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MacGregor 19
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1 8339 Wed March 28, 2007
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100% of reviewers $5,700.00 8.0

Description: A fun boat which tows behind a small car, launches in 10" of water, uses water ballast and planing hull to achieve over 20 mph under power. Huge sleeping area for 4, enclosed head, small galley make it ideal for a couple alone or even with several small kids. Rugged enough for anything short of ocean crossings, very easy maintainance. No longer in production but over 1000 were built. We have an active yahoo group of members. For more info go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/macgregor19sailboats.
Keywords: easy tow, planing hull, water ballast, sleeps 4, enclosed head
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Registered: March 2004


Registered: March 2007
Review Date: Wed March 28, 2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $5,700.00 | Rating: 8 

Pros: easy to single hand, shallow draft, stable, fun!
Cons: can't think of any yet, I'll keep you posted.

I bought a 1995 19' Mac last summer and spent every chance I could zipping around the reservoir she resides at. She handles well, heels to about 15 degrees pretty quickly and then the water ballast catchs up and she settles down, does ok in a slight breeze, goes great in a strong blow. What a gas!
Having not sailed since I was in my early twenties (now 46) I searched for a used boat for about 3 years. During those three years I developed three criteria for a boat: 1. It had to be trailerable with my Tacoma, living in Colorado means trailering; 2. It couldn't be another 'project' (the house is enough of that) 3. A boat with sleeping accomodations would be nifty, but I was sceptacle that I would find a boat that met #3. Then I saw her and it was done! $5700 later, I have a lovely, trailerable boat. She sleeps two + the dog and is in great shape. She got a new tiller (the only wood on the boat) and sail covers last year and is going to get a good wax job soon, that's my project for spring (I can handle that!). Sailing starts for the season next month. Yippee!
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