My name is Bill Franchini and I am new to sailing.
Sounds like a greeting at an AA meeting...😀
Last fall I bought a mini pocket cruiser' a (16 ft mistral with a pretty decent cuddy), for lack of a better name, so that I can learn to sail and then buy a MacGregor
26S (the one that still looks like a real sailboat, not the X or M) to cruise
the Great Lakes
and hopefully the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
The choice for the MacGregor
was dictated by the fact that Evelyn and I want to visit a lot of places and at 6 knots on a windy day, we will be in our nineties before we reach any interesting destination
. For this reason we looked into trailerable boats, and the Mac is ideal and will not even require us to change vehicle ( a 2011 Ford Escape 4wd) because it weighs under 2000 lbs without water
ballast of course... And I am presently towing a 3000 lbs RV with no problem.
So.. If there is someone wanting to sell a Mac 26S or D, in Canada
or in upper NY state, I am interested.
Now.. What else... Oh yes, I am 66 years old and supposed to be retired... Instead I have to work as a consultant to pay for all these boats :-) Evelyn ( my wife of 40 years) is a school
teacher and will retire in three years ( I like them young) and she is dying to go cruising...
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