I went and checked out a HC. I think they are really nice boats, and quite possibly there could be one in my future. Two things kind of bothered me. The first is gaining access to the inboard diesel, prop shaft etc for service. I can see it taking some time, patience, and probably some contortions to get it done, provided you don't have all your belongings on board. But I think it's doable. Now for the second concern, and most puzzling to me, is how do you get back on the boat using the transom ladder without tearing down the boom gallows? There's seemingly nothing else to grab onto. Mainsheet? Boom?