Want to SAIL, take a look at the Mac 26s (sailboat, with swing centerboard). Mine is a 1992 and I have sailed it on a large number of midwest lakes and have not found a better boat for the purpose, the swing centerboard has saved my A** seveal times when the depth of water does not match the depth of the boat
. With respect to the 26M/x, they are of necissity a comprimise and the big engine adds to the expense. Since I love to sail.. I only use the engine to get into and out of the slip, so my little 9.9 4 stroker is more than I need.