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Re: Just curious - why so many Hunter haters here on this board?
I hate haters. I appreciate Hunters. They do a great job as a cruising boat. Think it totally foolish to hate a brand any brand. Critiquing a feature of a boat, any boat, is a very, very different thing than hating a brand. The in mast that hung up on me was on a cc 59' Hinckley. Does that mean I hate Hinckleys. Don't think so. In fact if anyone wants to give me a SW 42 please go for it. When I think B&R I think Cheribini. Be delighted with one of those as well.
This seems a core issue. When thinking about boats most think about design features and their pluses and minuses. That's helpful and informative. When anyone dumps on a brand it's just foolish. The B&R has many pluses. No limitation of roach, less likely to pump, rigid making furling rather than reefing systems more likely to function. But to point out minuses in no way shape or form is brand trashing. See B&R on some very high end boats. It has nothing to do with brand.