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Anyone know anything about a 1989 Hunter 30'?
Would appreciate any insight into purchasing a 1989 Hunter 30'. This boat has an appealing split transom, diesel engine, very nice interior, with original sails, and only some surface hairline cracks into the gelcoat, which I was told was due to the overly thick coverage of gelcoat for that year. On subsequent boats, the gelcoat problem was fixed by a thinner layer. The boat just needs a good overall waxing, has not been sailed in 2 years.
One of the attributes this boat has is a very nice extended transom, with the option to take out the teak seat in the middle for easy access to swimmers and a swim ladder.
On any boat I am seriously considering, I would most certainly get a good marine survey of the boat before finalizing the deal.
Any handling insights, would be appreciated.
In the past I have owned and raced a Laser, Sailboard, Hobie 16', and recently crewed aboard a cs 30, Benetteau 10-R, in races on Lake Ontario. I would like a sailboat to enjoy for daysailing, as well as overnights. I do not consider a Hunter 30 as race potential-and at any rate, have not skippered a large boat in any race.
Any comments would be appreciated.