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Old 24-12-2014, 19:49   #1
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hunter vision 32 or hunter 36????

Hello,
New to this so here it goes im looking for liveabord sailboat for myself and my wife was looking at the 32 vision or regular 36 hunter to cruise key west bahamas and once in a while back to cape may nj. how does the hunter fair for what im looking to do or should I be looking at another boat .

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Old 25-12-2014, 06:33   #2
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Re: hunter vision 32 or hunter 36????

It'll do just fine. For full time livaboard look at the bigger boat.


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Old 25-12-2014, 17:04   #3
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Re: hunter vision 32 or hunter 36????

For what you want, I think condition of the boat matters more than brand name, get a good survey and since you want to live aboard, there is more than 4' difference between the two, by that I mean there is more room than you would think four feet would account for.
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Old 27-12-2014, 20:23   #4
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Re: hunter vision 32 or hunter 36????

You need to do a lot of very careful investigations into what you really want. Spend a bunch of time going to shows, looking at boats, and sailing (any way you can).

For a live aboard you will most likely want the bigger boat, to sail faster, you will want the bigger boat.

For sailing in the gulf and around the smaller islands, you will want the shallow draft. For ease on the pocket book, you will want the smaller boat.

For easy sailing, you will want the roller furling for the mainsail. But not for the faster sailing, (you give up a lot of mainsail area for the roller furling).

My wife and I spent 29 days on the water between Corpus Christi Tx, and Tampa Fla. we had a 2002 32 foot Hunter. At the end of the trip, my wife said we need a bigger boat and to plan a longer trip. So, I am back to work with plans for a 42' Island Packet in our future. 59' bridge clearance, and 5' draft. Much better for the Inner Coastal Water Way. (Our Hunter drew 5'10").
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Re: hunter vision 32 or hunter 36????

Thank you for your help!!


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Re: hunter vision 32 or hunter 36????

I'm guessing the hunter 36 would have a better resale value than the vision, if you ever decide to upgrade later.

Make sure you have a marina with a slip that will let you live aboard, sometimes slip availability will dictate what size boat you should be shopping for.
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