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by dgibbons
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Frances 26 Discussion
Topic: Head below waterline?
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Head below waterline?

Joe,
he is right. On any small boat, an atwartship head (or sink) is likely to go below the waterline. Only one facing fore and aft will not. Even then, I always close the sea cocks when under way.
by dgibbons
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Frances 26 Discussion
Topic: Head below waterline?
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Head below waterline?

Joe,
Where is your head situated?
Amidship fore the mast?
Athwartship at the mast
Athwartship at the companionway?

Of those three possibilities, i would be confident only with the amidship head

Dennis
Victoria 26, "Malish"
by dgibbons
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Frances 26 Discussion
Topic: 2 questions: mainsail and weather helm
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: 2 questions: mainsail and weather helm

Good luck with your purchase. It would help to know which version of the Frances you are referring to and that would help with our answers. For example, Last year I bought a British built flush deck version and discovered that I did not have full hoist of the main which also led to a low swinging bo...
by dgibbons
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: Frances 26 Discussion
Topic: Boom clearance
Replies: 5
Views: 2640

Re: Boom clearance

Mark,
thanks,
Can you also measure the distance from the deck to the gooseneck?

I am 5/11 and have to keep the topping lift hard to raise the boom enough for safety.

Dennis
by dgibbons
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Frances 26 Discussion
Topic: Boom clearance
Replies: 5
Views: 2640

Boom clearance

Hi everybody,
As the newest owner or a flush deck Frances (Malish), I have a question; do you have to duck while sitting in the cockpit for the boom to pass?

I am 5'11" (standing) and the boom is a definite lethal weapon.

Is it just how I rigged my boat or basic to the design?

thanks
Dennis
by dgibbons
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Frances 26 Discussion
Topic: Anchors and anchoring.
Replies: 4
Views: 6558

Re: Anchors and anchoring.

Hi All, I have been working to ready my Victoria Frances (Malish) for cruising and have anchor questions. She came with a 35# CQR which is too much for a senior sailor to haul. I have been given a 22# S-L Delta which is a great anchor, but I cannot see how to stow and deploy it. The bowsprit does no...
by dgibbons
Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Frances 26 Discussion
Topic: Fitting a Tiller Autopilot
Replies: 3
Views: 1838

Re: Fitting a Tiller Autopilot

Mark,
Can you send me a picture (denniskevingibbons@gmail.com) of the bracket? It is removable?

Thanks,

Dennis
by dgibbons
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Frances 26 Discussion
Topic: Fitting a Tiller Autopilot
Replies: 3
Views: 1838

Fitting a Tiller Autopilot

Greetings,
My first question to the group. Are there any currently produced tiller pilots which DO NOT require a cantilevered mount outboard of the toe rail? Malish came with an antique which is short enough, but I am planning for when it gives of the ghost.

Dennis
Malish
Victoria Frances 26
by dgibbons
Mon May 15, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Frances 26 Owners
Topic: Just bought Victoria Frances 26
Replies: 4
Views: 3604

Re: Just bought Victoria Frances 26

This year, Milford, CT.

Looking forward to sail from Maine
by dgibbons
Fri May 12, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Frances 26 Owners
Topic: Just bought Victoria Frances 26
Replies: 4
Views: 3604

Just bought Victoria Frances 26

I just came back from Southwest harbor after closing on Malish. (http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1980/Vi ... RZDD9y1vqU)
Wish me well
by dgibbons
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Frances 26 Discussion
Topic: Bridge clearance
Replies: 2
Views: 1756

Bridge clearance

Does anyone know the bridge clearance of their Frances?
by dgibbons
Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:00 am
Forum: Frances 26 Owners
Topic: New Project 'Coaster'
Replies: 10
Views: 18197

Re: New Project 'Coaster'

Wow!
I just reviewed the pictures. You have done a miraculous job re imagining the deck. I like the gentle curve. You should forward the pictures to Chuck as I am sure he would appreciate your efforts.
If I am ever in the area, I would love to pop by for a look

Dennis
by dgibbons
Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: Frances 26 Marketplace
Topic: Frances 26 Wanted
Replies: 7
Views: 15834

Re: Frances 26 Wanted

Hi all,
I am retiring the end of this year (Finally!) and will be looking to sail off into the sunset. Preferably on a Frances 26. Anyone here in the US considering selling? Give me a blast (denniskevingibbons@gmail.com) and maybe you can avoid the broker fee and I can save some money also.
Dennis
by dgibbons
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Frances 26 Owners
Topic: Wildwood's lucky new caretaker
Replies: 10
Views: 13335

Re: Wildwood's lucky new caretaker

Jay (82 year old version),
If you are thinking of selling, drop me a note.

Dennis (67 year old version)
by dgibbons
Sun Feb 14, 2016 6:53 am
Forum: Frances 26 Discussion
Topic: construction question
Replies: 2
Views: 3118

Re: construction question

I would pose the question to Chuck Paine himself. He tends to reply rather quickly

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