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Old 14-02-2014, 10:11   #1
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Help in identifying Sailboat?

I am new to sailing and to the forum and looking for a sailboat to use on a lake for a weekend get away. I need one to practice and learn on. I have came across this one that I don't know what the make and model it is. The ad says 1977 26 ft. sailboat with 9.9 Chrysler outboard. I think it may be a 1977 Chrysler 26. Does anyone know what it is? Where would I find a model number? I found it at an auto salvage yard and they are asking 1950 for it. I think it would be a good starter boat for me. However there are some issues with it that I'm concerned about. The electric system will need to be updated and some general maintenance and cleaning. Which I'm comfortable doing. The deck seems a little spongy near the aft of the boat when walking on it. Is this normal? The mast boot looks like it may be bent. Rigging seems to be all there, as far as I know. Ropes and sails are in fair condition. Will need to be replaced soon. Any thoughts?



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Old 14-02-2014, 10:22   #2
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Re: Help in identifying Sailboat?

Looks more like a Catalina to me. Maybe a 22? All boats after 1973 should have a HIN number on the transom. Usually the top starboard side just to the right of that motor mount. Unless it is where that hole is and was cut away at some point.
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Old 14-02-2014, 10:46   #3
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I was struck by the image. 'looked like a 1960's Thunderbird!
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It's a Venture.
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Macgregor?
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Old 14-02-2014, 11:21   #6
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Depending on the engine, the boat could be well worth the money, or worth nothing at all. Try to investigate any soft spots you find, and pay attention to the transom, deck, and keel. If it can be put back into good sailing condition, looks like a nice boat.
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Re: Help in identifying Sailboat?

The hull to deck join and the slope of the cabin forward doesn't look anything like a Catalina.

Old Thunderbirds didn't have a swing keel and didn't look like that.

It does resemble a Chrysler.

I'm not as familiar with MaGregors or Ventures enough the venture a guess.

Best to check the HIN if you can find one.
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Check the hin or try running a title search using the registration number on the hull.

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The hull to deck join and the slope of the cabin forward doesn't look anything like a Catalina.

Old Thunderbirds didn't have a swing keel and didn't look like that.

It does resemble a Chrysler.

I'm not as familiar with MaGregors or Ventures enough the venture a guess.

Best to check the HIN if you can find one.
I'm guessing he meant the car. Looks like a '66.
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Sweet Tbird!

The flat stern, pulpit, deck joint, and overall sheer look like my 22' Chrysler...

The coachroof, 90 degree coach to coaming, and pintle hung rudder look NOTHING like it...

Can't find a Venture/Mac with 3 portlights...

I put 10 min in... Now you have to ask how much they want for the bird for me...
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I'm guessing he meant the car. Looks like a '66.
Ooohhhhhh, the car!!
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Ooohhhhhh, the car!!
Mine first... You're too far away living in paradise... I was working outside on my 25 HP phase convertor/compressor debacle in the snow 2 days ago...

besides... your foot would get caught under the pedals right now...
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Mine first... You're too far away living in paradise... I was working outside on my 25 HP phase convertor/compressor debacle in the snow 2 days ago...

besides... your foot would get caught under the pedals right now...
You got me there. Been 80 degrees a couple days this last week. Just the week before we had quite a bit of snow on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.

My foot is out of the boot and I can drive now. Just have to be cautious about where to walk and not too much walking. Whoopee!!
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You got me there. Been 80 degrees a couple days this last week. Just the week before we had quite a bit of snow on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.

My foot is out of the boot and I can drive now. Just have to be cautious about where to walk and not too much walking. Whoopee!!
Nice!!!

It's been in the 90's in CA too... ***wonders how the Morgan is***

MS weather is gettin' old... Must be cool to see the snow in the HI mountains... I've not seen that there... Like in So cal too... you can be sailing in 90 degree weather staring at the snow...

Congrats on losing the boot!!!
Now you can come to MS and help me wrestle this 25 horse around... I do not kid when I say it's EVERY BIT of 500 lbs...
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It's a Luger Tradewinds 26. (you need to look at the swing keel to be sure.)

TRADEWINDS 26 (LUGER) sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

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