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Review of the Hunter 26.5 by Sailorjohnca

Year built 1987  
Location of boat Lake Nippising, North Bay , Ontario  
The boat is sailed on Lakes  
How the boat is used Racing  
Normal wind strength 10-15 knots  
Average size of crew 5-6  
Liveaboard? No  
Owner bought the boat in 2015  
If the clock could be turned back, would owner buy again? yes  
Gear that's been added Genny track for a 155 headsail outhaul boom kicker adjustable motor mount lift new sails Spinnaker hardware rebuilt rudder  
Structural or complex improvements basic structure not changed faired hull and keel  
The boat's best features sails very well on all points and in all wind speeds. Surprisingly fast downwind.  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc. no major breakage even in some heavy racing Toilet is in the v berth. No good for sleeping in !  
Sailing characterisitcs sails in a very predictable manner. My last boat was a J24 so by comparison this is much more sedate  
Motoring characterisitcs motors fine with old Nissan 9.9. Backing up you have to turn motor though.  
Liveability Bascically a weekender for 2. The double berth under the cockpit works well. The v berth could sleep 2 - but you share with the toilet.  
The owner's experience in dealing with Hunter (if any) none  
The owner's experience with the boat dealer or broker, if any no  
Other comments This boat is a sleeper for those who do beer can racing under PHRF rules. We basically totally creamed the opposition white sail boats. We will be going flying sail next to get some better racing.