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One of my 36 footers is cruising down there at the moment. He said most of the working boats down there spend a good part of most tides dried out, so his twin keels are a huge advantage. With a series drogue over the stern, he had no problem with one of the worst storms to hit Valdiva in a while. He was at sea at the time, approaching Valdiva. He said she rolled a bit when the wind eased off. I find running the drogue off the quarter, instead of centred by a bridle ,lets the wind pressure on the rig take some of the roll out of her.
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Hunters are now officially atop the bluewater boat list. In fact, that list has now been completely redefined to include most modern "production boats". Why?


2007 Hunter 49, Sequitur, rounds Cape Horn skippered by Michael and his lady Edi. Respect.

Sequitur Rounds Cape Horn

"Limits"? I don't think so.

'Nuff said.
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Hunters are now officially atop the bluewater boat list. In fact, that list has now been completely redefined to include most modern "production boats". Why?
"Limits"? I don't think so. 'Nuff said.
Hmm, yeah no, Hunter's are not on the top of the list.
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Hunters are now officially atop the bluewater boat list. In fact, that list has now been completely redefined to include most modern "production boats". Why?


2007 Hunter 49, Sequitur, rounds Cape Horn skippered by Michael and his lady Edi. Respect.

Sequitur Rounds Cape Horn

"Limits"? I don't think so.

'Nuff said.
Was it the very best day of the year???

Hunter round the Horn, Was it a very very good day, I think my Allied princess 36, would do it but i dont think i have the expirience being a great lakes sailor to do it

Where can i find a copy of the list the Hunters are the top of? My Catalina 27' must be on that list as well........, yes i have 2 boats.......just bought an Allied Princess 36' this year, the fully restored re-powered Catalina 27' is going on the market, as an offshore cruiser to compete with the Hunters, lol just good camaraderie sailors , no offence meant!

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Well, this guy is approaching the horn on a Delphia 40ft:

Lokalizacja | Around The World Delphia Project

and he is going to make it, on a Polish 40ft, alone on his non stop circumnavigation on a mass production boat.

My Sailing: Tomasz Cichoki approaches Cape Town on solo circumnavigation

With the right weather window any experienced sailor can do it safely on a 40ft boat.

These guys have done that and more in a 3 days sail around the Horn and the Beagle (450nm) on an open 20ft light cat (with 50K winds).

Trois jours autour du Horn en cata de sport !

Ok, these guys are not only experienced by really good sailors
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Hunters are now officially atop the bluewater boat list. In fact, that list has now been completely redefined to include most modern "production boats". Why?

"Limits"? I don't think so.

'Nuff said.
I read Sequitur's blog as they are sort of in the cruising area we plan to visit. He writes that the Hunter being used was beefed up at the factory before they took delivery and provides the details. So, does that still count if it's not the "standard" off-the-shelf production boat?

Our short list of offshore boats contains five traditional offshore-capable boats and one from the Catalina Ocean Series that keeps blinking on and off the bottom of the list. After this blog post it's back on, but I'm still not 100% sure. On the other hand the factory offers some options that will tip the scales more towards offshore capability.
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He writes that the Hunter being used was beefed up at the factory before they took delivery and provides the details. So, does that still count if it's not the "standard" off-the-shelf production boat?
This is not much difference than any older boat that has had a refit. Many, if not all, older boats have the benefit of exp that allows ppl to have identified a weakness in a boat model. So when it's time to upgrade them owners know what needs/should be done.
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I read Sequitur's blog as they are sort of in the cruising area we plan to visit. He writes that the Hunter being used was beefed up at the factory before they took delivery and provides the details. So, does that still count if it's not the "standard" off-the-shelf production boat?

Our short list of offshore boats contains five traditional offshore-capable boats and one from the Catalina Ocean Series that keeps blinking on and off the bottom of the list. After this blog post it's back on, but I'm still not 100% sure. On the other hand the factory offers some options that will tip the scales more towards offshore capability.
Here is Michael's very good explanation of "why a Hunter"...

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Conception

And here's the list of upgrades:

Gestation

From that list, I don't see much in the way of structurally turning the Hunter into a Cabo Rico. Apart from the non-standard cutter rig, it's mostly equipment upgrades and additions.

So, I'd say it's pretty much off-the-shelf in terms of being a Hunter - it's just very, very well equipped...by a very, very good seaman.
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I read Sequitur's blog as they are sort of in the cruising area we plan to visit. He writes that the Hunter being used was beefed up at the factory before they took delivery and provides the details. So, does that still count if it's not the "standard" off-the-shelf production boat?

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Can you point the link for that factory beef up? I can only see options, not really nothing out of the ordinary:

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