I take it that this is the boat;
- credit SailboatData.com
My personal experience: a dinette interior in any boat WILL
drastically reduce the amount of livable space down below. Drastically.
You'd get more space down below in a Catalina 30. Really.
A friend of mine did just what you're thinking of doing a few years ago. I went on the (same H34) boat with him and pointed that out to him, among other things.
I had a C22 with a dinette (that's all they had). I had a C25 with a traditional layout down below, although they came with a dinette version, too. I would NOT have bought one with a dinette interior. Dinettes simply have less floor space in the same hull
and to me they are claustrophobic. I've been sailing here on SF Bay for 35 years and sailing since I was a kid (I'm 70).
Look, tons of skippers have and love their H34s, and good for them. They also have a reputation for being tender. This is from the same skippers who have and love their H34s.
Have you tried getting into the V berth and see if you fit? Hunters, while nice boats, of that era have narrow pointy bows. Do your feet fit? I ain't kiddin'.
Can you easily access the dipstick to check the oil?
Can you get to the batteries? On this model, they are under the cockpit sole, IIRC, to starboard of the bulkead to the quarterberth. Hard to get to.
But given your extremely limited experience, I strongly urge you to follow eh's advice and others and look around some more.
Your boat, your life, your choice.: