1994 Hunter hunter 26

1994 Hunter hunter 26
1994 Hunter hunter 26
1994 Hunter hunter 26
1994 Hunter hunter 26
1994 Hunter hunter 26
1994 Hunter hunter 26
1994 Hunter hunter 26
1994 Hunter hunter 26
1994 Hunter hunter 26
1994 Hunter hunter 26
1994 Hunter hunter 26
1994 Hunter hunter 26
1994 Hunter hunter 26
1994 Hunter hunter 26
1994 Hunter hunter 26
1994 Hunter hunter 26
1994 Hunter hunter 26
1994 Hunter hunter 26
1994 Hunter hunter 26
1994 Hunter hunter 26
1994 Hunter hunter 26
Info

hunter 26, k or make me an offer rigged fractional sloop loa: 25ft 9" water line length: 23.16 ft beam: 9ft mast height from water line: 40ft it looks very heavy, but because of water ballast it isn’t, trailers great. this is a water ballast trailerable cruiser, pretty much the largest most comfortable trailerable you can own. ballast tank holds 2000 lb of water near the keel, and the ballast tank is shaped so that when the boat heels over under sail, it’s lifting ballast above the waterline creating a righting moment. there is a gigantic valve on the underside of the boat just aft of the centerboard that allows quick filling and dumping of the ballast water. the valve and a vent port are located at the base of the stairs that lead up to the cockpit. it’s really fun opening the ballast and letting 250 gallons drain on the ramp as you pull it out, people think you must have almost sunk to hold that much water. has a mast stepping system, one man can step the mast without help, works very well, it uses an extra jib pole that is braced to the boat with cables while stepping the mast, i always do it in a parking lot, but it’s possible to do it in the water, with waves, whatever, also possible to take the jib pole with you and drop the mast to get under bridges, and then raise it again. the mast is really beefy, you use the main sheet blocks and tackle, it gets attached to a special bracket in the anchor locker on the bow and gives you a lot of mechanical advantage and also a cam lock to pull the mast up. because there is a cam lock you can take a break to check the shrouds, move things out of the way, untangle, etc. has a pivoting kick up centerboard, it’s very heavy, lifted by a set of pulley blocks and sheet and secured by a clamp lock on the top of the cabin, right side of the cockpit, you operate it from the cockpit. doyle jib is hank on type has very easy clips, easy effort to raise or lower, but you need crew on bow to pull it down and secure it, almost new sheets for the jib sailed twice. doyle main sail has battens, can’t remember how many and plastic cars that slide in the boom track, i replaced a handfull of cars last summer and have a bunch of spares on hand. main sail also has reefing points. main sail halyard is arranged so you use the starboard side winch to raise it. tiller is handle type, very solid, no play, i’ve installed new wear plates that allow the tiller to tilt up and down, but also keep it tight side to side, a few new spacer bushings in the rudder bracket. rudder is kick up type, it’s held in down position by a pair of rubber sheets that are squeezed against it by a screw mechanism, you can adjust how much force it takes to kick the rudder up if you hit bottom or an obstruction. most h26 have no way to secure the rudder except to lash it to the farthest aft railing of the cockpit, it’s a pain. i installed a stainless steel pin that lets you quickly pin the rudder upright for trailering. rudder is the original fiberglass, in very good shape. has a raymarine st2000+ autopilot, works great, very easy to learn how to use it. i just use the autopilot most of the time, makes a day sailing much nicer, arms aren’t so tired from constantly working the tiller. i even tack and jibe with the autopilot, it has buttons for change course by 1 degree, and also by 10 degrees, if you figure out that a tack needs to be 90 degrees, you just hit button for that direction 9 times, and then you are free to work the mainsail while the autopilot handles the tiller. power for the autopilot has a watertight receptacle to plug it into, installs or take out the autopilot in 2 minutes. outboard is a 2020 suzuki 9.9hp, long shaft, 4 stroke. has every option and is white as a sailboat outboard should be. maybe 6 to 8 hours on it, still in break-in. power tilt, electric start, electronic fuel injection, operated with a tiller handle when near the dock, or