Hunt Harrier 36 Shaft Drive: Video Boat Review

This Hunt Harrier 36 Shaft drive shows off the value of simplicity and tradition.

5th August 2012.
By Lenny Rudow

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Hunt Harrier 36 Shaft Drive Transcript

One of the three engine options available on the Hunt Harrier 36 is straight inboards. If you’re a traditionalist, this will be the rig for you. But going with straight inboards does not mean you’re left in the dark ages. Just look at this modern raising helm deck, which gives you excellent access to the power plants.

Performance

This rig gets solid performance, cruising at around 31.8 knots. Now at that speed, we were getting around 1.2 MPG. Top end? 38.2 knots.

Features

Keeping with the simple traditional theme, the owner of this boat chose to have just a helm chair and a passenger’s chair. And I gotta tell you these Stidds… ah, I love ‘em!

When we came to review this boat, one of the first things we noticed was how simple the owner kept it. Check out the bow deck and you’ll see that there are no bow rails, no ports, it has a nice simple sleek look to it.

Another highly customizable part of the boat is the bridgedeck. Now you can have different forms of seating, and you can get nice accessories like this wet bar.

Wrap

Reviewing the Hunt Harrier 36 with the straight inboards? That reminded me that sometimes, simpler—traditional—it’s a good thing!


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Lenny Rudow is Senior Editor for Dominion Marine Media, including Boats.com and Yachtworld.com. With over two decades of experience in marine journalism, he has contributed to publications including Boating Magazine, Marlin Magazine, Boating World, Saltwater Sportsman, Texas Fish & Game, and many others. Lenny is a graduate of the Westlawn School of Yacht Design who has won 28 BWI and OWAA writing awards.
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