'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.
LOA 26';
LWL 19';
Beam 7.75';
Shoal Keel/Centerboard;
Draft 2.2'/6'.

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;
  • Compass;
  • Navico Autohelm;
  • Lazyjacks;
  • 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.

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