We are the second owner. The original owner was an electrical engineer and was very, very precise in how he did work to her, and he did a lot. He completely re-wired the boat, added a fuse panel with switches, a marine battery charger, a solar panel; installed many additional lights including a mast head anchor light and a steaming/deck flood light on the mast, fans, pressure water w/ 32-gal fresh water tank under the V-berth with SS deck fill and pressure tank, cockpit shower, a CDI roller furling 130 jib with a sewn-in solar cover and a zip-up sunbrella cover, down-haul, boom vang, and an adjustable back stay. He also replaced the main sail and the jib. The main has slugs, 4 battens and a single reefing point. We have the pop-top cover and the mast-raising gin pole and an adjustable bimini top with cover and cockpit cushions. All the lines are lead back to the cockpit and he devised this really cool system to lead the swing centerboard line out to the cockpit (normally you have to go below to raise and lower the board and it is so much easier to use it from the cockpit).
The motor is a 9.9 hp Suzuki 4-stroke with electric start and a power thruster on the prop. We have a 6-gal gas tank and a 3-gal tank that are vented through the transom. There is an Ida Sailor rudder and laminated wood tiller and a SS swing-down swim ladder off the stern rail. We have a Life Buoy MOB system and a SS mast crutch with roller that mount to the stern rail. He completely upgraded the trailer with SS disc surge brakes with a back-up lock-out, radial tires, galvanized spoked wheels with Bearing Buddies and a new radial spare that has never been used. Plus, we have an ST1000 tiller-pilot with a remote and a Mac Factory spinnaker, etc, etc. There are upgraded SS cleats and anchor fairleads on the bow and a below-decks rode locker with deck fitting and I built a custom mahogany bow sprit with an anchor roller that makes handling the anchor much easier. I also replaced the life lines and upgraded the lower shrouds to the next larger size and added an automatic bilge pump before the trip to Bimini. He also built this neat swing-away bracket for the fish finder/depth sounder which can be stowed below. We added a SS solar vent fan in the head and a new Uniden VHF DSC marine radio with a wireless remote to operate the radio from the cockpit and she has a mast-head antenna. There is an AM/FM/CD player with (2) speakers installed below and (2) more removable poly planner cockpit speakers. We also carpeted the main berth area (under the cockpit) to match the carpeting on the sole and we added a really comfortable futon mattress because my bad back could only take so much of the stock 3" cushions, but we still have them. There is a marine portapottie installed in the head. We have (2) auto-inflate belt pack life vests, and an auto-inflate kid's life jacket, a bag of another 4-5 life jackets, USCG safety equipment, a flare gun, two fenders, lots of lines, a spare anchor with tackle and rode, there are screens for the hatches and the companionway, a lighted compass in the cockpit, lots of spare parts and the list goes on and on There is very little on her that is still stock, so it's hard to compare her to other vessels.
We have not "de-hibernated" her yet, so there is undoubtedly some light spring cleaning that needs to be done, but other than that, she is ready to launch. I would not hesitate to drag her across country tomorrow.
She really is a very well-equipped boat that is very comfortable and easily sailed. She has been on two Conch Cruisers trips, the first on about 70 miles off shore of Key West to the Dry Tortugas and the next year across the Gulf Stream to Bimini, Bahamas. Tigger has always been trailer sailed, so her bottom is not painted. One of the guys who raced his Mac commented to us on the Dry Tortugas trip that Tigger is an "exceptionally fast 26S." We have really enjoyed her. We used to have a Columbia 36 in the Chesapeake Bay, but the problem was that we never got her out of the Bay. We love the ability to trailer the Mac. We have taken her on the 2 CC trips, to the Chesapeake, to Lake Erie for a week and to a few lakes scattered around. We like to go to new places, so it has been perfect for us.
8-ft Achillies inflatable dinghy with a plywood floor and transom with a 3 HP outboard, a Cruise Air portable carry-on A/C unit and about a 12' spinnaker pole also available for additional money
Tigger Too sold on Sunday for our full asking price. Would you please update our listing with you?
Thanks so much for your help!