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Old 24-02-2016, 14:12   #31
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Re: Hughes 38 - Would You Trust it Offshore ?

Originally Posted by onestepcsy37 View Post
We once looked at a Hughes 38 but it was in poor condition. The cockpit lockers were DELAMINATING! However, the owner had put it on the hard years before we saw it and never came back, so I have no idea what it's real history was.

Having said that, Captain Fatty rebuilt one from a hurricane wreck and sailed it around the world. He's going around again right now.

As for the Atomic 4, it's a wonderful old gasoline engine. But I, and many many others here, don't think a gasoline engine belongs on a cruising boat. Besides the dangers of lots of gasoline on the boat, they use too much fuel and have an actual electrical system, always a sore point in salt water conditions.

All of the above advice is free, and you know what they say about getting something for nothing....
He might be going around again but he no longer is sailing the 38 as he sold it some time ago.
The Atomic bomb is a good old gas engine that most people can work on but most folks would be happier with a diesel.

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