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Grampian 26

I have a Grampian 26 that was completely restored. It is in the water at Ft Myers Beach Fl. Last Feb. the bow fitting that holds the forestay failed and I lost the rig about 20 miles out. Had to cut away the rig to get in. The boat needs a new bow fitting for a forestay and new chainplates. And, a new mast, sails, boom etc. I heard that there was a mast, boom, sails in the Ft Lauderdale area from a G26 that was converted to a trawler. If anyone can help me locate the rig it would be apprciated.

Also, I really would like to sell the boat. Very, very cheap depending on if the buyer wanted the motor. Any info on the rig or interested buyers can e-mail me for pictures. The boat was very sharp. Awlgripped red, new cushions inside, new bimini etc. Thanks, T
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You could probably sell it for the price of the motor. The boat has negative monetary value as a sailboat. Replacing the spars and rig is going to be expensive. If you can find the rig off of a similar boat for cheap or free, that is your best bet at getting some benefit from the possession of the boat.
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You could probably sell it for the price of the motor. The boat has negative monetary value as a sailboat. Replacing the spars and rig is going to be expensive. If you can find the rig off of a similar boat for cheap or free, that is your best bet at getting some benefit from the possession of the boat.
Negative value depending on the area. They sell between 8 and 11K here. I bought one a few years ago for $5500 that was quite dirty. I cleaned her up and did some varnishing and sold her 2 years later for $10500.00 They are great boats. Good luck selling, but don't give it away.
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I have heard alot of good things about these boats if you are looking for a stiff and sturdy boat that sails well in strong winds and has 6'0 headroom in a 26-footer...lots of well-thought out space and lockers I hear too...
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Although I don't want to "give the boat away", realty is that I need to find a special person that would want to restore the rig. I thourhly enjoyed the boat. With crew and singlehanded I made many trips from Ft Myers to the Keys, up to Pennsocola, over to Miami and up and down the west coast of Fl. This is a very able boat that sets-up well for crusing with two or three people. My problem is that I am in the Grandfather business and as the kids get bigger the boat gets smaller. So, I am looking to put my time and a little money into a larger boat. I have a line on a complete rig that was taken off a G26 when the owner converted to a mini-trawler. The rig is in the Ft. Lauderdale area and I am trying to locate it. To resurrect my boat requires replacing the forestay fitting with a stainless steel "U" bolt that is a simple fabracattion. When the mast went down it pulled out one chainplate, so I would re-fit the boat with all new external chainplates that again could be easliy made. All you would need is stainless steel straps 8" by 2" that would be bolted thru the hull where the old thru deck chain plates are located.

That said, if anyone is interested in the boat I can e-mail them pictures of the boat begfore the de-masting. I am going to Florida, I live in Wisconsin,
to get rid of the grampian and buy a new old boat mid Feburary.
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Rethink your chainplate relocation theory.

Your problem is that the bulkheads in your G-26 are original. The bulkheads must be replaced with new 3/4" marine ply bulkheads (mahogany finish both sides looks best), then you mount your chainplates back in place. There is an article about doing this very project on this site - index
Use your old bulkheads as templates for the new.
You cannot use metal plates as you suggest on a G-26. You will rip the topsides up to the deck if you try.
Good luck with her.
By the way, a well maintained G-26 in our area goes from $12,000 to $16,000.
They are excellent sailing vessels - very fast and strong.
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Grampian 26 in Florida

Thanks for the reply. I was adviced by a boatyard that if we backed the chainplates with 1/2 " plywood, glassed in and through bolted it would be strong. I really am not going to do that much work, but I really would like to see someone resurrect the boat. For that reason I would give the boat away. I would charge for the motor if they wanted it. Here are a couple pics when the boat was A-1. Where is your area? My best, TomGrampian 26-boatpi%7E3.jpg

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She's one fine looking vessel!

Looks like she was made about the same time as our G-26 - hull / sail #583 (built in Oakville, ON in 1973).
We have just retired and moved down the lake (Lake Ontario) to Cobourg from Oakville. Great sailing here as well, and right across the lake from Rochester NY.
Have some friends back in Oakville who used to work at Grampian marine when they were in business. They took their boatbuilding seriously.
Cheers,
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Your problem is that the bulkheads in your G-26 are original. The bulkheads must be replaced with new 3/4" marine ply bulkheads (mahogany finish both sides looks best), then you mount your chainplates back in place. There is an article about doing this very project on this site - index
Use your old bulkheads as templates for the new.
You cannot use metal plates as you suggest on a G-26. You will rip the topsides up to the deck if you try.
Good luck with her.
By the way, a well maintained G-26 in our area goes from $12,000 to $16,000.
They are excellent sailing vessels - very fast and strong.
Jim, don't forget that our boats here in Ontario are in fresh water and technically worth more. I haven't seen furlers on many Grampians and this boat has one. Don't give this boat away, it's a 10 from 10 feet away.

Any moisture in the deck and hull?
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Hi, I read your reply and want to point out that the entire rig had to be cut-away and dropped over the side so that I could motor in what was very rough seas. So, unfortunatly the roller furling is in Davy Jone's locker. I am willing to sell, price determined by what equipment the buyer wants, or give it away as a basic hull, w/ cushions, bimini etc. My Best Tom
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