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MacGregor 19
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Description: MacGregor 19
Keywords: MacGregor 19
 


Author
ronbuckles
Junior Member

Registered: November 2001
Posts: 6
Review Date: Tue January 7, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

Year built:
1996

Location of boat:
Southern California (Fullerton)

The boat is sailed on:
Open ocean

How the boat is used:
Day sailing

Normal wind strength:
less than 10 knots

Average size of crew:
2-4

Liveaboard?
No

Ron Buckles bought the boat in:
2001

If the clock could be turned back, would Ron Buckles buy again? Sure. I feel in love with the 26x, but the cost and size made it unacceptable. I got and excellent price on the 19 and it fits my RV pad perfectly. (I never had a RV.)

Gear that's been added:
Electrical panel. Genoa and hardware. Compass. Heel indicator. Lifesling. Jacklines. Snap shackles on halyards, boom vang, main sheet, etc. Added blocks/cleats for halyards, esp. for genoa. Boat came with bimini and depth finder.

Structural or complex improvements:
No.

The boat's best features:
Light and easy to tow. Easy to understand and rig. Balance helm with standard jib. Big inside; small boat with a big boat feel. Enclosed head impresses the ladies.

Problem areas in terms of design, materials, maintenance, etc.:
Original electrical, with cheap fuse holders, really bad. (I had one of the fuse holders fall apart in my hand.) Steering under power is limited. Rudders are not the best design.

Sailing characteristics:
It is slow compared to the standard sailboat. A bit of lee helm with the genoa. (But with light winds, who cares.) Reefing of the mainsail not graceful. Really likes 15-20kt winds. Leans over 15 to 20 degs and takes off!

Motoring characteristics:
A bit problematic at slow speed, due to the limited movement of the motor. Have to lower centerboard a bit to make turns. At higher speed the 40HP Tohatsu takes me anywhere and quick. Two stoke a bit smelly, esp. on starting.

Livability:
Nice "bedroom" under the cockpit. Not a huge amount of other room, but better than most sailboats of this size. Enclosed head is great to have, but need to fold up a bit to get in.


Other comments:
I love it. What other boat can you NOT care which direction you sail. At the end of the day you power up and go home.
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