Could be thinner.Perfect for electric propulsion.
The C28 has that weirdly slanted thing on the coamings too. Forget about sitting there; I slipped on it so many times coming off the foredeck that I put some non-skid strips down. Marginally better. There are coaming boxes for the jib sheets and whatnot storage, but they are topped with a teak cover at the coaming top. All of the teak is a quirk of the Mk1 version of the C28. When Catalina did the Mk2 version, they got rid of all of the topside teak (except the hatchway). A Mk2 goes for about double the price of a Mk1, so I have lots of teak to deal with (along with a smaller engine, smaller aft cabin, a slightly different aft hull shape, etc.).Forward of the jib winches, the coamings are slanted out at a curiously steep angle making it a not very useful place to sit under any sailing conditions.
Nowhere in the cockpit is there a small niche or cubby hole where a camera or pair of binoculars can be stowed safely.
The Catalina 28 is probably a better boat all around. The Hunter 28 has lots of flaws, but mostly they don't matter much for my use.