Topic: 6th year anniversary
I just came to the startling realization that it's been more than six years since I took over this site. I am so happy it continues to be the go-to resource for Contessa 26 owners on the web. We have you to thank for that.
I'd love to start posting a series of articles about a refurbishment of a Contessa 26. If anyone's contemplating such a refit, please let me know.
On a sad note, is also means that it's been 5.5 years since I sold my Contessa 26 and moved to a (subsequently lost to me) Alberg 29. I still don't have a boat, though I hope to remedy that at some point in the future.
A Contessa 26 is definitely in the running, though only one of the post-1983 versions. Other boats in the running include the capable Nor'Sea 27 and the Dana 24. I really want to stick with a boat that has simple systems (though I admit that standing headroom would be nice). One thing I realized owning the Alberg 29 is that I'm far happier with a smaller yacht.
Anyway, thank you to all of you for making this forum worth keeping online. Your knowledge and dedication has been of inestimable value to the Contessa 26 community the world around.