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Re: Macgregor 25 or Ranger 26
The Ranger is the superior sailing vessel in this lineup, but given the OP's financial limitations and desire to trailer the boat, I recommend a Catalina 22 or the Mac 25.
I'm no fan of the Mac 25 personally, but it definitely fills a need, and the OP is a classic example of that need. A Catalina 25 will be much harder to tow and launch than the M-25.
Often what ends up happening, is the M-25 owner will discover the joys of sailing, and upgrade to a better sailboat later when their life circumstances can support it.
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