Hi, I have been sailing my 33
and not spending much time on line.
The local "26" seems to have been extended 18" between the crossbeams and a little extra back at the squared off stern. I have never sailed it, but the rig was kept stock buc 24 so I expect it is slower in light air, but should carry its extra weight very well. The water line seems to support my impressions. The extension was done very well, and looks as if it was designed that way. I think a complete station was added instead of stretching. The cabin is much larger than a stock 24.
A 28 is a much larger and more complex design, the stretched 24 is still a small and simple boat to build and sail.
The photos open and view fine on my computer
Capricorn still looks great!