Macgregor Owner Reviews

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Review of the Macgregor 26X by Lindsay Sprott

Year built 1996  
Location of boat Upnor, Kent (UK)  
The boat is sailed on Bays, sounds, or protected salt water  
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 2002  
If the clock could be turned back, would owner buy again? Yes  
Gear that's been added  
Structural or complex improvements No  
The boat's best features Trailerability. Light weight day boat. Can be easily sailed single handed  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc. Trailer problems. High maintenance required to prevent seizing of breaks. i notice my models still has the drop down gate valve to drain water. A neighbouring Mac (2001 model) doesn't have this. The rubber on this valve does not seal and therefore the bilge fills whether I intend it to or not. Obviously later models had this feature designed out.  
Sailing characterisitcs good onmly in light conditions. from Force 6, becomes difficult to handle  
Motoring characterisitcs No problems  
Liveability Ideal as a 2 berth. Cramped for 4. Definitely not for 6!  
The owner's experience in dealing with Hunter (if any)  
The owner's experience with the boat dealer or broker, if any Bought privately  
Other comments  

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