I’m curious about what you have read and/or heard? Certainly not “everyone says”. I’m pretty sure you’ll find some level of disagreement from we Hunter Owners. My boat is built like a brick $h!t house. It’s been very well maintained, sailed in fresh water only, super easy to sail, totally old school instruments, and everything works...after 41 years of recreational service. I’d like to hear some things that would make you stay away from “Hunter”. You might be missing an awesome opportunity if you follow everyone’s input.
Thanks FDL S2, here's a link to a video that shows my Hunter sailing in a lot of different conditions, there are more links at the end of the video. We race my 2000 with other Hunters from the 80's and 90's and all do well. My favorite things about late model Hunters are the large cockpits and the arch.
I seriously doubt that EVERYONE says that.