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1982 Evelyn 26

6 October, 2011 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

This 1982 26’ Evelyn 7/8 fractional rig sloop with an 8 hp Evinrude outboard is for sale in Clinton, CT.
If you raced on the East Coast in the 70’s or the 80’s or the 90’s, you undoubtedly sailed on or against one or more of Bob Evelyn’s pocket racers, and you most likely saw a lot of their transoms. The Evelyn 26 was built for speed and “Wild Flower” has won her fair share of silver. Set up with the racing necessities, a bendy mast with adjustable backstay, mainsheet tweakers, boom vang and cunningham, this large driving mainsail, fractional rig has plenty of drive for a fast boat with a fin keel and outboard rudder. The big beam stretches out the water line and gives a stable platform for those exhilarating beam spinnaker reaches. A light air witch,” Wild Flower” also has the ballast and displacement to stand up to 30 knots of breeze. Impressively able to point with her high aspect main, she also flies off the wind with her oversize chute.
However, unlike many of the new designs, “Wild Flower” has a sensible cockpit for a day sail, and a wonderfully open living area below with 5’10” head room. Equipped with a porta pottie plumbed to a deck pump out, a 13 gallon fresh water tank, and a good sized traditional ice box; the necessities are covered. While the interior is Spartan, there is indeed comfortable berthing for six. The present owner comfortably singlehands this boat, though you will probably want to race with four. Equipped with reasonable sails, a 150% genoa for the usual conditions, and a 95% working jib for the more interesting days, she has everything you need for a season on the water. Her running and standing rigging are excellent. Wild Flower is in nice condition for a boat of her age.
Here is a nice opportunity for a lively family cruiser that is easy to sail and can certainly hold her own in the club race circuit, at an affordable price.

Equipment on Board:

LOA: 26’ LWL 23’ BEAM: 9’ 6” DRAFT: 4’ 6”
WEIGHT: 4200 lbs BALLAST: 1800 lbs
HULL MATERIAL: CORED FIBERGLASS DECK MATERIAL: CORED FIBERGLASS
TANKAGE FUEL: 6 g WATER: 13 g WASTE: 2.5 g
ENGINES AND MACHINERY
NUMBER OF DRIVE ENGINES: 1
MANUFACTURER: EVINRUDE MODEL: 2 STROKE (1987) ALTERNATOR EXTRA LONG SHAFT
HORSE POWER: 8 hp FUEL: GASOLINE HOURS:UNKN DRIVE TYPE: OUTBOARD
CRUISING SPEED: 5.5 KNOTS
BATTERY HOUSE: 1 TYPE: WETCELL SWITCH: ON/OFF
SHIPS VOLTAGE DC: 12 v
BILGE PUMPS: 1 MANUAL
ACCOMMODATIONS
SLEEPS TOTAL: 6 FORWARD BERTHS: 2 SALON BERTHS: 2 AFT BERTHS: 2
HEADS: 1 HEAD: PORTA POTTIE
GALLEY AREA: SS SINK
ICE BOX:
SALON AREAS: SEATS 6 PERSONS
DECK AREAS COCKPIT SEATS: 6
HELM TILLER
BOW RAIL STERN RAIL SWIM LADDER
PRIMARY ANCHOR: DANFORTH 13# CHAIN LENGTH: 6’ RODE LENGTH: 150’
SECONDARY ANCHOR: PLOW 20# CHAIN LENGTH: 6’ RODE LENGTH: 100’
ELECTRONICS, NAVIGATION AND SAFETY
GPS: GARMIN MODEL: 120
DEPTH FINDER: NEXUS MODEL: SEA DATA DIGITAL
LOG: NEXUS (NON FUNCTIONAL PADDLE WHEEL)
VHF RADIO: RAYTHEON
AUTO PILOT: AUTOHELM MODEL: 2400
FIRE EXTINGUISHER/S: 1
LIFE RINGS: 1 LIFE JACKETS: 4 FLARES HORN

OWNERS NOTES:
SAILS
MAINSAIL ON SLUGS, FULL BATTEN UPPERS, DACRON, 1996 – GOOD
GENOA 150%, KEVLAR/MYLAR, 1966 – FAIR
JIB 95%, DACRON, 1995 – GOOD
SPINNAKER, 0.6 oz DACRON, 1998 – EXCELLENT
PRIMARY WINCHES: LEWMAR 30 TWO SPEED
COACHTOP WINCHES: LEWMAR #6
ADJUSTABLE TRAVELER IN COCKPIT
ADJUSTABLE BACKSTAY IN COCKPIT
ADJUSTABLE GENOA TRACKS
7/8 FRACTIONAL RIG ALUMINUM MAST, KEEL STEPPED
BOOMVANG 6:1
CUNNINGHAM
SPINNAKER POLE
BOTTOM: REGATTA BALTOPLATE RACING FINISH
FULL COMPLEMENT OF RUNNING RIGGING, WINCH HANDLES ETC.

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