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10-03-2015 01:52 PM
scratchee
Re: Why all the fuss about mcgregor 26's

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Originally Posted by XSrcing View Post
I ended up getting a Mac 25 at a price I couldn't pass up. Close enough for me!
Congratulations! I am extremely envious of your sailing grounds (although the Chesapeake is not too shabby either). I lived on Whidbey Island for a while but never did any sailing there. I hope you have a blast.
10-03-2015 01:40 PM
XSrcing
Re: Why all the fuss about mcgregor 26's

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Originally Posted by SENCMac26x View Post
You'll be happy with the D.

It's a really great and quick sailor without any of the compromises of the hybrids.
I ended up getting a Mac 25 at a price I couldn't pass up. Close enough for me!
09-29-2015 05:20 PM
globalhobo Thanks for your input! I got into the McGregor forum and someone posted a pic for me. It looks way cleaner than the one we're looking at but another guy explained his and it sounds the same. We have a San Juan 23 in Washington but it's got a swing keel.we never get up there to sail her, either, so we'll be selling in the next season.

Thanks again, guys!
Leah
09-29-2015 04:53 PM
SENCMac26x
Re: Why all the fuss about mcgregor 26's

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Originally Posted by XSrcing View Post
Great thread. After a couple weeks researching and then reading this it sounds like there is a D or S model in my future to explore the San Juan Islands.
You'll be happy with the D.

It's a really great and quick sailor without any of the compromises of the hybrids.
09-29-2015 04:46 PM
SENCMac26x
Re: Why all the fuss about mcgregor 26's

Wow this thread just won't die.

globalhobo,

First welcome to the club. You'll hear a lot of nay sayers...and you'll repeatedly hear them as you're leaving the dock and coming back while they haven't moved in weeks if not years. :-)

No one would argue it's the best sailing boat (not by a long shot) but it does a little of everything making it a great first boat or all around family boat. It's also easy to sail and you can get to the cruising grounds quick making short afternoon trips really easily. (I'm logged a lot of hours under sail in 1-2 hours sails after work during the summer)

Enjoy the heck out of it, and then if you're ready step up to something else. I'll probably go for a cruising in a few more years.

As to your question.
I have a 26x but hangout with a owners of 26m's. I've not seen the "sealant" you're referring to in the trunk. It doesn't need it.


In the M's the Fiberglass dagger drops down the hole (trunk) through the boat and out the bottom.

It's a really simple design.

If you're seeing that I would be more concerned the trunk was damaged and badly patched.
09-29-2015 03:22 PM
Azzarac
Re: Why all the fuss about mcgregor 26's

They should have you approved within 24 hours of sign up. Usually faster. I know the topic has been discussed on those forums before so you may be able to do a search and get the answer your looking for. If you're in a true pinch for time you could always assume there is some trunk damage and make an offer accordingly. That way if you get the boat and no damage exists you have extra boat bucks for new toys!!
09-29-2015 01:19 AM
globalhobo
Re: Why all the fuss about mcgregor 26's

Thanks Azzarac. I tried to sugn up on the macgregor sailor forum as well, but apprently an admin has to approve you, so I wait. :-/ Anyway, I moved the daggerboard up and down and it moved freely but that isn't to say it wasn't damaged. Wish I would have taken a picture of it. A few other people are looking at her so I'm kind of stuck with making a quick decision.

Thanks a bunch for your reply- happy sailing!
09-28-2015 06:38 PM
dlandersson
Re: Why all the fuss about mcgregor 26's

Ditto Azzarac
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Originally Posted by globalhobo View Post
Great dialogue here with no real snarky comments We're looking at buying a 2005 26M - it's been horribly neglected and is in need of some serious TLC but I'm wondering, specifically, about the bottom of the daggerboard well. Inside the well, along the edges probably 2" up, it looks like the sealant (or whatever it is, as it's not fiberglass) is all cracked and broken. Is this normal or is it something that we could perhaps grind out and epoxy over?

Thanks!
09-28-2015 05:40 PM
Mr. Bubs
Re: Why all the fuss about mcgregor 26's

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Originally Posted by SHNOOL View Post
Lemme quote my sail club friend who just crewed on my S2 7.9...
"your boat just goes, so effortlessly. My boat, I think the sails are for decoration only."

Not my review his... he has a 26x. A very nicely equipped 26x by the way, with a 155 on a furler, as we have lots of light air.
Can you post some photos?
09-28-2015 12:47 PM
Azzarac
Re: Why all the fuss about mcgregor 26's

Hobo, your best bet for an answer on this subject would be to post your question here: MacGregorSailors.com
I have the earlier X model with a center board but I suspect the "sealant" is not normal and was probably done as a quick fix after he struck something hard. I would also take a good look at the top of the daggerboard trunk to make sure there is no damage there from the board binding.

Good luck with your purchase. These are good, versatile boats that can provide you and your family some great memories.
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