Thursday, May 19, 2016

"Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out",

Today I stumbled across the sailing anarchy forum where my attention was caught by a thread titled "Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out", and sure enough; the Grampian 26 was included in the group.

The thread was stared by bljones...
Posted 18 November 2012 - 12:40 AM
"... ..I'm okay with ugly boats. It appears many of you are as well.
Now, let's get this shit straight, there is a difference between UGLYboats and FUGLY boats.

Ugly boats are boats with their heart in the right place, with skippers who sail the damn things. Fugly boats are just straight up WTF were they thinking? Either the owners, builders or NAs who drew them- take your pick.
So, no fugly boats here- just your favourite uglyboats..."

Jump ahead to page 2, scroll about midpage to post # 174, and zedboy posted a picture of a Grampian 26 with the following comment..
Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:42 PM 

'Nuff said.
I think everything McGruer drew was an uglyboat.

To which bjones soon after replies in post #196:
"...If you are determined to design 6' headroom, a private head, at least four 76" berths and a 6' cockpit into a hull under 26' in length, the boat is definitely gonna fall into the "stubby and tubby" category."

While bjones makes a valid observation, his reference of a 6 foot cockpit was incorrect, as it's actually an at least 8 foot cockpit   Or rather, since I haven't measured it, I estimate about 8 foot,...  Hmmm.. an extra 2 foot for the cabin might have been nice!

But the whole point of my adding this to my blog here was only to again highlight the apparent public census (which I still tend to disagree with) that the Grampian 26 is an ugly boat.
Maybe it is. My eyesight ain't what it used to be.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out the "In The Eye of the Beholder" page.

By the way, of note, but besides the point; elsewhere on the site, mention is made that a J24 sail will fit a Grampian 26.. It's just something good to know (if accurate).

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