seafarer has a skeg mount rudder and a lead encapsulated keel. should have wheel steering and an inboard diesel (likely a yanmar 1gm). also, has 6'2 headroom and generally has a real head instead of a porta. also has a lead encapsulated keel.
P26 has an exposed rudder, tiller, and an outboard. there are known rudder shaft issues along with keel bolt issues.
fwiw, i looked at both the P26 and Seafarer, and bought a seafarer. for coastal cruising seems like a Seafarer would fit the bill better maybe.
the seafarer is pretty great little boat. all the trappings of a bigger boat in a smaller package.
Last edited by sloanfiske; 07-30-2011 at 10:05 PM.