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Closing on a Hunter 26 tomorrow. Very excited about sailing again. The boat has been dismantled on a trailer for travel. I have to figure out how to put that puzzle back together. I have read the manual but is very confusing. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Take your time. Find pictures of similar boats.

It really shouldn't be that hard. I assume they "simply" dropped the mast, removed the stays and shrouds, and took off the rudder. It is intimidating the first 2 or 3 times, then it gets easier.

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Thanks. Good advice. My biggest worry is ensuring all the pieces are aboard before I buy it.
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Oh! That's a separate issue. It's "just" cataloging everything. From what I can see, the H26's don't appear to have a backstay. So, you're looking for 5 wire cables; one forestay, plus two top shrouds and two lower shrouds. Given that the H26 appears to be a fractional rig, the forestay looks like it will be shorter than the top shroud, but longer than the bottom. So, it's two sets of two cables, plus one other cable. I'm not sure how the Hunter is built, but on most trailerables that I've seen, the stays and shrouds stay connected to the mast when you're lowering the mast. So, "all" you have to do when stepping the mast is to connect them to the fittings on the deck (e.g., the chainplates).

Once you're sure the stays and shrouds are there, it gets easier. Make sure the sails are there and in the condition you expect. I don't think most sellers would intentionally try to keep things like running or standing rigging. I'd look for things like anchors, electronics, etc. that can easily be removed.

As for the rest of the "stuff", the original brochure might be helpful:
http://marlow-hunter.com/wp-content/..._1993-1997.pdf

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Re: New sailor again

You know the boat and the listing better than we do, but here are some other H26's that might help as a reference:
Hunter 26, 1994, Lewisville, Texas, sailboat for sale from Sailing Texas, yacht for sale

Hunter 26, 1994, Charleston, South Carolina, sailboat for sale from Sailing Texas

Hunter 26, 1994, Mattoon, Illinois sailboat for sale

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