I'm sorry for bringing up over-discussed topic of "which boat is better?"... but here it goes anyway...
Purpose: Cruiser to stay coastal. NorCal down WC to Mexico
, Sea of Cortez
, eventually Panama Canal
. 2-person crew in their 20's (only mentioning age to understand budget
a bit better). Plan is to be at anchor
every night or every other night -- so don't need true "bluewater" boat since weather
planning will be done very carefully and cautiously -- will stay at anchor
if rough weather
search (max 45k) and year (Min 1980) on yachtworld is showing a lot of early 80's C-36s and C-38s... and then a 1982 Hunter
37 Cherubini design. I've researched a bit about Cherubini design and it sounds
like the Cherubini is more solid than the average Hunter
Question posed -- based on reputation and experience (specific equipment
and condition aside) -- which is the better boat for my purposes? I know a lot of people will try to say "spend more money" or "neither boat is perfect for you"... but given my situation... what is everyone's thoughts? Can't wait to hear!