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Victoria Marine Trunk Cabin Sloop
Open plan accommodation 4 berths in all. On Boarding Mainstream via her boarding ladder you will find her cockpit to be compact with bench seat to port, starboard and aft and a low bridge deck to companionway. The centre section of the starboard bench is hinged giving access to a large stowage locker. The centre section of the aft bench is portable giving access to the lazarette. Moving below you will find 1 quarter berth to port of companionway, to starboard separate heads compartment with sea toilet. Moving forward to port is the galley area with cooker sink, freshwater foot pumped water, next to which is the seating area, to port and starboard, the starboard settee converts to a single berth, forward is a double V berth. Eberspacher 3 outlet heating system has been installed.
Number of Cabins: 1
Number of Heads: 1
Number of Berths: 4
Number of Crew Berths: 0
Keel: Long Keel
Yanmar 1GM 9hr diesel engine, 3 bladed propeller with rope cutters.
Sails & Spars:
Cutter rigged. Procter aluminium mast and spars. Stainless steel standing rigging. Slab reefing system for mainsail. Sail wardrobe consists:- 1. Shore mainsail with 2 reefing points 2. Shore furling Yankee with UV strip 3. Shore staysail
20lb CQR anchor with 20m chain and 30m warp. Spare 35lbs CQR anchor. Various warps and fenders. Spare washboards. Hand bilge pump. Full length winter cover, Avon tender, Cradle collapsible cost £600 (2004) Teak cockpit grating.
Navigation: Plastimo Contest compass (professionally swung) Kelvin Hughes VHF, Stowe log, windspeed and echo sounder. Garmin 120 GPS, Autohelm, Autopilot. Electric’s: 2x 12v batteries with change over switch. Sterling shore power/charger with 240v circuit breaker.
Pilot gas alarm.
History & Construction:
GRP hull, finished in white, and decks with balsa core sandwich. Long encapsulated lead keel. Tiller steering.
‘’Mainstream’’ is a fine example of a Frances 26 and has been well maintained by the present owners, every winter she is laid up mast is taken out and the rigging is always checked. Well worth viewing.