Originally Posted by onestepcsy37
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
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
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