Kingfisher 26 Mk2 Technical
All data below taken from fact sheet produced January 1975. basic specification
Hull, Cabin Top and Interior Moulded in GRP. Hull and cabin top joined with 1/4" (6mm) S/S bolts at 4" (100mm) centres with PVC fender all round.
Twin Keels Symmetrical hydrofoil section. Fabricated from steel plate with lead ballast. Keel/hull attachment by 20 x 1/2" (12mm) S/S bolts per keel through steel plates bonded into hull.
Deck Fittings Bronze, bolted through cabin top. Stem fitting, fore bollard and twin fairleads forward, two mooring cleats on stern, S/S handrails in bronze pillars.
Running Rigging and Fittings Terylene halliards and sheets. S/S or bronze bound tufnol blocks, kicking strap and jib tack downhaul. Genoa sliding blocks and track, sheet winches and cleats, tubular jam cleats for tiller lines.
Spars Mast and boom by Sparlight with through mast reefing. Spinnaker eye and track and one halyard winch.
Mast Support Steel beams moulded into the hull and cabin top connected by tubular steel pillars.
Standing Rigging S/S shrouds with talurit swaged ends. S/S or Superston bottle screws and toggles. S/S shroud plates through bolted.
Sails Terylene mainsail and working jib.
Main Cabin Lined throughout. Headroom 6' (1.83m). Dished berths 6'3" (1.90m) long with stowage under. Large galley with sink and cutlery drawer with stowage under. Fresh water pump with pipe to locker. Chart table with drawer for charts. Teak-faced lockers with sliding doors above bunks. Oilskin locker. Alloy grab rails.
Separate Toilet and Hanging Locker Bin shelf in each compartment. Sliding Doors.
Fore Cabin Headroom 5'4" (1.63m). Dished Berths 6'3" (1.90m) long with stowage under. Sail locker. Shelf round cabin side. Hinged fore hatch with rubber seal
Windows Perspex in plastic-coated cast alloy frames.
Ventilators In main cabin and in toilet and hanging compartments.
Cockpit Self-draining with two 1 1/4" (32mm) diameter drains. After locker and large lockers under the cockpit seats. Lifting tiller with tiller lines and cleats.
Anchor Locker on fore deck with hinged lid. Ample stowage for anchor, chain, fenders, etc. Self-draining.
Steering S/S tiller with tufnol grip. Bronze knuckle joint, S/S rudder shaft and glass fibre rudder.
Fuel Storage in the keels, 15 gallons (68 litres) in each keel. Two filler caps amidships.
Water Stowage 2 x 5 gallon (23 litres) plastic cans in port cockpit locker with supply pipe to sink
standard cruising equipment Four fitted mattresses. Flush marine toilet. Cabin table. Eight interior lights and fixed switch panel. Port and starboard navigation lights. Stern light and mast light. Gimbaled stove with grill, two 4lb (1.8kg) Gaz cylinders and regulator. S/S pulpit and pushpit. S/S stanchions with bronze feet and vinyl covered lifelines. Seafarer MkIII Echo Sounder. Antifouling. 2 x 8 fathoms (15m) warps, two fenders. Crockery for four and stowage rack. Salt water supply to sink. 22lb (10kg) K.L.I. anchor with 5 fathoms (9m) of chain and 25 fathoms (46m) nylon warp.