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2003 26 (ft.) MacGregor 26M

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General Information

Listing# 145779

Price
$22,600.00
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
- Anchor - Exhaust (Corsa Select Exhaust) - Gel Coat - Ballast - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint (New 2012) - Gel Coat (Freshly Waxed) - Keel Type (Fin) - Bottom Paint (Needs To Be Redone) - Bow Pulpit - Propeller - Transom Height: 27" - Bottom Paint - Cobia Tower - Radar Mast - Tee Top - Anchor - Bottom Paint (New 12/13) - Engine Cooling (Freshwater) - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Hard Top - Radar Arch - Stored Inside - Gel Coat - Hard Top - Stored Inside - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Propeller (Stainless) - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Gel Coat - Lazarette /garage - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (2 Stainles) - Anchor (With Chain And 1000 Ft Of Rode) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Keel Type (Deep V) - Propeller (2) - Radar Arch - Stored Inside - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Toe Rail - Gel Coat - Anchor (Plow) - Gel Coat - Anchor - Cabin Heat (AC And Heat) - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (Bronze) - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Propeller (Stainless) - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Bow Pulpit - Cabin Heat - Propeller (Stainless Steele) - Gel Coat - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Bow Pulpit - Stored Inside - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Fair) - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Bronze) - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (Aluminum) - Bottom Paint (Less Than 1 Year Old) - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling - Propeller (Retuned) - Anchor - Bow Pulpit (Molded In) - Engine Cooling (Closed Fresh Water) - Helm Console - Propeller - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Flybridge - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Hull Contruction (Triple-planked Old Growth Mahogany Over Oak Ribs) - Lazarette /garage - Radar Mast - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Hard Top - Propeller (STAINLESS STEEL) - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Power Engine Hatch (Electric) - Anchor - Wakeboard Tower - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Raised Helm Deck - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Transom Height: 27" - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Thru-hull Fittings - Propeller (Stainless) - Tee Top - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Anchor - Propeller - Stored Inside - Anchor - Propeller - Anchor - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Lift Stored (Under Cover) - Stored Inside - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Propeller (BRONZE) - Stored Inside (Garage Kept) - Helm Console - Propeller (Aluminum) - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - Tee Top - Stored Inside - Propeller - Tuna Tower (Removeable Tuna Tower/belly Basket) - Bottom Paint (Salt Water Paint) - Cabin Heat - Propeller - Bottom Paint (Salt Water Paint) - Cabin Heat - Propeller - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Binnacle W/compass - Power Engine Hatch - Radar Arch - Raised Helm Deck - Binnacle W/compass - Power Engine Hatch - Radar Arch - Raised Helm Deck - Stored (Covered Lift) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Cockpit Type (Fly Bridge) - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Tee Top - Gel Coat (Good) - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Anchor - Stored Inside - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Helm Console - Power Engine Hatch - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless) - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Propeller - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat (Excellent) - Propeller - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Propeller (Aluminum) - Bottom Paint - Anchor (1) - Control Type (Rigged For Single Handed) - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Platinum, Raspberry And Black Mist With Glitter Gel Coat) - Helm Console - Keel Type (Rite-track Keel With New Keel Guard) - Propeller - Engine Cooling - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water) - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (Rwc) - Gel Coat - Propeller (2SS) - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint (New 2012) - Engine Cooling (Freshwater) - Propeller's (18x20) - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Propeller (Aluminum 4 Blade) - Engine Cooling - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Engine Cooling - Stored Inside (Climate Controlled Facility) - Engine Cooling (Fresh) - Helm Console - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Tee Top - T Top Box - Gel Coat - Thru-hull Fittings - Transom Height: 27" - Gel Coat (GOOD) - Propeller (STAINLESS STEEL) - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Propeller - Bottom Paint (New, Black.) - Propeller (2 Sets, New Set On Engines Are 17 Pitch, 2nd Set Are 19 Pitch.) - Thru-hull Fittings (All New. Only One Is Hooked Up To The Aft Bilge.) - Gel Coat (Excellent) - "Pocket cruisers are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason. These full featured vessels give small families greater overnight comfort while offering the ability to expand their horizons with the boats tow ability. - With this in mind, Bayliner's 265 hits the docks with spaciousness, many standard features and best of all, at a value-filled retail price - She also delivers contemporary styling and futuristic side windows that allow significant ambient light into the cabin, making for an interior that feels larger than it actually is. Bayliner's 265 hits the docks with spaciousness, many standard features and best of all, at a value-filled price." - Gel Coat - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Rod Holders - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Hard Top (Inc) - Gel Coat - Anchor - Custom Exhaust (Captain's Choice) - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Hard Top - Propeller ((2) Nibral) - Thru-hull Fittings - Lazarette /garage - Raised Helm Deck (Molded Fiberglass, Adjustable Helmsman/companion Seat) - Raised Helm Deck Seating (Lounge Seats With Storage) - Anchor - Gel Coat - Pontoons (Dual Fiberglass) - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Cockpit Type (Open) - Tee Top - Bottom Paint - Helm Console - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (2) - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint (Needs New) - Gel Coat - Propeller (S/S X2) - Radar Arch - Engine Room Heater (Factory Installed) - 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