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Old 05-02-2007, 13:11   #1
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Cavalier 26

Hi, can anyone help me with information on the Cavalier 26? I'm interested in purchasing one and would value any info on how fast they are, their ability at handling seas and ease for single handing.

Any other info greatly received.
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Old 05-02-2007, 15:00   #2
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Boating Mag did a ferw feature a couple of months back on the Cav 26
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Old 19-03-2013, 00:40   #3
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Re: cavalier 26

I am also having a survey done on the 26th March
On a cavalier 26. I would love to know more about
Them. I live in Tassie and want the boat for cruising with
My wife and 2 small children (2.6 & 5) and hopefully
Some racing at the Cygnet yacht club. It appears
To have everything I require in a small boat but you never know
Until you start living with one what you really have
Got! I will check out the boating mag thanks very much
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Old 19-03-2013, 01:34   #4
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Re: cavalier 26

I have never sailed one, but I was berthed alongside one for a year or two, the owner always seemed content and relaxed on the boat.

From the outside they look like lovely little boats that should sail well.

The big sister cav 32's have got a great reputation, a fair few have circumnavigated. I saw a cav 32 in hobart that had rounded cape horn, lost his mast and kept going until he got here. He got some more food and then headed to NZ, still with the jury rig up... It must have been well built.
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Re: cavalier 26

Thank you. The people who I am thinking of buying
Their Cav 26 from sailed it from NZ to Australia.
They were making 120 miles a day and more some days
Which is encouraging as I have 800 miles to take it home.
That's is if we can make the deal sweet enough. Here's hoping
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Old 19-03-2013, 06:19   #6
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Re: cavalier 26

Thats a pretty impressive trip. And Fast.

Best of luck with the negotiations and survey. It should be a fun trip bringing her down to Hobart. Looks like she has some good gear, is the windvane staying with the boat?

Looks like she is the peterson design rather than the more rounded salthouse ones you see in Australia? not sure whats going on there but she is very similar in hull shape to my 1979 peterson 40 Two tonner.

I guess she won't be real quick surfing downwind but I am very pleased with how my big sister version sails and handles as long as you get the main off early downwind and don't do stupid things with kites...

For some info on similar designs see Here and Here. Peterson pretty much scaled up the pintails from his ganbere design, tweaking each design slightly. By 1979 (my boats area) the sterns were just slightly wider and the forefoot slightly shallower. Also look up Greyhawk, a peterson 34, an interesting site.

Here's some Pics of my new boat Underwater, you can see the family resemblance.



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Old 10-07-2013, 03:42   #7
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Thank you. The people who I am thinking of buying
Their Cav 26 from sailed it from NZ to Australia.
They were making 120 miles a day and more some days
Which is encouraging as I have 800 miles to take it home.
That's is if we can make the deal sweet enough. Here's hoping
hello salty. did u get ur cav. there are a few of these in hobart area. i am assuming you sail at the cygnet in tas.
i one i purchased in hobart and sailed up to northern tas on the tamar river. there were 3 or 4 for sale at the time. built like brick shitters. great boats.
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Old 26-07-2013, 22:05   #8
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Re: cavalier 26

hi,just brought a cav 26 in nz,sailed 85 miles close hauled,no2 full main,took 12hrs,whangarei to auckland southerly breeze,on the nose.
my one is not masthead rig but rather 3/4 rig not usual?
great sea boat seemed pretty dry as we had 20/25 gusting 30 with about a 1.5 swell with 400mm wave on top
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Hello, it's been a while since anyone posted here but I'd love to start this chat again. I bought Scampi in Hobart earlier this year. It seems she was for charter in the 80s from the Huon, with her 'sister' Surprise and then owned and raced by the Sharp brothers also out of HYC. I recently heard Cav 26s referred to as the 'mazda 626' of the boat world - any thoughts on that?
I'm working up to singlehanding, mainly for down and around the channel in the meantime and would welcome discussions!
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Re: cavalier 26

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, gravedigger7142, tomharry, and RachelScampi.
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Hello, it's been a while since anyone posted here but I'd love to start this chat again. I bought Scampi in Hobart earlier this year. It seems she was for charter in the 80s from the Huon, with her 'sister' Surprise and then owned and raced by the Sharp brothers also out of HYC. I recently heard Cav 26s referred to as the 'mazda 626' of the boat world - any thoughts on that?
I'm working up to singlehanding, mainly for down and around the channel in the meantime and would welcome discussions!
G'Day Rachel, and welcome to CF.

Not familiar with the smaller Cav's but their larger sisters are good boats as others have mentioned. So, where do you moor your boat, and have you kept the name? We will be back to our boat in Hobart before Christmas and will keep an eye out for you... and give us a hoy if you should see Insatiable II floating by.

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Old 17-11-2013, 15:43   #12
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Hello Jim,
she's on a mooring off the Royal yacht club and yep, I think Scampi is the perfect name! And I absolutely will give you a hoy! Pretty excited about this Summer.
Where do you keep Insatiable II?
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Hello Jim,
she's on a mooring off the Royal yacht club and yep, I think Scampi is the perfect name! And I absolutely will give you a hoy! Pretty excited about this Summer.
Where do you keep Insatiable II?
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G'Day Rachel,

Well, I-2 has been languishing in the POW marina since April while we've been in the states dealing with a knee rebuild for Ann. When we return, we will revert to our normal life at anchor. May be in the Hobart area for a while to continue physio treatments, but will be anchored in Sandy Bay somewhere. Once that is over, we'll be cruising somewhere until March or April, then heading north.

Or maybe something esle... who knows?

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Hello and Happy New Year, I'm just wondering if any of you have popped any form of ladder of your transoms or toe rails? I'm starting to consider this -
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hello rachel scampi. i looked at scampi when she was first put on market...nice boat. i bought a reverse transom ladder from whitworths. had to cut about an inch off the stoppers so it folded down vertically and placed low down on transom. i have a copy of original cavalier manual . if you woul like copy let me know. my cav 26 is called kidnap and is moored on tamar river. handled the trip up just beautifully. good sea boat for size
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