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Isn't that boat simply a rehash of the Columbia T-26? Someone bought the moulds when Columbia went down and kept the boat in production?

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SloopJB that's one way to describe the Commodore 26... look like an very experienced sailor...for me... since I'm a newbie, I'm just trying to learn anything I can about this boat. Are you familiar with the original Columbia's? Any idea why they would change the rigging to fractional headsail with a loose footed mainsail? Appreciate anything you can add to the knowledge base...What kind of boat do you sail?
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Re: Commodore 26 information

I owned a Columbia 43 for 9 years so I'm familiar with their construction methods. I am not personally familiar with yours, only from published info.

I have no idea why they would change the rig - maybe to make it easier to handle?

I currently own a Fortune 30 cutter.

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Can you singlehand your Fortune 30? Is it more of a racer or cruiser? One of the things I want to add to my 26 is the lines running to the cockpit...any suggestions about the best gear for that?
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It's not a racer - look at the picture on my signature. It could be singlehanded but two is better. It was designed as a minimum offshore boat for one or two.

As to deck gear, if I was doing that with new gear I'd use Garhauer - very solid and well priced. They also have a very good rep for customer service.

When I'm looking for gear though I tend to hunt up stuff at consignment shops and on Craigslist rather than just ordering it - I love a bargain.

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Re: Commodore 26 information

Sailorman is still sailing his Commodore and still loving it!
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