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2003 26 (ft.) MacGregor 26M

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General Information

Listing# 145779

Price
$17,500.00
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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Stock #48739

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
- Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Good) - Propeller (Stainless) - Light weight, durable, all--welded construction makes fishing boats easy to tow, easy to store, and a pleasure to fish. - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Keel Type - Ballast (Approx 7,000 Lbs.) - Bottom Paint (New In 2008) - Cockpit Type (Center) - Keel Type (Fin) - Engine Cooling - Helm Console - Radar Arch - Binnacle W/compass - Cockpit Type (OPEN FISSHERMAN) - Control Type (YAMAHA) - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Gel Coat (NICE) - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Tuna Tower - Propeller (ALUMINUM) - Anchor - Bow Scuff Plate - Continuously Welded Box Girder Construction Hard Top with Alaskan Bulkhead with Door Dual Handrails on Hard Top Six Full Length Lifting / Turning Strakes Slotted Chine Extrusions Weld-on Bow Cleat Weld-on Double Bow Eye Six Gunnel Cleats - Weld-on Aluminum Stern Eyes Heavy Duty Welded Aluminum Offshore Bow Rails Two Weld-on Transducer Brackets Sound Insulation Package - Ballast (Lead) - Bottom Paint (Last Haul Out Was Spring 2014) - Keel Type (Shoal) - Anchor - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Bow Pulpit - Engine Cooling - Flybridge - Helm Console - Propeller - Raised Helm Deck - Stern Pulpit - Stored Inside - Thru-hull Fittings - Toe Rail - Upper Helm Station - Vent System - Bottom Paint - Anchor (2) - Bottom Paint (New) - Cobia Tower (With Electronics And Controls) - Anchor (Danforth) - Propeller (18'x19' 3 Blade Bronze) - Bottom Paint (NEW !!!) - Bow Scuff Plate - Custom Exhaust - Varnish Coat - Stored Inside - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (SS) - Anchor - Bow Pulpit - Bottom Paint - Tower - Tuna Tower - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Gel Coat (High Quality Marine Grade Color Enhanced HD Gelcoats) - Fuel Tank And System (24 Gallon Fuel Tank (under Console) EPA Compliant Fuel System) - Graphics (Raised Chrome Crystal Cap Logos) - Trolling Motor Platform (Molded Trolling Motor Platform) - Drains (Recessed Floor Drains Allow All Water To Drain From Floor) - Foam Flotation (Virtually Unsinkable Foam Flotation) - Hull: 100% Hand Laid Hull Laminate Process Used Throughout, 45deg Anti Hang-up Bow, Key Slot Transom Design Brings Engine Weight Inward Allowing Shallower Holeshot - Hull: Large Rounded Tunnel for Efficient Water Draw to Raised Engine Position, Modified V Design for Comfort and Shallow Water Capabilities, Molded Reverse Angle Anti Spray Chines, Solid Fiberglass Rod Reinforced Chines, Sound Dampening Core Reinforced Sides - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat (Very Good) - Propeller (3-stainless) - Tee Top (Custom Designed And Powder Coated) - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint (As Is) - Flybridge - Helm Console - Bottom (Wood With Bottom Paint) - Topsides (Very Good Condition) - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - Thru-hull Fittings - Propeller (4 Blade Cyclone) - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Bottom Paint (2012) - Gel Coat (Very Good) - Polling Platform - POWERPOLE (8 Ft) - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Stored Inside (Always Stored In Garage When Not In Use) - Bottom Paint - Stored Inside - Transom Height: 27" - Propeller (Dual Prop) - Propeller - Stored Inside (Garage) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Duo Stainless) - Binnacle W/compass - Helm Console - Anchor - Gel Coat (Excellent/blue Special Order) - Cabin Heat - Flybridge - Cabin Table - Helm Console - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Radar Arch - Radar Mast - Gel Coat - Tee Top - Bottom Paint - Binnacle W/compass - Cockpit Type - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller - Propeller (Alum) - Gel Coat (Excellent Condition) - Cabin Heat - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Cockpit Type - Gel Coat - Propeller - Binnacle W/compass (Ritchie) - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Thru-hull Fittings - Anchor - Gel Coat (Ver Good Condition) - Bottom Paint - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Propeller (Bravo 1 Stainless Steel) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Power Engine Hatch - Radar Arch - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Power Engine Hatch - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless) - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling (CLOSED-LOOP COOLING SYSTEM) - Stored Inside - Tower - Gel Coat - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Tee Top - Propeller (Stainless) - Cabin Heat - Engine Cooling (Freshwater) - Radar Arch - Flybridge - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (STAINLESS) - Anchor - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water