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Review of the Hunter 310 by carl gamble

Year built 2000  
Location of boat Cedar Mill Marina, Lake Texoma, Texas  
The boat is sailed on Lakes  
How the boat is used Day sailing  
Normal wind strength 10-15 knots  
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 Just a stereo with CD player  
Structural or complex improvements No  
The boat's best features The boom is above the cockpit arch. The has prevented a number of bangs in the head.  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc. The only issue we have had is with nopt having enough winches to operate the main sheet and the jib sheets. The boat came with two winches. There are places to attache winches for a spinnaker, but the cockpit arch would prevent full turns of the winch handle.  
Sailing characterisitcs The boat is very responsive to sail changes and trimming.  
Motoring characterisitcs Nothing great or bad about this. It has always worked.  
Liveability My wife and I have spent a few weekends on the boat and it is very live-able. Especially since we installed fans in the aft berth. Without the fans, the diesel smell can get pretty bad.  
The owner's experience in dealing with Hunter (if any) I have not had to deal directly with Hunter. Our dealer did one time in trying to get a replacement VHF radio. Hunter refused to send me the same model that was originally on our boat. They said they don't use that VHF anymore. I had to contact Ray Marine directly to get a replacement.  
The owner's experience with the boat dealer or broker, if any The dealer made the purchasing experience very nice. This was our first large boat and the process was very easy. After the purchase, the best thing I can say about my dealer, is the taught me that I need to learn to fix and replace everything myself, even if it is warranty.  
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