From a problem/weakness standpoint, asked by the OP, I can't really think of anything that's not a problem or weakness on any other boat. Things like the steering
should be looked at. Ours has steel
hair growing out of the cable and there's slack in it. But that can happen to any boat. If it's an older boat of 85-87 vintage the Legend has a bigger main and slightly different rig dimensions than the straight 45. Neither is really a weakness, just that the Legend is a little faster on a reach because of that big main.
As I mentioned before, they came with several different keels. I think the deep draft fin keel will probably yield the best sailing performance and is a little less tender
than the shoal draft and wing keel. Despite what keel it has, I don't think they changed the ballast ratio in them. The shoal draft, obviously, will let you into shallower anchorages
. But if it's a Legend shoal draft (wing keel) the keel is probably not going to have the bite to let you use the power in that big main much above 15 kts without reefing it down. I would consider that a weakness if the boat is configured that way.
You hear me keep mentioning that big main - that's a trademark of the Hunters. If you've seen the boat with the sails
hoisted you'll see what I mean. With the B&R rig they move the mast
step forward so it has a smaller foretriangle than most other boats in its class. And the spreaders are swept back at a pretty radical angle. The shrouds are non-continuous. So you can break one and the rig won't come down. For sailing on a reach that's a strongpoint. For beating to weather
probably not so much because you'll wish it had a bigger jib
There are no known issues with the Yanmar diesel
and drive that any other boat wouldn't have with the same engine
I believe the later Hunters with the center cockpit
have that traveler arch on them, and they're lighter and don't carry as much sail as the older ones. The 85 to 87 or 88's are good solid boats. Can't vouch for the newer ones with the center cockpit
. Not near as familiar with the newer ones as I am with the older ones because I can't afford a newer one so never looked them over that closely
Otherwise it's all the usual stuff with a boat - have a survey
done on it and find out what it needs. That's all I can think of from a constructive standpoint to try and help answer the OP's question on it.