First, let me state that I grew up on the water
and on all types of boats for most of my life. I know that in the 80's many production boats had construction defects. Even some of the commercial fishing
vessels built during that period used short cuts and some bad designs. I've sailed single
handed from Stonington CT to Saint Martinique
in the mid 70's. Just because I haven't been sailing and cruising for several years doesn't mean I do not know what to look for in a boat.
Maybe some with money
falling out their pockets can afford $125,000.00 for a blue water
cruiser and think everyone else who cannot afford that should keep on land. I felt and watch the way those with more money
than they know what to do with have tried to drive everyone else out. Caused prices to sky rocket and get everything for themselves exclusively. If this sounds like I am a bit pissed-I am. I am tired of being beaten down by a capitalist money grapping society. Granted not all people with money are bad but this country has its share of greedy egotistical hobnobs. As a photojournalist and Chairperson on Northeast AIM one quote I heard from wealthy power hungry people is: "He with the most gold rules."
is not a blue water cruiser, but as stated previously I plan on sailing her coastal and maybe hop some of the islands. If I hadn’t had a good portion of my retirement
stolen and been cheated out several years because they do not count holidays as time vested I’d have a blue water boat. As for this Hunter she is structurally fine. A bit tight but I will deal with that.