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03-14-2015 01:24 PM
Rapp
Re: Why all the fuss about mcgregor 26's

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Originally Posted by tek View Post
The 26S and 26D were the older swing keel and daggerboard models (70's to early 90's) Not powersailers. These were purely sailboats.

The 26X was the first power sailor that MacGregor's reputation is based on now. (mid 90's to 2003). Was rated for an outboard of up to 50HP. It had a swing keel and twin rudders that could be raised. for trailering or landing on the beach.

The 26M was built 2003 to 2014 and went back to more of a sailboat, but kept the ability to take an outboard. (26X leans more towards the powerboat side), but the 26M could take a little more power being rated to a 60 HP outboard. the 26M kept the twin rudders, but went to a retractable daggerboard in place of the swing keel.

The 26X and 26M are the MacGregors everyone sees most and hold their value on the market quite well. The 26S and 26D are usually quite low priced if you can find one the owner is willing to part with.

Since you are looking into buying a share.. would be worthwhile to study up on which model is which first.

Hopefully some of this info is helpful for you.
Thanks its a 1987 26S ,with a 9.9 hp outboard so it fits what you're saying.Even though its a very small investment I will do my research,its on the barnegat bay not too far from my house and I'm hoping it works out as its a great setup that works out with my schedule
03-14-2015 12:12 PM
tek
Re: Why all the fuss about mcgregor 26's

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Originally Posted by Rapp View Post
Its a swing keel,so I'm guessing S,I'm new to sailing,so not really sure,just learning.
The 26S and 26D were the older swing keel and daggerboard models (70's to early 90's) Not powersailers. These were purely sailboats.

The 26X was the first power sailor that MacGregor's reputation is based on now. (mid 90's to 2003). Was rated for an outboard of up to 50HP. It had a swing keel and twin rudders that could be raised. for trailering or landing on the beach.

The 26M was built 2003 to 2014 and went back to more of a sailboat, but kept the ability to take an outboard. (26X leans more towards the powerboat side), but the 26M could take a little more power being rated to a 60 HP outboard. the 26M kept the twin rudders, but went to a retractable daggerboard in place of the swing keel.

The 26X and 26M are the MacGregors everyone sees most and hold their value on the market quite well. The 26S and 26D are usually quite low priced if you can find one the owner is willing to part with.

Since you are looking into buying a share.. would be worthwhile to study up on which model is which first.

Hopefully some of this info is helpful for you.
03-14-2015 12:06 PM
tek
Re: Why all the fuss about mcgregor 26's

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Originally Posted by Mr. Bubs View Post
This is the finest example of Mac26 whatthephuckery I have seen in a while:

Can someone click through all the photos and explain what's going on? I am particularly interested in the PVC pipe/rusty muffler clamp thingy.
That has got to be the most jury rigged Mac I've ever seen. I'll take a stab at it though.. since there's another PVC pipe leading down through the deck at the bow.. I suspect it was once connected to some sort of heat or air conditioning to be piped to the V-berth and back to the enclosure at the same time.

Also has the steering and table pedestals out, so I suspect it has been significantly disassembled for whatever equipment the prior owner wanted to strip off of it.
03-13-2015 09:19 AM
Mr. Bubs
Re: Why all the fuss about mcgregor 26's

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Originally Posted by Rapp View Post
Its a swing keel,so I'm guessing S,I'm new to sailing,so not really sure,just learning.
Nice.
03-12-2015 10:04 PM
TakeFive
Re: Why all the fuss about mcgregor 26's

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Originally Posted by SHNOOL View Post
One of our sail club members just bought a benne 393, so his Max 26x (fully loaded, and in sweet shape) will likely be available in the future... Oh and he also bought a J24.

I'll tell you now he'll be a force to reckon with on the race course.
I assume the Bene 393 is somewhere other than your pond.

I think I've seen his Mac 26x parked at Ehrhardt's for lunch. That's the only chance I've had to see a Mac powersailor up close.
03-12-2015 08:44 PM
Rapp
Re: Why all the fuss about mcgregor 26's

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Originally Posted by SHNOOL View Post
One of our sail club members just bought a benne 393, so his Max 26x (fully loaded, and in sweet shape) will likely be available in the future... Oh and he also bought a J24.

I'll tell you now he'll be a force to reckon with on the race course.
Let me know if it does become available,this will work for the time being as I have to sell a boat before I can buy a sailboat,so I'm gonna do this partnership,but will be looking for something afterwards
03-12-2015 08:37 PM
SHNOOL
Re: Why all the fuss about mcgregor 26's

One of our sail club members just bought a benne 393, so his Max 26x (fully loaded, and in sweet shape) will likely be available in the future... Oh and he also bought a J24.

I'll tell you now he'll be a force to reckon with on the race course.
03-12-2015 08:30 PM
Rapp
Re: Why all the fuss about mcgregor 26's

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Originally Posted by Mr. Bubs View Post
S, C, M, X, or D? There is a difference.
Its a swing keel,so I'm guessing S,I'm new to sailing,so not really sure,just learning.
03-12-2015 08:23 PM
Mr. Bubs
Re: Why all the fuss about mcgregor 26's

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Originally Posted by Rapp View Post
I'm glad this thread was revived,I'm looking into buying a Quarter share of a 26 ft Macgregor ,I usually don't like partnerships and from everything I've heard so far the macgregors didn't sound too hot either,but all of the pieces fit for me so I may take a shot
S, C, M, X, or D? There is a difference.
03-12-2015 07:05 PM
Rapp
Re: Why all the fuss about mcgregor 26's

I'm glad this thread was revived,I'm looking into buying a Quarter share of a 26 ft Macgregor ,I usually don't like partnerships and from everything I've heard so far the macgregors didn't sound too hot either,but all of the pieces fit for me so I may take a shot
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