Soling 26, 1974, Naples, Florida, $2,500, price reduced 1/8/09 to $1,500, sold 2/25/09
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1974 Soling 26
Set Up For Racing
I have a nice Soling in the water for sale. All rigged nicely. Good smooth bottom paint. Spin pole and 2 spinnakers. All sails in good condition. Has VHF, battery bank and bilge pump. Has a nice midnight blue boom tent cover that goes over it, to keep sun / rain out.
Have you ever wished you could have a daysailer that was stable, roomy and easy to handle?
How about a boat that is truly beautiful?
How about one that's really fast by almost anyone's measurement?
That boat is a Soling. All the running and standing rigging is in great shape.
All lines are labled to simplify operation.
All controls are led to both port and starboard.
Sails- Main, 2 Jibs,2 Spinnakers and a Reacher. All in good condition. The sails are class measured and stamped.
Both traveler cars are Harken re-circulating ball type.
All the blocks are Harken.
During the 80's the boat was re-rigged to conform with the latest go-fast thinking.
This boat has a full cockpit deck unlike some of the early Solings.
Sets of battery-powered running lights provide light for those moonlight sails.
Elvstrom bailers evacuate any water that comes aboard quickly. (sealed closed presently)
Unlike most Solings it has a very smooth coat of hard VC-17 bottom paint applied so that it can rest in a dock, ready to sail.
There is a custom cockpit cover/boom tent that will keep out rain and dust while the boat is at anchor or docked.
has a proctor tapered spinnaker pole
Solings have been around for about 35 years. From 1972 to 2000 they were the Olympic keelboat. A lot of learn-to-sail schools use Solings for teaching boats. Usually when you see a photograph of a Soling some guys are hanging off the side with their butts in the water. The Soling can be pleasantly sailed without ever getting wet. The boat is very stable and not tippy. A Soling can move in light air when other boats are sitting still. When the wind pipes up, there is enough adjustment to de-power the rig without reefing. The self-tacking jib makes life easy when tacking.
What a lot of people don't realize is that a Soling is a great daysailer. This Soling was built in 1974 by Abbott Boat Works in Canada. It was actively raced until 1988. Since then it's been used recreationally.
Additional pics upon request.
15 HP long shaft Mercury availble with boat for more money.
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