Thursday, April 28, 2016

The port windows in the original design..

The Rudder - Volume 84 - 1968 -  Page 53
Somebody (on the Grampian Facebook site) noticed a peculiarity about the 1968 magazine review I posted about the first Grampian 26 as it was being produced. (right)

I had never noticed it before, but now I see the same thing in another 1968 advertisement (below)..

Evidently, the original design called for two large windows on each side.
So far as I am aware, none were built that way..
All G26's actually have a total of two large windows and four small ones (as shown in the last photo below).

Another peculiarity, is in the description (right) which states: "cockpit-and galley-access 8-cu. ft. icebox" ..But in reality, the large icebox is actually only accessible via the cockpit.. However, it does appear, at first glance anyway; that an access might be gained by modifying where the wood panel behind the dinettes aft bench is..


Yachting Magazine late 1968

The actual placement of ports

It's not useful information, but it is an interesting bit of trivia!

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