FRANCES 26

FRANCES 26 photo FRANCES 26 drawing

Sailboat Specifications


Hull Type:
Long Keel
Rigging Type:
Fractional Sloop
LOA:
26.00 ft / 7.92 m
LWL:
21.25 ft / 6.48 m
Beam:
8.00 ft / 2.44 m
S.A. (reported):
337.00 ft2 / 31.31 m2
Draft (max):
3.83 ft / 1.17 m
Displacement:
6,800 lb / 3,084 kg
Ballast:
3,500 lb / 1,588 kg
S.A./Disp.:
15.07
Bal./Disp.:
51.47
Disp./Len.:
316.36
Construction:
FG
Ballast Type:
Lead
First Built:
1975
# Built:
200
Builder:
Morris Yachts (USA)/Victoria Marine(UK)
Designer:
Chuck Paine

Auxiliary Power/Tanks (orig. equip.)

Make:
Yanmar
Model:
1GM
Type:
Diesel
HP:
8
Fuel:
15 gals / 57 L

Sailboat Calculations

S.A./Disp.:
15.07
Bal./Disp.:
51.47
Disp./Len.:
316.36
Comfort Ratio:
29.04
Capsize Screening Formula:
1.69
S#:
1.48

Rig and Sail Particulars

I:
31.00 ft / 9.45 m
J:
9.58 ft / 2.92 m
P:
32.00 ft / 9.75 m
E:
11.75 ft / 3.58 m
S.A. Fore:
148.49 ft2 / 13.80 m2
S.A. Main:
188.00 ft2 / 17.47 m2
S.A. Total (100% Fore + Main Triangles)
336.49 ft2 / 31.26 m2
S.A./Disp. (calc.):
15.05
Est. Forestay Len.:
32.45 ft / 9.89 m

Accommodations

Headroom:
4.67 ft / 1.42 m
Water:
15 gals / 57 L

Notes

Approximately 100 boats built by Morris Yachts, (USA).
Also available with a cutter rig. Flush deck and full coachroof versions.
Headroom in the full coachroof version is 5.0 ft
Rig measurements above are for the fractional sloop.
Rig measurements for the cutter:
Jib (Yankee) leech = 25.5 ft
Staysail leech = 22 ft.
J = 9.25 ft
P = 30.5 ft
E = 11.75 ft
Another version is called the VICTORIA 26.
According to the designers blog, this was his first design, which he sailed, single handed, to the Newport Boat Show.
Plans for this and many other Paine designs can be purchased on his web site.

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