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03-23-2017 02:50 PM
amwbox
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

Different boats do different things better or worse than others.

Controversial idea, apparently, in the boating world.
03-23-2017 01:39 PM
colemj
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

Go to the VI's and all you will see are catamarans. Go to the PNW and all you see are heavy full keel boats. Go to the Panama Canal and surrounds and you will see just about everything pass by.

I'm not sure what that means.

But the Bahamas do have a lot of Hunters. The US East Coast in general does.

Mark
03-23-2017 11:54 AM
Tadw
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

I sail with a bunch of dude that have hunters, most seem to be ok but just take a good look at the 28 footer from the late 80's and you will see why they get a smirk from old schoolers.
03-23-2017 09:54 AM
boatpoker
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

Currently cruising the Abacos. Have seen hundreds of boats ....... maybe 10 Hunters.

PS. I am by no means a Hunter basher. Although not without faults, I think they are better built than any of the Euro production boats.
03-23-2017 09:33 AM
aeventyr60
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

Funny what your eyes want to see out here..I mostly see doube enders, Albergs, Baba's, Westsail's and any other number of stout craft. Wouldn't know a Hunter from a Benetau. Some bias going on in our vision...
03-23-2017 07:07 AM
Arcb
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

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Originally Posted by Don0190 View Post
I have been full time cruising for 6 months and sailed from the Boston area to the Exumas Bahamas. If people were really truly social animals they would be owning Hunters. I've seen more post 1998 Hunters cruising than any other boat.

It's pretty simple, Hunter owners go cruising and Hunter bashers sit around typing.
I went looking for data to see if this claim was supported outside of Hunters home waters. I believe Hunter is based out of Florida, so I would expect to see a few extra Hunters on the US East Coast.

I did a search for the 2015 and 2016 ARC rallies, because I figured they would give a pretty good impression of the type of vessels being used by a good cross section of international cruisers. I was actually surprised by how few Hunters are out there, I know they aren't the first choice for lots of folks for offshore cruising, but I was not expecting to see less than 1%. Here are the lists for 2015 and 2016. There was one Hunter in each year. A 42 in 2015 and a 36 in 2016.

https://www.worldcruising.com/arc/ar...ntentries.aspx

https://www.worldcruising.com/arc/ar...ntentries.aspx
03-21-2017 08:05 PM
flyingriki
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

Yawn...
03-21-2017 07:13 PM
amwbox
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

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Originally Posted by flyingriki View Post
Sad to see, even in sailing, when a couple irritating people don't like a conversation they insist on shutting it down. I'm in the market for a bigger boat and have found some nice Hunters. I came here to read about the general controversy and find some good input but also some of the typical forum dependant types that insist everyone talk about what they want, when they want and how they want. After the big slap down last November you'd think they might have learned something....
Sad.
Thank you to those with helpful, positive and negative, input on the subject!
Lighten up. My God, man.

If all else fails, this thread is 7 years old and 35 pages long. All the information you want is contained within if you'd stop moaning and just read it.

If you want to live in a bubble where people tell you what you want to hear, to suit your confirmation bias, asking the opinion of anonymous strangers on the internet is a great way to get that bubble burst.
03-21-2017 07:01 PM
flyingriki Sad to see, even in sailing, when a couple irritating people don't like a conversation they insist on shutting it down. I'm in the market for a bigger boat and have found some nice Hunters. I came here to read about the general controversy and find some good input but also some of the typical forum dependant types that insist everyone talk about what they want, when they want and how they want. After the big slap down last November you'd think they might have learned something....
Sad.
Thank you to those with helpful, positive and negative, input on the subject!
03-21-2017 06:46 PM
zeehag
Re: Why are there so many Hunter haters?

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Originally Posted by Jeff_H View Post
Darn, I wish we Moderators had thought to close this thread while we had the chance!
no time like the present please..hahahahahahaha
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