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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To me the versatility of the Mac 26 overrode the need to conform to norm. Then I trailered her home to San Antonio. I have the precursor to the 26M. I also like that I can enjoy the water on those Many days during the middle of the summer when there is no wind for sailing on the landlocked lakes of much of middle America. The MacGregor macgrregor offers high speed powering without compromising sailing performance. Has the author considered the safety factor of 50 hp plus outboards?
Hopefully ASA can put something together, like a rally, that welcomes these boats that can coastal cruise with the Outbound 46s. The price is low, the trailer is your mooring I traveled around the US a lot and the boat stayed in Seattle. Vote Up 7 Vote Down. Vote Up 6 Vote Down. Come see for yourself, schedule a free demonstration sail on Lake Union today. Both the MacGregor 26 and Tattoo 26 are now mcgregor of production, We have left these legacy pages up to provide information and knowledge to current owners and prospective used boat buyers.
There is something about them that gives a person hope. The mwcgregor who look down on them, have never spent any time on one! Vote Up 46 Vote Down. The boat, for some, represents a cheapening of the sport — a stripping away of the elegance and dignity that sailing withholds, leaving us with a mutant powerboat that wants to call itself a sailboat when the mood strikes.
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I joined a sailing club that you could use different sail boats. My first sail boat was a Choy Lee clipper MacGregor has already delivered over 2, 26M’s, and over 38, sailboats.
Make it back to the club and wait, wait, wait for the standard sailing boats. These are great boats, and have proven to be safe, and tough.
Vote Up 18 Vote Down. More than a few owners have gotten the sailing bug because they could afford it and then moved towards boats that were designed expressly for sailing. Vote Up 13 Vote Down. Just finished an 8 night, 9 day sail in my Macgregor 26X.
The MacGregor 26M is the fastest and best handling of any of the trailerable cruising sailboats. It is easy to 226m, and easy to trailer to your favorite sailing waters. The 26X, has a better cabin layout, and is very comfortable.
You can live on this boat on land or on the water.
What is the issue? You will never tire of the wonderful sensation of shutting off the engine and enjoying the quiet serenity of moving along under sail MacGregor has already delivered over 2, 26M’s, and over 38, sailboats.
I like that I can relocate to any body of water I wish to explore without the usual expenses removing, transporting and relaunching a traditional Keel Boat. We have been MacGregor’s largest dealer over the past 24 years. Most of the critical sailors never leave the marina if there is to much or to little wind or it might rain and if they do they will not get out of sight of the marina.
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The MacGregor was designed and marketed to non-sailors or would-be sort of sailors. Unlike land bound recreation vehicles, you will not be macgregr to crowded and expensive RV parks.
Now it is in FL.
Vote Up 9 Vote Down. For General or Technical Information: It has a 70 HP. Kept the motor just above idle when the fleet needed to motor for a spell. They just dropped the main and took off to beat the rain and get home for dinner. They have been sailed to the Bahamas, the Sea of Cortez, and many other places.
Vote Up 25 Vote Down. Could not have done that with any other. They are called Tattoo Yachts now. Not a pill purists will swallow. Some MacGregors have engines as large as HPs and can top knots.
And manufactured in Stuart Florida under a new name…. 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. Vote Up 21 Vote Down. I believe the boat has been reborn by the daughter and son in law. You can have the peace and quiet of sailing, or the fun of powering economically at up to 24MPH with a 70HP outboard BWY has been offering the option of 70hp since we completed the initial motoring performance tests for the MacGregor factory on the very first 26M built.
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