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Old 09-05-2011, 19:18   #226
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Totally agree. The credibility of this post was missing. stoves are optional. fixed floorboards and lee cloths?? I can't think of many boats I've met that had those as standards...and how does this translate into structural quality which is what we are talking about? Yes, even a cynical SaltyMonkey is eyeing the hunters
Thought I would check the thread out.

Sorry that my credibility is question.

I was away and going away again tomorrow.

I was on a Saga 409 as I will be tomorrow. Lee clothes and fixed floorboards are standard.

First boat with a front loading fridge that I liked. Huge top loading freezer.

I used to use a Nauticat 37: fixed floors and lee clothes.

I delivered a C&C 44 from Maui last summer; fixed floorboards and lee clothes.
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Jack since you have sailed many more boats than most of us what make would you recommend and which makes apart from Hunter you did not like say in the 38 to 45 length cruise only.
Coastal or offshore?

Hunters are good coastal boats.
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Old 09-05-2011, 19:27   #228
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I suspect it has nothing to do with Hunters at all but all about some people thinking they sound authoritative criticizing somebody's boat. If you notice, it's almost always the same people.
Yep. Always the same people. And it's always the same fellow that feels superior to you because he paid more for his sunglasses.
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Yep. Always the same people. And it's always the same fellow that feels superior to you because he paid more for his sunglasses.
Come on - at least I provided some evidence.

And I do not wear expensive sunglasses.
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Come on - at least I provided some evidence.
I stand by my fundamental assertion: boat snobs are almost as pathetic as beer snobs. And that's regardless of what brand of sunglasses you prop up on your forehead.
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I stand by my fundamental assertion: boat snobs are almost as pathetic as beer snobs.
OK - I am a beer snob. But I do not get paid to drink beer.
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Re: Sudden Attraction to Hunters

I am still waiting for our delivery skipper poster to reply it seems he was full of bad press regarding Hunters but is unable to suggest some good boats. Very disappointing as he says he has sailed many different yachts. Maybe they are all duds?
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I just took bareboat (asa 104 ) on a 15 year old Hunter 37.5. It seemed to perform pretty well in a 20+ MPH wind.
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I used to use a Nauticat 37: fixed floors and lee clothes.
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Anyone want to tell me why a Nauticat (or any Cruising Cat, for that matter) needs fixed floors?

If you're looking up at the floor in one of those, you have worse problems than some wood flying around.
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Because a Nauticat is NOT a Catamaran. They are best known for producing monohull motor-sailors.
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Thanks!! That explains it.....
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I am still waiting for our delivery skipper poster to reply it seems he was full of bad press regarding Hunters but is unable to suggest some good boats. Very disappointing as he says he has sailed many different yachts. Maybe they are all duds?
Sorry. I was on the water.

I am reluctant to name specific boats. I would rather talk to someone and find out what they like / desire in the features for the intended use of the boat.

I have been on a Saga 409 for much of the past month and a half. I took her around Vancouver Island and then out to Barkley Sound. She had many of the features I like. She was much less tender than the Nauticat I have used in the past.

I have sailed a couple of Bill Crealock's designs (Dana 24 and Crealock 34); good quality boats. One day on Swan 38 was lovely.
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Sorry. I was on the water.

I am reluctant to name specific boats. I would rather talk to someone and find out what they like / desire in the features for the intended use of the boat.

I have been on a Saga 409 for much of the past month and a half. I took her around Vancouver Island and then out to Barkley Sound. She had many of the features I like. She was much less tender than the Nauticat I have used in the past.

I have sailed a couple of Bill Crealock's designs (Dana 24 and Crealock 34); good quality boats. One day on Swan 38 was lovely.
Hang on you were happy to bag Hunters but reluctant to name boats in the positive, interesting.
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Anyone want to tell me why a Nauticat (or any Cruising Cat, for that matter) needs fixed floors?

If you're looking up at the floor in one of those, you have worse problems than some wood flying around.
I think you are confusing Nauticat with Nautitech which are catamarans. Nauticat is a mono. Confusing I know.
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Hang on you were happy to bag Hunters but reluctant to name boats in the positive, interesting.
The thread is about Hunters.

I did say they were good coastal boats. I did just make some positive comments about Crealocks and Swans.
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