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Hunter 23, 1987, Monroe, Michigan, $6,000, Back on market 8/3/11 for $4,995 OBO, SOLD 9/11/11

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Hunter 23, 1987 with galvanized trailer, extension tongue.

This is a beautiful boat that's fast and fun. We bought her 4 years ago, fixed her up, added electronics and other extras, then had a blast sailing Lake Erie. Now we have a larger boat, so this one has to go! Worth more than the asking price.

Here's a partial list of what we did:

  • All new halyards, sheets, boom lines, and rudder kick-up line
  • Windows removed and re-bedded.
  • Rubrail removed, all screw holes caulked, rubrail replaced.
  • Companionway slider altered to prevent leaks.
  • New anchor light
  • New bulkhead compass
  • Autohelm 1000 (used)
  • New interior lights (switchable, white or red for night vision)
  • Most wiring replaced
  • New marine radio and antenna wire
  • New Humminbird dual beam fishfinder/depth sounder in bow (shoot through
  • setup - no hole in hull to leak, also removable)
  • Hatch boards replaced with maintenance-free Starboard
  • Four cleats added for easier docking
  • Enclosed gas locker to make it lockable.
  • Hanging storage and light added to lazarette
  • Painted interior, including cabin, bilge, and storage.
  • Interior and exterior woodwork re-finished
  • Hull gelcoat buffed and waxed
  • Cushion tops re-upholstered (not used, stored in spare bedroom)
  • New window and head curtains
  • Custom insect screens

    It's almost like getting a new boat!!!!

    The boat also has:

  • Main sail and head sail in good condition
  • Sail and winch covers
  • Mounted flip-up swim ladder
  • Adjustable motor mount
  • Alcohol stove
  • Sink
  • Marine fire extinguisher
  • Deep cycle battery and box
  • Flip-up rudder
  • Built-in anchor locker
  • Wing keel

    Want to spend the night on the boat with family/friends? The cabin floor boards lift up and slide into the slots on the front of the benches. Then, cover with the backrests, and you have another huge bed!

    The boat is clean, dry, no soft spots, and fun to sail.

    Some of the great features on this boat:

  • Galvanized trailer----go anywhere
  • Very responsive, easy to dock
  • Dry cabin and storage
  • Main cabin transforms into one huge bed
  • Exterior gas locker----no gas fumes in cabin or bilge
  • Self righting
  • Fractional rig, high aspect ratio sail----sails well even in light breezes
  • Jiffy reefing and sail slug removal----quickly change sail area for wind conditions.
  • Wing keel and hull shape----when the right conditions are met, boat can get up on plane and go faster than hull speed!
  • Floats in only 27" of water (a little over knee deep!), and has easy kick-up rudder. Explore secluded coves, anchor off the beach.
  • Permanently mounted swim ladder
  • Built in bow anchor locker. Drop anchor quickly and easily.
  • Bug screens!
  • My personal favorite—the outward slanted cockpit seats and gunnels. This is a great boat if your family or guests want to sail but feel uneasy heeling. Why? As the boat heels, the outward-slanted gunnel and seat on the high side become more level-----a very comfortable boat for new sailors.

    Specs:

  • LOA 23' 3"
  • LWL 19' 7"
  • Beam 8"
  • Draft 2' 3"
  • Displacement 2,450 LBS
  • Ballast 800 LBS

    The boat just sold
    Monroe, Michigan

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