Jeez this thread won't DIE!
Also, I have poked in and around both the Mac26 and the Hunter, neither is a very well finished boat but the Hunter seems to be better built. It's quite a bit heavier than the Mac, but it also has a puny rig. It's supposed to be a 27' boat but everything is a lot smaller and lighter than on my Hunter 27, a real 27' boat.
Since the Hunter comparable to the Mac26 is intended to be a trailer boat, the rig is probably lighter to facilitate raising and lowering it frequently.