Morris Francis 26 Trunk Cabin

* Year: 1979
* Current Price: US$ 55,000
* Located in Rockland, ME
* Hull Material: Fiberglass
* Engine/Fuel Type: Single Diesel
* YW# 1645-1149042

Dimensions: LOA: 26' LWL: 21' 3" Beam: 8' 2" Displacement: 6800 lbs. Draft: 3' 10"

Tankage: Fuel: 12 gallons s/s Water: 22 gallons s/s

Interior is finished off in the Herreshoff style with white bulkheads and varnished mahogany trim. Hull ceilings are varnished mahogany. Cabin sole is solid teak planking. There is six feet of headroom in the main cabin. Chain locker forward with through deckaccess. There is a large opening in the forward cabin for access to the chain locker. Single berth to starboard, gear storage and hanging locker to port. The marine head is located on the centerline complete with holding tank with overboard or deck pump out. There is a privacy certain for the head. Main cabin has port and starboard settee berths with storage behind and below berthing. There is a removable table. New (2001) Wheems and Plath ship's clock and barometer mounted on the forward starboard bulkhead. Galley is located aft to port including a well insulated ice box. New 2 burner Origo 3000 alcohol stove and a stainless steel sink. New 2001 Whale manual foot pump. There is a quarter berth aft to starboard. A navigation table is created by a folding counter top at the end of the quarter berth.

Hand laid up solid fiberglass hull with balsa cored decks. Hull is white gelcoat with green sheer stripe and green boot stripe. Bottom is painted with blue anti-fouling paint. Cabin, cockpit and deck areas are white gelcoat with contrasting beige non-skid areas. Deck hardware is bronze and stainless steel. Interior bulkheads and joinery are white with varnished mahogany trim.

Recent additions in 2001 include: stainless steel bow pulpit with integral navigation lights. New stanchion with double lifelines. Lifeline gates port and starboard. New stern rail with integral Harken main sheet traveler and stern navigation light. Folding stainless steel boarding ladder starboard side. New bow anchor roller, new cockpit dodger. New genoa tracks and cars. New genoa winches (Lewmar 14 self tailing). New main halyard winch mounted on cabin top at cockpit (Lewmar 14 self tailing).

Outboard hung rudder set on bronze pintals and gudgeons. Varnished ash tiller. Stainless steel tang extending from rudder edge prevents lobster pot warp.

Electronics and Navigation
Datamarine depth sounder. Ritchie bulkhead mounted compass. New in 2001 was a Raytheon RL70C combination radar/GPS chart plotter with 7" color display mounted swing out bracket. New in 2001, Wheems and Plath clock and barometer.

Sails and Rigging

Main sail new 125% genoa 2001 on furler. Rig changed from fractional to masthead in 2001. Harken roller. New genoa tracks and cars. Main halyard leads to cockpit, new Harken main sheet traveler, new main sheet, new genoa sheets. Merriman #10 mast mounted main halyard. New in 2001 are two Lewmar 14 self tailing genoa sheet winches. New Lewmar 14 self tailing for main halyard mounted on cabin top.

Single cylinder Yanmar YSM8 diesel engine. Deluxe engine panel with gauges for tachometer, oil pressure, engine temperature and voltage output. Morse throttle/shift control. Bronze shaft with fixed 2 blade bronze propeller. Sound insulated engine box. The Racor fuel filter and engine shut off were moved to the cockpit in 2001 for easy access. Three deep cycle marine batteries (l engine start, 2 house). Blue Seas battery switch and 12 volt panels, 12v plug all added in 2001.

Docklines, fenders, 4 Type II PFDs. Danforth 12H anchor and rode. Manual bilge pump mounted in cockpit. Cockpit cushions, Espar cabin heater new in 2001, Bruce anchor, life sling, inflatable harness and tether (2 each), carbon monoxide detector, flares, fire extinguisher.

Stainless steel stem fitting, chain plates and backstay fitting. Bronze chocks and docking cleats. Bronze deck fills for water, waste and fuel. Bronze chain pipe. Danforth 12-H primary anchor mounted in chocks on foredeck. Varnished teak cap and rub rail with 1/2" bronze oval mounted on rub rail. Varnished teak and Lexan opening hatch. Two bronze opening ports. Two fixed port lights. Varnished teak hand rails on cabin top. Varnished teak companionway slide and dropboards, screen drop board for companionway. Varnished cockpit coamings, sil locker lid and access panel to aft lazzarette.

Engine: Yanmar Engine Model: YSM8