If you are sailing against a current or tide a small motor may not cut it.
Macgregor 26 outboard motor size. Ad Find China Manufacturers Of Motors Outboard. Roger MacGregor usually recommends a 60-horsepower Evinrude but several owners have said they have come to rely on 70-horsepower Suzuki engines. I wouldnt want to do any coastal or great lake sailing with it.
Our outboard has an 8 amp alternator which is also tied into the charging system. Ad Get Electric Motors For Sale. Ad Get Electric Motors For Sale.
Go big or go home comes to mind. Width Beam 7 9. The MacGregor 26 introduced in 1986 is a development of the 25 but with water ballast instead of a swing keel.
This engine was introduced as a 35 45 hp engine then that same engine became a 40 50 hp engine. MacGregor told us that in the spring of this year he took the 26 out of production having built about 7000. Ad Find China Manufacturers Of Motors Outboard.
The final model produced was the MacGregor 26M a 26-foot 79 m trailerable sailboat which is now under production as the Tattoo 26. The 26S has a hull speed of about 6 knots using a bigger motor will NOT exceed this speed appreciably weight resistance to thurst It is a law of physics. It doesnt foul the rudder when it is raised.
The 26M had the ability to mount up to a 60 horsepower 45 kW outboard motor. I would go with a 99. The total trailer weight is about 2000 lbs so pretty much any V-6 vehicle can tow this without any extra equipment.