Balboa 26 Sail Data

# X-SD-6900

Sailboat Description

The Balboa 26 was designed by Lyle C. Hess as a safe trailerable coastal cruiser/racer. The 26 has 5'6" headroom and two separate cabins capable of sleeping 5 adults comfortably. The hull and deck liner of the Balboa 26 are hand laid fiberglass and all stress points are reinforced with marine plywood.

LOA 25'7"
LWL 20'10"
Beam 7'11.5"
Draft board up 1'10", down 5'
displacement 3600 lbs, towing weight 4500 lbs
Ballest 1200 lbs
Working sail area 293 sq. ft.

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Boat Specifications

Length26 ft
Builder/DesignerLyle C. Hess
Source of DataDesigner/Builder Sailplan

Rig Dimensions

I
30ft
(9144mm)
J
10.75ft
(3276mm)
P
24.83ft
(7568mm)
E
10.75ft
(3276mm)
I2/P2
n/a
J2/E2
n/a

Sail Data

Asymmetrical

Luff31ft
Foot18ft
Leech29ft
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
CommentsAsymmetrical Cruising Spinnaker 418 SF

Drifter

Luff30.75ft
Foot19.5ft
Leech25.33ft
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stay150% Drifter/Reacher per sailplanft
Commentsn/a

Genoa

Luff30.75ft
Foot17.5ft
Leech28.5ft
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
Comments150% Genoa per sailplan

Genoa

Luff29ft
Foot16.42ft
Leech27.25ft
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
Comments140% Furling Genoa, 220 SF

Jibsail

Luff28ft
Foot12.75ft
Leech24.67ft
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
Comments105% Working Jib per sailplan

Jibsail

Luff25.75ft
Foot13.75ft
Leech22ft
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
Comments110% working jib, hank on

Jibsail

Luff30ft
Foot13ft
Leech27.25ft
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
Comments110% Blade Jib 177 sf.

Mainsail

Luff24.83ft
Foot10.58ft
Leech26.67ft
Head0.33ft
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
CommentsPer Sail Plan

Spinnaker

Luffn/a
Foot19.35ft
Leechn/a
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stay30.25ft
CommentsSymmetrical Spinnaker 499 square feet

Stormjib

Luff15.42ft
Foot7.92ft
Leech11.75ft
Headn/a
Clew-Throatn/a
Stayn/a
CommentsStorm Jib 45 SF

*A computer algorithm was used to determine this figure based on partial data (usually the I, J, E, and P). These data points should be carefully checked. More Details >

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