- Oct 18, 2019
yes, I know it takes a while. it takes us about an hour to set up an then that plus clean up putting it up on our 18.5 footer.
Download it here. The app is searchable in the Google Play Store under Sailboat Owners.
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+1And the opposite is also true. It’s easier for the owner of a trailerable to,store,the boat fr free at home, under cover. That boat will be decades “newer” than similar boats kept in the water.
Look for one that has been kept on the trailer under a cover in a driveway or in a barn Or carport. the sailboat may look and be years younger than boats kept on the water.
I recommend you go over to the main forum at
Those folks have hands on experience and deep knowledge with trailerable boats. Many have older 23 and 24 footers from designers in the 1970s. If you buy a boat that old, be prepared to pay a premium for a turnkey boat that’s $5k to $10k more than the “average” for a boat of that age.
Long time trailer sailor
I'm about the same with my Mac 26S. It's my only sailboat so I don't have much to compare it to but it is easy to set up and easy to haul. I think it sails fine but that is subjective.I rig our 25' McGregor in 30 minutes without assistance. ramp to water. I still say it's one of the best trailer-sailer values out there. we love ours.
very nice but outside my budget for now
It looks good on paper. But, in my opinion, it’s too heavy for most vehicles with a 3500 pound tow capacity for anything but flatland towing. You won’t have reserve capacity for hills, passengers in the car, etc. Check your rear axle capacity and the reserve toy have for tongue weight - do not overload the rear axle or tires! And if you get in a accident you will be liable for negligence. If the vehicle is Front wheel drive, overloading the rear end will cause problems on ramps. You won’t be able to pull the boat up the ramp due to no traction. (Been there, done that with a borrowed vehicle once!).that good stuff Dr. B , as usual.
if this link works , let me know what you think ?
1980 Macgregor 25 -Boat and trailer combined weight is 3,660 lbs. Can be towed by almost any truck. I used to tow it with my little Ford Ranger with a brake controller. -Her name is Break'n Wind -Allchattanooga.craigslist.org