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Tripp 26, 1994

  • $14,900/obo
  • Austin, TX

  • LOA: 26' 8"
  • Beam: 8'8"
  • Draft: 6' keel down/~18" keel up
  • Displacement: 2,700 lbs.
  • PHRF Rating (Gulf Coast): 117

    Boat Overview

  • RUSH is set-up and is ready to continue to win races now! This is truly a "turnkey" boat with numerous upgrades since late 2013. Boat is solid and is in good condition for its age but does have some cosmetics marks, dings and some repairs over the years which is pretty standard for a race boat. Besides being a fantastic sailing and racing boat, the Tripp 26 is very versatile for easy travelling and ramp "motorboat" launching. Dagger board retracts from a draft of 6' to 18" with the help of a interior mounted 12V keel winch that can raise the keel in less than a minute. The mast is on a tabernacle and the boat comes with a custom aluminum gin pole (2017) that attaches to the spinnaker ring.

    RUSH has a custom Sunbrella partial deck cover that covers the vast majority of the deck and cockpit along with mainsheet to the boom. Sunbrella mast cover at halyard exits to protect halyards. Sunbrella custom mainsail, tiller and primary backstay purchase covers too. Halyards and topping lift “skyed” to protect them from UV damage.

    The Tripp 26 was designed to run either a symmetrical or asymmetric spinnaker pole set-up. For the asymmetrical set-up, the carbon fiber spinnaker pole is oversized at 13' (class legal) and is designed to sit at deck level still attached at the lowest spinnaker pole setting thanks to the design of the front of the cabin house and u-shaped bow pulpit. RUSH is currently set-up in the traditional symmetrical spinnaker set-up as she loves to sail deep directly to the leeward mark!

    Rig/Running Rigging

  • Hall double spreader white anodized mast and boom
  • Boomkicker with Samson AM-Steel and MLX cascade system
  • Halyards all replaced in the last few years : NER V100 Vectran main halyard , NER Endura Braid Dyneema spin halyard, NER T-900 Technora/Dyneema genoa halyard and NER VPC Hybrid spin topping lift.
  • Sheets and control lines have all been replaced over the last 4 years: NER VPC Hybrid spin sheets, NER Salsa Dyneema mainsheet, Samson MLX Dyneema core jib sheets and primary control lines
  • Backstay NER HSR Dyneema SK75
  • Optional runners: Samson Spec 12 with tail covers. Runners are optional for increased upwind head stay tension.
  • Primary 16:1 backstay cascade uses Vectran and MLX for backstay control lines
  • Tuff Luff head stay

    Topside Upgrades

  • Spinlock XAS and Easy Lock rope clutches
  • H&L Tiller
  • Spinlock Asymmetric tiller extension
  • Melges 24 Traveler brackets that allow traveler adjustments from either side of boat
  • Misc block and deck organizer upgrades
  • Custom RUSH graphics

    Winch Package

  • 2 Harken 32 aluminum primaries
  • 2 Harken 16 aluminum cabin top
  • 2017 all winches fully removed from boat and fully serviced

    Spin Pole

  • 13' oversized (class legal) carbon fiber spinnaker pole with spectra bridles
  • Adjustable on mast spin pole track
  • Pole is designed to sit at deck level for an asymmetrical spinnaker pole set-up


  • Shurr Kevlar/Technora (Race Condition)
  • North 3DL Kevlar #1 (Race Condition)
  • Doyle Technora Heavy #1 (Race Condition/Like new)
  • Shurr Technora #3 (Race Condition)
  • Shurr Symmetrical Spinnaker (Race Condition)
  • North Symmetrical Spinnaker (Race Condition)
  • North #1 (Serviceable)
  • North headsail (Serviceable)
  • Spinnaker (Serviceable)
  • Companionway Spinnaker launch bag with translucent front pocket


  • Sunbrella settee cushions with new foam (2014); original v-berth cushions in really good condition
  • Super Winch Terra 45 12 v electric winch (summer 2016) to raise/lower keel via keel mounted switch or corded remote control for topside control (2016)
  • 12V Marine Deep Cycle battery (summer 2016)
  • Igloo Cooler used as step-down from cockpit
  • 4 built in settee cubby holes along with ample storage under the cockpit and under settee and v-berth cushions


  • Previous owner had bottom professionally faired
  • Baltoplate racing bottom


  • Nissan 5 HP long shaft w/ internal tank
  • Engine runs great and has had the carburetor rebuilt and other maintenance as needed primarily from ethanol gas
  • Ethanol free gas used last 2 years
  • Mooring engine cover
  • Easily removable engine mount
  • Engine has a free and clear title (TX requires engines to be titled)


  • Triad dual axle trailer
  • New tires in summer of 2013 with less than 1,000 miles currently on tires
  • New carpeted keel guides 2018
  • Trailer registration is current
  • Trailer has passed required TX yearly safety inspection while required (Sept 2017 law change)
  • Trailer has a free and clear title

    Misc Items

  • Custom Cockpit sheet bags (3)
  • Danforth Aqua Marine bulkhead mounted compass
  • 4 Kent Adult Type 2 Lifejackets in vinyl soft case
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Anchor, rode and vinyl chain

    RUSH is a fantastic boat to say the least but I have decided to move forward in another class.

    Owners personal items not included.


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