And all your questions and more will be answered by the thousands of folks who own Hunters. I had a Hunter 33, 1980 model, survived Katrina in one piece with the deck stepped mast still up, when most boats around me didn't. Still, I wouldn't have taken it across the pacific or atlantic...the older hunters are usually thought to be more substantially built than the ones from about 1983-1990. But they all have the common problems of boats built to price
and market..., valves instead of seacocks, small guage rigging
for ocean use, overcanvassed for ocean use, but great for coastal or lake use, capsize
ratio not as favorable as a true ocean boat...etc. That being said, many folks have sailed across lots of blue water in Hunters...I think the older 37 is a fine boat, not familiar with the 36, but I don't think many of them were built, for some reason..