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Sail Buying Guide BWY FAQ BWY Product Downloads Our old website Identification by Hull ID The last two digits of the hull ID number denote the model year. The fourth digit (on boats made after 1987) represents the model of boat. Read more about Hull ID numbers by...

Macgregor 65

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Macgregor 36 Catamaran

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Venture 15 Catamaran

Changes by year Boats built 1970 - 1973 were banana hull, boats 1974 - 1977 were straight hull. Rigging Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design...

Rig tuning tips

In order for your MacGregor to perform to its potential, you must keep your rig (mast, shrouds, and stays) properly tuned.  These suggestions are designed to give you an idea of how to shape and tension your rig.  Included are some notes on specific sailing conditions...

Venture 25

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Venture 24 / Venture 224

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Venture 23 / Macgregor 23

Changes by year Name change in 1982 from Venture to Macgregor, continued production to 1984. Rigging Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design...

Venture 22 / Venture 222 / Macgregor 22

Changes by year In 1982 the Venture 22 had a name change to Macgregor 22, production of the Mac 22 continued until 1987. Rigging Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content...

Venture 21 / Macgregor 21

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Venture 17

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Macgregor 25

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M19 Powersailer

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Identifying boats by Hull ID

Identifying boats by hull ID number is easy once you know what each digit represents. Here’s an example and breakdown of a hull ID number on a 2011 26M. MACM2812A111 MAC (first three letters): These will always be “MAC” on any Macgregor M (fourth...

About Blue Water Yachts

Todd Owner Todd was  born in the Northwest and has spent most of his lifetime here. Raised in a boating family, owners of McChesney Boat Works, his recreational boating experience includes operation and maintenance of many different boats of all sizes, both power and...

Sail Buying Guide

LET’S LEARN A LITTLE ABOUT SAILS, AND THE SAIL SHOPPING EXPERIENCE! For technical questions about sails, please email to: info@bwyachts.com   Over the many years we have been selling MacGregor boats, and replacement sails for them, we have realized that few...

26C Daggerboard (26D)

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26C Centerboard (26S)

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