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A monohull at one of those lakeside RV and boat storage places caught my eye a few weeks back. I called the owner, and it had been abandoned on the lot for several years. Turns out it was a 1982 MacGregor 22. I paid $300 for it. I'd already have it home, but the tires were shot, so I had to pull the wheels and have them replaced. I'll be picking it up tomorrow.




I didn't get a lot of shots at the lot. I'll add more once it's home. I'm aiming to get the exterior cleaned up to get on the lake this year, expecting to redo the interior over the winter.
 

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Nice find, doesn't look like its in TOO rough shape.

Now, go spend $5000 getting everything all up and going.

THEN you'll have the best Macgregor 22 out there of this vintage...it'll be worth $3000 on resale. Welcome to boat ownership ;)
 

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Actually, it is in wonderful shape. The hull just has a slight layer of oxidation and some minor chips. The deck has some moss growing, but nothing a little Comet and a sponge won't cure. The hardware is all is good condition. And the interior wood is serviceable for the rest of the season, if a bit ugly. I'm amazed that I got it for $300.
 

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Mike,
That is a good price for a serviceable boat. They were probably just happy to get it off of their lot and the $300 was just gravy on top.
I did not see an outboard (or mount) but maybe you wont really need that for the lake you intend to sail on (which lake? where?).
The Mac 22' still has a pretty good following and is a much better trailer sailor then the much maligned Mac 26' 50HP motor sailors.
Full disclosure: I have never sailed on a Mac 22' I just know that there are quite a few sailors out there enjoying these older MacGregor trailer sailors. I have sailed on a Mac 26' S and while the rigging struck me as being a bit light it did handle well and has a lot of room down below.
Enjoy.
 

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Mike,
That is a good price for a serviceable boat. They were probably just happy to get it off of their lot and the $300 was just gravy on top.
I did not see an outboard (or mount) but maybe you wont really need that for the lake you intend to sail on (which lake? where?).
It has an outboard mount on the port side. I didn't take pictures from that side due to the fact that it was next to an old camper, and I couldn't find a decent angle. I'll post more pics later.
The Mac 22' still has a pretty good following and is a much better trailer sailor then the much maligned Mac 26' 50HP motor sailors.
Full disclosure: I have never sailed on a Mac 22' I just know that there are quite a few sailors out there enjoying these older MacGregor trailer sailors. I have sailed on a Mac 26' S and while the rigging struck me as being a bit light it did handle well and has a lot of room down below.
Enjoy.
Thanks! I'm looking forward to getting it on the water yet this year.
 

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Good Score...you will have a blast in it as is.
 

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You might want to check the wheel bearings out before towing.
 

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Mike, I just bought a Macgregor 22 also, but an '85. I am working now on the trailer and would like to see some pictures of it if possible. I think one of the previous owners did some modifications and I would like to compare mine with yours. I am mostly interested in the bunks. How long are they? Normal 8' 2x6? From what I can see through the grass, you may have a similar problem. The boat sits against the wheel well and rubs. I can send you pictures if you send me your e-mail (I haven't posted 5 times yet and they won't let you post pictures until you have posted 5 times). jchalk at rgv dot rr dot com
 

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Dont forget to get a replacement title to boat and trailer, you dont want to fix it up and have the owner claim it.
 

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Dont forget to get a replacement title to boat and trailer, you dont want to fix it up and have the owner claim it.
I called up the Kansas Department of Parks and told them the situation before I dropped a penny. Since Kansas doesn't title boats(bill of sale only), the moment the de facto owner signed the BOS, the boat was mine. The registration paperwork will be heading to them on Monday.
 

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Mike, I just bought a Macgregor 22 also, but an '85. I am working now on the trailer and would like to see some pictures of it if possible. I think one of the previous owners did some modifications and I would like to compare mine with yours. I am mostly interested in the bunks. How long are they? Normal 8' 2x6? From what I can see through the grass, you may have a similar problem. The boat sits against the wheel well and rubs. I can send you pictures if you send me your e-mail (I haven't posted 5 times yet and they won't let you post pictures until you have posted 5 times). jchalk at rgv dot rr dot com
I'll snap a couple of pics within the next few days. But I can tell you that mine isn't riding on the wheel wells at all.
 

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Update

I started scrubbing the spots of tree moss off of the boat today. A couple of hours and some Comet and it's almost done. I set my three pirate minions to washing the sides of the hull while I worked on the deck. It's looking 100% better already.
 

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I started scrubbing the spots of tree moss off of the boat today. A couple of hours and some Comet and it's almost done. I set my three pirate minions to washing the sides of the hull while I worked on the deck. It's looking 100% better already.
Must see pics
 

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Recommend you get the bill of sail notorized immediatly. Some states make it ruff to register without one. Have you sited the HIN- hull identificaiton number you will need this also. Nice find, good luck
 

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Recommend you get the bill of sail notorized immediatly. Some states make it ruff to register without one. Have you sited the HIN- hull identificaiton number you will need this also. Nice find, good luck
Kansas doesn't require notarized bills of sale, even on titled vehicles like cars.
 

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Mike, I just bought a Macgregor 22 also, but an '85. I am working now on the trailer and would like to see some pictures of it if possible. I think one of the previous owners did some modifications and I would like to compare mine with yours. I am mostly interested in the bunks. How long are they? Normal 8' 2x6? From what I can see through the grass, you may have a similar problem. The boat sits against the wheel well and rubs. I can send you pictures if you send me your e-mail (I haven't posted 5 times yet and they won't let you post pictures until you have posted 5 times). jchalk at rgv dot rr dot com
Here are a couple of photos of the trailer. Thank you, as I have realized that the boat rests on the port side trailer frame(though not the wheel wells.



I'm going to rebuild the bunks to add more support and hold it a few inches higher.
 
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