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Old 28-12-2012, 20:34   #31
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Old 29-12-2012, 06:06   #32
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Re: Sailboat for a few years in the Caribbean for two

I have a nicely restored ready to go Cape Dory 31 if you might be interested.
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Old 29-12-2012, 12:34   #33
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Hey guys..Im shopping as well..any opinions on the hunter 35.5 legend?? thanks..
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Old 29-12-2012, 13:17   #34
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Hey guys..Im shopping as well..any opinions on the hunter 35.5 legend?? thanks..

I know nothing about a 35.5, but look here:

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Swiss friends of mine bought a Hunter Legend in the Carib... they've since sailed it to the Med and then back across and are currently in S.America...
Not saying its a great boat... but it gets around just fine...
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Old 29-12-2012, 22:10   #36
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Swiss friends of mine bought a Hunter Legend in the Carib... they've since sailed it to the Med and then back across and are currently in S.America...
Not saying its a great boat... but it gets around just fine...
Ummmm its not a great boat but its got them half way round the world.

What more do you want? A bath tub? Oh, the Hunter 50 has that.
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Re: Sailboat for a few years in the Caribbean for two

My Endeavour 40 landed me a beautiful girlfriend who became a wonderful wife. Took her sailing for a year and half in the Carib on a clean, roomy, comfortable, safe boat. Lot's of opening ports and hatches. Lots of water. Plenty of shade. Cold refrig=cold beer=happy crew. When shopping I read a lot of advice in books about buying a cruising boat. The best advice was, when buying, remember that you will spend approx 90% of your time on the hook. Buy a boat suited for the mission. P.S. Just listed my boat on the Forum.
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Old 29-12-2012, 23:00   #38
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Easy to talk bad about Hunters but they are, in California and Pacific Mexico, the most cruised boats that I've seen. Probably 3-4 times as many Hunters cruising than anything else besides Catalinas, another much maligned name. What's better, a full keeled heavy bluewater cruiser rotting on a mooring ball or a deficient by many accounts Hunter that's cruising?
I have a heavy full keeled bluewater cruiser but I don't see what's so bad about Hunters. They don't point? Mine doesn't either. They break? They all break something sometime. They can't all be sinking because I see them everywhere.
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I've sailed on two Irwin 52s from the Caribbean to the East Coast. Kind of a floating apartment house. I don't recommend it as a sea boat.
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Nice plan Monteverde. I hope this sailing adventure works out for you. I hope to do the same trip soon. For what it worth, I just returned from 3 lovely weeks in Aruba. I hope you get to sail there. I was talking to several lifelong natives of the island who informed me of the current political climate in Venezuela. In one word it can be describe as "dangerous." Definitely talk to cruisers who have sailed through the area before you go but based on what I was told, I will avoid Venezuela (as much as I would love to sail down to Lake Maracaibo). Safe travels.
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Ummmm its not a great boat but its got them half way round the world.

What more do you want? A bath tub? Oh, the Hunter 50 has that.
lololol..... which part of 'It gets around just fine' did you not understand...
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The Hunter Legend I was talking about....
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Thank you. So a large cockpit, open nice sailboat in ok for the Eastern Caribbean. So what boats do you think are Chick Magnets? Beneteau 393?
They don't exist. My Chick Magnet has been always an invitation for a 3 month Holiday in Holland, Germany, France finished with a Topless beach holiday in Spain.

Now, 59 y/o I married the most beautifull wife from Brazil.

BTW she hates my boat, still my big second love..

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Boatman61. That Hunter 37.5 has the right look to it. Big enough. Looks fun and inviting. And apparently safe to cruise the Caribbean in. I think it is very similar to the one that I looked at. Thank you.
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You want to attract chicks? Or keep one? To attract chicks save your money, spend it in the bars ashore. The boat won't matter. It will be dark, it will be late, judgement will be lost. Event the Tayana will work.
LOL. Good advice. Reminds me of a line in Rupert Holmes audio play Psychodrama

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