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post #2 of Old 07-03-2011
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There are plenty of very happy Hunter sailboat owners out there who sail to the Caribbean or Canada in their boats. That said, a Hunter 27' would not be my first choice for a blue water cruiser (Bermuda is surrounded by 'blue water'), nor a Catalina 27' nor even my old Tartan 27'. That is not to say that it can't be done if you choose weather windows wisely.
A 27 footer that has a reputation for crossing oceans is the Nor'Sea 27' but I doubt you would find one for $15K. Pacific Seacraft, Canadian Sailcraft and Allied Seawind might be some better brands known for solid design and build quality. With older boats a lot more depends on how well maintained each individual boat is. Older boats are going to be cheaper and closer to your price point.
Good luck you lucky Bermudan dog you!

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