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Review of the Hunter 310 by Jim

Year built 1997  
Location of boat Hamble, Solent, England  
The boat is sailed on Open ocean  
How the boat is used Multi-week coastal cruising  
Normal wind strength 23-30 knots  
Average size of crew 2-4  
Owner bought the boat in 1997  
If the clock could be turned back, would owner buy again? Yes - without doubt  
Gear that's been added Autohelm ST4000 Autopilot Autohelm ST50 WindGarmin GPSMAP 210RefridgerationWebasto 32s Diesel HeatingVolvo 2020 SaildriveElectric Windlass all chainCockpit Cushions, Sprayhood, In-fill between hood  
Structural or complex improvements Shelves in rear cabin wardrobeDrinks bottle cabinet in main cabin locker  
The boat's best features Large spacious cabin  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc. Leaks through mast stepleak near galleyToilet faultyToilet diverter valve failedholding tank too smalllack of hand holds by companionwayALL OF THE ABOVE ARE MINOR PROBLEMS WHICH HAVE OR WILL BE RESOLVED - GENERALLY WE ARE VERY HAPPY WITH THE BOAT  
Sailing characterisitcs Sails very well in light winds - points wellSails very well in heavy winds with only jib - out performs bigger yachts with reefed main  
Motoring characterisitcs Have the Volvo Saildrive - over 7 knots in calm waters Very quite  
Liveability We use the boat every weekend throughout the year - Friday thro Sunday - Summer  
The owner's experience in dealing with Hunter (if any) Have not so can't comment  
The owner's experience with the boat dealer or broker, if any Bought thro Opal Marine, UK - they have been very helpfull throughout - service great - really nice guys  
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