I'm starting my search for a good livaboard boat for myself, Mrs. Henson, and a mangy cat. I've seen a number of Hunter 40's out there for sale and I really like the queen berth in the aft cabin and the aft cockpit with sugar scoop stern.
Can anyone tell me what personal experiences they've had with Hunter 40's (give or take five feet)? How do they perform in a seaway? How close-winded are they? What about sail handling, deck safety and stability issues? Any problems with wet decks, thru-hulls, electrical systems, engines etc? Would a Hunter 40 make a reasonably safe blue-water boat?
Any advice would be most appreciated, thanks in advance!