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Re: Just curious - why so many Hunter haters here on this board?
Ahhhh, it's like he never left.
Anyway, there are not many Hunter "haters". There are those that drop the occasional jab or snide remark, but that's life in general.
What happens is usually one of two things;
1. Someone starts a thread about how Hunters are just as good or superior to all other vessels, capable of anything and probably better at it, then the cannons fire. Then the OP backpedals and says everything is a trade off, then towards the end of the post comes another: Hunters are just as good as anything, probably better. Any attempt at reasonable conversation is taken as a jab, the cannons fire another volley.
2. Someone joins and starts a thread asking if they should buy this Hunter off craigslist to sail around the world, leaving next week, with little or no sailing experience, does the engine really need to be running and what kind of water maker do I need? They are probably never heard from again as they went off to the hang gliding or base jumping forums to ask silly questions. This leaves the rest of us arguing about stringers or keels falling off Oysters and Hunters. No one ever mentions a life raft or a Sat phone or an epirb.
Henredon sells couches, so does Ikea. If I had to take my dream couch around the world, I would do it on a Heredon couch, but others have gone 'round the world on an Ikea couch.
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