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South Coast, 26A, 1978
This is a great cruising boat: the largest trailerable 26' boat I have ever seen with a massive v-berth and comfortable seating for 6-8 in the main salon. Also includes a VHF radio, VHF antenna, and pressurized fresh water system (currently winterized with RV antifreeze)
We brought this boat from Chicago to Denver several years ago. Always a freshwater boat, she features a drop bulb keel (with over 2K of ballast) for easy beaching and launching. Includes wheel steering, roller furling jib, jiffy reefing, and all lines run to the cockpit for easy single-handling. The outboard controls are just to starboard of the wheel for easy control of the iron jib.
Last season we had one of the main sails re-cut and serviced by Red Sky sails up in Longmont. They also serviced the roller furling genoa and put a new Sunbrella UV cover on it. We also had the outboard serviced and the impeller replaced. The guy at the shop commented that this is the best running Evinrude 9.9 he has seen in a long time. The outboard features electric start with an alternator to charge the house batteries (2 gel cell on a Perko switch).
The dual axle trailer is solid (it brought her back from Chicago across I80 without issue). The surge brakes are not operable but can be easily fixed or converted to electric.
What does she need: really only 2 things 1. New latches for the lazzarettes (cockpit lockers) 2. New control cables for the outboard motor (2x$30 each). She could use a fresh coat of bottom paint as well.
We sold the boat!