Re: Grampian 26 Questions
I agree with bljones. Invest the money in some basic maintenance, or better still, if you can find a weekend course, sign up.
Just wanted to say too that you've bought yourself a good boat. I just sold our Grampian 34 and have sailed a number of 26s, although never the swing-keel version. Grampians are known as solid, no-nonsense cruising boats. I'm sure you'll have many a good day with this new boat. Congrats
Why go fast, when you can go slow.