Hello all this is my first thread. I just joined sailnet, but I have been snooping around getting advise while I have been looking to buy a sailboat. I was all ready to buy a Ranger 26, when I saw a Macgregor 25. The Ranger 26 did not have a trailer and finding out what kind of trailer it needs has proved to be difficult. Basically, I want a sailboat that I can tow as I have space at home to keep it and no money to pay for a slip. The Macgregor comes with a trailer so that makes it easy from the get go. From what I have read it seems that the Ranger 26 is the better boat, but I just wanted to get some help and input from those that have more experience than I do. Thanks, all suggestions are welcomed and if you know of other sailboats that you think would be better suited for me and my family (basically just want a weekender boat to sail the channel islands with) I'm all ears!. thanks again.