The MacGregor 26 is an American trailerable sailboat, that was designed by Roger MacGregor and first built in , with production ending in The boat. Both the MacGregor 26 and Tattoo 26 are now out of production, We have left these legacy pages up to provide information and knowledge to current owners. MACGREGOR 26M Powersailer. $21, ORLANDO, FL. MACGREGOR 26 M. $22, Whitehall, MI. MACGREGOR 26M. $18, Kirkland.
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That boat can start a fight. Im the immediate past Commodore mqcgregor a yacht club, I own a Mac 26X, so hardly new to sailing, the Mac gives me what the others couldnt at a price point that is real value for money, standing headroom, private head for the ladies and she is very sea kindly.
Are owners older than most new sailors? Could not have done that 2m6 any other. It has a 70 HP. The MacGregor 26M offers high speed powering without compromising sailing performance. Now it is in FL. Vote Up 25 Vote Down.
Come see for yourself, schedule a free demonstration sail on Lake Union today. Both the MacGregor 26 and Tattoo 26 are now out of production, We have left these legacy pages up macgrfgor provide information and knowledge to current owners and prospective used boat buyers.
More than a few owners have gotten the sailing bug because they could afford it and then moved towards boats that macgregoe designed expressly for sailing.
You will never tire of the wonderful sensation of shutting off the engine and enjoying the quiet serenity of moving along under sail.
They assumed these people would probably not embrace the low speeds associated with traditional sailing — might be a deal breaker, so they slapped a big fat outboard on the transom and that problem was solved! Did they own other boats prior to purchasing? Conclusion We say live and let live. For Parts and Accessories: Like them or 226m, one thing that is indisputable about the MacGregor 26 M is they have brought many non-sailors into the sailing universe.
MacGregor critics have said many times: Vote Up 11 Vote Down.
Too much sail area to be a motor sailor, normally motor sailors have much less sail area than others of equivalent size and displacement, motor sailors are also generally governed by hull speed, all this being given its a sailboat that can motor fast. They have been sailed to the Bahamas, the Sea of Cortez, and mcgregor other places.
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To me the versatility of the Mac 26 overrode the need to conform to norm. It is easy to sail, and easy to trailer to your favorite sailing waters. I told the other boats 8 others in the fleet going to Catalina that I had a 50 hp and a tow rope if they needed help.
What is the issue? My first sail boat was a Choy Lee clipper Helped the confidence of some of the newbies during the 6 hour crossing.
Has the author considered the safety factor of 50 hp plus outboards? You can have your own island, for free, at some of the macgreggor beautiful vacation areas on earth. And manufactured in Stuart Florida under a new name…. Unlike land bound recreation vehicles, you will not be limited to crowded and expensive RV parks. I believe the boat has been reborn by the macgrgor and son in law.
These are great boats, and have proven to be safe, and tough. No other boats can match their quality, performance, comfort, convenience and low cost.
The 26X, has a better cabin layout, and is very comfortable. Nice article but why does the author think owners are new to sailing?
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They just dropped the main and took off to beat the rain and get home for dinner. Vote Up 7 Vote Down. I joined a sailing club that you could use different sail 2m. Unlike any other boat, it opens up a world of endless variety- – sailing, swimming, fishing, diving, water skiing or just fooling around on the water. These boats are respected and for charter all over the world.
Macgregor 26M sailing boat – Jämsä – Nettivene
The purists who look down on them, have never spent any time on one! It can be stored on its trailer, launched at any ramp, and rigged in just minutes. Not a pill purists will swallow.
MacGregor has already delivered over 2, 26M’s, and over 38, sailboats. The scoffers believe there is no price point that will ever tempt them into kacgregor foot on a MacGregor It has a real head not a porta pottie, Inside heater and special seating railing.
Did the author read reviews of the early model, the 26X?