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by dgibbons
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Frances 26 Marketplace
Topic: Victoria Frances for sale in Connecticut
Replies: 4
Views: 27649

Re: Victoria Frances for sale in Connecticut

Malish has a new owner. Let's wish her the best!
by dgibbons
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Frances 26 Discussion
Topic: Awfully quiet forum!!Hope everyone..and every Frances is well
Replies: 6
Views: 29324

Re: Awfully quiet forum!!Hope everyone..and every Frances is well

Let me first state that I have loved my Frances and think it is a perfect little sailboat. Emphasis on the word little. At the risk of being pilloried for heresy, given your stated cruising plans, I question your choice of the Frances II. As they say, you can do everything to a boat except make it b...
by dgibbons
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Frances 26 Marketplace
Topic: Victoria Frances for sale in Connecticut
Replies: 4
Views: 27649

Re: Victoria Frances for sale in Connecticut

1980 Owner finished Victoria Frances. New Engine (Volvo-Penta 2002) installed in 1981. 2017 Survey available with notes on subsequent upgrades.
Asking $18,000. Contact me if interested
by dgibbons
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Frances 26 Marketplace
Topic: Victoria Frances for sale in Connecticut
Replies: 4
Views: 27649

Re: Victoria Frances for sale in Connecticut

I guess I am getting old, but could not get the pictures onto the forum. They are at Sailboatlistings.com (https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/82424 ).

let me know if you are intested

Dennis
by dgibbons
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Frances 26 Marketplace
Topic: Victoria Frances for sale in Connecticut
Replies: 4
Views: 27649

Re: Victoria Frances for sale in Connecticut

All,
I can't figure out how to upload the survey. If anyone is interested (or knows someone who may be), send me an email (denniskevingibbons@gmail.com) and i will send you the survey. Pictures to be posted soon I hope.

regards,
Dennis
by dgibbons
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Other things
Topic: Image uploading now enabled
Replies: 2
Views: 71385

Re: Image uploading now enabled

Hello,

is it possible to upload a PDF? I want to post Malish's survey.

regards,
Dennis
by dgibbons
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Frances 26 Marketplace
Topic: Victoria Frances for sale in Connecticut
Replies: 4
Views: 27649

Victoria Frances for sale in Connecticut

This is a heads up. I will soon be putting my 1980, owner finished Victoria 26 up for sale. I have found that at 71, single-handed sailing is more work that it is worth. I will soon place the 2017 survey with notes on upgrades I have made here on the site. The boat has one Atlantic crossing under he...
by dgibbons
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Frances 26 Discussion
Topic: rudder gudgeons
Replies: 2
Views: 19757

Re: rudder gudgeons

Morris/Hinckley?
by dgibbons
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Frances 26 Discussion
Topic: 2 questions: mainsail and weather helm
Replies: 5
Views: 26542

Re: 2 questions: mainsail and weather helm

I just noticed your question. The fourth set of shrouds act as running backstays for the inner forestay when the boat is sailed as a cutter. If sailed as a sloop, they are vestigial.
by dgibbons
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Frances 26 Marketplace
Topic: Frances 26 Tupelo Honey for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 18804

Re: Frances 26 Tupelo Honey for sale

I think this is your boat
https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/80588

It would be less confusing if you just listed it as a Victoria Frances. Morris Victoria is a contradiction in terms. BTW, boat looks nice
by dgibbons
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Frances 26 Marketplace
Topic: 26' Morris Frances "Rachael" $49,000
Replies: 1
Views: 49571

Re: 26' Morris Frances

"Rachael" is again for sale on YachtWorld , but something must have happened in the last decade. She looks like someone tore her apart and forgot to put her back together. It's sad when you look at the pictures of how nice she looked. I wonder what happened.
by dgibbons
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Frances 26 Discussion
Topic: Head below waterline?
Replies: 3
Views: 22879

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: 22879

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: 5
Views: 26542

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: 33624

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