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Old 30-01-2012, 23:08   #91
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Re: What Makes the Hunter a Coastal Cruiser ?

Oh I can spell by the way lol, just realized it's after 1am. Crap time for bed. I meant Deck to hull joint
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Old 31-01-2012, 05:52   #92
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You could have a totally experienced crew, but if the deck to hull just is seperating there isn't to much the captain to do.

You don't feel this has anything to do with the captain and crew to use a boat with a separating hull/deck? It has everything to do with the captain/crew etc.! Whatever boat is being used it is up the the captain/crew to be sure the boat is up to it.

I would take my Hunter anywhere that doesn't have icebergs floating around. Maybe I'm just a poor captain.
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Old 31-01-2012, 08:33   #93
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One is built like a brick **** house and the other is like a snap together model with no testors glue needed. Pull a through hull valve out and check the glass thickness on a Hunter compared to the Hinkley..
Hunters make the hull, put in a pan to strengthen and stiffen the hull with 5200, not model glue. Next, they thru-bolt and 5200 it to deck. In addition, from the bows waterline to the leading edge of the keel is embedded Kevlar. This new technology makes the boat extremely strong.

I do have a piece of the hull drilled out to put in sonar Fishfinder and was surprised how thick it was in the hull where it counts.
If any boat hits a reef, there will be a problem, but I know a Hunter we looked at when buying our boat whose (bad) captain hit rocks at our breakwater whose hull was dented but no water entered.

I am a Hunter owner (2000 45CC) and have only about 7,000 nm in 4 years (most when we cruised the first 2 yrs) but after some pretty big storms nothing was tweaked, the doors still closed perfectly.

The cause of most accidents is human error. If a boat is properly cared for-rigging tuned, etc it should be just fine. Paying 3-4 times the price of a Hunter gets you a beautifully crafted boat but I love my Hunter's interior, it's in great shape and I have no mortgage so I will be cruising again after 2 yrs of work to build the kitty!
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Old 31-01-2012, 14:27   #94
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Re: What Makes the Hunter a Coastal Cruiser ?

Ya' know... everyone's right to some degree. I raced for years and that's absolutely taught me boat handling skills and seamanship. And, yea, I might be remembering wrong about the EPA thing, it might have been OSHA and it could have been other chemicals. And, then again, what I read years ago could have been a tall tale too. I think the right kinda boat for the type sailing you'll be doing, is a good approach. I kinda thought that Hunters were pretty tough, but meant for sailing in and around Florida. If my primary sailing ground was going to be out in the deep blue, yea, go for a boat that has a full keel, bullet proof, a negative capsize ration, etc. Me personally, I plan on having a cocktail each evening when possible, so island sailing it is.
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Re: What Makes the Hunter a Coastal Cruiser ?

Don no reason to over react to my post. I think you know what I meant. So let me clarify ok. After an Excellant Captain has exhausted all means of keeping the boat in good shape, or deployed a drogue etc in a storm, lets say he did everything right but got caught in a storm that came out of nowhere. OK you with me? If the boat is built like a piece of crap the captain hold the boat together with his bare hands. I think you knew what I meant anyway but just felt the need to sound like you know it all. It's ok to have a little humility Don. Non of us are the all knowing Swamy. With that said I would not cross an ocean in a Hunter. Ok. Everyone have a nice evening have a glass of wine and take a chill.
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Re: What Makes the Hunter a Coastal Cruiser ?

I feel I knew what you were really saying and it wasn't really that a Hickley was constructed well!

And again since I know how my Hunter is constructed I would take it anywhere I would take I would take any other fiberglass boat!

So back to the original question; as long as the model is taken into account the only thing that makes a Hunter a coastal cruiser is the skipper!

PS - I watched a video the other day of a Shannon being laid up. It looked just like the video of a Hunter being laid up.
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Re: What Makes the Hunter a Coastal Cruiser ?

Perhaps more than any other factor, what might make any given Hunter a coastal cruiser (in the spectrum of marina queen to blue water ruler), would be the skill, judgment, experience, and preparation of its skipper and crew. Sure, boats differ in seaworthiness, build quality, design, allocation of stowage, ease of maintenance. But, many boat faults or flaws can be circumvented by careful preparation, modification, planning, and operation. And, a 100,000 ton cruise liner only needs one bad nut on the wheel to sink.
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If I were a Hunter owner that used my boat for coastal and island hopping I would be proud!
I am new to sailing and will be buying my 1st and last boat this year or next. My sport is white water kayaking and at times up to class V. All white water kayaks are designed for white water but there is a best boat for me for the tough stuff. I know for some reason even if freezing temps, I get in my dumb little boat, risk my life going down rapids and over small waterfalls. I know I need a strong boat for I am a dumb man! I am a Hans and Tayana fan. Valiant 40 looks very nice but lacks beam to live aboard for this big boy. I think for my budget I hope to but a Tayana vancouver 42 cc with no teak decks.
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Hunter crosses Atlantic....



