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2003 26 (ft.) MacGregor 26M

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General Information

Listing# 145779

Price
$19,500.00
Location
Stratford, CT, United States
Manufacturer
MacGregor
Boat Type
Sailboat
Model Year
2003
Category
Racers and Cruisers
Designer
Macgregor
Model
26M
Status
Used
Length
26 (ft.)
Bridge Clearance
420
Beam
94
LOA
312
Hull Material
Fiberglass
Fuel Type
unleaded
Engine Model
Honda 50
Number of Engines
1
Engine Type
Other
Engine Hours
0

General Details

Her accommodations are attractive. With minimal conversion she can sleep six in a pinch. The dinette not only seats five but is raised so that all have a good view of the outside world. Those deep, dank caves we used to call sailboats can't hold a candle.

The head is enclosed, the galley has a niche for an alcohol stove, the 48-quart cooler is removable so you can pack it at home, and all of the interior cushions and mattresses come up to make down-stairs clean-up as simple as turning on the hose.

Trailering has been made, if not foolproof, at least ridiculously easy. A forward ladder on the custom-built trailer makes it a three-step breeze to get aboard (and why haven't other manufacturers adopted this simple and good idea?). "Goal posts" guide you in on a landing and you drive the stem right to the rubber stopper on the winch post with full engine control. MacGregor pride in being the lowest trailer on the market is justified when you see how that keeps the tow vehicle out of the water and still floats the hull easily with no tongue extension. Mast up (by hand or with the slick custom winching system) and you're set. You can raise and lower the mast underway for fixed bridges or just for kicks.

Light construction cuts both ways. It opens up the boat's sparkling performance, but does it render her seaworthy? It makes her affordable, but it makes you wonder.

MacGregor's best argument - that he knows his materials - is the more than 36,000 boats he's built. I can look at the quarter-inch bolts closing the hull-deck joint and imagine them zippering through the hull flange under the loads imposed by big water, but there are 36,000 places where he can point and say, "it doesn't happen." I don't expect the 26 to be overly forgiving of sailor error, or to have the massive "strength in reserve" of its heavier counterparts.
A conventionally keeled sailboat is "self-righting" (ask the Smeetons who were turned turtle off Cape Horn in their heavy 45-footer what "self-righting" really means) due to ballast hung at the bottom of its keel. The MacGregor has no keel. She's a centerboarder.

With her foil-shaped centerboard pivoted down she can sail without making much leeway, but the board weighs just 30 pounds. That hardly makes her "self-righting." Her stability stems from her hull form (relatively hard chines and flat-bottomed mid-sections), and from water ballast.

Water ballast is neat - open the valve and she ingests 1500 pounds of water. It completely fills its tank, can't leak, and won't move. The weight of the water is down low where it works best to counteract the heeling force from the sails. When we opened up the valve the ballast came in and, in eight minutes or so, the tipping under bare poles was no longer happening.
Let out the water and the package you have to pull behind your car becomes 1500 pounds lighter. Run the water out of the boat and you boost the power-to-weight ratio enough to sustain twenty knots with a 50-horse outboard in a boat that sleeps six.

Water ballast can be installed when you need it, and it's free. By adding to her displacement, the MacGregor adds significantly (between 40 and 50 percent) to her stability.

