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post #17 of Old 08-15-2006
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The MacGregor 65 is rated PHRF at -49, yep -49. It's a fairly narrow fast cruising boat that still holds some passage records. They're working on a new 70 footer to replace the 65. Production on the 65 stopped in 1995 so the plant could meet the needs of the 26X. For you folks posting up about the 25's and 26D's, those are totally different boats than the 26X/M's. The 26X and M's are designed as a powersailer with most of the emphasis on POWER. The draw of these boats is the huge cabin, trailerability and the fact that with a 50HP motor and a power speed of 22 knots, you can literally run away from weather. Try that in a regular saliboat. However, as a sailing platform, they are not very good, which is why many purist rag on them so much. Especially the racing crowd.
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