The HC boats are heavy displacement
boats with huge amounts of teak
. If they have been looked after then they can make nice live a board offshore
cruisers. Try to avoid teak
decks if possible as they can be a source of leaks
as well as high maintenance
and if in need of replacement could cost as much as many of those boats are worth.
Nice homey interiors and good fit and finish below always makes these boats attractive to the traditionalists. In the trade
winds they are not speedy but steady and offer a good soft ride. Not the best coastal cruiser as light airs are not their strong point.
If you want to keep them looking nice you have to have a varnish
brush in your back pocket most days but if kept up they usually will gather a crowd at the dock
They are getting older so check the engine
carefully, the tanks
,chain plates and rigging
. The 33 is also a pretty good layout. All of these boats are go anywhere offshore
boats if they have been properly outfitted and maintained.