T
he saying we have always heard is “Third Time’s A Charm” – but in the case of Phil Hay-Jahans it was the fourth time. On Sunday July 31 Phil arrived in Poole, England aboard his Hunter 37. It was a voyage that started in Oriental May 8. When we heard the news both a sigh of relief and whoop of joy erupted at TownDock headquarters.


Phil’s course may not have taken quite as straight a line as shown
Long time readers of TownDock.net may recall Phil’s exploits of 2004 – in which three unsuccessful attempts to cross the Atlantic were made. Equipment or weather got Phil each time, earning him the nickname “Turnaround Phil.” Phil has a good sense of humor, and used the nickname himself in email correspondence.
He finally flew back to the UK in 2004….but returned this year, with a determination that THIS TIME he would cross the pond.
Phils departure on Sunday May 8 was….classic Phil. We received a call from Oriental resident Ann Demuth that Phil was about to depart – and with what might be described as a “minimalist approach to food stocks.”
Ann’s description was more contrite – “he only has about a week’s worth of food. He thinks he is just going to eat oatmeal the whole way!”
The TownDock.net crew attacked the pantry and quickly put together two boxes of food, while Ann did the same from her home. We all converged at Phil’s boat (at the Sailcraft yard) about a half hour later.

Phil onboard Moondance a few minutes before departure
To many a sailor Phil might appear unprepared, with a boat in marginal condition for the voyage. One bulkhead was missing, another loose. His electronics consisted of a handheld GPS with one set of batteries (“I just turn it on for one minute a day” said Phil.)
We (and others) were concerned. Phil, however, was calm and confident. He had sailed the boat in rough weather before, and while it was damaged – he had returned to tell the story.
Ann and her dog Jerimiah agreed to accompany Phil for the first part of the voyage (that would be the Oriental to Beaufort part). From Beaufort to England (the somewhat longer part of the voyage) Phil would sail alone.

Phil starts the diesel, while Ann and Jerimiah examine the shore

Departing out the channel, Phil signals a prayer for the voyage
We didn’t hear from Phil until June 19 – and it was welcome news:
Don’t cry for me Oriental…….
The truth is I´m alive and kicking, left Beaufort 0900 May 9th, arrived Horta, Azores 1235 June 19th. No autopilot for 1400 miles. one destroyed main and Yankee, no engine, one broach and injured back from broach which had me lying ahull for 7 days on painkillers.
Boats taken a hell of a beating and stood for it well, 60 miles from flores got hit by 60 knot gusting 70 winds and torrential 24 hr a day rain which lasted for four days ( wind speeds from other boats here who also got caught). Oh well…. only 1500 miles to go if any are interested well send the full tale from the UK ….. when I get there ……..lol
Have a good one guys…………… hope the weathers better for you.
Phil.

Apparently Phil stayed in the Azores for about 10 days to rest and restock, and then departed on a northeast route to England. We didn’t hear any news again until Sunday July 31 – Phil had called Ann from his cell phone…he was 3 miles off Poole, England on the south shore of the UK. We understand Phil arrived in Poole without further incident…and we trust Phil now is enjoying a well earned rest and a fine ale at a local pub.
While Phil’s approach to offshore travel may not be textbook, he and his boat “Moondance” have crossed the Atlantic. He is one of the likeable visiting characters that make Oriental the quirky place it can be, and for the record – a great cook. At least on land.
We hope our paths cross again.
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Re: What Makes the Hunter a Coastal Cruiser ?

IMO all this boils down to is math. evaluate the risk, be honest about tools and skiils and there is a big factor which is desire.
In my sport the world record waterfall decent in a kayak is 186' youtube it!!

I am named after Thor Heyerdahl he "In 1969 and 1970, Heyerdahl built two boats from papyrus and attempted to cross the Atlantic Ocean from Morocco in Africa."

You too can run 200' waterfalls and crosss oceans on hunters and reedboats! It can be done!
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