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MacGregor 65

Post by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:33 pm

Hi guys - 3/19/2020
There's a MacGregor 65 for sale on ebay now.
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Re: MacGregor 65

Post by Hamin' X » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:15 pm

I could probably afford the boat, but the slip would kill me. :x
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Re: MacGregor 65

Post by Russ » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:53 pm

Does it come with a trailer?
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Re: MacGregor 65

Post by Jimmyt » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:13 pm

Russ wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:53 pm
Does it come with a trailer?
:D :D :D

Russ,
Please post a pic of your tow vehicle!! :D
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Re: MacGregor 65

Post by Tomfoolery » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:30 pm

I couldn’t find the listing. Gotta link?
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Re: MacGregor 65

Post by BOAT » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:02 pm

Is it a Pilot House boat? (Those are cool)

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Re: MacGregor 65

Post by Hamin' X » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:10 pm

Tomfoolery wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:30 pm
I couldn’t find the listing. Gotta link?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1989-Macgregor ... SwY4NebnDJ

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Re: MacGregor 65

Post by kurz » Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:06 am

Is the price not too high? No sails included... Etc...

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Re: MacGregor 65

Post by Jimmyt » Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:38 am

I would need a bigger garage. :D Does it come with a mast raising rig? No matter, the Admiral won't let me spend that on a boat. Still saving for two more weddings. I'm happy with my 26M anyway. :wink:
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Re: MacGregor 65

Post by BOAT » Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:07 pm

If I was gonna do liveaboard I would grab it.

Those things are fast and take rough seas better than any sailboat around. They cut through the waves like a submarine. There are lots of documents passages for these doing two week passages averaging over 22 knots ! That's 528 nautical miles PER DAY!!

These suckers will get you where your going in a really short time and they do it in exceptional comfort because they do not heave or toss in big seas.

If you sit on an anchor most the time throwing parties and like fine furniture a catamaran or a Benneteau is better but if you spend most you time SAILING these things are the bomb.

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Re: MacGregor 65

Post by kurz » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:50 am

BOAT, I believe all what you say and it sounds logicall. But why these boats are not standard in circumnavigations? Save, fast, comfort, cheap...

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Re: MacGregor 65

Post by Russ » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:11 am

Maybe it does come with a trailer.
Located in Carolina Beach, North Carolina, this 65-foot used MacGregor 65 is a great pilothosue sailboat. Macgregor boats are affordable designed sailing vessels that are built to allow easy towing on a trailer.
https://www.popyachts.com/pilothosue-sa ... ina-207699
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Re: MacGregor 65

Post by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL » Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:38 pm

I had posted this previously on a Mac 65, but when MacGregor announced that they were stopping production of the Mac 65 I was contacted by a customer that said if I could get him one he would also buy a Mac 26 for his son. I contacted the MacGregor factory but was told that the last ones to be built were already sold.
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Re: MacGregor 65

Post by BOAT » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:01 am

kurz wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:50 am
BOAT, I believe all what you say and it sounds logicall. But why these boats are not standard in circumnavigations? Save, fast, comfort, cheap...

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Hey kurz - the skipper that documented 500 mile days was racing the boat. I think for most uses you can guarantee about 250+ nautical miles per day from this boat.
The average for the 65 is about 10 knots every 1000 miles which makes it one of the fastest cruising boats ever built.

Also – this is not a boat your going to see north of the Canadian border with the US. Those sailing grounds require a different kind of animal. These are not for the Labrador or Norwegian Sea.
There are not very many of the pilot house boats – that’s the one I am talking about. That one is the strong one. The boat is light. It’s not suited for the North Sea or icy conditions because it’s not insulated. You need a heavy boat with lots of insulation in northern storm force winds. These boats sail Bermuda and the Azores and all over the Pacific. When a guy in Oceanside CA (me) says this is a boat to get you where you want to go very fast I’m talking about the places that a person from Oceanside CA would go. Mexico, Hawaii, New Zealand, Panama, The Caribbean, Puerto Rico. These are all well documented passages for the 65 model built after 1987 (the pilothouse) which was a much stronger boat than the first ones. The pilothouse added a lot more strength to the deck like the second raccoon stripe did to the deck of the 26M. And the engine was moved with a better shaft and they added a transom extension. The pilothouse boat can be steered from inside and makes long passages very comfortable.

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Re: MacGregor 65

Post by kurz » Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:17 am

very cool.
What about the new MacGregors70 with waterballast?
Are they in production?

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