Contessa 26: "Sora"
1972 JJ Taylor Contessa 26. Canadian built... [more info to come here]
the boat & equipment
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Vire 7 single cylinder gas engine... [more info to come here]
In general, all sails are older, but in fair to good condition with minimal patches and no excessively loose or frayed stitching. All sails do need a good cleaning.
Foresails are all hank-on. Hanks on all sails are bronze, in place, and functioning, some could use lubrication.
North Sails mainsail - fair to good shape, needs cleaning. Bought lightly used from Bacon Sails in early 2000's only a couple seasons of use. Date on bag is 1996. The mainsail is loose-footed, which allows for adjustments in different points of sail. It was one of the better upgrades from the tired existing main that came with the boat.
North Sails 150% Genoa - fair to good shape, needs cleaning. Also bought used from Bacon Sails, it was originally for a Cal 25 which has nearly identical fore-triangle dimensions. This is a great light-air sail; think summertime. You need to get this down quickly if it breezes up however, as it will quickly overpower the boat.
Working jib 100% - The most used, and worn of the batch. Needs cleaning, but still serviceable; this would be the one to replace first.
Storm jib - Little use, good shape. Needs cleaning. This guy only comes out when things get serious. ;-) I practiced heaving-to with this up and a double reefed main in 30+ knots.
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Main salon and v-berth cushions included, and are made with woven Sunbrella (or similar) material. V-berth cushions are in very good condition, main salon cushions are slightly more faded / used with light stains.