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Specifications

Condition
Boat has been recently bottom painted and is ready to go for the next new owner
Navigational Equipment
- Navigation Lights - Navionics (Garmin) - CD Player (Pioneer) - Sound System (Pioneer) - Compass - Depth Instrument (Garmin) - GPS (Garmin) - VHF
Mechanical
- Engine Cylinders (3) - Fuel Tank (24) - Engine Location (Stern) - Hand Rails - Steering (Wheel)
Electrical Systems
- Battery (2 Exide) - Gauges - Speakers - Battery Charger - Battery Switch - Engine Kill Switch
Accommodations
- Berth (2) - Cabin Lighting - Head - Cabins (1) - A/C (Portable) - Dinette - Fridge (Portable) - Microwave - Sink - Stove
Construction
- Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Gel Coat - Polling Platform - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Propeller - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Propeller (Stainless) - Radar Arch - Tee Top (HARD TOP!!!!) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Keel Guard - Bottom Paint - Propeller - Gel Coat - Both have Cruise Control option. Both have reverse option. - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Bottom Paint (Has Been Maintained Each Season) - Gel Coat - Engine Cooling (Closed) - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Binnacle W/compass - Gel Coat (Nice Condition) - Tower - Anchor (3 Anchors (one Danforth, One Bruce, One Cqr)) - Hard Top - Ballast (54,000 Lbs) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Anchor (2 Galv.) - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint (2013) - Cabin Heat - Raised Helm Deck - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Raw Water Cooled) - Gel Coat (Good) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (2 Stainles) - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat (Very Good) - Propeller (3-stainless) - Tee Top (Custom Designed And Powder Coated) - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller - Gel Coat (Great Shape) - Propeller (New ACME) - Tower - Tower swings down, trailer equipped with swing tongue and has a detachable swim platform, so boat fits nice in the Garage. - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Radar Mast - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless) - Bottom Paint - Radar Arch - Anchor - Propeller (Stainlrss) - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (Fwc) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Stored Inside - Power Engine Hatch - Radar Arch - Propeller (One) - Bottom Paint - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (Dual S/S) - Helm Console (Helm Station Features A Highly Functional Dash Panel) - Gel Coat (Very Good Condition) - Propeller (Stainless) - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Raised Helm Deck - Stored Inside - Thru-hull Fittings - Stored Inside (Winter (cover Lift In The Summer)) - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless) - Anchor - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (2 Stainless Quicksilver II) - Anchor - Propeller - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller - Propeller (Stainless) - Tee Top - Stored Inside (Barn) - Gel Coat - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Bow Pulpit - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (Bronze) - Toe Rail - Tower Light (4) - Vent System - Wake Board Rack (2) - Bottom Paint (2011) - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Gel Coat - Cabin Heat - Helm Console - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Great Condition) - Cobia Tower - Bow Scuff Plate (8' Keel Guard) - Helm Console (Dual Console) - Propeller (Stainless Steel Raker II) - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (Fwc) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint (2013) - Cabin Heat - Bottom Paint - Bow Pulpit - Flybridge - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint (Removed) - Build (100% Hand Laid Hull & Deck) - Hard Top - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Engine Cooling - Anchor (2) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Gel Coat - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water) - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint (4 Years Old) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - cored fibreglass hull - PHRF Rating - 132 Racing Sailboat - Bow Pulpit - Bow Pulpit - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling - Propeller (Bronze) - Raised Helm Deck - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Bottom Paint (Needs Bottom Job Now) - Flybridge - Propeller (Brass, One Needs To Be Trued.) - Bottom Paint (Salt Water Paint) - Cabin Heat - Propeller - Bottom Paint (Salt Water Paint) - Cabin Heat - Propeller - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Toe Rail - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Cockpit Type (Open) - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Helm Console - Power Engine Hatch - Rear Ladder - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (F/W) - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (Duoprop-stainless) - Bottom Paint - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Propeller (Aluminum) - Bottom Paint (3 Years Old) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller - Tee Top - Anchor - Cockpit Type (Walk-thru Transom) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (5 Blade Mercury Prop "high Five") - Thru-hull Fittings - Polling Platform - POWERPOLE - Propeller (4 Bladed Stainless) - Gel Coat - Gel Coat (All White Premium Gelcoat Hull With Graphic Black) - Helm Console (Custom Molded Dashboard) - Bow Scuff Plate - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Power Engine Hatch (Gas Assist Struts To Support The Hatch In The Open Position) - Propeller (SC Single Propeller Drive With Exhaust Through The Propeller Hub And Cavitation Plate) - Thru-hull Fittings (Electro-polished Stainless Steel) - Keel Type (Extended V) - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (Aluminum) - Fibercore Stringers - Composite Transom - Binnacle W/compass - Gel Coat (Good) - Lazarette /garage - Propeller (Duo Prop) - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Bow Pulpit - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Propeller (Aluminum 4 Blade) - Engine Cooling - Bottom Paint (No) - Cabin Heat (And A/C) - Engine Cooling (Closed) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Twin Stainless Steel 4 Blade) - Power Engine Hatch - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Bottom Paint - Wakeboard Tower (Fold Down With Speakers) - Engine Cooling - Helm Console - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Stored Inside - Tee Top - Propeller - Bottom Paint (Fresh In Spring 2014) - Engine Cooling (Freshwater) - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat (EXCELLENT) - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Stored Inside (During The Winter) - Anchor - Bottom Paint (New APR -13) - Bow Pulpit - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat (Excellent Condition) - Propeller (Bronze) - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Tee Top - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Propeller (Bronze) - Propeller (3 Balde) - Bottom Paint (April) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Gel Coat - Propeller - Propeller (Dual Counter Rotating) - Bottom Paint - Propeller - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Ballast (15 Gal) - Gel Coat (Mint Condition) - Hyd Cont Switch Blade - Gel Coat - Propeller - Gel Coat - Bow Scuff Plate - Gel Coat - Custom Exhaust (Indmar EXT Cat) - Propeller (Bronze) - Propeller - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (F/W Cooled) - Bottom Paint - Control Type (Quicksilver 3000) - Helm Console - Bottom Paint (2013) - Engine Cooling (Raw)
Deck Gear
- Anchor - Fenders - Main Sail - Mooring Lines - Sail Cover - Swim Ladder - Traveller - Winch Handles - Winches - Cooler - Courtesy Lights - Sun Pad
Safety Equipment
- Dock Lines - Fenders - First Aid Kit - Grab Rail - Horn - Searchlight - Fire Extinguisher
Sails
- Headsail - Main Sheet - Roller Furling Jib - Vang
Rigging
- Furler - Mast - Roller Furling Jib