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Old 14-08-2014, 08:44   #1
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97 hunter 33

need some help. a newbee...im looking at a hunter 33' 1997 sailboat...im in Ca.
some people that know me ask.. i thought you want to sail to Hawaii some time in your life and i said i do they said not in a hunter they say its to ..flimsy..it would twist.....never make it ...make sure you have enough gas in you dingy...
you have to remember they have catalinia's 33 to 38' ..so the question is will a hunter 33 1997 make it to hawaii to and from saftely....your thoughts..
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Old 14-08-2014, 09:00   #2
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They're not wrong about them being flimsy... I've fixed a few and I'm always blown away by the shoddy work and how little goes into them. That being said, people have crossed the Atlantic on a raft. And I'm sure there's a crowd here who'll swear by their Hunters. There always is. ;P
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thank you abaft....its my first boat ..so... but i understand about the hunter sailors,,,but some of the hunter sailors said they think it would be fine but ....so thanks
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Old 14-08-2014, 09:30   #4
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I owned a 89 32' hunter Vision for a couple years. She was a fine Coastal cruiser, I did four 400 mile crossings of the Gulf of Mexico in her. Looking back it was not advised... She was a tender, tender boat, best used for her designed purpose which is coastal cruising. I wouldn't take on the sort of journey your considering in one... But with the right weather and the right captain I'm sure you could pull it off.


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Re: 97 hunter 33

If I were looking with that goal in mind and maybe that price range of boat, I think I might look at a Westsail 32
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If I were looking with that goal in mind and maybe that price range of boat, I think I might look at a Westsail 32
My opinion is worth what you paid for it.

I would concur... Your mission and your boat don't really match up. A Westsail won't be nearly as comfy in port but you'd be glad to have her under you while underway! It's always a trade off with boats...


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