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Clipper Marine MK26
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Description: Clipper Marine MK26
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Wed November 19, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Trailerable(550# castiron swing keel), Honda Outboard, Flush Deck, Designed by W.E.B. Crealock, Pop-top, berths for five, seven foot cockpit. Very good basic design. Made many improvements, autopilot, flexible furler. Sails well on Lake Michigan, trailed all the way down to Kentucky Lake. Had to build a tripod to raise mast. We have really enjoy it and plan to trail it all over America. Pretty crowded for more than a couple overnight but my wife and I have "camped out" with our two daughters aboard.

We found it abandoned in a Lake Geneva, WI marina. The owner had just walked away from it and left it completely equiped. I was able to pick it up for $2000 because it was filthy dirty and had $400 in storage fees outstanding. It was named "Hesperus". We changed it to "Too Grand".


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Location: maryland
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Review Date: Tue December 9, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I do not have any information about "Vicers Vice" but am very excited about getting about the business of sailing. I am very open to recieving anykind of information and/or input to inhance the sailing experience and and learn as much as possible. Feel free to give input.
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Review Date: Thu January 2, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Nice looking,easily trailered daysailer.Mast easily stepped by 2 or even 1 person with a pole and using a winch.For lakes or protected waters...rigging is light.Average ballast for this size but beware overcanvassing in higher winds.Large cockpit,nice setup for outboard and fuel tank stowage.Hull is VERY lightly constructed...single wall hull and thin deck and poptop..no dancing at night!No anchor storage,poorly laid out cabin makes for more like camping especially for a 26 footer.Keel winch can be a "shin gouger",and better be double-jointed to use the porta-potti.Good first boat especially if you get a "fixer-upper" just don't expect to get a high resale.
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Registered: August 2002
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Review Date: Wed January 29, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $1.00 | Rating: 5 

 
Pros: Round but relatively hard chines, fine entry with drop-bow, foam fore and aft to provide "unsinkability," pop-top for standing headroom, generous cockpit with length for 5'7'' skipper on the bench seat, cutout transom for outboard, covered lazar
Cons: Light construction, with fiberglass coming unattached to plywood backing on internal supports and seating surfaces, small space for self-installed 5 gallon water tank, no ventilation in v-berth, flimsy mechanism for raising/lowering pop-top.

I was given this 1976 boat by its original owner, who due to illness could not continue sailing. Though reasonably maintained, over the years the light construction of the boat has shown itself: failing fiberglass attachment to underlying plywood, cracking sprayed gelcoat on interior walls and seating structures, rubbed-off hull gelcoat, thin layups on hull and pop-top, and failed support plywood for the swing keel winch.

I am considering preparing this boat for portions of the Great Loop. However, I am concerned about the general structural condition, and the lack of space for both water and fuel, and the overall reliability of the pop-top mechanism.
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