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Review of the Hunter 310 by Eric Curry

Year built 2000  
Location of boat Los Angeles  
The boat is sailed on Open ocean  
How the boat is used Day sailing  
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Average size of crew 2-4  
Liveaboard? No  
Owner bought the boat in 2000  
If the clock could be turned back, would owner buy again? yes,  
Gear that's been added 2 extra deep cycle batteries, inverter, stereo and cd player, gps, auto helm, refer, changed the plumming for direct discharge to the sea from the head, Engin instermintation on the pedistal, etc.  
Structural or complex improvements no  
The boat's best features roomy interior, A great big cockpit for easy movement of people durring day sailing, also, riged for short handed sailing is a big plus. As a novice sailor I dont want to go up on deck to work on sails and jibs etc. I also love the large strong steel traveler that holds the main sheet. Being over head it is much nicer that anything else out there. All of my guests can relax without the risk of getting hit in the head with the boom.  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc. The main sail cover/bag is constantly tearing at the seams and ends of the zipper leash. I soooo much wish I had the ability to change the standard jib included with the H310 and use a 130% jenoah for example. That would give the boat so much sail area and I'm sure increase it's speed that much more.--Your tech people told me that the boat is not specked for a larger jeb than is supplyed. To bad.  
Sailing characterisitcs The boat is one of the slowest boats for it's size but I love it's ease of handeling.  
Motoring characterisitcs Excelent  
Liveability fun and roomy for long weekends.  
The owner's experience in dealing with Hunter (if any)  
The owner's experience with the boat dealer or broker, if any good  
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