Macgregor Owner Reviews

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Review of the Macgregor 26X by Sarah Bradway

Year built 2002  
Location of boat Squamish, B.C. Canada  
The boat is sailed on Bays, sounds, or protected salt water  
How the boat is used Multi-week coastal cruising  
Normal wind strength 16-22 knots  
Average size of crew solo  
Liveaboard? Yes  
Owner bought the boat in 2002  
If the clock could be turned back, would owner buy again? Yes  
Gear that's been added Full enclosure, sport pilot, 2nd battery with battery selector  
Structural or complex improvements Yes, bowl sprit  
The boat's best features Safety, shallow draft, ease in trailering  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc. Life lines attached to the deck at the bow - safety issues  
Sailing characterisitcs I've had her in 35k winds, high seas. She is uncomfortable but safe.  
Motoring characterisitcs She needs an autopilot to hold course.  
Liveability Excellent for her size.  
The owner's experience in dealing with Hunter (if any) Yes, He doesn't realize how serious I am about cruising and wanting the best accessories I could get. He's a good man.  
The owner's experience with the boat dealer or broker, if any See above  
Other comments I am extremely happy with her in all aspects.  

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