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10-24-2016 10:46 AM
Re: 1982 Hunter '54

Originally Posted by Rockter View Post
A 36 ft is about the limit of what I can handle alone, and finding crew is not all that easy.

A 54 ft is awfully big, methinks, but it will be fast.
I handle a Catalina 50 alone but it requires:
1. A good autopilot
2. Battcars or another way to ease mainsail handling
3. Lines led aft to cockpit
4. Diligent maintenance of blocks and other running rigging to keep friction to a minimum
5. A good windlass
6. A good bow thruster

I'd add that powered halyard winches are nice to have but not essential.

Having 44+ feet of waterline is a true luxury. 7.5 kts is loafing along, 9 is routine, and 10 is not unusual. It really expands your cruising range. FWIW, I really like the C50 and they can be had in good shape for under $150K these days.
10-23-2016 04:49 PM
Re: 1982 Hunter '54

Ava only posted one time a year ago. I doubt if you will be hearing from him/her.
10-23-2016 11:50 AM
Capt. A.T.
Re: 1982 Hunter '54


Would love to talk with you about your experience with buying the Hunter 54.
I am a lic. Capt. who delivers sailboats on the East coast and am looking forward
to chartering / live aboard/cruising.

Have been researching for years, and have met some very knowledgible sailors.
I am considering a h54 that has been in freshwater in the US.

Wondering how you are faring.

Fair winds,
Capt. A. T.
10-20-2015 10:03 AM
Re: 1982 Hunter '54

We just bought H54
I am looking for any manuals or blue print ? I will pay for copy's and shipping.
06-18-2008 06:48 PM
Rockter A 36 ft is about the limit of what I can handle alone, and finding crew is not all that easy.

A 54 ft is awfully big, methinks, but it will be fast.
06-18-2008 05:04 PM
cayoosh Jeff H,

There was no offence offered or taken in my opinion, just two blokes sharing information. I am still overwhelmed by your original post and your knowledge of boats, and in this instance the Hunter 54. I am still considering taking the boat for a sail just to at the least satisfy my curiosity about the boat and how she sails.

06-18-2008 08:46 AM
Jeff_H Cayoosh,

I did not mean my comments as a criticism. In fact, I very much appreciated that you responded my comment on Paul Lindenburg. It reminded me of something that I had forgotten over the years. I am sorry if my note #27 sounded like I was unappreciative of your setting the record straight.


06-15-2008 12:29 AM
cayoosh Jeff, I have no doubt you are correct, I was just letting you know what it said on the brochure.
06-07-2008 08:43 AM
Jeff_H My understanding is that Paul Lindenburg designed the hull for Warren Luhrs distance racer, and then Cherubini, who was sort of the in house designer, designed the modifications from the original raceboat design such as the deck plan, interior, rig and keel. I got that second hand at a boat show when these were new boats, but then again its a long time ago and I have never followed it up, so it could be wrong.

06-07-2008 03:16 AM
cayoosh Jeff H,

Thank you for a very thorough and thoughtful comment on your knowledge and experience with these boats. It is probable that I may be a bit scared off the boat after some of the other inputs, however, I see no harm in actually going and taking one for a sail with a bunch of very experienced sailors to gather their hands on comments as well. No doubt if there is a temtation to proceed, a very thorough survey will be undertaken.

Also a copy of an old Hunter 54 brochure was emailed to me by Hunter Marine and it says that the boat was designed by John Cherubini and Cortland Steck.

Stirling, your website is a fabulous insight into some of the details of a Hunter 54, thank you for providing all the history as well.
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