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MacGregor 26C

Brief details

Builder

MacGregor Yacht Corporation, Costa Mesa, California, USA

A small US-built trailer-sailer which uses water ballast to keep hull weight down to a limit where it can be towed by many ordinary cars, rather than needing a big 4x4. Usually powered by a 6 to 9 hp outboard, and with a modest sail area, this is an estuary cruiser with good accommodation for the size, aided by a 'pop-up' cabin top to increase headroom when moored.

LOA

25' 10"

Sail area

236 sq ft

LWL

-

Rig

sloop

Beam

7' 11"

Cabins

2

Draught

6" to 6' 3" centreboard down

Berths

4/6

Displacement

2,450 lbs

Engine

outboard

Ballast

1,200 lbs water ballast

BHP

usually 6 - 9 hp

Keel type

GRP drop keel with water ballast in hull

MacGregor 26C

The MacGregor 26C is the centreboard variant of Roger MacGregor's long-running series of trailer-sailers, which include the 26D (daggerboard) and 26X (wheel steering with 50/55 hp outboard) versions.

Unlike the more common 26X 'power sailer' version, the 26C and 26D are relatively conventional small coastal and lake cruisers, with more of a 'sailing' hull form than a powerboat one. The 26C has a pivoting centreboard, and the 26D a drop-down daggerboard. On launching, you open a valve and fill the water ballast tank with 1,200 lbs of water, which provides stability under sail. The modest rig is set up for simple raising and lowering.

MacGregor 26C

The main hatch slides forward conventionally, but can also be lifted about 18 inches on four metal struts to increase headroom in the saloon when moored - as shown in the photo above

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MacGregor 26C

Apart from the enclosed heads compartment, which is forward of the mirrored half bulkhead by the mast post, the accommodation is entirely open plan. There is a vee-berth forepeak, two saloon settees, and a large double berth aft. A moulded galley unit houses a two-burner un-gimbaled cooker and a moulded sink unit. When photographed the upholstery was off the boat.

MacGregor 26C

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