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Catalina and Hunter (and others) have water ballasted sailboats that sail much better than the Macgregor. You can also get a keel boat with shoal draft as well - but obviosly not as low as a lifting centerboard, and with some trailerability problems. These would be a better choice for anyone who wants to "sail", or learn to sail, although I'd be leaning to a keel if you're in the beginning of the learning process.

If you'd rather mount a 50 hp outboard and motor the thing, then by all means do it. We have one around here where he never even bothered to erect the mast.

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Find out what you can about the Macgregor, but I would recommend that you keep searching until you have narrowed it down to 4-5 boats. Each craft will present their own strengths as well as weaknesses or compromises. I am not sure the perfect boat truly exists, but with a little patience, research and honesty in what the boat will truly be used for, you have a great many choices available to you today both in the new and used markets. Good luck with your search...
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This is truly the thread that will not die.
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Hi,
I didn't read all the post but most of them. I have been looking a a Macgregor 22 with swing keel. It's a 1978 model. Would this be a good boat to learn on or would a Clark San Jaun 21 be better. They are both priced the same and both have trailers.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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You really should start a new thread with your post instead of trying to hijack a post about a different boat. It's poor net etiquette to hijack.

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Sorry I didn't realize the this was just about the 26. It was not my intention to hijack this thread. Just thought it was to learn more about the Macgregor. Think I'll find a more friendlier forum that this one seem to be.

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Catalina and Hunter (and others) have water ballasted sailboats that sail much better than the Macgregor. You can also get a keel boat with shoal draft as well - but obviosly not as low as a lifting centerboard, and with some trailerability problems. These would be a better choice for anyone who wants to "sail", or learn to sail, although I'd be leaning to a keel if you're in the beginning of the learning process.

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Sorry to hear you feel that way Lostmt... the reason I was suggesting that you start your own thread, rather than hi-jack this one is that you'll generally get better feedback and more on-topic responses in your own thread.

The thread's title: "MacGregor 26 vs. ?" Pretty much says it is about the Mac 26...

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I actually do customer service just fine... I just have a low tolerance for people trying to take shortcuts... and then whining about it when they don't play by the rules and get called on it.

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