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Good, small cruising sailboat?

just a note the the macgregor is not a heavy boat or a open water boat by any means although they are built in Costa Mesa CA and sailed on the Pacific. most people on the westt coast take them to Catalina Island which is about 30 miles off shore... it is for the most part a coastal cruiser but never was meant in any way to be a freshwater boat. Fiberglass is uncaring what the salt content of is surroundings is.
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Good, small cruising sailboat?

troyaux,
Yes, I''m sure Catalina I. is just full of
macgregor sail boats.
I''m from L.A. and have been to Catalina
and really did not see any there. I would have remembered. Furthermore, California has plenty of fresh water lakes. True,Macgreger fiberglass is not intelligent, if it were, it wouldn''t drag itself out into open ocean. (I refer you back to the first line of your post). Then I refer you back to my previous post. With $25,000 alot more boat could be purchased.
Forgive me for being so blunt.
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I had a Mac 26 for 8 years. Was a great boat in the lakes. I towed it behind a S-10!!! We took it to Panama City for a week but stayed in Andrews Bay. In a lake or bay it''s great especially in light winds. But I think it would surf easily and lose control. With a double reef and jib we sailed in shore to shore whitecaps with no problems at Kentucky Lake on the TN river. It is a cheap boat but I would buy another for lake use. We had a Catalina 22 before and the Mac would sail circles around the Cat. The wife liked not having to rearrange the furniture to sleep. I don''t like the 26X and would never buy one.
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Good, small cruising sailboat?

I looked at the Com Pac 27 during the AC boat show and really liked it. As much room as some 30 footers. I''m not sure about keel options though.
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Good, small cruising sailboat?

If you don''t mind towing weight in excess of 5500lbs. An older Ericson 25 will fit the bill nicely. Enclosed head, you could add refridgeration(althought I don''t mind ice boxes), 2 people can cruise comfortably on her. Built heavy, center board comes all the way up for extreme shallow water capabilities.
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Good, small cruising sailboat?

Take a look at the new Hunter 26: alot of cruising features in a trailerable boat. They''re on their website
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There is a very good book I think you should read, It will greatly help you, The title is Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere
By John Vigor.
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There is a very good book I think you should read, It will greatly help you, The title is Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere
By John Vigor.
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There is a very good book I think you should read, It will greatly help you, The title is Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere
By John Vigor.
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There is a very good book I think you should read, It will greatly help you, The title is Twenty Small Sailboats to Take You Anywhere
By John Vigor.
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