Hunter Rig Dimension Errors
Several Hunter boats, designed by Cortland
Steck in the 1983 -1984 time frame, have significant errors in their published
I dimensions and sail areas as published on brochures and sail plans. The
designer, for some reason, used the upped mast black band as the top point of
I. This is incorrect.
The upper measurement point of I is taken
from the IMS manual which can be found on the ORC
web site. This point is the higher of the highest halyard sheave
groove or the intersection of the headstay with the front side of the mast,
projected if necessary to account for a crane. The Hunter yachts in question
have significant cranes.
Using the sail plans, the following are the
||To top of mast
Later Hunters appear to have the correct I
measurements noted in their literature.