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dburry 11-19-2010 07:38 PM

Hughes Northstar 26
Anyone have anything to share regarding the Hughes Northstar 26? There's precious little to be found about these boats. Would love to find out what their sailing performance is like as well as their seagoing going capabilities. What kind of weather are they good in and what are their weak points.


Faster 11-19-2010 08:45 PM

A short, maybe not-so-useful discussion from a while back:

.. but the link in Post #2 will give you some info (ignore the price indicated.. pretty unrealistic today)

dburry 11-19-2010 10:00 PM

any other owners out there?
I already own a Hughes. Sailed it this past summer. I'm a new owner of this boat and enjoy it very much. I've visited the site in your last posting. Was curious if other owners or previous owners had any experiences with the Hughes. Trips taken or any restoration or maintenance stories they'd like to share.

Faster 11-19-2010 10:16 PM

OK.. I see. I mistakenly took your post as a possible pre-purchase/research question.

Glad you're enjoying your new boat. Congrats and welcome to Sailnet.

dburry 11-19-2010 10:46 PM

East coast of Newfoundland
Yes, I have owned the Hughes 26 for one year now and have sailed her in Newfoundland waters this past summer. My reason for the initial post was to gather some information from others familiar with the boat. From my searches there are no owner groups, etc. The boat will be sailed in some pretty challenging conditions at times. Newfoundland's coastline is quite rugged and we often see many foggy and windy days. The seas can kick up quite a fuss at times often being steep and confused. I'm used to smaller boats and this is my first sailboat. Knowing how others view the Hughes 26 could both be insightful and interesting.

PhilCarlson 04-29-2014 08:55 AM

Re: Hughes Northstar 26
I'm a new Northstar 26 owner. Lots of old threads around the net. I'm posting on the off chance somone is still listening - would love to talk to another 26 owner.

dburry 04-29-2014 06:31 PM

Re: Hughes Northstar 26
You may want to check sailboatdataDOTcom and go to "information wanted" section where a more detailed discussion about the Hughes 26 is found. It's a one started by me as well as this current one you've posted.

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