engine hours (total): 120 length overall (LOA): 26 make / manufacturer: Macgregor model name / number: Macregor 26X - MACX02641596 propulsion type: power year manufactured: 1996
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This Macgregor 26X Sailboat is a great boat for shallow waters as well as ocean boating.
It has a 2011 Tohatsu 4 stroke outboard motor and a 2012 Majic Tilt Trailer made for this boat with a ladder built in so you can climb up on the bow from the trailer, and an extension pole with a pulley so you can pull the mast up with the trailer winch if you want to as you get ready to launch.
The water ballast system adds 1500 pounds ballast once you are in the water.
Just open the intake and it fills quickly. Then as you are getting ready to trailer it off the ramp, you open the valve to let it drain at the ramp in 5 min or so you are trailering a light weight fiberglass boat and not the extra ballast.
With a centerboard that drops down and can be raised and lowered from the cockpit you can go in water as shallow as a foot without ballast, running with your 25hp motor. And with ballast it is just a few inches more.
The best way to understand more about this boat is to do a google search this exact way and look at the promotional video for this exact model boat. Then there are others longer videos and promotional info in linked videos. Here are the exact words to put in your video search for best results:
"Macgregor 26 Sailboat Promotion Video"
The boat comes with Main Sail, two front sails (a Jib and a Genoa)
It has a leather/vinyl type cushions for the cockpit and fabric cushions in the cabin for seating and the triangle bow part of the cabin. They call it a king size bed area, but doesn't have cushions etc. and we always just used that area to put plastic tubs of supplies, clothes, extra life jackets and cookout stuff.
Again the best of the boat is seen in the videos or read the book info I may can include in pictures.
It is a very stable boat with water ballast in and even if it were to tip over it will self right itself due to the 1500lbs of water ballast. This is a great safety feature that we never fully tested of course, but when sailing at angles where the water was within easy reach on the downwind side it was comforting to know.
The dual axle trailer is in great shape,
The 25hp motor is in great shape, has electric start and power trim, starts quickly and is very fuel efficient 4 stroke. You can carry 6 gallon traditional (red removable marine tank) Set up to take two of them under cockpit seats.
I noted the condition of the boat itself as good, pictures may not show the fading or oxidation of some of the black stripes.
We have used this sailboat boat for day sailing. So we never fixed up the inside or worried about getting the lighting and sink water pump etc. sorted out. Some of the hoses and wires are there but we never have done anything with them.
Since we pull it out on the trailer every time we use it, we didn't worry much about the sump pump. A little automatic pump under the floorboard. I have one that I will include it with the sale.
The only other issue I have is some slight water leaks from rain water that I have not worked on or found where it is coming from. I think it is from around the bow side top sky light window. It also could be the tilt of how we leave it on the trailer in the driveway that we are tilted to have water run the wrong way etc. There is no water that comes in from the ocean, sound or lake etc. it is just when it rains we see a collection of some fresh water under the floorboard panels in the lowest hold areas where the sump pump is. And with heavy rain it seems to be some under the skylight window. But as a 1996 boat for under 10k with a recently new 2012 trailer and 2011 4 stroke Tohatsu motor, we think this is a good deal.
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