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Review of the Macgregor 26X by JACK L JONES

Year built 1995  
Location of boat TEXARKANA, ARK  
The boat is sailed on Lakes  
How the boat is used Weekends and longer  
Normal wind strength 10-15 knots  
Average size of crew 5-6  
Liveaboard? No  
Owner bought the boat in 1995  
If the clock could be turned back, would owner buy again? YES  
Gear that's been added GPS, VHF, 9 GALLON GAS TANKS, ROLLER FURLING JIB, PORTA-POTTY,PROPANE STOVE,COMPASS,VENTILATION SCOOPS, HATCH ADJUSTERS, NUMEROUS OTHER ITEMS TO MAKE IT MORE COMFORTABLE, 40 HORSE OUTBOARD, 8 FOOT SAILING DINGY WITH 2 HORSE OUTBOARD  
Structural or complex improvements BEEFED UP AREA FORWARD OF COMPRESSION POST,(SLIPPED AND FELL ON IT CRACKING AREA IN FRONT OF ELECTRICAL PANEL)  
The boat's best features ABILITY TO CRANK UP MOTOR AND GET OFF LAKE WHEN STORMS COME UP. (ALSO LIKE THE LOOKS I GET WHEN MOTORING AT TOP SPEED, 14 TO 15 MPH, IN A "SAIL BOAT") ALTHOUGH THE SAILBOAT PURISTS DO TEND TO TURN THIER NOSES UP AT TIMES  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc. WISH THE TRAILER WAS AS LONG AS THE BOAT, HAVENT HAD ANY PROBLEMS BUT HAVE ALWAYS BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT SUPPORT FOR THE HULL ON LONG ROAD JOURNEYS AT FREEWAY SPEEDS,ESPECIALLY LOADED FOR SEVERAL WEEKS EXTENDED CRUISE.  
Sailing characterisitcs SLIGHTLY SLOWER THAN I EXPECTED IT TO BE, DOESN'T POINT AS HIGH INTO THE WIND AS I WOULD LIKE.BUT ALL IN ALL A GOOD ROUND ALL PURPOSE BOAT. IT DOES SAIL AROUND THE ANCHOR THOUGH.  
Motoring characterisitcs GOOD MANOUVERABILITY WITH CENTERBOARD SLIGHTLY DOWN AT HIGH SPEEDS. AT SLOW SPEEDS IT WORKS BETTER WITH ONE RUDDER DOWN AND WILL TURN IN ALLMOST ITS OWN LENGTH.  
Liveability COMFORTABLE FOR UP TO A WEEK FOR TWO PEOPLE, COULD STAY A LOT LONGER BY MYSELF  
The owner's experience in dealing with Hunter (if any) N/A  
The owner's experience with the boat dealer or broker, if any DEALER RESPONDED WELL EACH TIME I ASKED ABOUT UPGRADES AND POINTED ME TO SUPPLIERS FOR NEEDED EQUIPMENT(ROLLER FURLERS, EXTRA SAILS, ECT)  
Other comments COULDN'T ASK FOR A BETTER ALL ROUND BOAT FOR MY NEEDS  

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