Owned a 1988 Hunter
Legend 45 with a steel
cross bar in cabin
(as noted in gettinthere reply). Loved her, but need more time than I could give her (22 year old boats tend to do that). Fast! Nice lines! Took several beatings heading up Washington
coast to San Juan's.
The only headache... location of the damn batteries! They are located in the port stern. Accessing them is no problem (crawl on hands and knees 6 feet through the port lazarette). Once there, getting them out is
a problem. A crowbar levered over the stern fuel tank
(accessed via a panel in the aft cabin), a box of baking soda, and some luck one can extract them.
As with any old boat, get a good survey
. Mine lasted all day when I sold her. Not good for seller, but good for buyer! Heart still races when I see her.