This one will not last long. This boat has been well taken care of and it shows with the extra gear and the superior condition of the boat throughout. These owners have invested lots of $'s to bring this boat up to this condition. Nothing required to get going and for you to set sail. Only requires a vehicle capable of towing 2,500 lbs - - that includes lots of vehicles.
The interior is virtually spotless. The main cabin cushions have been recovered and the aft berth cushion foam has been replaced with 2 layers of various comfort foam such that you can get a comfortable night's sleep. Look at the photos of the interior and you'll see the aft bedding to be very inviting.
They have installed LED interior lights and both the aft lights and the main cabin lights have their own wall mounted on and off switches that includes a variable/rheostat device. Pretty nifty. The original 12 volt fused distribution panel has been changed to TWO classy panels with rocker switches. Looks nice. There is a portable Propane stove for cooking if inspired. Uniquely there is an air conditioner with a custom companionway board for securing it in place. There is even a solar panel that mounts on the velcro pads on top of the sliding hatch.
Last but not least the interior is SPOTLESS. Great environment for you, your better half and guests.
Exterior wise again the owners have improved their boat and trailer. First you'll note a 9.8hp Tohatsu (about 2 years old with less than 10 hours) with an extremely long shaft complete with electric start. Somewhere around a $2,000.00 outboard. So NO worries of having to buy a 26 and then have the expense of a new outboard. In fact, the windows have been upgraded to the new style smoked glass type that updates the boat and has her looking as good as a 1994 model with the same windows.
Next the trailer has been improve with a bit longer tongue than is standard thus with THIS trailer you can let the tailgate to a pickup truck to the down position where as on the standard trailer that is not the cast. Secondly, to address the problem of the boat going sideways in trying to load the boat to the trailer they have installed two sets of goal post guide-ons with two in the rear and two forward. Ths makes loading the boat to the trailer childs play and reduces stress. Last but not least the rear support beams have been replaced with new treated wood (metal replaced also). Oh, and the trailer was sand blasted and painted professionally. Then there is is spare tire with mount and the swivel out of the way tongue jack. Even the bow winch is new with new Nylon webbing. This MacG 26 D is VERY unique and thoroughly done.
Then here is the crown jewel. The owners invested 850.00 to 900.00 for a counter balanced rudder assembly with a gas piston to hold the rudder in the up position OR hold it in the down postion when sailing. The rudder eliminates "weather helm" - - pressure on the tiller - - and as the rudder has more area than the original rudder she is quicker to respond. The original rudder and housing is there but this counterbalanced rudder is the way to go. The tiller "FEEL" is so light that you can be a 75 lb child and steer the boat easily. This a a major improvement to any MacGregor 26.
So with the good condition sails and a brand NEW headsail with NEW UV protection and a brand NEW CDI roller furler (not a 20 year old system) you have years of sailing before you'll have to spend any money on THIS MacGregor 26 D. Over any time period,THIS MacGregor 26 D will be your least costly choice for a water ballast MacGregor 26. And, you get the improved performance of the dagger board's lifing surface.
So, now, IT IS YOUR MOVE. Use the toll free number below and let us help you make a "Deal" on this boat and get this MacGregor 26 D in your slip or driveway.
IT'S YOUR MOVE!!
Contact: Chris Rooke, Rooke Sails, Inc., 1744 Prescott So., Memphis, Tn. 38111 @ I240 - US 78
Dealers for: Beneteau, Hunter trailerables, Precision, & Laser Sunfish
Your full service Mid-South sailboat dealer Rooke Sails can install virtually any accessory electrical or Mechanical. Complete with equipment for delivering & freshwater launching sailboats to 20,000, our trucks are sign crane equipped for a complete turnkey recommissioning effort. Sailmaking facilities on site we specialize in Sail repair and custom canvas. Full yard services for bottom painting and blister work, etc. . Always looking for quality listings, please give us a call for professional assistance.
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