Most people reading this thread will already know, but just to be clear, the Tanzer 26 is NOT "a.k.a. the Tanzer 7.5". They are similar but significantly different in size; the 7.5 is ~24.5' LOA.
Just purchased a 1980 Tanzer 26, Hull 355 for $8600. Why did I pay so much?
1. $4000 was spent the month before on a complete redo of the hull below the waterline. Keel was power sanded to bare metal, two coats of metal primer and a 3rd coat of an epoxy. Bow edge was restored then two coats of bottom paint.
2. She came with a low hour 2014 20 HP Yamaha four stroke. Sounds overpowered but because the boat is heavy to begin with, the 100 lb engine doesn't change the way she lies a bit. She can do 10 knots+ at full power
3. All wood work was restored in 2017 and 2018 interior and exterior
4. Three jibs. Roller Furler Jib, Storm Jib, Original working Jib
5. ST1000 Auto Tiller (this is a must have for single handling)
6. All safety equipment (flares, extinguishers,VHF,Life Jackets) except life ring
7. Interior cushions new about 10 years ago
8. Exterior cushions very good condition
9. New Depth Meter Transducer with hull redo
10. Local Chart
11. Two shakedown cruises
12. Only had to move the boat 100 yards from slip to slip
13. Marine head and waste bladder removed (cant use in coastal waters), New powered porta potty still in packaging included
14. New West Marine Battery
15. Boat rewired in 2012
What was missing/needed.
B. Stove (I added two burner coleman propane camp stove that fits nicely)
C. 50 ft Shore Power cable
D. Swim Ladder (improvised a four step temporary out of thick wall PVC and 3/8 mooring line)
E. Mast head light OOC (circuit good, bulb out)
All things considered Very Happy.
Looking for a Tanzer 26 owners manual. Have the T22 Manual.
Working on a Bimini of my own design. Don't like the high above boom versions.
Going with 46" H from the mounts,67"W. Still deciding on length.
Looking for a low cost dodger.
Hilton Head South Carolina