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Dickerson 26
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Description: Dickerson 26
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1887
Review Date: Thu February 27, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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28' ondeck, Fractional Rigged, 8 knot cruise, 125% Genoa

Sleeps 4, large aft cockpit

Professionally Restored and recently repowered with Atomic 4

Attractive Classic Wooden Design. Tight Dry Hull

Sails well in light winds or 4' seas and makes impressive speed under power.

Requires perpetual but not excessive maintenance as would any wooden boat. The owners would have preferred wooden spars more in keeping with the classical heritage of this craft, but have found the high quality aluminum by "Anapolis Spars" to provide excellent performance and remain maintenance free.

While many of these popular boats dotted the Chesapeake decades ago, this is one of the last of its size in the area although several of the larger strip-planked Dickersons are still readily available. Overall very satisfactory for anyone who appreciates the enduring appeal of wooden boats. The size proved optimum to minimize maintenance and docking costs while still providing a stable cruising platform with ample room for two and three day trips around the Chesapeake. The 4 1/2' shoal draft has proved ideal for shallow Bay sailing while still maintaining acceptable upwind performance. Downwind sailing however would be greatly enhanced by the addition of a spinnaker.

May be available soon for sale or trade when the owner moves to a live-a-board size hull.





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Review Date: Tue July 22, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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The boat is presently under going a total restoration with the West System encapsulation process. Because of the simplicity of it's classic, carvel-planked, v-hull, hard-chine design, it is ideally suited for this type of project.

I currently have about 3.5 yrs. of part-time work invested in it and hope to refloat the boat in the fall of 1997.

Although it has been a real challenge, the boat is coming together nicely and will be better than new when completed with a replacement value in the mid thirties.



PS:
No matter how much work you think a wooden boat project will involve, you will inevitably under estimate it.








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