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Thanks for that information Jeff. I guess I was attracted to the larger cockpit, fairly wide beam, and relatively modern looks (it didn''t look like a 70''s or 80''s vintage), and the lenghth--22 to 24 feet. The pricing information you''ve provided is in my budget but, based on what I''ve heard, Hunter is a kin to Bayliner on the powerboat side (high-volume, lower quality manufacturer, decks that buckle, lower resale, etc, etc.) Resale is important to me. In my powerboat days, I owned SeaRay''s because I always knew they would hold their value decent and, should I wish to get out from under them, there was always a used market for them. I''d like the same for a sailboat. I''m not necessarily looking for a Cadillac but a solid Chevy if I may use a Detroit analogy. Because I will do a lot of Michigan inland lake sailing, I''ve been looking for a boat with a shallow draft utilizing a lifting keel or centerboard. I''ve heard many good things about the S2''s (6.7/6.9) but those are getting a little long in the tooth plus the manufacture is out of business. Catalina is a fair option but, unfortuntately, they only offer fixed keeled models that I''m aware of. I guess the bottom-line is that I''m still looking.
I respect your opinion.....Any additional thoughts you have on the matter would be appreciated.