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grampy26 04-16-2019 09:51 AM

Not sure what model I have...
I have a 1976 Grampian 26. But....mine doesn't look like the others I see and doesn't meet the same specs that are published. I feel like I'm missing something.

Mine does not have a cut out in the transom for an outboard. Instead my outboard is mounted on the port side of the transom. Mines never had an inboard.

My rudder is also transom mounted. Not the typical built in spade that's underneath.

Finally, I see that there's a model with a 3 foot draft and then one with a centerboard with a deeper drafter. Mine is a fixed keel but more than 3ft.

Any help with identifying which model I have would be greatly appreciated.

grampy26 04-16-2019 10:21 AM

Oh...and I forgot to mention. It has a wheel, not a tiller (which seems different with this boat)

Arcb 04-16-2019 10:32 AM

Re: Not sure what model I have...
Grampian 7.9 maybe.

Edit: Got the name wrong, its called a Discovery 7.9.

grampy26 04-17-2019 05:34 AM

Hmmm, interesting. I'll have to see what the differences in the two are and compare to my boat. I wonder if I find a serial number or something on the boat if I can cross reference it somehow

Arcb 04-17-2019 06:38 AM

Re: Not sure what model I have...
If she was built after 1975 their is a decent chance she might be the 7.9 model.

Also, the boats look different. The Discovery has higher decks, and higher freeboard, which makes her look like a bigger boat. Plus, she has no outboard well and a transom hung rudder and a draft of almost 4 feet.

I think the 7.9 was an updated version of the G26, in the mid 70s Canada was switching from imperial to metric, and 26 feet is 7.9 meters, so I guess that's what they called it.

The only thing that puzzles me is why some one would put wheel steering on a boat that size with a transom hung rudder. It might be an aftermarket thing, I think some folks find wheel steering a little easier on their backs/necks. I had a Grampian 30 where the P.O.had installed an aftermarket pedestal and wheel steering. I kind of liked it on that boat, so maybe you will too.

grampy26 04-17-2019 06:48 AM

I was told that it's a '76 so sounds like it may be a discovery. I wonder if there's any dead give aways? Like, if there's no transom cut out....does that mean for sure that it's a discovery?

The wheel is after market. I found documents saying so much on the boat.

grampy26 04-17-2019 06:56 AM

Here are some pics .... Grampian 26 or Discovery 7.9?

Arcb 04-17-2019 07:04 AM

Re: Not sure what model I have...
Well, it certainly looks like a G26, not the Discovery 7.9 model.

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