Hi All, We just did a pre-purchase haulout of a '03 Hunter 356 we're considering purchasing. We had an interesting problem show up when the vessel was hanging from the travel lift slings. First some background. The yard put the slings in the designated spots based on the stickers on the hull. On this lift, each sling is made of two pieces with a pin tying together the two halves of each sling. The problem I'm about to describe occurred with the aft sling and not with the fore sling. When the boat was lifted out of the water, we noticed that the pin was about 2' from the centerline of the vessel. Right where the pin was- which was under the shower-, the hull was deformed inward nearly an inch. We put the boat back in the water and moved the sling. The hull was again deformed at the location of the pin. Then, we repositioned the sling so that the pin was on the centerline of the vessel. In that position, the hull didn't deform. I currently own a Hunter 30 and haven't seen this problem before. It sounds to me like Hunter 356 hulls might be built thinner or has greater spacing between the stringers in the vicinity of the shower. Or, perhaps this specific Hunter 356 has a thinner hull. Has anyone else either seen this problem? Or never seen this problem? Thanks!