'Windancer', a Classic Sailmaster 26
SORRY, NOW SOLD!This old girl has served me well for the past 30+ years, primarily on the Hudson River, Tarrytown, NY.
Unfortunately, declining health forces me to sell this classic headturner to a new owner who will enjoy and care for her.'Windancer'
is a well maintained fiberglass Masthead Sloop with a wooden boom, varnished hatches & mahogany trim.
Solidly built in Holland by Werf Gusto, and Designed by William Tripp Jr.
1963 was the first year built.
She displaces 4000 lb, & bears hull #105 out of 120 that were built up until 1969.
Although initially set up for an outboard, the original owner installed a 1964 gas 22 HP Palmer International, which I had rebuilt. It is very easy to work on, and runs like a top.
The installed stainless steel gas tank probably holds over 25 gallons, but I never filled it.
During the time I've owned her I have replaced the centerboard & spreaders, and installed:
- Treadmaster on the decks;
- a Depthfinder;
- Navico Autohelm;
- Solar Battery Charger;
- 3 position battery switch;
- running rigging;
- AM/FM radio;
- 4 speakers;
- fixed & portable VHF Radios;
- kerosene stove;
- Boom vang/preventer;
- drain plug;
- 12V Cabin Fan.
I've also painted the topsides with Interlux Perfection, upgraded the Main, Jib & installed a spinnaker sock;
The Genoa, Spinnaker & Rigging are all in Good Condition & included.
She has 4 berths, a Tiller, Icebox, Stove, Sink, 22 gallon Fresh Water Tank, Head & Holding Tank, Dual 12V Batteries, Shore Power, Ground Tackle, Manuals, spare parts, LifeSling, several lifevests, including one auto-inflate with harness, & all safety equipment.
A very solid & forgiving boat, & with TLC, will last another 30 years.
Excellent for single handing, and/or beginner.
Bottom painted, in the water, and ready to go.