92 FRANCES 2
Victoria Marine Trunk Cabin Sloop
FRANCES 26 designed by Chuck Paine and built by Victoria Yachts in 1992.
Long keel aft cockpit design with tiller steering.
White GRP hull deck and coachroof with a blue hull stripe.
Teak cockpit deck and seats.
LOA: 7.9m (26' 0')
LWL: 6.5m (21' 3')
Beam: 2.5m (8' 2')
Draft: 1.2m (3' 10')
Displacement: 3100 Kg (6800 lbs)
Ballast 1600 Kg (3500 lbs)
Autohelm speedlog (1992).
Autohelm ST50 echosounder (1992).
Decca Navigator (Obsolete- but provides excellent battery management aid).
One anchor with chain.
Anchorman manual windlass with warping drum.
Manual bilge pump.
Pushpit, pulpit, and guardwires.
Simple sun awning.
Warps and fenders.
Cuttlery, crockery, and utensils.
Clock and barometer.
Flares (out of date).
Manual fire extinguisher, (age of expiry unknown).
Yanmar 1GM10 Single cylinder 9 HP diesel engine.
Single lever mechanical gear control.
Shaft drive to a two bladed propeller.
Last serviced Sept 05.
Hours 344 as at 1 July 2007.
2x 60ah 12v batteries.
Charged by alternator and solar panel.
Stainless steel 12 gal fuel tank.
PVC 22 gal water tank.
Manual water pump to galley.
Stainless steel standing rigging (age unknown).
Polyester running rigging.
Main with two reefs, stackpack, and lazyjacks.
Furlex headsail furling.
2 Lewmar self tailing Genoa winches.
2 Lewmar self tailing halyard winches.
Mainsail 1992 (overhauled 2007).
Genoa 1992 (overhauled 2007).
4 berths in saloon and forecabin.
Teak interior with mid blue upholstery.
Galley to port.
2 burner gimballed gas cooker with oven and grill.
Stainless steel sink.
Double berth forward.
Full length settee berth to starboard in saloon.
Short settee berth to port.
Full length quarter berth to port.
Heads compartment with marine WC to starboard of companionway.
This attractive, well presented boat is set up for short handed sailing. Its sea kindly hull is particularly attractive to the more intrepid sailors who expect to be out in the rough stuff for much of the time, but equally it is very reassuring for those with more modest aspirations.