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For Sale: Contessa 26 1979

Main sail new 2000, Working jib new 2005, storm jib original good, genoa original good.
New standing rigging 2005 except for the backstay. The boat has two backstays for offshore sailing.
Trim tab windvane selfsteering
35 lb danforth with 275 ft. of rode and 30 ft. of chain. 25 lb CQR 100ft. of rode 15 ft. of chain.
Avon 4 man double tube offshore liferaft. Inspected 2005.
Epoxy barrier barrier coat on bottom 2005.
Hard dinghy that can be stowed on deck.
I removed the engine and use a 3.5 nissan long shaft. It works fine getting in and out of the dock. I built a very unobtrusive bracket and have left all inboard mounts and shaft aperture for possible repower.

I have had the boat since 1997 and have sailed from New England to Bermuda and throughout the Caribbean. The boat has always been covered when on the hard and sailed when wet. I have kept the boat always in seaworthy condition, and upgraded and fixed as needed. She is solid and stiff and has never let me down in all of the conditions I have sailed in and remains that way today. She is ready to go to sea today and looking pretty as ever. Sitting Block Island, Rhode Island, soon to be hauled either CT. or RI.

United States Coast Guard Documented.