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Old 12-08-2012, 01:12   #166
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Look here is one for sale in Australia, dinghy garage and all!

http://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-...unter-54/58285

You could print the contents of this thread to help with your offer. $149k make offer.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:47   #167
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Re: Hunter 54 - Thoughts?

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Look here is one for sale in Australia, dinghy garage and all!

Used Hunter 54 for Sale | Yachts For Sale | Yachthub

You could print the contents of this thread to help with your offer. $149k make offer.
That boat has been for sale for about three years. The owner flew to the US and bought her, sailed it singlehanded back to Aus......and immediately put it on the market......the price has dropped significantly from when i first went and looked at her.....
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Old 12-08-2012, 22:36   #168
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Re: Hunter 54 - Thoughts?

I was an owner of a 54 for about 5 years, and I am one of the persons quoted in my owner's report.
what a blast to sail, especially when the wind picks up. But I would never take the boat offshore. Just like I would never take my Smart car off-roading. If you get in big seas, you feel like the boat is going to crack itself open any minute.
the dinghy garage is a bad idea. its not big enough to hold the dinghy.
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Old 13-08-2012, 08:28   #169
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Re: Hunter 54 - Thoughts?

Ya know folks. IF I bought one, the I'd move the rudder aft where it belongs and re-assign the garage. I don't much care for that feature m'self so I'd just fix it. No biggie. If ya don't like it, change it. For what these boats can be had for, the margin for addressing the issues is built into the price, when compared to other, similar sized boats.
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Old 13-08-2012, 14:23   #170
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Re: Hunter 54 - Thoughts?

I had one lined up in NY fo 45k$ a few years back. I did a spreadsheet on all the stuff
I was gonna do. Went somethin like this.
I would have checked the history of the boat as much as possible and then go through the boat and upgrade all the items that I was not comfortable with. Remove the facade on bulkheads junction with deck/hull chk , trace the noisy stations/furniture & secure.

Design a lockdown for the dingy locker or delete & alter for extra storage.
Run my MM over all encapsulated stiffeners -replace & strengthen what is necessary.
Rudder support, shaft & keel attachments proly move the former, do usual on the keel.
Investigate possibility of longitudinal glassed stringers and an extra partial ring frame in the canning areas amidships & slam zone just forward of the mast, that have minimal support.
Shake her down in trying conditions, alter what I think is necessary for my comfort.
~Pretty much the same as any light weight old boat of any make.

Missus wouldn't agree to two boats. Good move, I have a habit of completely rebuilding stuff I don't particularly care for.
I fell in love with the H54 after a sail in 15-20 knts.
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Old 13-08-2012, 19:11   #171
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Re: Hunter 54 - Thoughts?

The one we did is coming available with new electrical and more interior massaging soon for about 65K.
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Old 06-10-2012, 17:37   #172
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