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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.