Macgregor Owner Reviews

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Review of the Macgregor 26D by Warren Duree

Year built 1993  
Location of boat Southwest Kansas  
The boat is sailed on Lakes  
How the boat is used Weekends and longer  
Normal wind strength 16-22 knots  
Average size of crew 2-4  
Liveaboard? No  
Owner bought the boat in 2004  
If the clock could be turned back, would owner buy again? Yes. I needed something to learn on , could drag to the lake (90 mi. one way), and I could pull with my S10 pickup.  
Gear that's been added None  
Structural or complex improvements None yet,but I have cracked the pop top and will need to beef it up some when I fix it.  
The boat's best features Size, weight, price  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc. Pop top. Has cracked and needs repaired  
Sailing characterisitcs Light to 30+ winds  
Motoring characterisitcs I lift the center board and rudder, use 8 hp. Honda and have no problems.  
Liveability Ok for 1-2 people. I have a heater, hot water heater, and stove.  
The owner's experience in dealing with Hunter (if any)  
The owner's experience with the boat dealer or broker, if any  
Other comments Works for me. I spent a lot of time looking for a boat that would be ok for the 2 -6 days I spend out and easy to pull. I don't have to pay a campground fee and can get away from the noise.  

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