Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Orlando, FL
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'76 Hunter 27' advice
Due to family issues I had to sell our 39' Gulfstar quite a while back and am missing owning my own boat.
I found a 1976 Hunter 27 (Cherubini) for sale here at a price I can pay cash for. This would be good enough for me and the wife to sail around Florida, the Dry Totugas and maybe even the Bahamas. I like the look of the boat but want some advice about one thing.
This boat has a Yanmar 1GM 8hp raw-water cooled diesel. Should I walk away from this boat due to the raw-water cooled engine, or pay for oil analysis?
The rest of the boat is great, very well maintained with many upgrades including:
Lewmar self tailing winches
Painted hull, deck and interior
Good sails (the main may be short on the foot size)
1 solar panel
fesh (last 2 years or so) varnished interior teak
Custom SS swim platform