CLINTON, Connecticut United States
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This 1982 26’ Evelyn 7/8 fractional rig sloop with an 8 hp Evinrude outboard is for sale in Clinton, CT.
If you raced on the East Coast in the 70’s or the 80’s or the 90’s, you undoubtedly sailed on or against one or more of Bob Evelyn’s pocket racers, and you most likely saw a lot of their transoms. The Evelyn 26 was built for speed and “Wild Flower” has won her fair share of silver. Set up with the racing necessities, a bendy mast with adjustable backstay, mainsheet tweakers, boom vang and cunningham, this large driving mainsail, fractional rig has plenty of drive for a fast boat with a fin keel and outboard rudder. The big beam stretches out the water line and gives a stable platform for those exhilarating beam spinnaker reaches. A light air witch,” Wild Flower” also has the ballast and displacement to stand up to 30 knots of breeze. Impressively able to point with her high aspect main, she also flies off the wind with her oversize chute.
However, unlike many of the new designs, “Wild Flower” has a sensible cockpit for a day sail, and a wonderfully open living area below with 5’10” head room for a weekend cruising the Thimbles or a week out at BLock Island. Equipped with a porta pottie plumbed to a deck pump out, a 13 gallon fresh water tank, and a good sized traditional ice box; the necessities are covered. But plan on eating ashore or grilling you dinner because there is no stove or center table. While the interior is Spartan, there is indeed comfortable berthing for six. Two small built in folding tables give you flat areas and an unconventional navigation station are enough to make you cozy and comfortable.
The present owner comfortably singlehands this boat, though you will probably want to race with four. Equipped with reasonable sails, a 150% genoa for the usual conditions, and a 95% working jib for the more interesting days, she has everything you need for a season on the water. Her running and standing rigging are excellent. Wild Flower is in nice condition for a boat of her age.
Here is a nice opportunity for a lively family cruiser that is easy to sail and can certainly hold her own in the club race circuit, at an affordable price.
Please contact the listing broker, RCYS to discuss this boat or to make an appointment to see “Wild Flower
Specifications, with Equipment and Information:
- Length: 26' 0"
- Manufacturer: EVELYN
- Model: EVELYN 26
LOA: 26’ LWL 23’ BEAM: 9’ 6R
Please call or email us with any questions.
425 Fairfield Ave
Stamford, CT 06902
Telephone: 203-542 0827
Fax: 270 513 7346
Details of this vessel are offered in good faith by the Company. The
Information cannot be guaranteed; therefore it is up to the Buyer, his Agents,
or his Surveyors to verify.
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