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Mac vs Hunter
Having sailed them both I'd say go with the Mac. It has a lower maintenance and more comfortable interior, versatile, easier to trailer and sail up onto a beach. But most importantly with a 50 hp motor you have the capability of going 20 mph when you're in a hurry to get somewhere, like out of the way of a storm or when the wind quits and you want to get back to the dock. You can even water ski behind it. Like having two separate boats, power & sail.
It may not sail quite as well as a Hunter but if you're looking for the ultimate sailboat there are much better choices than either in terms of sailing characteristics and super rugged construction in case you want to sail across the ocean in a storm or race. For someone who's not into extreme racing but just looking for fun the versatility of the Mac beats all. There are also used Mac 19s around for about $5000 that can sleep four seven footers with an enclosed head and small galley. Not a lot of headroom but easy to tow behind a small car and otherwise similar to the 26 for about half the price of a used 26 or Hunter.