About this Sailboat:
Designed by Bill Cook, this lovely Great Harbor 26 is located in North Carolina. She has been stored in a boat lift on a fresh water lake except when being tested in Maine.
WHITECAP is a well maintained example of the Great Harbor 26. She is readily trailerable with her custom electric/hydraulic keel lift. She can change from under 2′ of draft to her sailing draft of 4’9″ in under two minutes with no hand cranking. There is a removable rudder “cassette” to permit rapid removal for the rudder assembly for trailering.
WHITECAP takes about two hours to haul and prepare for the road or on the other end to get her sailing again. She is truly a flexible small yacht. Explore out of the way places and dock in shallow areas that are not navigable in most boats.
Equipment on Board:
KEEL LIFT: Electric/Hydraulic Keel Lift below cabin top. This custom unit permits easy lift and drop of the 1500 lb keel. The system has a separate battery and switch forward next to the power unit. The control is located just inside of the companionway for easy access.
BILGE PUMPS: Two, one manual in the cockpit and an automatic electric pump mounted in the bilge.
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: 12VDC battery/system with distribution panel and gauges. There is a 110V system as well with shore power converter.
Off-On-1-2 switch for main circuits to provide emergency power from keel lift battery if desired.
Off-On switch for keel lift located forward.
12VDC outlet for spotlight in cockpit and below.
POTABLE WATER: Hand pump at forward sink with 20 gallon tank forward under V-berth.
HEAD: Wilcox manual head with holding tank and overboard bypass.
AUTOHELM ST60 boat speed and depth, wind, compass instruments. These units are located in a custom instrument cluster over the companionway.
AUTOHELM 1000 Tiller auto pilot
RIG: Hall tapered aluminum spar and boom with white urethane paint. Internal halyards. Boom Vang, spinnaker gear (no pole) and double reef set up. Hinged stainless steel mast step.
Mainsail (3)Newest 2010
Working Jib (3) Newest 2010
Mainsail cover (blue)
Dutchman mainsail furling assist. Harken Jib Furling (also a second backup unit is available)
Four Harken self tailing winches for jib sheet, main and jib halyards and reefing lines.
Two sets of jammers for halyard and reefing winches on cabin top. Jammers also on mast for Spinnaker halyard and pole lift.
Attachment point for screw-in block to set up mainsail trim in the front of the cockpit.
Custom made Tiller “comb” to permit quick and easy positioning of the tiller when working the cockpit lines.
Storage for companionway slats on top of companionway slide. (Note: both Plexiglass and Teak companionway slats are available)
Stainless steel cabin top handrails
Jib tracks with wide angle lead blocks.
Lewmar hinged forward hatch with solar vent installed.
SS cowl vents aft for engine room ventilation.
Danforth 12HT anchor with chain and line. Mounted in flush anchor locker forward.
Fenders and docklines.
Cockpit coaming covers.
Brass Clock and Barometer.