Colled) - Gel Coat (Good Condition) - Propeller (Bronze) - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Thru-hull Fittings - Propeller (Spare Included) - Transom Height: 27" - Anchor - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Cockpit Type (Cuddy) - Engine Cooling (Raw) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Aluminum) - Propeller - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat (Excellent) - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Propeller (Stainless Steel) - Gel Coat (Blue/white) - Propeller (Duo-prop) - Stored Inside - Propeller - Stored Inside (Covered Storage) - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller (Duoprop) - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Propeller (14.5 X 17 Aluminum) - Transom Height: 27" - Wakeboard Tower - Crow's Nest W/ Ladder - Tee Top - Thru-hull Fittings - Gel Coat - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Flybridge (2nd Station W/ Controls) - Stored Inside - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat (Webasto 2010) - Cockpit Type (Aft) - Engine Cooling (FWC) - Keel Type (Full) - Propeller (Bronze) - Radar Mast (Folding) - Thru-hull Fittings - Upper Helm Station - Vent System - Cabin Heat - Helm Console - POWERPOLE - Propeller - Stored Inside (Covdered Storage) - Toe Rail - Transom Height: 27" - Vent System - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Gel Coat - Gel Coat (Very Good Shape) - Propeller (Stainless) - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Stored Inside (Temp Controlled) - Binnacle W/compass - Helm Console - Propeller - Radar Mast - Tower - Bottom Paint (New 2014) - Gel Coat - Wakeboard Tower - Anchor - Engine Cooling - Gel Coat - Propeller (4 Blade SS) - Gel Coat (Very Good) - Polling Platform - POWERPOLE (8 Ft. With Remote) - Propeller (Stainless) - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Gel Coat (Refinished With Awlgrip Allcraft) - Bottom Paint (New July 2014) - Cockpit Type (Fiberglass) - Engine Cooling (Open) - Gel Coat (Like New) - Propeller (Brass) - Stored Inside (Heated Warehouse) - Wake Board Rack - Gel Coat - POWERPOLE - Anchor (2) - Anchor - Radar Arch - Anchor - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Lazarette /garage - Propeller - Radar Arch - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - Binnacle W/compass - Gel Coat - Propeller (SS) - Tee Top - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - Propeller (3 Blade Stainless) - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling (FRESH WATER CLOSED) - Bow Scuff Plate - Propeller - ~ 4 Blade Stainless Prop - Gel Coat - Tee Top - Propeller - Radar Arch - Gel Coat - Propeller (4 Blade) - Gel Coat - Propeller (Dual) - Anchor - Propeller - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Propeller (Alum) - Tee Top - Bottom Paint (New 2013) - Radar Arch (Aluminum) - Stored Under Covered Slip - Bottom Paint (Needs Paint) - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat (Shinny) - Propeller (SS Duo Prop) - Radar Arch - Stored Inside - Anchor - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Cockpit Type (Express Cruiser) - Engine Cooling - Tower - Gel Coat - Ballast Bags (700 Pound) - COBIA Tower (Collapsable) - Anchor - Gel Coat - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Bottom Paint - Gel Coat - Anchor (2 Galv.) - Anchor (2) - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - 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 - Gel Coat - Toe Rail - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Power Engine Hatch - Anchor - Engine Cooling (Fresh Water With Raw Water Heat Exchanger) - Gel Coat (Good) - Propeller - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint (Newly Painted) - Gel Coat (Good) - Propeller (Dual) - Toe Rail - Transom Height: 27" - Bottom Paint - Lazarette /garage - Binnacle W/compass - Bottom Paint - Bow Pulpit - Stored Inside - Gel Coat - Bottom Paint - Cabin Heat - Gel Coat - Radar Arch - Binnacle W/compass - Power Engine Hatch - Radar Arch - Raised Helm Deck - Bottom Paint - Thru-hull Fittings - 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 - Binnacle W/compass - Radar Arch - Thru-hull Fittings - Transom Height: 27" - Bottom Paint - Rod Holders - Bottom Paint - Radar Mast - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Hard Top (Inc) - 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) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Propeller (Dual Counter Rotating) - Bottom Paint - Propeller - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Power Engine Hatch - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Construction (Carvel Planking And Sawn Frame) - Bottom Paint - 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 - Anchor - Helm Console - Control Type (Quicksilver 3000) - Helm Console - Anchor - Engine Cooling (Raw Water) - Propeller (Aluminum) - Tuna Tower - Bottom Paint - Flybridge - Gel Coat - Helm Console - Propeller (2) - Radar Arch - Engine Cooling (RWC) - Gel Coat - Propeller - Thru-hull Fittings - Radar Arch - 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