Re: Why all the fuss about mcgregor 26's
I've only heard of one story of CA to HI, Zeno's Arrow I believe was the name of the boat. The story is over on macgregorsalors.com The guy had done quite a bit to beef up the boat, including outrigger pontoons. he was also very big in one of the major sail lofts in the US. I don't think he ever made the trip however as he changed jobs and did not have the opportunity/time to make the trip. If I get the time I'll search for a link and post it.
Plenty of stories of FL to Bahamas of CA to Santa Catalina however. A good boat if the weather is with you.