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Re: Just curious - why so many Hunter haters here on this board?

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Aeyventure, what a strange comment, I don't believe I have ever been on a decent sized cruising sailboat without a pole, Hunter or other wise. All the Hunter owners I know certainly have them.
Well, Arcb, I think it's strange too, to see so many modern cruising boats, here in SE Asia without poles. Very rare to see anybody flying a cruising chute either. I'd go wander around the marina and give you a count but I'm off to Thailnad in the next few days....
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A swept rig isn't any different from a conventional one when it comes to snags. For a catamaran rig, it can be much simpler than a conventional one with fewer "parts". A B&R rig may be a bit more complicated than most with the extra diamonds, but no backstay. We check our rigging whenever we think about it or go up the mast for any reason. Probably like most, this is a once/yr thing at best, or something done only before a passage.
We're on the same page for rigging inspection. I was mostly wondering whether you checked more often associated with laying the main on the rigging.

I fully appreciate your perspective. I'm still not laying a sail against the rigging.

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I'm not interested in the bait from Hunter bashers looking to start spinning some story!
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Re: Just curious - why so many Hunter haters here on this board?

Think the issue is more about sail shape and safety.

See in mast with Dacron and get nervous. As Dacron stretches sail gets baggy. Especially in the middle. Now when it rolls you get vertical wrinkles which cause doubling up of the thickness at each place there's a wrinkle. Especially bad if there's vertical battens. B&R doesn't permit any attempt to bend mast tip aft and middle forward to take draft out of sail in higher wind speeds which is just as well as mandrill of in mast won't function with any bend. However given sails are expensive and often replaced well after there due date and often are Dacron of that type of boat the whole system presents a risk.
Some may say this rarely happens. Just need it to happen once. Did to me on transit back from Bermuda. Not a fan of that combo.
Also although solents are a pita when tacking a genny back and forth they are a pleasure when DDW with both headsails out. Fly this or parasail with no main. It makes sense if there's a long board. Coastal with just two the genny on one side and main on the other is easier or just going to 160 keeping both full with the AP steering. So for 95% of boaters see nothing wrong the B&R with self tacking jib. Much less work and more fun.

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Re: Just curious - why so many Hunter haters here on this board?

Didmt you read the fine print in the terms of service when signing up to sailnet...hating something, anything, is a prerequisite. Required. If you dont hate on something within 10 posts, you will be suspended.
Haters gonna hate and this is the home of haters!

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Didmt you read the fine print in the terms of service when signing up to sailnet...hating something, anything, is a prerequisite. Required. If you dont hate on something within 10 posts, you will be suspended.
Haters gonna hate and this is the home of haters!

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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.
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I'm not interested in the bait from Hunter bashers looking to start spinning some story!

Not a basher at all. I noticed if anybody starts to have any kind of discussion on design features, or how many are choosing to sail their B & rigs then the you get your panties in an uproar.
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Re: Just curious - why so many Hunter haters here on this board?

I'm still not interested in being part of your story
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Re: Just curious - why so many Hunter haters here on this board?

Bleemus' thread has some good info in it about in mast might want to take a look instead of being the understudy for he who was banned. Then you can be part of your own story.

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