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SOLD: 1974 JJ Taylor Contessa 26 #96 "SOOLAIMON"

Present owner since 1976. Registered by name for international sailing.

Original gelcoat. Dark green hull, white deck. No osmosis.

Working jib, mainsail, 150% genoa, plus spare 150% genoa. Anchor, VHF radio, folding steel cradle. Four upgraded cockpit winches.

Original Petter diesel was removed in 1983. Prop shaft and stuffing box still in place.
Replaced by 10 hp Honda outboard with custom built aluminum mounting bracket which allows easy vertical positioning of the motor. This motor was an excellent match for the Contessa, smooth, quiet and with hull speed at half throttle.
The Honda was retired last year and replaced by new 9.8 four stroke Tohatsu. Again an excellent match for the boat. Tohatsu cost $2,500 and has less than 20 hours running time.

This Contessa has been used for day-sailing for the last 10 years.

This is an excellent upgrade project. Needs rewiring, new battery, general tidying up and cosmetic work.

To be launched May 7, 2011, Toronto, Canada.

Unlimited advice, sailing lessons etc from 65 year old present owner.

PRICE: $4,500 Canadian. ( Without outboard : $3,000. )