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Re: Mac-less

Post by Wind Rider » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:26 am

I don't want to hijack the thread but I might as well say hello...

I am Dave, the new owner of "Nice Aft". After some 4800 kms and 6 days of driving she is safely moored in skyline marina, Richmond, BC. I haven't caught up on my sleep yet. I am keeping this brief. Pics and adventure stories to follow.

So excited to be joining the noble ranks of Mac sailors!

Robert: what a let down! I suspect there is going to be an even better boat coming.
 ! Moderator Note:
To welcome the new member and prevent thread drift for the current topic, please use this new topic.

http://www.macgregorsailors.com/forum/v ... =9&t=25738

Thanks,

~Rich---Hamin' X~

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Re: Mac-less

Post by yukonbob » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:54 pm

Ya onto boat #2. I should have known the first was too good to be true. Ah well! Can you believe after my surveyor determined teh decks were shot, and I determined there were massive underlying issues with the rigging not to mention the genny tracks were pulling out of the boat an corroded by almost 75% through, the broker went back, found a survey from 2011 and tried to convince me that there were no issues. :D :D :D I'm still laughing about it! I guess I can tell you it was a Young Sun 35 AKA Westwind 35, Annapolis 35, Windward 35 and a couple more names they were marketed after. Nice boat, owner(s) just looked after the wrong items. Oh well, time to move to a higher pedigree and possibly stateside. Also looking at a backup project boat :? ya? just in case we don't find our cruiser to keep us in the water while we keep looking.

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Re: Mac-less

Post by NiceAft » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:07 pm

Bob,

Good luck in the hunt.

I have to tell you, when I first saw the name of your Mac, I was a little startled. I did not realize there were two Nice Afts on the site.

Dave,

Great name (Nice Aft, Daves OK :wink: ), don't change it, it turns heads :D

Ray

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Re: Mac-less

Post by yukonbob » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:24 pm

Not to mention when being boarded by the USCG for inspection when the have to radio vessel name back to HQ :D
Either way our next boat will be a double ender and we've thrown around 'Nicer Aft' for the new name but we'll see :D that's a subjective name though.

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Re: Mac-less

Post by NiceAft » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:46 pm

yukonbob wrote:Not to mention when being boarded by the USCG for inspection when the have to radio vessel name back to HQ :D
Either way our next boat will be a double ender and we've thrown around 'Nicer Aft' for the new name but we'll see :D that's a subjective name though.
I always thought if I get another boat, it would be called “Nicer Aft” :D

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Re: Mac-less

Post by Starscream » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:51 pm

Sorry, but since you sold the Mac for another boat, you have to name her "not quite as nice aft" or maybe "almost as nice aft". You could try "slower aft" or maybe "fatter aft"? "fat aft"? "silly aft"?

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Re: Mac-less

Post by NiceAft » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:57 pm

Starscream wrote:Sorry, but since you sold the Mac for another boat, you have to name her "not quite as nice aft" or maybe "almost as nice aft". You could try "slower aft" or maybe "fatter aft"? "fat aft"? "silly aft"?
I named my boat for my wife :D With those names, what are you suggesting to Bob :evil:

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Re: Mac-less

Post by Starscream » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:07 pm

NiceAft wrote:
Starscream wrote:Sorry, but since you sold the Mac for another boat, you have to name her "not quite as nice aft" or maybe "almost as nice aft". You could try "slower aft" or maybe "fatter aft"? "fat aft"? "silly aft"?
I named my boat for my wife :D With those names, what are you suggesting to Bob :evil:

Ray

JUST THE BOAT, JUST THE BOAT! Not the wife.

But, if I understand correctly Bob left the Mac community for a bigger boat. Not a better boat, nor a faster boat, just bigger. So the obvious choice is "Big Aft"

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Re: Mac-less

Post by Tomfoolery » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:27 pm

After-thoughts.

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Re: Mac-less

Post by Crikey » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:18 pm

WR, nice to have you with us!

I guess you're doing the re-naming ceremony next....

Sail on Dude. 8)

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Re: Mac-less

Post by yukonbob » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:07 pm

Fat Aft heh... :P

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Re: Mac-less

Post by Jimmyt » Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:39 am

Kiss My Aft?

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Re: Mac-less

Post by Tomfoolery » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:11 am

Since it's almost certainly a white boat, as most are, how about My Big White Aft?

Unless you're naming it after the admiral (again), in which case, uh, don't do that. :?

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Re: Mac-less

Post by yukonbob » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:04 am

All excellent ideas. The admiral named the Mac so I'll throw these by her and see what she says :D

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Re: Mac-less

Post by sailboatmike » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:56 pm

IF I named my boat after ny Ex Wife it would be "Saggy Aft" :D

This is a true story, when we picked the boat up my friend thought a good name for her would be "Fat Ass" (the boat not the Ex wife)

After much thought we went for "SeaYaLater", sure those cramped up boys that love racing and have to drink coffee from a thermos while they are out could beat us around the cans, but when the race is over we alway get back to the dock before them for beers, yelling SeaYaLater as we pass them with their 6Hp motors screaming doing 5knts :P

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