Lake Worth SailIng Club
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26A South Coast 1978 model for sale
Contact Mike Pilgram - 432-788-0566
Trailer is custom rigged with a 12 volt electric winch. The winch is used to pull the boat on the trailer when retrieving from the water. The front of the trailer is rigged with a riser and with the use of the electric winch, the mast can be raised or lowered single handed. The trailer is duo axle with electric brakes. Axles and springs were replaced in 2013.
Auxiliary engine is a 9.9 Mercury 4 stroke big foot 2006 model. (electric start, charges the battery, hydraulic lift and tilt with a four blade prop).
The boat utilizes tiller steering and has 2 custom made aluminum tillers for it. One is longer. There is a Simrad auto tiller included. There is also a tiller clutch mounted on the longer tiller. The rudder is custom made.
All lines led aft to the cockpit. The mainsail can be reefed while all crew remain in the cockpit. There are 2 winches, one on either side for the jib sheets. These same winches can be used for the halyards if needed. Additional cleats have been installed to make single handed sailed even easier.
Keel is a bulb which raises and lowers vertically via electric winch. (Draft is 3 ft. 8 in.with the keel down and 2 ft. 4 in.when it is raised). This system allows the boat to be launched in shallower ramps and used in shallower water than most boats this size.
The main and the 135 headsail were new in 2010. A new 110 headsail was added in 2013. Remainder of the sail inventory is: previous 110 headsail, storm jib, 155 genoa, and a 170 drifter.
Boat is easy to single hand.
Auxiliary equipment include, speed depth, and log instrument, (display is dimming). There is a custom built drink holder which slides into the companionway and then the Ritchie compass is sit in it if wanted. Bimini, Windex with cruising light, and swim ladder.
Running lights which includes the windex light, anchor light, steaming and deck light, indoor cabin lights are LED.
Inside is a 2 burner pressurized alcohol stove, huge molded in ice chest, 25 gallon fresh water tank, electric fresh water pump to the galley sink and manual pump to the head sink. Enclosed head has a sink, porta potty, and hanging locker. V berth is large for a 26 ft.boat. It sleeps 2 easily. The cabin hatch has the tinted lexan, locks, and can be open while sailing. The 3 opening port lights on either side were added when the boat was regelcoated in 2005.
Table is center of the cabin and has a leaf on either side which folds up for use. It has served as many as 5 adults. Cabin has 6 ft. head room and 6 port lights which are all opening.
The 2ea 12 volt batteries are group 27. Each battery has it's own charger and solar panel.
Exterior of the boat had new gel coat applied in 2005.
New mast and standing rigging in 2012. The cushions and upholstery was replaced in 2013.
The wash down pump is plumbed to use fresh water from the tank or can be changed to use lake water by changing 2 valves and adding a piece of hose.
There is a small bilge pump in the shallow bilge and then a second bilge pump located up a little higher. Both pumps are automatic. All thru hulls on the boat are above the water line.
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