I had been looking for a new boat for a while. A few years ago I had come across an add for a Macwester 26 sitting on a trailer in Groton, CT. At that time I looked at the boat and decided to pass. It was more money than I wanted to spend, and the layout below decks seemed a bit crowded.
However, every few months I would drive by the storage lot and see her sitting there. The more I began to think about it, the more it felt like that was the kind of boat I wanted. It was small enough to sit on a trailer off-season. It has a proper-ish head and an inboard engine.
But the listing had dropped off craigslist for a few years, until late 2018 I saw the following listing:
length overall (LOA): 26
make / manufacturer: MacWester
model name / number: 26
propulsion type: sail
year manufactured: 1969
MacWester 26 foot bilge keel built in England, on trailer, on the hard in Groton, Ct. very heavy boat.
Been sitting on trailer for about 5 years. Rub rail will need replacing, some other cockpit work, repair and and clean up
Working two cylinder 10 hp Volvo diesel, old school, can be hand cranked.
Lots of rode and anchors is you want to cruise. Pictured are the new teak cockpit seats,,,
Legal head with little use.
Good folding boat tender.