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Need help identifying this swing keel boat

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I am looking at buying a small sailboat with a swing or retractable keel, that I can trailer to eliminate moorage costs (I am 17) and I have found this little 26 footer that seems like a nice little boat so far, and the price is nice!

Anyways, I have contacted the owner about getting more photos, and I will soon, but this is all I have for now. I was wondering if you could identify who makes this boat? And if you could tell me more about it?

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No photos aloud until I hit two posts..
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Here are the photos;






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I'm inclined to say it's a Macgregor, but they had a lot of variations over the years, and it's hard to be certain. Try the sailingtexas website, and look through their gallery.
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might be a Venture
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Look on the stern for a hin.marc
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I can't help you too much on the ID, but it's refreshing to see a teenager wanting a boat instead of an xbox.

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I can't help you too much on the ID, but it's refreshing to see a teenager wanting a boat instead of an xbox.
Too true....

btw the little downturn of the sheer stripe at the bow is a 'Cal' thing... and I think the portlights have been modified so that's going to make it more difficult to pin down without the HIN (if indeed it has one)

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Who cares what it is? Do you like it? Are the parts there? Can you afford it? Does your girlfriend think it's cool (or whatever passes for cool these days)? You have a pocket cruiser in your grasp. Buy it and sail. Even if there is some work that needs to be done, a smaller boat will mean smaller bills. I own a 25 foot trailerable that sleeps 5. We have a blast in it and spend most of the warm weekends in it. Just do it, man!
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Who cares what it is? Do you like it? Are the parts there? Can you afford it? Does your girlfriend think it's cool (or whatever passes for cool these days)? You have a pocket cruiser in your grasp. Buy it and sail. Even if there is some work that needs to be done, a smaller boat will mean smaller bills. I own a 25 foot trailerable that sleeps 5. We have a blast in it and spend most of the warm weekends in it. Just do it, man!

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If she's complete, I'd say jump on it.
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