lock it in position for extended motoring and steer with the tiller. the efi will allow the motor to start even if your battery is completely dead, there is a pull start recoil for use in that situtation. the boat had the original two cycle 1994 evinrude on it when i bought it, plastic throttle pieces inside broke on my first sail, so i changed to this suzuki. the suzuki is physically bigger motor (same hp) than the evinrude so i’ve installed stainless steel brackets that move the outboard about 4" aft. the original mahogany (i think) board mounts to these brackets, newly oiled, looks good. the suzuki worked in the original location but you had to careful it could hit things if turned when tilting or turning depending on the tiller handle, things can get hectic when docking so i did this to make it easier and less stressful. new suzuki gas tank fits in the gas tank locker which is in the floor of the cockpit. there is also another locker under port side cockpit seat, another gas tank can fit in there as well as another anchor, lines, whatever. anchor locker in the bow, nice anchor and rode in there. nice roomy cockpit, has cockpit cushions, perfect shape white, cockpit can hold probably 4 people if a lot of tacking or jibing, maybe 8 people if on a steady course or at dock. cockpit has catbird seats on the corners, teak, oiled, helmsman can steer from the cockpit or the catbird seats with the hiking stick. storage is massive, see my two teenage girls inside the bow storage compartment. every seat inside has storage lockers underneath. aft sleeping berth will sleep two adults comfortably, bow v-berth will sleep two adults, bench seats along the sides will sleep 1 each. the table in the cabin is stowed two different ways, it can extend the v-berth or rotate 180 and be a full wrap around booth for meals. cushions are great, no tears that i know of. head works great, port-a-pottie is fine, there is a crack in the top cover, doesn’t affect anything. head door is nice full fiberglass, very private, there is a window hatch that opens, i have a new window screen, not yet installed. galley has origo alcohol stove, cutting board cut to fit it stores on top of the stove when not in use sink with stored water. there is a window hatch with screen, same as in the head, replaced with a new one sailed once. trailer is in good shape, i’ve had it reworked to eliminate some areas that were loose and would bang around while towing. it has an extendable tongue, goes out an extra maybe 6ft so your vehicle doesn’t get so deep launching and recovering, works great but not usually worth it where i sail. the locking pin on the extended tongue was worn and loose, banging around, i had the pin relocated so it’s now tight and secure, and added a second new pin, the trailer is tight and tows with no noise now. hydraulic surge brakes with a new coupler, work great, i tow with 1/2 ton pickup no problems. you don’t need to do anything to back up, brakes don’t resist you. all the lights are newer and perfect. i had bearing buddies installed to all 4 wheel spindles, heavy marine grease in there. new safety chains, one side of the carpet bunks is new, have not yet installed new bunk on the other side. i have a new wheel and tire as a spare, it’s not yet permanent mounted to the trailer. has a bimini, previous owner told me it fits, but only if not sailing. i have confirmed that with a long frustrating day of sailing. i think i can modify it to sit lower over the cockpit and then it will work, not sure if it will be successful. so, for now it’s a bimini that only works on sailing points where the boom is far out, reaching, interferes with the boom sailing upwind, close hauled. boom and mast are in great shape, new pivots for the boom, there is a vang, these are great, and beefy. i’m still cleaning up the boat, more pictures available. i’m selling to get a cabin cruiser, i hoped this would be our family boat, but my wife and my dogs really hate it. my daughters and i love it, i’ve been fixing and upgrading things like an owner who wants to keep it for a long time. posted: july 10, 2022, 5:51 pm

$15,000
Specifications
  • Make:

    Hunter

  • Model:

    hunter 26

  • Year:

    1994

  • Length:

    ft

  • Condition:

    Used

  • Category:

    Sail

  • Location:

    Detroit, MI 48201

  • Engine fuel:

    Electric

  • Hull material:

    Fiberglass