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Old 11-06-2011, 19:48   #16
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I know where a pearson 33 w/atomic 4,pedestal steering,lots of sails in good shape,recent bottom paint,new thru hulls,a very good boat over all and the guy only wants 7000.00 for it ...it has been in fresh water since new (1976) and can be deliverd to Charlston SC for 1400.00 if interested call me at 704-245-0659..Daryl
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Someone circumnavigated in a Catalina 27, so I don't see why it couldn't be done in a MacGregor 26.
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Someone circumnavigated in a Catalina 27, so I don't see why it couldn't be done in a MacGregor 26.
Death.

And a pretty irresponsible death it would be too. Putting others at risk in attempting a rescue; and for leaving a mum and dad and family to suffer a fuc*wits demise.


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Death.

And a pretty irresponsible death it would be too. Putting others at risk in attempting a rescue; and for leaving a mum and dad and family to suffer a fuc*wits demise.


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These two kids, 24 and 33 year-olds, sailed a Contessa 26' from Seattle to La Paz, and just crossed from La Paz to Honolulu w/$300 in their jeans and are already working to build kitty at Ala wai harbor. The Contessa has no engine, no battery, no head, and uses a camp stove and pressure cooker for a galley. They did have a nice monitor steering vane tho'.

She'd spent several years building wooden boats and he has been kayaking the PNW coasts for years, so they aren't totally tenderfoots.

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Re: Circumnavigation in MacGregor 26

The problem with the Mac 26 isn't the size. There is no way to compare one of these to Trekka, that's like saying a Yugo is the same as a Prius because they're both small metal boxes with four wheels. It's the quality of construction and stability that is the issue with the Mac 26.
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sailed a Contessa 26'
Now if the Contessa 26 is the same as what was offered in Australia in the 1970's then I would prefer to be on that than a McGregor 26.

The Contessa 26 was a full keel boat, if I remember correctly; the McGregor a trailer-sailer built specially lighty so a lage outboard will make it plane.

It is a looooong time ago but I feel that I remeber a Contessa being a pretty heavy boat in its class.
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Re: Circumnavigation in MacGregor 26

Yes, I do believe my memory is mostly intact...



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I'll pop a bulkhead in sometime....


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Now if the Contessa 26 is the same as what was offered in Australia in the 1970's then I would prefer to be on that than a McGregor 26.

The Contessa 26 was a full keel boat, if I remember correctly; the McGregor a trailer-sailer built specially lighty so a lage outboard will make it plane.

It is a looooong time ago but I feel that I remeber a Contessa being a pretty heavy boat in its class.
Probably the same or similar. An English boat originally, this is one of the lot built in Canada in the late 70's to early 80's. The one in my pic was an 1981 later build.

I was jazzed to see some youngun's out for the adventure and having become competent sailors. Before we left La Paz, they made us a chocolate cake in their pressure cooker for letting them copy my pacific charts and my friend's Hawaii cruising guide. Nice vegetarian kids with no vices, thus no need for big bucks. Within a few days after arriving Ala wai, they had already made their first month's rent, tied up at the PBYC, poor boy's yacht club, and had a lot of work lined up.

http://sailquest.com/market/models/cont26.htm

btw, Mark, are you snugged down in a hurricane hole or on the hard somewhere? It's that time again.
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My friend sails his MacGregor 26 in the Strait of Georgia (Salish Sea)solo in the middle of winter,he manages ok.I know he has been out in winds of at least 35kn.I would prefer the Contessa myself.You can find one for about the same price as a MacGregor.You would want a full keel for circumnavigation in a small boat.
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You would want a full keel for circumnavigation in a small boat.

LOLOL NO! But you don't want NO Keel!


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Anchored in Grenada in Prickly Bay. with good internet connection. If a hurricane pops up, I pop south like a startled gazelle.


That sounds good. Do you intend on pushing on around some more or are your hairy feet growing Caribbean roots?
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My friend sails his MacGregor 26 in the Strait of Georgia (Salish Sea)solo in the middle of winter,he manages ok.I know he has been out in winds of at least 35kn.I would prefer the Contessa myself.You can find one for about the same price as a MacGregor.You would want a full keel for circumnavigation in a small boat.
Yeah, I used to sail a Catalina 22 in SF Bay in the summer, often in winds of 30+ knots. To say that this qualifies such craft for a circumnavigation is pretty silly.

And about the need for a full keel... tell it to Dave and Zsa Zsa (sp?) Martin who circumnavigated in a Cal 25...

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