Well after a long search and several surveys we have purchased a 'New to Us' Hunter 30. Looking forward to getting it to its new location and start getting the boat lake ready. I've been a Hunter dreamer since I first took a tour in the early 90's of a 28 and 30 side by side at a Boat Show. Ever since that time I hoped and planned to 'some day' own one. Well the time has come and I can't wait to be on the water and live the day dreams I've had over the years. For you current and past Hunter 30 owners, what do I need to do? what do I need to avoid? How do I sail fast? etc. I've been sailing for many years but always on smaller boats so this is exciting. This will be the first boat that I have owned that will have a Wheel! and a true head! first inboard diesel. Any and all advice about the boat will be appreciated... What to do... What to avoid... Best gear to get... Problem areas... sea cocks... drains... windows... sails... engine maintenance.... Thanks for your input.