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Old 12-11-2011, 15:44   #61
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Re: Comfort at Anchor

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Well... in the past I had no more problem with Hunter than Bene or Catalina etc. Some good some bad. But based on the defensive responses here.... maybe I've missed something! Someone who is confident in themselves or what they have usually wouldnt feel the need to defend so voraciously!!

Sorry, but that's the silliest thing I've read here in a while.

If someone says all Hunters leak, I'm going to stick my neck out and report that mine does not. How does that make me defensive?

It also has a great layout. Since I live on the boat, that matters a lot to me. The high freeboard can be a pain. but it adds to the living space. I personally dislike sitting on the settee and looking at the galley instead of another settee. Just personal preference.

It isn't just "your mileage may vary." Other people's mileage WILL vary.

It never improves a conversation to call someone defensive.
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Old 12-11-2011, 15:45   #62
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I wasn't aware that Hinkley had built up a poor reputation (seems like a cheap shot to me. I also wasn't aware that Hunters and Hinkleys were comparable boats despite the wide variation in cost)?

Whether Hunter's quality has improved probably won't be settled for another fifteen years. In the meantime a lot of defensive Hunter owners are going to keep trashing heavier boats when someone says they want that instead of a Hunter, just to make themselves feel better and the whole "Hunters suck" thing will get rehashed over and over regardless of current build quality. Can't we all just get along?

This is silly. No one said Hinckley had built up a bad reputation.
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Old 12-11-2011, 15:46   #63
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By the way. I can totally understand the fatigue of seeing your baby trashed all of the time, but on the bright side it does mean you got more for your money.
Not necessarily. I posted yesterday about someone who passed on a boat because of problems and the owner's refusal to let a surveyor look at it.

That boat was a Hunter.

My boat is also a Hunter... boats vary no matter who made it. Treat a Hinckley badly for 20 years and it won't look so good.
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Old 12-11-2011, 15:47   #64
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O by the way Mohave where do you sail from Dayton, the Snake or do you get down to the Columbia? I like Dayton I get over there every year for a week or so pheasant hunting. Also the Blues are noted for the Sasquatch activity. PM me if you wish to talk about local sailing. 1Sunseeker
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Old 15-11-2011, 14:45   #65
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While we are planning for a trip to South America, not on our sailboat, my wife bought a new wristband for her inexpensive Timex watch. She didn't want to wear her expensive watch while touring Peru and Ecuador. She was pleased to point out that the Timex had an easier to read face and a light to view the time at night, unlike her expensive watch. The Timex is twice as old and has never required any repair other than replacing the worn band, but my wife insists that the other watch is better because it cost twenty times as much.
I can't expect to convince others to choose differently, but I would wear the Timex and sail the Hunter or it's equivalent that does the job for less. Comfort and risk management are determined by many factors besides the expensive build quality.
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Old 24-11-2011, 14:30   #66
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Freedom 40 Center Cockpit

But then, that is generally my answer to everything.

Also, Wal-Mart sells foam mattresses at their stores and online. Cheap enough that you can cut them up to fit any berth on the boat without shedding a tear.
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Old 24-11-2011, 15:17   #67
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Guess that means all those who defend the Hickley's etc have questions.

Maybe some just get tired of others who never have been on their boat telling them what their boat is.
The world of the multihull owner.
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Old 24-11-2011, 15:28   #68
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seagarer24,

Which mattress @ Wally World? Is it memory foam or latex foam?

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Old 24-11-2011, 15:45   #69
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Walmart has several different mattress's available on line. I purchased the 8" thick full size. 4" high density foam, 2" medium density foam and 2" memory foam all glued as one bed in a box. Had it shipped to the local store so no shipping costs either. Cut it down to fit the vberth. I've used it every day for a year and its very good. Looks to be closed cell foam as it stays pretty dry even in winter. Just FYI
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Old 24-11-2011, 15:51   #70
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Thanks, Sailorchic - will check out their catalog

sorry for the short thread hijack!
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Have you considered a multihull? I would love one of these. I took a look at one at the boat show last year. If i was in the market i would have to seriously consider one. Awesome 3 staterooms.
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