Hi saltiepaw, We have a Hunter 356. Love it and live on it on the East coast
. I love the maneuverability, turns on a dime, sails
with any wind
, and heads-up beautifully with a modified fin keel (a little wing).
Off shore it really tends to wallow around, and it's very difficult keeping it on track. The auto-pilot we have is unusable in the ocean and it takes muscle keeping the rudder
going in the direction I'd like sometimes.
So is that a function of the point of sail, versus trying to get speed, versus sail area? Have you had more experience now? What do you think of your 37?
I'd like to take her to the Carribean and would love other's opinions of open water. I know it's called a 'coastal cruiser'...