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macgragor 26' review

Discussion in 'General Sailing Discussion' started by tomasyacht, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. tomasyacht

    tomasyacht Guest

    Hi

    i was thinking about buying this boat (my first boat:)

    my main objective is to sail in europe (short cruises between countries) France to Italy -> Italy to Greece -> Greece to Israel etc.

    do you guys think this boat is a good choice for my objectives?

    http://www.macgregor26.com/
  2. nilo

    nilo Senior Member

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    I am not a sail person, but my good advice would be that she is too small for the objectives. Furthermore, she is not built for such long passages but more for coastal sailing. You may perform such a trip in a similar size boat which is build for deep sea passages, but this will also be very challanging.
  3. r1c4rd0

    r1c4rd0 New Member

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  4. Gareth

    Gareth New Member

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    Generally regarded as one of the worst sailboats out there. It's neither a sailboat or a motorboat, and performs both roles in a comporomise. It's ideal for short day trips in protected waters, and can get you home fast.
  5. PropBet

    PropBet Senior Member

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    Agree with everything said prior in this thread.
    Would certainly recommend you have a look at a Beneteau First series.
  6. Abaco

    Abaco New Member

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    There has never been a McGregor made that was worth owning. Walk away, walk away, walk away.
  7. Surf Cruise

    Surf Cruise New Member

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    I enjoy both power boats and sail boats having owned several of each. This boat is not good at either. I would not say walk away, I would say run. Run as fast as you can in the other direction and dont look back.