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1981 Rodgers 26

5 October, 2011 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

A truly unique club racer/cruiser with wonderful lines

The Rodgers 26 rates the same as a J-24 and is an ideal yacht for racing in LI Sound. She’s got a powerful sail plan supported by a keel stepped mast that makes her a light to moderate air rocket/rule beater which guarantees lots of fun and silver. The Rodgers 26 features a broad easily traversed deck with a spacious cabin below. Will easily accommodate a crew of four (five when racing).

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Builder: Rodgers Designer: O.H. Rodgers LOA: 26’6” Draft: 4’9” Beam: 9’7”
Displacement: 5650 Ballast 2250 lbs – Lead

Equipment on Board:

• Manual portable head
• Brand new wiring inside with updated power panel and a good battery
• 4 brand new cabin lights
• Complete set of cabin cushions; recently cleaned.
• Solar vent
• fire extinguisher
• Manual water pump with 15 gal water bladder and new hoses
• Large top-loading ice box
• Lots of storage and open space
• Teak trim interior in good shape
• Standard Horizon VHF radio and stern mount antenna
• One forward hatch

• Mercury 8 HP long shaft outboard
• Recently cleaned and rebuilt carburetor
• New water pump
• New spark plugs fuel filter
• Runs very well at all speeds
• 3 gallon fuel tank and hose

Hull and Deck
• Spade rudder
• Fin keel
• Manual bilge pump
• Bottom was thoroughly sanded, painted and is ready for sailing season 2011
• 2 Plastimo 2000 compasses, Port and Starboard bulk-head mounted
• Tiller steering with tiller extension
• Very little exterior wood, most of it new.
• Navigation lights
• Spreader down light
• Bow and Stern pulpit with double lifelines
• Easy access to the cockpit by walk-thru stern.
• Adjustable motor bracket
• Windex

Sails and Rigging

PHRF 172

• North Kevlar Tri-radial #1
• Mylar #2
• Dacron #1
• Dacron #3
• North .06 OZ spinnaker, nice
• North main sail in good condition
• Masthead rig; aluminum keel stepped mast, awlgripped white
• Backstay adjuster led forward to mid cockpit
• Boom vang
• Spinnaker gear
• Whisker pole
• Wire rigging
• Harken windward sheeting system
• All lines in new or very good condition
• Harken adjustable lead cars
• 2 triple rope clutches Port and Starboard
• 2 #25 Barlow winches
• 2 #23 secondary winches
• The running rigging is of great quality and capable of very precise tuning. Sure to please even the most technical yachtsmen.

Additional Equipment

• Danforth anchor with road
• dock lines, fenders
• radar reflector
• boat hook
• life preservers

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I do my best to post the most accurate information I can find, but please be aware that information here may be incorrect. If you have any comments about this boat, corrections to the specifications listed, or can provide additional information or photos, please use the comment form below and share what you can. I will update information as it becomes available.

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