Originally Posted by eMKay
Jeez this thread won't DIE!
This thread will never die! The main reason is that most people do not take the time to figure out that there are 4 models of the Mac 26 ('S', 'D', 'M', 'X'). They are all similar in many ways but the main difference is that the M & X are the hybrid motorboat/sailboat models that can do 20 knots with a 50 HP engine on the transom. The other two can only handle a < 10 HP engine and the 'S' is a decent sailor in winds that are not too strong. I have sailed on the 'S' model and while it does not handle like a keel boat it can be fast and is extremely roomy down below 'tween decks - just no standing room.
I can't comment on the Hunter water ballast version(s) of the Mac as I have never been on one.