Chris Craft 26'

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    Chris Craft Pawnee 26
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    Chris Craft at the Dock
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    Chris Craft Getting Ready
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    Chris Craft Cockpit
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Chris-Craft, one of the oldest names in the American powerboat industry, had a relatively short run with sailboats. (1962 to 1976) All the sailing models were built of fiberglass at their Algonac, Michigan facility and designed by Sparkman & Stephens.

We found our 1971 26' Pawnee abandoned on the south shore of Seneca Lake. After some extensive work to move her here and repaint the hull, we replaced a lot of the running rigging, repaired the Mercury 8hp Mariner, ran the main halyard to the cockpit, and equipped her with a Chartplotter and new VHF radio, single burner stove and electric faucet in the galley, and new Stereo and television in the salon.  We still have work to do on the cabin top but she's a solid sailer right now and logged more than a dozen trips last season.

Sail Ontario's Chris Craft (Sail Ontario 1) has a fixed keel drawing only four feet, a selection of headsails from the storm jib to a 130 genoa, and the ease of raising the main from the cockpit. Planned upgrades for this year include a new traveler for the mainsheet, autopilot, new saloon table, and lazy jacks. She'll be ready to sail with:

  • Autohelm 1000 Tiller Autopilot
  • Garmin 176c GPS/Chartplotter
  • Standard Horizon VHF Radio
  • 110v/30a Shore Power with Cord
  • Stainless Steel Bow Pulpit, Stanchions with Lifelines
  • Portable Swim Ladder
  • Automatic Bilge Pump
  • Windex
  • Navigation Lights 
  • Marine Head