part of the cooper fleet
2008 Hunter 36
She is lively in blustery conditions and heels noticeably, but once in her groove she strides forward with the log hovering around 6 knots. In gusts over 20 knots it’s best to drop the traveller car at the leeward end of the track and play the mainsheet. She points pretty well for a bilge-keeler, once you get the sails properly balanced, but needs reefing early. During earlier tests, we maintained a respectable 5.8 knots at 40° off a 24-knot apparent wind. Leeway was evident, but not awful, and improved when we reefed her. She’s principally driven by her powerful mainsail, so I’d fit a third reef if planning an open-ocean passage. On a reach she flies, with the log usually showing 7-8 knots. Off the wind she tracks reasonably well, but the swept spreaders limit boom movement.
|Rates (per day)||2-4 days||5 or more|
|Spring - April to June||$538.23||$472|
|Peak Season - July to August||$633.57||$555|
|Late Summer - September||$570.82||$500|
|Off Season - October to March||$475.48||$416|