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Hello All,
My son is looking very hard at an Annapolis 26. He is planning on sailing on our inland lake here in SC. It looks like a great little boat and seems to quite solid and he can actually afford it. The only problem is that we can''t seem to find any information on these boats anywhere. Anybody here know anything about them?
The owner took us out for a sail today and I was absoultely amazed at how well balanced the boat was. In 5-7 going to windward we let go of the helm and were steering the boat with headsail trim alone, the helm never moved. I''ve never been on a boat that well balanced before, I wonder if that is typical of this boat or if the PO did an excellent job of rigging it.
Any input would be appreciated.
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Dirt,

Meny years ago when I desired to move up from my status as a 16'' lake sailor. I wanted to see what a larger boat felt like, so I signed up for a weekend at Annapolis Sailing School and sailed on an Annapolis 26. I was very impressed with the handling of the boat, I was presently sailing a Melges M16 and the transition was seamless. The boat was a lot of fun, very easy to handle and responsive.

I''m sure if you contact Annapolis Sailing School they can give you lots of information on the boat. I understand they had the boats built for their use.

Good luck and fair winds,

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I also went to Annoplis Sailing School many years ago, and the boat your talking about is the Rainbow 26 which was a very easy sailing boat to learn on. If you search for info on the web for Rainbow 26 you should have some luck.
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I also went to Annapolis Sailing School many years ago, and the boat your talking about is the Rainbow 26 which was a very easy sailing boat to learn on. If you search for info on the web for Rainbow 26 you should have some luck.
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It''s been a while since this started but I finally got back.

GMJ, I think if you check your files, as I did after your reply had me doubting, you''ll find that the Rainbow is a 24. Annapolis also had, at the time I was there, about a 1/2 dozen Anapolis 26''s which I sailed. The 26 had a standing room cabin, porta potty head etc. a generally nice sailing boat.

Dirt, if your still interested or if your son purchased the one he was looking at I would be interested to know how it is working out.

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Hello Dave,
My boy did in fact buy the boat and he''s been having a blast sailing this little jewel. He''s been steadily tinkering with it, fixing the various little things that weren''t quite the way he wanted them. For the most part the old boat is very solid. I can''t imagine it will have much resale value when it comes time to sell, but he didn''t pay much for it. I do appreciate the input.
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Dirt,

Glad to hear that it''s working out well. As I remember that model was nice to sail and should get your son firmly hooked on sailing.

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I just found your thread, I just purchaced a Annapolis 26 "Witchcraft" this spring. (FYI these were built by Tidewater boats inc.) I purchaced mine from the origanl owners and have most of the orignal brochures and paper work, Including the brochure from the annapolis sailing school featuring the annapolis 26.
I was also amazed at how well this boat sails, very well balanced, I can also steer with the sail trim without a problem.
If you would like copies of any of the papers I have let me know and I will copy them and mail to you or scan and email them. Let me know.
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Hello witchcraft,
I would appreciate a copy of the literature you have. Please email me direct jrose123@charter.net.
Thank you in advance
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I recently became the proud owner of a 1974 Annapolis 26 and, having come across this thread, was wondering if anyone might have a scanned copy of the original literature that they could send. Thanks in advance!
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