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Hi, we own a 26X 02 and bought it for trailer sailing and price. We also had never sailed before and thought this was the best bang for the buck. It is true, this boat does not sail as good in either heavy (my favorite) or light (my wifes favorite) winds. However she sails nice and close to the wind and there is plenty of room. We have stayed on this boat for many weekends some 3 days with nothing but rain and did not kill each other. Under motor, even with our Honda 50 it is hard to control. We have to motor it on to the trailer like they show you in the video and it is really hard to do in heavy side winds. Is it a safe boat, I think it is not bad due to the solid flotation and you probably could survive but I definitely would NOT take her out in blue water, because this boat's hull is easily overpowered. Friends of ours have a Columbia 24 fixed led keel, what a difference. I hope this helps. Good Luck
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The Thread That Will Never Die

At least the second revival of this thread didn't take over 4.5 years to occur, only a little over 4.5 months.
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Who revived it... a MacGregor owner... UGh..didn't he read the post date...

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Who revived it... a MacGregor owner... UGh..didn't he read the post date...

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LOLROLTFLMAO and the some........... hey wait a damn minute, I HAVE a Mac what am I laughing about....................
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LOLROLTFLMAO and the some........... hey wait a damn minute, I HAVE a Mac what am I laughing about....................
Exactly my point Goose... {whispers} not the brightest bunch, those MacGregor owners, are they?**/whispers}
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Exactly my point Goose... {whispers} not the brightest bunch, those MacGregor owners, are they?**/whispers}
Perhaps SD, but, they are very practical & logical about their decision to own one. It all depends on your geogaphy, sailing venue, cruising style and budget.
All those thousands of owners can't all be wrong! I don't regret buying one and today I am thankful that it is sitting in my driveway as opposed to costing me in a slip, the weather has been terrible so far this year and few if any sailors have had time on the water this season. These boats sell well for many reasons!
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Perhaps SD, but, they are very practical & logical about their decision to own one. It all depends on your geogaphy, sailing venue, cruising style and budget.
All those thousands of owners can't all be wrong! I don't regret buying one and today I am thankful that it is sitting in my driveway as opposed to costing me in a slip, the weather has been terrible so far this year and few if any sailors have had time on the water this season. These boats sell well for many reasons!
Damn, he heard me... And I was trying to be so quiet... While I am not a big fan of the MacGregors, they do suite some sailors quite well. Then again, there are a few who own the same boat I have and have outfitted it with a 50 HP outboard, and can do 15 knots WOT... but that isn't something I would be interested in... For me, sailing is more about the journey than getting to the destination quickly.
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Someone just please shoot me now!!!!!

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