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New to sailing..Looking to buy 356 or 36 Hunter

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We are in the process of looking to buy a used 356 or 36 Hunter. We are new to sailing. We live in New England and spend much of our time on the water..It is time for us to now buy something. Others have mentioned benetau to us, as well as Catalinas..We have spent some time sailing on a Hunter 34..My husband is 6'4", so we need a little extra space..Thank you in advance for any suggestions or advice you might have..I hope I am in the correct forum link..
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I am also 6'4" and we have a Beneteau 323. Pretty good headroom and we are very happy with it.
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Re: New to sailing..Looking to buy 356 or 36 Hunter

Welcome! If you have specific questions, you're better off asking them outside of the introductions subforum. Your comments, though, are good for an introduction.

Have you narrowed your search down to only a Hunter 356 or 36, or are you open to other options? Is there a specific reason you want something in that range? What's your budget?

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Re: New to sailing..Looking to buy 356 or 36 Hunter

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That's a lot of boat for newbies. How new are you? Does sailing sound cool to you or do you plan everything else around the possibility of being on the water? The reason I ask is that's a lot of boat to get rid of if you find out that you hate sailing. It happens. I suggest, just food for thought, get something smaller, in the 25-27 foot range. If you love it after a couple of seasons, drop the extra $30k and move up. If you hate it, sell the other at a minimal loss and take up some other activity. Plus, you make all the mistakes, and there will be many, on something that is less likely to make you cry . . . or broke . . . .or both, should something go terribly wrong.

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Re: New to sailing..Looking to buy 356 or 36 Hunter

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Hi,
We are in the process of looking to buy a used 356 or 36 Hunter. We are new to sailing. We live in New England and spend much of our time on the water..It is time for us to now buy something. Others have mentioned benetau to us, as well as Catalinas..We have spent some time sailing on a Hunter 34..My husband is 6'4", so we need a little extra space..Thank you in advance for any suggestions or advice you might have..I hope I am in the correct forum link..

Hunter is a fine boat and would be a fine boat to hop around on. I would also look at a Catalina 36 & 34, and Jenneau/Beneteau models. I think the Catalinas will have more cabinetry space and bilges, but the european-sleek look of the others is appealing to many.

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Re: New to sailing..Looking to buy 356 or 36 Hunter

The 356 is suppose to be a fine boat (was on the CW best list). Since you don't say what Hunter 36 you are talking about it could be miles away from what a 356 is. I have a 410 and would have no problem getting another modern Hunter.

Far as a lot of boat for newbie, bull. My first boat was 39' after only 3 months sailing experience.

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