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H260 speed capability

Discussion in 'Ask A Hunter Owner' started by Jeff Gray, Aug 8, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Jeff Gray

    Jeff Gray

    Joined Nov 26, 2017
    29 posts, 2 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Mille Lacs
    Fellow 260 owners... just looking to get some comparative datapoint. In a steady 8-10 knots of wind, what kind of speeds can you reach on various points of sail? I was getting to 4.5 knots on a beam - close reach, and 3.5 or so on Run - broad reach. I’m thinking I should be able to do better than that, but am curious what others are achieving.

    Thanks,
    Jeff
     


  2. JimInPB

    JimInPB

    Joined Aug 22, 2017
    957 posts, 268 likes
    Hunter 212 & 170
    us West Palm Beach
    How much gear do you have aboard the boat? Is she loaded heavily?
     


  3. Jeff Gray

    Jeff Gray

    Joined Nov 26, 2017
    29 posts, 2 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Mille Lacs
    I’d say not heavily loaded. We had 4 ppl aboard, an ice chest with some drinks. Beyond that, just the stuff that’s part of the boat. Fresh water tank empty.
     


  4. Jeff Gray

    Jeff Gray

    Joined Nov 26, 2017
    29 posts, 2 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Mille Lacs
    Also stock/original H260 sails. Main and jib only.
     


  5. JimInPB

    JimInPB

    Joined Aug 22, 2017
    957 posts, 268 likes
    Hunter 212 & 170
    us West Palm Beach
    I haven't sailed a 260 myself, but I have raced PHRF against one. Your boat should be able to go faster than that unless your sails are really shot.
     


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  7. Jeff Gray

    Jeff Gray

    Joined Nov 26, 2017
    29 posts, 2 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Mille Lacs
    Did much better today on our next trip . . . 5 knots on the gauge without a whitecap in sight. Still think we can do better!