Inland Lake Sailing - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > Contributing Authors > Buying a Boat Articles
 Not a Member? 

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-23-2000
Contributing Authors
Join Date: Jan 2000
Posts: 244
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 16
Mark Matthews is on a distinguished road
Inland Lake Sailing

We are considering buying a MacGregor 26. Since we are somewhat "land-locked," trailerablility and launching ease are important considerations. What would be your first choice for a small cruiser?


Mark Matthews responds:

I’ll be happy to weigh in with what I know about small boats, having sailed a similar size boat—a Westerly Centaur, also 26 feet, from California to South Carolina. We were about the smallest boat on that circuit. Obviously inland lake sailing will differ from a coastal tour, and while I'd favor other late sixties classics, such as Pearson Tritons, Cal 25s, Coronodos, Columbias purely from a construction stand point (boat manufacturers of that time were still uncertain of the strength of fiberglass and over-built a lot of boats), my criteria for sailboats might be quite different from yours—I tend to think of sailboats in terms of how they would fair in smash-up derby like situations, although hopefully these conditions won't be on your itinerary. The MacGregor certainly has appeal in terms of trailerability and performance. I'd suggest you consult our e-mail discussion list and query other boat owners there or view our owner reviews in Boat Check.

Quick reply to this message
Closed Thread

Quick Reply

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:22 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.