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Old 24-02-2016, 15:12   #31
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Re: Hughes 38 - Would You Trust it Offshore ?

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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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Re: Hughes 38 - Would You Trust it Offshore ?

For sale in Kingston, Ontario, Canada (Great Lakes, Lake Ontario)

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/kin...nt=app_android
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Old 13-06-2020, 12:07   #33
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For some reason they are a hard boat to sell in the Great Lakes. It might be the older, narrow design. It might be the draft. We have a few in our club and one with a fairly new diesel engine in it went some time ago for under $10,000.
Hey Vasco,

Back in TO I see.

There are a couple Hughes 38's for sale on Kijiji right now. For the OP - these are in Lake Ontario, Canada:

Bellville Hughes 38
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/bel...hes/1504101732

Kingston Hughes 38
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/kin...-38/1506261175

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For sale in Kingston, Ontario, Canada (Great Lakes, Lake Ontario)

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/kin...nt=app_android
I've been looking at that on my kijiji search!
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Re: Hughes 38 - Would You Trust it Offshore ?

Check out my website:
hughes38.com – Hughes 38 Owners Group

Started out as a H38 site, now morphing into more of a general resource for boating website.

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Re: Hughes 38 - Would You Trust it Offshore ?

A thread come back to life! I was the friend Bill mentioned early on in the thread some 5 years ago. I had a Hughes 38 for 18 years and put 30K nm under the keel. GREAT sea boat. I eventually replaced the atomic 4 but it made it from Maine to Tortola and back to the Chesapeake. Beautiful boat and easy to sail; same hull design as the Hinckley 38 SW... classic plastic
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