Macgregor Owner Reviews

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Review of the Macgregor 26D by J. Wesley Snyder

Year built 1989  
Location of boat Pymatuning Lake, OH  
The boat is sailed on Lakes  
How the boat is used Day sailing  
Normal wind strength less than 10 knots  
Average size of crew 2-4  
Liveaboard? No  
Owner bought the boat in 2000  
If the clock could be turned back, would owner buy again? Yes, Im very satisfied with the amount of boat I got for the dollar.  
Gear that's been added A new Genoa 150 with roller furlering. ( My wife Barbara said thiswas the best investment for ease of sailing I ever make.  
Structural or complex improvements NONE  
The boat's best features Ease of launching, water ballest system. All fiberglas construction wi linited maintance.  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc. I seem to have too much weather helm. I tried rakeing the mast forward, but it doesent seem to work. Does anyone know how best to adjust for weather helm???  
Sailing characterisitcs My biggest problem meantion previously, is weather helm. Another problem is on a run with following waves itis hard to control. I'v tried to raise the dagger board. My tiller seems hard to control. If I take my focus of it for a momont it cal head up.  
Motoring characterisitcs Don't have any problems sicce I had my 9.9 HP evroude overhauled.  
Liveability I'v slept on it may time and love to do so.  
The owner's experience in dealing with Hunter (if any) My buddy Lee had many problem on the 2000 Mac he ownes. Seem the gel coat under the water line developed air bubbles ( I forget the proper term) T factory acceppted no responsibly for the factor problem. H had to salavge his boat by sanding off the Gel coat and re finishin it him self!  
The owner's experience with the boat dealer or broker, if any I bought mine from a sprivate owner.  
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