two family owned Hunters... Both newer and also maintained well... As I posted earlier- be it a Boat, RV, Auto or even a Home... Many people buy what they "think" they can afford... Meaning they can afford the payment and not much more.... I know people who buy expensive cars and have not enough money to properly maintain them, where as some Dodge owners do the regular scheduled maintenace... A Dodge Intrepid is No BMW... Yet, I'd prefer a well maintained used Dodge over a poorly maintained BMW... As a home owner, I change my central air filters every month- I have a friend who when seeing me purchase a new filter asked how often it should be changed... He had not changed his in FIVE years- it was black... Like wise I have my AC & Heating serviced by the company that installed it every Six months.... I am amazed at how dirty the inside of my Gas furnace is after SIX months as well as the heating and the cooling element / coil... In reality a 32 y/o Hunter is a low end production boat that in ALL likely hood will have had numerous owners. A real likely hood that you will not have a 32 y/o well documented history of boat upkeep... That being said, it should be a fairly inexpensive boat and may meet coastal and sailing in protected waters... If the boat meets your needs and "real" cost (not just purchase price)- enjoy it and take care of it for the next buyer... Best of Luck.....
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If your looking for Hunter bashers- there are no shortage of them on the net.. Many of them I have noticed get real OVER sensitive when the same is said about the boat they own, ie: The Spendy Tartan and its recent mess ups to include the company cover up... Another thread.... The same people will be quick to boat bash Hunters, Catalina and the Bene's however, lol







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Being a professional ignorer and all...I'll just ignore that generalization
Not me, since we own a newer Hunter 45CC I can tell you that they are a POS

The only plus to owning this boat is that the local dealer uses it to show perspective buyers

So when all the electronics failed, (3 trip out )they were out to fix it, when the clue on the Dole sail rip out ( 5 trip out ) in a in a 15-20 knot breeze they were out to fix it, when the electronics gave out a second time ( didn't get to go out ) they came out to fix it, when the waste line came a part and filled the bilge,they came out to fix it.

After this weekend we have a new list for them, floor has warped at two location, possible faulty relays for the inverter, ( so they think ) and my father inlaw made a pot of coffee in the kenmore coffee maker/ microwave and the steam destroys the finish on the teak trim thats right above it.

It is a nice daysailor/ dock condo though



I should add that when we go somewhere we take the 30 yr old Tayana
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Exclamation Bummer

What a bummer, although I have met no unhappy hunter owners on the past three or four hunter gatherings here in the PNW.... I know that 45CC is pretty spendy-mmm thinking 300K.... Thinking if I was spending that kind of money I'd look elsewhere then a hunter. At least they service it lol... Depending on your location- thinking I could do better on a water front condo in the 300K range and be content with my 37' tayana...
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I've had the opportunity to cruise extensively when younger and can tell you first-hand that no one anchored in any S Pac motu spend any time talking about which brand boat is best/worst suited for cruising - they all spent all their time talking about repair and maintenance issues regardless of who made it.
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