The MacGregor 26 is no longer being built as the MacGregors have retired from production boat building. The Tattoo 26 is now available to replace it, and we will be coming out with a 22′ trailerable sailboat in Fall, 2013. Our new site is tattooyachts.com. Please visit us there.
We have left this site online as an archive of the MacGregor 26.
Sails and sail handling
CDI Furling System – Roller furling consists of a tough plastic extrusion that slips over the headstay, and a hardware system for rotating the furling extrusion. The leading edge of either the jib or genoa slides into a groove on the rear side of the extrusion. By pulling on a line that leads back to the cockpit, the extrusion can be rotated, rolling up the jib or genoa like a window shade is rolled up on its roller.
Jib Sail – Forward sail that attaches to the forward wire that holds up the mast (headstay), and sheets to adjustable blocks mounted on a track on the cabin top coaming.
Genoa Sail– Large forward sail that replaces the smaller jib and provides a very large increase in sail area. Like the jib, it attaches to the forward wire that holds up the mast (headstay), and sheets to adjustable blocks mounted on a track on the cockpit coaming.
Cruising Spinnaker with Sheets – Asymmetrical spinnaker flown and controlled like a jib or genoa. Unlike conventional racing spinnakers, it does not require a spinnaker pole or extra hardware.
Cockpit Seat Cushions – Vinyl exterior cushions for lounging in the cockpit.
Stern Rails with Modified Life Lines – Stainless rails at the transom with a lifeline gate aft and on each side.
Boarding and Stern Ladder – Stainless steel ladder, for boarding the boat from the water or while it is on the trailer.
Fitted Marine Head – Fixed marine toilet permanently installed for direct overboard discharge of waste.
Self-Contained Marine Head – Portable toilet that is easy to carry, simple to operate and maintain. Uses self-contained water supply. The waste tank is taken off the boat to be emptied.
Table Cushion – This is a fill in cushion to create an additional single berth.
Mast Raising System -System for raising and lowering the mast making it a quick one-person task.
Bilge Pump – Manual bilge pump and thru hull for removal of bilge water.
Compass with Light -Plastimo Magnetic Compass features a highly legible 31/2″ apparent-diameter combination card, which can be read from many angles. The steady, light-alloy card is red, marked in 5° increments and can be read from above (like a flat card) or straight-on (like a direct-reading card). Includes 12 volt night lighting.
Vang – Harken 6:1 block and tackle between the mast and boom which keeps the boom from rising when the mainsheet is released, to help control mainsail shape.
Deluxe Trailer Upgrade – Includes the brake actuator, disc brakes, galvanized torsion bar axle, aluminum brake caliper housings, and zinc plated brake discs. This option also includes a boarding ladder mounted on the trailer near the trailer hitch.
U.S. 12 Gallon Fuel Tank – Increased fuel storage for additional range.
EC Approval Package – Boats imported into the European Community require this package of modifications and CE Certificate for Category C to comply with the Recreational Craft Directive.