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Review of the Hunter 28.5 by Trevor Breese

Year built 1985  
Location of boat nanaimo  
The boat is sailed on Bays, sounds, or protected salt water  
How the boat is used Weekends and longer  
Normal wind strength 10-15 knots  
Average size of crew 2-4  
Liveaboard? No  
Owner bought the boat in nana  
If the clock could be turned back, would owner buy again?  
Gear that's been added  
Structural or complex improvements  
The boat's best features Like the head room and beam.  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc. V berth not long enough for tall people. Bathroom too small and rear cabin cramped. Table should collapse into sleeping area.  
Sailing characterisitcs Heels hard when winds above 15 knots. have to reef in sails for comfortable ride. Does not sail downwind well.  
Motoring characterisitcs Like the 15 hp yanmar diesel. Question have exhaust fumes puffing into cockpit via drain holes?  
The owner's experience in dealing with Hunter (if any)  
The owner's experience with the boat dealer or broker, if any  
Other comments Like the lines and room for the boat length