As you can see, it has always had an excellent skipper!
Located in Abilene, Tx
She is a 2001 model that I ordered from the factory, so a one owner boat. I ordered her with a marine head, with holding tank and power pump out.
It has a rigid boom vang and pedestal steering with motor controls on the pedestal.
I replaced the manual pump faucets with new regular faucets (galley and bathroom) and added a power water pump. I also added a second battery circuit for the water and stereo.
It currently has two almost new deep cycle batteries.
I have always thought I would not ever sell her because she is a great boat, lightly used and well maintained. Last year, after being slipped at Lake Amistad for a season I decided to bring her back to Abilene and do some serious maintenance on the rigging, jib, and clean the bottom and fair out some nicks on the bow. I spent over $1,000 on the trailer at that time--new tires, new bearings, and had it rewired.
I took it to Austin where the best local fiberglass, rigging, and sail experts were and had them tweak things for a cost of over $4,000.
Since I brought it back to Abilene it has been launched only once before our lake level got too low for us to launch any more sailboats at our club.
I recently retired and am engaged to someone in Austin, and I just bought a Hunter 34 to live on part time in a marina there.
It is an older (84) boat that need lots of work, but the perfect project for me and my plans to move.
Now I have decided that I should probably part with the 260 and invest that money in the older boat. Don't really want to part with her, but I suppose it is the most sensible thing to do now that I travel more seeing children and grandkids and excursions with a trailerable boat don't fit into the plans. My next grandchild is to be born in Norway!
I feel it is well worth $19,000 but I will eventually, if she doesn't get taken soon, take a little less.
I was hoping to sell it locally, but lake levels in Texas are extremely low all around it seems.