Macgregor Owner Reviews

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Review of the Macgregor 26X by ken boehner

Year built 1966  
Location of boat WELLS HARBOR MAINE  
The boat is sailed on Open ocean  
How the boat is used Day sailing  
Normal wind strength 10-15 knots  
Average size of crew 2-4  
Liveaboard? No  
Owner bought the boat in 1966  
If the clock could be turned back, would owner buy again? YES!!  
Gear that's been added no  
Structural or complex improvements no  
The boat's best features shallow draft. speed. Fast tides here.  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc. mooring at my bouy. where there are no chocks I have wearing on the bow.  
Sailing characterisitcs All good. I reef a lot because I am no longer a racer.  
Motoring characterisitcs all good. It is great to have the muscle of a 50hp motor on a sailboat when the tide is going greater than 6kts. If I have to, I can ride the waves into the harbor rather than doing it the hard way on my old 22ft venture and a 9hp motor  
Liveability no overnights yet  
The owner's experience in dealing with Hunter (if any)  
The owner's experience with the boat dealer or broker, if any all good  
Other comments one question - Is the trailer line U bolt on the bow strong enough to hold the boat at a mooring?  

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