Thank you for taking the time to bring that difference in HP to my attention, most of the time you see a silvery grey engine by Yanmar and they usually identify them as mostly 16 HP which is an honest error in some cases. Glad you brought that to my attention.
Pleased to know that you appreciate your Hunter 31 coming up from a 24 Seafarer, I am in the same boat pardon the pun going from a Hunter 25 to likely a Hunter 31. I find it interesting that you feel there is not quite enough power, the question being would more HP in bad weather...
It sounds like you have done a great job and you certainly know more about your boat when you have done this type of job and also very rewarding. I am sure you will have many happy sailing days ahead of you and thanks for the encouragement and advise.
Future Hunter Purchaser
Thank you for your advise and good information about the Hunter 31. You mentioned not wanting a cored hull, I am finding it difficult to get information which boats in this approximate size and years between 86 and 89 have or have not cored hulls. I currently...
Future Purchase Hunter 31
I appreciate your information concerning ports, rudder, rigging etc. This will also be my first foray with diesel power so I hope I obtain the same satisfaction as you seem to have had.
Thank you, Ron
Thank you for your additional confirmation in regard to my questions about Hunters
Sometimes they can be never ending. The next one hopefully you can advise me
if any of these Hunters have cored hulls and if so would you have any knowledge when
that occurred. Ron
Thank you for your input I will certainly check out the points that you have made, re: manual bilge pump. I will be planning off shore trips no more than 150 miles so I certainly hope the gear holds up to that. Thank you again Ron
Thanks for your input Good knowledge is always welcome, especially prior to purchasing. I will look at the reviews as you recommended. Several People have tried to turn me off purchasing
any Hunter from "85-92" without a solid reason I felt. Since I owned a 77 Hunter 25 for many...
Thank you for your input, it is a sort of thing I am looking for since I had been warned about
possible rigging failure and I guess that is what they were relating to in a round about fashion.
Should you think of anything else I would be very glad to hear from you. Happy sailing Ron
I am looking at a 1986 Hunter 31, with an interest to buy. Any information from currant owners or previous owners in regard to sailing ability or general failures of this vessel would be greatly appreciated.