Morris Francis 26 Trunk Cabin

* Year: 1980
* Current Price: US$ 42,500
* Located in Port Townesend, WA
* Hull Material: Fiberglass
* Engine/Fuel Type: Single Diesel
* YW# 64229-1382442

Builder: Morris Frances
Designer: Chuck Paine

LOA: 28' /LOD 26' LWL: 21'3"
Beam: 8' Displacement: 6800#
Draft: 3'10"
Ballast: 3500# M/LEngine(s): Yanmar Engine(s)
HP: 8 Engine Model: YSM8R
Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Max Speed: 7 knotsTankage
Fuel: 12 Gallons
Water: 30 Gallons
Holding: 10 Gallons

The open cabin features three single berths, a galley with an icebox and a 2-burner kerosene stove, a head and loads of stowage. Headroom is 5'11" to 6'.Electronics
Icom M-85 VHF, Coastal Navigator sounder, Signet log, AM-FM cassette stereo and a Plastimo autopilot.Electrical
Two group 24 batteries, solar panel. New running, anchor and steaming lights.

Tiller steering. Sails include dacron main, staysail, lapper, jib, storm jib, spinnaker and drifter. Anchors are a 12# Danforth and a 25# CQR. The rode includes 30' of 3/8" chain and 200' nylon line. Other deck equipment includes a sweep oar, manual windlass, self-bailing cockpit and full boat cover. The vessel is currently "on the hard" at Fleet Marine and available for easy inspection.

This boat built in Southwest Harbor, Maine in 1980 by Thomas D.C. Morris, yacht builder. Accommodations
Beginning forward there is the chain/rode locker with stowage for sails and gear. A bulkhead with an access cutout and canvass cover separates this area from the rest of the cabin. Aft of this is a center line head, enclosed in a cabinet, holding tank under a counter top to stbd. with fuel tank and heater mounted on a partial bulkhead, and a sleeping berth to port. Aft of the partial bulkhead to stbd. is a bench seat with stowage under. A removable table mounts 'round the mast to form a dinning area in conjunction with the port berth. Next aft to port is a counter and cabinet with drawers and bins that also houses the cook stove. To starboard is a similar counter and cabinet that houses the sink, icebox, and a top loading food storage bin. Both port and starboard cabinets have outboard storage behind sliding doors and racks for dishes/utensils above. Aft of this galley area are twin 6'5" quarter berths, between which is the removable companionway step/box that houses the engine.

A great little galley that has storage for everything, right where you need it within easy reach. A stowaway table mounts around the mast for meals and entertaining below. Very functional and tidy!

  • Optimus 2 burner alcohol stove
  • Fresh water foot pump
  • Big SS icebox
  • SS sink with hideaway faucet
  • Electronics
  • Coastal Navigator depth sounder
  • Signet knot meter
  • Icom IC-M56 VHF
  • C Plath compass
Electrical and Mechanical
Cielo has a new prop shaft seal and cutlass bearing. Her engine alternator and water pump were rebuilt 20 hrs. ago. The mast has been re-wired and all bulbs replaced and her new batteries were installed in September '07.
  • New 110V AC shore power with Blue Seas breakers
  • Rule bilge pump
  • Force 10 kerosene/diesel heater with day tank
  • Marine toilet with holding tank
The cutter rig with removable inner fore stay features all new halyards, newer sheets and a complete sail inventory. The raised coach roof design creates bulwarks at the bow and cockpit making for sure footing and an extra degree of safety. The forward anchor is carried on a short bowsprit, enclosed by the pulpit. This anchor arrangement along with the bulwark mounted cleats makes for a clean, uncluttered foredeck, maximizing safety in an area that sees a lot of work.
  • Lewmar 16 self-tailing winches
  • 25LB CQR with 60' 5/16 chain
  • SS double lifelines
  • Full winter cover
  • New running rigging
  • Simpson Lawrence windlass
  • 12 LB Danforth stern anchor
  • Twin hawse pipes
  • Cockpit awnings
Sail Inventory
A complete suit of Schattauer sails for all wind conditions. The cutter rig with the removeable inner forestay allows for maximum flexibilty and options for headsails. All sails are deemed to be in good to excellent condition.
  • Main
  • Storm jib
  • Staysail
  • Jib
  • Lapper (Yankee)
  • Drifter
  • US Sails spinnaker