Sunday, March 27, 2016

1968 G26 Review of Hull #1

I have not posted in a while, though there is much to post about... but as of late many unrelated matters have been keeping my hands full.. So I'll catch up on the blog later.

But as for now, only a few minutes ago, I paid $6.00 and $2.50 shipping for this magazine page; Description:"This is an original 1 page magazine review. It measures 8 1/4 x 11. Has a small tear bottom edge. The review is in good condition."
That's all it said along with a picture of the page (shown below). I added it on the Grampian 26 Original Advertisements page - although it's not an ad..
As follows..

This next one is real interesting.. I found listed on ebay as "1968 Grampian Marine LTD 26' Family Style Sloop Review & Specs- Photo" It's the earliest and only published review I've ever seen on the G26 from the era, and it is specifically is written about hull #1 and has a picture of it on wooden stand in the plant, to be "launched in early Fall '68 by the Canadian builder." Don't know what magazine it came from, but it apparently was on page 53 of a magazine circa 1968...
Curiously it states "..cockpit-and galley-access 8-cu. ft. icebox...", I've not come across any other mentions of icebox access from the galley before.. but quite the contrary have heard complaints of the icebox not being accessible from the cabin in the G26.. I am assuming perhaps some early models may have featured access from behind the dinette aft seat cushion, which by the way is a modification I have considered on my own.
Also of note is the Morc rating of 20.8 - a term which I have no familiarity with, but a quick search tells me it stands for Midget Offshore Racing Club Rule which is a measurement rule for racing boats under 30 feet. Anyway, here is a scan of the review..

 Contact me if  you know of  any other reviews or ads not already featured on this site

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Oh.. forgot to mention, The Good Old Boat magazine back issue containing the Grampian 26 review finally arrived. I posted a few snippets from it in the "In the News" section of this website. (see menu at right)

That's all for now.