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Rooke Sails, Inc.
This 1988 MacGregor 26 Daggerboard version is a FRESH WATER ONLY boat and much better equipped than most MacGregor 26's you will find.
FLASH : The price as been lowered to 5,900.00 from 6,900.00 as of 9/2021 to adjust for the cosmetic status of the interior liner. See info below. Photos to follow.
The fastest of all of the MacGregor 26's, this dagger board version has excellent windward performance and with her PHRF rating of 215 is a cinch to win virtually any regatta if sailed half way decently. She can easily sail 30 seconds a mile faster than that rating.
But if the performance means little to you at this point in your sailing you still have all of the virtues of this Water Ballast Design. First this boat's all up weight including trailer is 2,500 or less which matches up with many a vehicle and saves you from having to purchase another vehicle just to go sailing.
Second, she has a very roomy interior with a huge aft berth and third, has a lovely lift top that gives you stand up headroom while at anchor. Further, you'll notice that this version has a stainless rail on each side of the cockpit for comfort and safety. Unfortunately though, when we received the boat the owner had opened up the boat by removing the two bulkheads that makes up the enclosed head so we have reinstalled those members so that feature is in tack. The other negative of him doing that is that it allowed the headliner to absorb more of the transverse load than preferred and succeeded in laboring and cracking the headliner in some of the corners. So there is some cosmetic deficiency in the detail of the interior headliner though not terribly difficult , but rest assured that the boat is VERY sound for sailing now that she is back to original with the bulkheads. As a result of this marginal cosmetic circumstance we are lowering the boat to the 5,900.00 mark , still to include all the extra gear and the motor & trailer. Without the extra gear, the current NADA Value is $8,355.00 thus the $5,900.00 selling price is exceptional. Again she is totally ready to sail and this cosmetic situation is minor but does cause the price of the boat to be adjusted just to be fair.
Third and most unique, the "V" shaped hull besides knifing through waves (fast) yields the easiest boat to center on a trailer of any boat this size ANYWHERE. Where most trailerables require sometimes repeated pulling out of the water to center the boat, this "V" shaped hull by MacGregor slides to the center of the trailer and you will never find yourself straining under the back of the boat to lift the boat laterally to center her up before trailer home. She is easy to load - - better than virtually any other similar boat.
You'll find lots of other items and features that would make this your best MacGregor 26 D purchase. Look @ the full cockpit width Harken traveler that allows you to control the boat much easier in a wide range of wind/power setting. She come complete with Genoa tracks, winches and Genoa and a back stay adjuster. She even has a Johnson over center cam forestay tensioner to make attaching the forestay a snap - - literally. Recently fitted with a Nicro Fico
solar vent to keep the interior fresh and most recently the owner replaced the Daggerboard with a New one.
The mast raising system IS included. Note that the mast support aft for trailering is a separate unit mimicking the nifty design of the Hunter 23.5 & Hunter 26. The advantage is that you do not have to remove the rudder to install the mast support. Clean, simple and less time consuming. Last but not least, this aft/transom mast support is metal and with its increased height it makes raising the mast much easier.
Easy to sail with one or 6 the MacGregor 26 is great for gunkholing or with its speed, great for club racing also.
Rooke Sails sold this boat originally and knows this boat's history, thus we can be of assistance in most any aspect of this boat's history and use. Please contact us if we can help.
Remember, not only is your Senator and Congressman allowed to have two homes and the tax deduction on a note for each home, you too are allowed the same tax deduction if you were to finance the boat. So, what are you waiting for ? Let's get you this wonderful MacGregor 26 D! She is ready to go if your are ! ! !
IT 'S YOUR MOVE !!