I own an 1981 Hunter 30. It's a great boat for coastal cruising and the Bahamas
, but I would never consider it for an ocean crossing
. It's not designed, nor built, to handle serious offshore
I strongly suggest that you have the boat professionally surveyed before making a purchase
decision. A $10K asking price
sounds enticing, but another $10K to replace rigging
, re-build engine
, etc., puts this boat in a whole new light.
Act in haste, repent in leisure, as the old saying goes. This especially holds true for 30-year old sailboats.
Just my $.02.
P.S. Can the owner provide you with a maintenance/service history
for the vessel?