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6 Hours Ago 06:12 PM
amwbox
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

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Originally Posted by guitarguy56 View Post
Been a Jeep Cherokee owner since the early 1990's with my Champange/White Country... loved it... had it for 10 years and it too had the straight six banger, over 300K miles but engine died eventually making her a smoker so had to dispose... great SUV and I used to trailer a sailboat with it... Always owned a Jeep and still have one now as we speak... Laredo... wouldn't think of any other car/SUV I'd drive...

Yes... regarding the floating debris of sailboats/boats in general as fiberglass/plastic boats could theoretically last 100 years or more only the interior would be toast, costly many times over to bring them up to their former state... unfortunately many just don't have the time or funds to restore, so as you mentioned destruction seems the only way for disposal.
What I can't figure out is why you'd associate people who walk away and let their boats go with people who dislike a particular brand. I'm not seeing the connection. If some guy lets his O'day or Pearson sink at the dock does that correlate to him not liking Hunters, somehow?
8 Hours Ago 04:17 PM
guitarguy56
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

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Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
The "floating" part of floating junk speaks volumes about the durability of most glass boats - they can endure an incredible amount of abuse and neglect and keep on floating.

Kind of like the original Jeep's or the Chrysler slant six engine.

It's very well illustrated on the "Zombie" thread on SA. Pics of some incredible trash - but still floating. You can't kill our boats with a stick - takes at least a Sawzall or backhoe.
Been a Jeep Cherokee owner since the early 1990's with my Champange/White Country... loved it... had it for 10 years and it too had the straight six banger, over 300K miles but engine died eventually making her a smoker so had to dispose... great SUV and I used to trailer a sailboat with it... Always owned a Jeep and still have one now as we speak... Laredo... wouldn't think of any other car/SUV I'd drive...

Yes... regarding the floating debris of sailboats/boats in general as fiberglass/plastic boats could theoretically last 100 years or more only the interior would be toast, costly many times over to bring them up to their former state... unfortunately many just don't have the time or funds to restore, so as you mentioned destruction seems the only way for disposal.
8 Hours Ago 03:36 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

The "floating" part of floating junk speaks volumes about the durability of most glass boats - they can endure an incredible amount of abuse and neglect and keep on floating.

Kind of like the original Jeep's or the Chrysler slant six engine.

It's very well illustrated on the "Zombie" thread on SA. Pics of some incredible trash - but still floating. You can't kill our boats with a stick - takes at least a Sawzall or backhoe.
9 Hours Ago 02:31 PM
guitarguy56
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

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Originally Posted by amwbox View Post
You don't have much credibility if you choose to refer to non-Hunter boats as "rotting floating junk".

Brand worship is the only thing worse than brand dismissal.
I don't have much credibility here anyway so I'll take it for what it's worth! ;')

I'm not dissing any boats or manufacturers and never have... this is in your mind... I totally don't know the posters boat and could care less what condition or state of being it's in or what others boats are in, to each his own. I only know what condition mine is but would never post on this forum or others how awful one make of boat is to another... too many threads about that and it's really childish... really!

If you haven't noticed very much floating junk out there and why laws are being passed... Have you checked the laws in your state/county lately?
10 Hours Ago 01:46 PM
amwbox
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

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Originally Posted by guitarguy56 View Post
Love my H28 and will depart from it in two years and served me happily for 16 years, I've been the second owner (bought with only two years on her)... not much to say but people enjoy writing this sad stuff as if to make their egos inflated with their rotting floating junk!

Agree with Smack and SloopJonB... Same clueless ridicule from these people, but bet they've never been on a Hunter or even sailed one but somehow they're experts on it's construction, sail qualities, etc.
You don't have much credibility if you choose to refer to non-Hunter boats as "rotting floating junk".

Brand worship is the only thing worse than brand dismissal.
10 Hours Ago 01:34 PM
guitarguy56
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

Love my H28 and will depart from it in two years and served me happily for 16 years, I've been the second owner (bought with only two years on her)... not much to say but people enjoy writing this sad stuff as if to make their egos inflated with their rotting floating junk!

Agree with Smack and SloopJonB... Same clueless ridicule from these people, but bet they've never been on a Hunter or even sailed one but somehow they're experts on it's construction, sail qualities, etc.
11 Hours Ago 12:34 PM
SloopJonB
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

NHsail's post seems to simply be a rehash of garden variety Internet "wisdom". My current boat is a 32 Y.O. Hunter 31. It was badly neglected and I bought it as a cheap project.

The only "quality" or build issues I have found with it are that the cockpit seat locker lids are a bit thin - a couple more layers of 1708 would not have gone amiss. Every single other piece of work I've done on it has been required due to neglect, pure & simple.

Everything about it was optimized for coastal cruising so naturally I would not take it offshore, any more than I'd take a Cal 25 out there - it's been done, just not by me. I wouldn't enter it in a high level race either but its performance is better than acceptable.

It's far from my dream boat but it amazes me how much ill informed and downright ignorant bull$hit gets repeated on the Interweb about Hunters. It's akin to saying Fords are cheap junk because they aren't Benz's

Another thing I've noticed about them - when in good shape their resale value tends to be unwarrantedly high - similar to boats of known superior build or rep.
14 Hours Ago 09:48 AM
smackdaddy
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

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Originally Posted by nhsail View Post
Well, as you seem expert in the matter of BS, I'll take that as an endorsement.


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It's true, I can spot BS a mile away. Your assessment above was just wildly and equivocally wrong. Even if it's just your opinion, it's empirically inaccurate as shown by so much evidence it's not even funny. So let's keep a little perspective here.

I mean, are all boats from the '60s dangerous and slow?
16 Hours Ago 07:46 AM
nhsail
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Congrats.

That's a whole lot of BS in one single post.


Well, as you seem expert in the matter of BS, I'll take that as an endorsement.


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1 Day Ago 08:38 PM
RTB
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

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Originally Posted by nhsail View Post
Hunters are fine for the vast majority of people who will spend more time aboard in a slip than offshore.
While it's quite true you'll see plenty of Hunters in slips at marinas, you might be surprised at how many you'll see if you actually go cruising. Last time anchored at Rock Sound in the Bahamas, 6 of 11 boats anchored around us were Hunters. I've actually been surprised at how many Hunter owners we've run across during the last 4 years.

I try to avoid these anti-Hunter threads (because they are stupid), but couldn't resist.

Ralph
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