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Re: New owner of a Parker Dawson 26 Ketch

Thanks for offering your trailer. That was very thoughtful! I'll keep that in mind as an option should I find it difficult to get one for the boat. My challenge is timing when the keel work will complete. Maine generally operates on it's own clock :-) Patience is a virtue there. The Maine coast is an amazing place to sail. Just keep an eye out for lobster pots and ledge. I'm in a little harbor north of Bar Harbor. Mostly lobster boats.
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Re: New owner of a Parker Dawson 26 Ketch

Hi Alan,

Wonder if you can help. I'm talking to a trailer supplier and they have 2 questions. (I'd do this except my boat is 600 miles north!)
1. When the keel is retracted, does it go all the way up inside the hull or does some stick out? If it sticks out about how many inches?
2. 30 inches in from from the stern, how far down does the prop or shaft extend down from the hull?

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Re: New owner of a Parker Dawson 26 Ketch

Yes, the keel sticks down a good bit. I will be at my boat probably next weekend and can give you a good measurement then.



Likewise on the prop and strut.



One thing to keep in mind is that trailers on these guys don't tend to be terribly long since the more stuff you have coming past the area that needs supporting the more ways you have to end up with your trailer getting into trouble on a short ramp. One of the as designed advantages of the Dawson is the ability to launch and recover off of fairly “normal” ramps which can be handy.







If you look at this picture here you get something of an idea what I am talking about although in this exact pic, the boat is actually about 6 inches further back than usual since we just had the boat out for a bit to pull the engine and do some service work. Either way, keep in mind that most of the weight on the Dawson is pretty well centered
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Re: New owner of a Parker Dawson 26 Ketch

30 inches back from the stern (not counting the rudder) the bottom blade of my prop measures 12.25 inches from the hull.

"Travel" position for my keel has it protruding 13 inches from the bottom of the hill. It can ride higher but I let mine down to rest on the trailer to avoid straining the lifting assembly.
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Re: New owner of a Parker Dawson 26 Ketch

Hi all,
I'm new here and this is my first post. I would love to be a new owner of Midship 25/Parker Dawson 26. So I'm Hardly looking around for one. I would appreciate for any help.
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Where are you looking for one at? I do tend to keep track of Parker Dawson 26s.
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Re: New owner of a Parker Dawson 26 Ketch

hi Allan, I'm in Ontario, Canada, first of all thank you so much for your reply. I wasn't here for a while for a good reason I FOUND ONE!!! AND IS MINE!! I've got it for free - huge project vessel. Her name is Godspeed. So far she is sitting on trailer in Mathews, Virginia. Can't wait to bring it down home and restoring. Already working on it. Thanks God I found you. If you do not mind i will use your published materials and experience for it. really appreciate.
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Re: New owner of a Parker Dawson 26 Ketch

Excellent work, that's not too far down the road from me let me know if you end up needing anything when you go to pick it up.
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