Macgregor Owner Reviews

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Review of the Macgregor 26D by louis

Year built 1990  
Location of boat new smyrna beach fl  
The boat is sailed on Rivers  
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 1992  
If the clock could be turned back, would owner buy again? yes this is a great boat the trailer however has rusted away and been replaced as it was only painted from the factory, no good in salt water motors well with 15 hp sails great no wood to take care of everything can come out of the cabin and hosed out if needbe,the boat is easy to launch ,trailer need only 2 feet of water what else could you ask for  
Gear that's been added carpet portipoti radio  
Structural or complex improvements no  
The boat's best features easy to launch and retrive ,light weight shallow draft great visibility from cockpit easy to sail  
Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc. tiller hard to lower and raise trailer only painted no good in salt water  
Sailing characterisitcs boat handles great under sail or motor however onceboat slows hard to handle if strong wind or current do to long water line and light weight  
Motoring characterisitcs very good will motor almost as fast as sail with my 15 johnson and hard to burn more then 10 gallons in a day  
Liveability tight cabin best for over night ,or weekend forget living aboard  
The owner's experience in dealing with Hunter (if any) have not  
The owner's experience with the boat dealer or broker, if any no  
Other comments rodger macgregor did a great job a great practical sailboat for the money if you notice catilina and hunter both copyed this boat that tells you something  

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