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Hughes 38
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3 4171 Sat January 26, 2013
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100% of reviewers $45.00 7.5












Description: Hughes 38
Keywords: Hughes 38
 


Author
Wyndancer
Rum Line II

Registered: April 2001
Location: Prinyers Cove
Review Date: Mon March 20, 2000 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I'm looking for information on a 1979 Hughes.
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rob8888
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Registered: October 2007
Location: western Canada
Posts: 13
Review Date: Wed October 17, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 7 

 
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Hughes 38 Specifications:
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Design commissioned by Hughes Boatworks Ltd in 1966
Designed by Sparkman & Stevens, New York, NY, USA in 1967 - design #1903
Manufactured by Hughes Boatworks Ltd., at Huron Park & Orangeville, Ontario, Canada from 1967 to 1982, and Northstar Yachts at Huron Park, Ontario, Canada from 1971 - 1976
Mark I: 1967 - 1969
Mark II: 1970 - 1971
Northstar 38 version produced by US Steel: 1971 - 1976
Mark III: 1977 - 1982
a "tallmast" (TM) version with a 4' higher mast was an option on Mark II & Mark III boats
All models used the same basic Sparkman & Stevens designed hull. Some early Mark I boats were built with end-boom sheeting (this version is incorrectly displayed on the owner's manual supplied with Mark III versions)... all the rest had mid-boom sheeting. The mark variations used different interior & deck configurations. The Northstar version was lighter (12,500 lb) than the Hughes versions, which weighed 14,000 lb. Hughes Mark I versions had the mast located in the saloon... later models had the mast located inside the head. All models had balsa cored decks and a mast stepped on a strong fibreglass "A" structure over the keel... no plywood cores were used. The mast was used as the air intake for the engine, which was located under the cabin sole. Masts, booms, and other main castings were designed and manufactured by Hughes. Hughes offered the boat both completely finished and as a kit. Several interior bunk configurations were optional... one or both saloon bunks could be built as either a pull-out double bunk, or a fold-up bunk bed. Early models were all fitted with a 30 hp Universal Atomic Four flathead gasoline marine engine with 2:1 reduction gear (model UJRD) mounted under the cabin sole... later models used either the Atomic Four or an optional 23 hp Volvo 2 cylinder diesel with a saildrive mounted under the front of the cockpit.
1979 Hughes Mark III design data:
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Nominal displacement: 14,000 lb (6.25 long tons)
length overall: 37.9 ft
length on deck: 36.34 ft
length at waterline: 27 ft
maximum beam: 10.17 ft
beam at waterline: 8.34 ft
wetted surface area: approximately 250 ft2
LWL waterline area: 150.8 ft2
ballast: 6,400 lb cast lead (new lead with antimony added - cast in keel bolts)
draft: 5.83 ft
freeboard: 32 in
I dimension (mast height): 43.5 ft
J dimension: 14.5 ft
P dimensions: 39.23 ft
E dimension (boom length): 13.74 ft
sail area: 584.89 ft2
water tank capacity (plastic): 172 litres
engine fuel tank capacity (aluminum): 60 litres
IMS Limit Postive Stability: 118.2 degrees
PHRF rating: 141
IOR rating: 28.7 - 30.2
calculated hull speed: 6.96 kn
SA/D ratio: 16.11 (optimum for cruising 16.24)
D/L ratio: 317.53 (optimum for cruising 313)
Ted Brewer Comfort Factor ratio: 32.56 (optimum for cruising 37)
Capsize risk ratio: 1.63 (optimum for cruising 1.64)
Velocity ratio: 1.08 (optimum for cruising 1.06)
LOA/Beam ratio: 3.73 (optimum for cruising 3.43)
Roll acceleration: 0.012
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murphy30
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Registered: January 2013
Posts: 1
Review Date: Sat January 26, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $45.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: SOLID GLASS - NO CRAZING - SEA KINDLY
Cons: POOR ENGINE ACCESS (IN KEEL)

very fast when wind is up -- no need to reef until 20 knots apparent - 7.5 knots @ 17 knots apparent
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