LOA: 26' 0"
LWL: 20' 6"
DRAFT - KEEL DOWN: 4' 9"
DRAFT - KEEL UP: 1'10"
DISPLACEMENT: 3625 LB (BASE BOAT)
MAIN 177 SQ.FT.
JIB 126 SQ. FT.
TOTAL 303 SQ.FT.
The GH26 is a 26' trailerable sloop. This weekend yacht is designed to be easily loaded on a trailer with its lift keel and removable inboard rudder. The keel up draft of 1'10" permits access to remote cruising areas that are unavailable to other sailboats of its size. A no compromise approach has been taken with both the design and construction. The finished product is of a quality only found in much larger custom yachts.
Hank Hinckley commissioned Bill Cook, designer of the Ocean Cruising 52 and the International Cup 18 Metre, as well as both custom and production sailboats of all sizes. The charge was to create a maximum size trailer yacht with traditional appearance and lively performance. The sheer height was held down to maintain a lovely line, yet under the waterline a low wetted surface underbody with fin/bulb keel and spade rudder promise exceptional performance. Couple this with high tech light weight construction and the result is a winner.
The hull is manufactured of biaxial fiberglass fabric in a polyester resin with a vinylester resin skin coating for protection from moisture penetration. Coring of the hull is 1/2" PVC foam. The standard hull gel coat color is white with optional colors available in Awlgrip urethane paint.
The deck is manufactured of biaxial fiberglass fabric in a polyester resin. Coring of the deck is 1/2" Core Cell foam. The deck is gelcoated white and a contrasting non-skid color is available.
The keel is a lead casting of approximately 1,494 lb. with an internal backbone of steel.
The rudder is constructed of fiberglass and foam over a hollow stainless steel rudder post. The rudder bearings for the lift keel version are housed in a removable cassette that permits easy removal of the whole rudder assembly for trailering. The rudder is controlled by a laminated tiller.
The boat is equipped with the following deck hardware: Harken self-tailing sheet and halyard winches, SS Bow cleat, SS stern cleats (2), Port lights - fixed (4), Foredeck hatch, Jib track and blocks(inboard), Main sheet track and blocks,Deck mounted turning blocks for the halyards, Chainplates and covers, Mast step, Bow vent, Stern/engine room vents (2), Cockpit storage lockers (2).
INTERIOR JOINERY AND FINISH:
The standard interior finish is varnished cherry trim with white laminate bulkheads. Some non structural joinerwork is cored with honeycomb to reduce weight. Other hardwood interiors are available.
Whenever possible, the fiberglass hull and deck are lined with wood or Formica laminate to enhance the insulation and look of the yacht's interior. Interior doors are custom made to match the owner's wood selection. The cabin sole is a solid 1/4" of teak and holly over 1/2" thick marine plywood This system is strong and stable, yet provides enough wood on top for resurfacing when scratches occur.
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN:
The GH26 is supplied with a 1 cylinder Yanmar 1GM10 diesel engine. The 3/4" stainless steel shaft exits the hull through a packless bearing mounted on an integral fiberglass stern tube and is supported by a strut ahead of the two blade prop.
Fuel is stored in an aluminum 12 gal. tank located under a main cabin berth. The fuel is filtered by a Raycor fuel filter.
The engine is water cooled. Water enters the engine through a seacock and strainer located next to the engine. Exhaust discharges through a water injected elbow to a muffler then leaves the hull aft in the transom.
The GH26 has a 7/8 sloop rig. The tapered aluminum mast and boom are painted white. The spar is equipped with a hinged mast step to allow for ease of raising and a bale for the boom vang. Lighting on the spar includes a 360 mast head, foredeck light and a steaming light.
The internal main and jib halyards lead to the deck and aft to a double line clutch and winch aft on the cabin top.
The boom is equipped with two sets of reef points and a bale for a vang. The main sheet is controlled from a traveler located at the aft end of the bridge deck.
The 1X19 stainless standing rigging includes:
The running rigging includes:
The boat is equipped with a portable head mounted in the forward cabin to port.
The boat is provided with a 12 volt electrical system with the following components:
The lighting system includes the following fixtures:
Specifications subject to change without notice.