I agree with the other cruising sailors here. Steer well clear of buying
anything made MacGregor
. I call them "Tupperware boats" because they are made entirely of plastic, very cheap
, flimsy plastic. If you plan to venture onto the ocean, even for a brief daysail, you best have a decent quality boat. Unlike a lake, conditions on the ocean can change very quickly and if you are a novice
in a poor quality boat, then you could be at risk.
Cburger mentioned a boat called a Typhoon. He claimed it was built Cape Dory
Yachts but it was built by Boston Whaler, if I remember correctly. It was daysailer type, similar to the daysailer built by O'Day Yachts back in the '70's. It was a well constructed boat and very easy to learn on, and very capable of going offshore
, once you get some experience of course.