Fighting for equality I don't mind the heat. in fact it make it just that much sweeter every time the "not a race race" occurs at the lake and the challenger peels off half way across the lake as if to say "oh... I wasn't really trying to race anyway".I was happy that some other brand was getting some heat, and you put us back under the bus...
I am reading comments about the bad name issue and can fully agree with you. Mine is a 92 Legend 35.5, bought her from a dutch fellow. She is very nice, very easy to handle for 1 person, very nimble at 3-5 kts and at TWS 25-26 kts she made 8.1 kts, which is not bad for a 6 tons lady. She has 6 winches in the cockpit (one electrical for the main), hydraulic autopilot, etc. Admittingly I disliked the dutch system of main furling and changed it, I also disliked the below deck furling system and changed it (very easy) and installed a near mast top spi attacment point to fly a 100 sqmeter asymmetric spi and a 70 sqmeter reacher/code zero up to maximum TWS 15 kts. The inside is beautiful teak, the body is robust, the standing rigging is strong. How she is performing, depends on you. Hunter made the best boats between 90-94.We love our 1993 Hunter Legend 35.5. We have sailed it for years on Lake Superior in some pretty tough weather. It has taken well to upgrades, refits and installing of new electronics allowing us to have a much newer boat with 25 year old fiberglass. We have now sailed her from Lake Superior to New York and south along the ICW to Florida and The Bahamas. We believe there is a ton to love about Hunters and haven't had any issues. Like has been said before if you're looking at a 1970's or 1980's vintage Hunter, you may want to look closely at areas where all manufacturers cut corners and do some serious due diligence on things like thru-hulls, valves, compression post inspection, keel-to-hull joint integrity, etc. Things that had plagued a lot of boat manufacturers in that era. Hunter, Catalina and the others that survived the great extinction of boat builders of the late 80's all did so because they fixed those issues and delivered better boats that informed customers demanded. A lot of Hunter owners just laugh when people tell them how bad Hunters are and keep laughing all the way to the anchorage with an extra $30k in their wallet over a similar boat.View attachment 168786
To summarize; nonsense!
I was looking for a Troll Alert button.Absolutely, positively everyone says to stay away from Catalina ....................... or was it Benetau ?
This same comment appears every year or two. Ever get the feeling you've been had ?
You project urself as an expert sailor but u may over estimate urself. Othervise u would know that your controll problems are not HUnter's problem but generated by u not understanding what is "mast rake" and your boat is obviously out of tune. You also either bought her from someone did not care about her or urself let her down. Mine is a 1992 legend 35.5 and does not show what you complain about. I can reef the main in 30 seconds and she is capable to reach 8 kts. See the picture attached: at AWS 8 knots she is making 6 kts.Talk to experts in your marina, get your boat tuned by a real expert and read books.My hunter is made from plastic that warps in sunshine, and splits like a pitted windshield in cold latitudes. Quality Points...1 out of 10.
I have never had any emails or phone calls returned from Hunter when I asked for help. Customer Service Points...zero
Their entry level boats are designed to appeal to nonsailers. Youll hear key words like headroom, amenities, easy, few simple controls, uncluttered cockpit. When people that enjoy the details of sailing and boating get in these, they are dissapointed at the multiverse opposites like, rounds up too quickly when heeled, slow, difficult to trim.
Sailing Control Points...5