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Old 11-03-2010, 06:22 PM   #1
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Trailered McGreagor sailboat

Has anyone every used a McGreagor 26 sailboat on a trailer for camping at an RV Park. Just wondering if that was possible or legal. They have electric hookup, kitchen facilities, stove, sink, water, and of course a portable toilet.

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I guess it could happen. But it IS a boat, & even though it is used for recreation, it is intended for use on water, not land. I don't think it would qualify as a camping vehicle at an RV park or public campground. When in doubt, call the campground & ask.

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Old 11-03-2010, 08:27 PM   #3
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I guess it could happen. But it IS a boat, & even though it is used for recreation, it is intended for use on water, not land. I don't think it would qualify as a camping vehicle at an RV park or public campground. When in doubt, call the campground & ask.

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Call a campground and try and make a reservation telling them what you have if they book it the answer is yes if not call another campground, you decide how many rejections before determining the answer is no.

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Old 11-03-2010, 08:35 PM   #4
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My SIL stayed in theirs in San Diego years ago due to them being a day early for their sailing camp (lessions). I'm not sure if you can or not. It may be OK if for reasons like my SILs. Joe
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:45 PM   #5
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back in the late 80's there was a company that made a boar/rv it was a boat on a neat areo trailer so it looked like an rv, but it launched out the back and was a boat

it was a cool concept
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:20 PM   #6
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I have a co-worker who has one. He normally keeps it on the trailer at Marina Del Rey in LA. They drive the 200 miles down to it on Thursday evening and stay in it that night. They then launch it Friday morning for cruising out to Catalina or around So Cal.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:40 PM   #7
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I can't remember where it was, but our neighbors at a KOA were staying in a big sailboat of some kind. The biggest problem they had was getting in and out of the trailered boat with the ladder. They were visiting friends for a couple of days enroute to some water. Nice people, but a little strange (them boating folks ya know how they are).
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:16 AM   #8
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Since a motorhome is a boat with wheels I don't see why you can't use a boat as a camper.
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:33 AM   #9
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I saw one such sailboat owner doing just that one time deep in the high forest area in northwest Washington state, along a riverside camping area. Why not!

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We used to use our Aquarius 23 sailboat as a trailer at Oregon state parks and had no problems. As long as you fit in the site why would anyone care what you stay in.
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:06 PM   #11
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Not in a McGregor, but have done it in our Power Cruiser. The only problem we had was the marine electric shore Power used a different cord end and the sink (gray water) was piped over board and not to a tank. We carried a 5 gal bucket and a hose adaptor for that!
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Old 11-04-2010, 08:21 PM   #12
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A MacGregor is not a heavily built boat. I would be concerned with the "live-in" weight while camping and how well the hull was supported so there would not be any hull or structural damage. Normally, in trailer mode, the hull is supported in the areas to support the keel and along the structure. When you are in the boat, you are adding loads to areas that were not considered to carry a load unless the boat was in the water.

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I agree with Ken. The MacGregor 25s that I'm more familiar with would "dimple" on the sides where the bunks on the trailer made contact from just sitting. When the boat is on the water, the loads from inside are spread across a much wider area.

We have a Catalina 22, a little smaller than the MacGregor, but the walls of the hulll are thicker. Depending on who is standing inside, I can actually see the side of the boat push in while it is on its trailer.

I wasn't aware that even McGregor 26s were wired for dock side power. A a minimum, the shore power cord (unless it comes out not a normal 20amp 3 prong pin) isn't compatible with CG electric and you would need an adapter.
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Old 11-09-2010, 02:17 PM   #14
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HOT DOG, I CAN HOOK THE STREAMLINE TO THE GEORGIE BOY TO THE DAY-
SAILER AND TAKE OFF...STILL ONLY BE 70' LONG... but, if I use the 'toadhole'
where'll I hang my wheelchair!!!! oh, phooooey...
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