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Mac 26M Christmas Ornament

Post by Starscream » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:42 pm

Just took down our Christmas tree a couple of days ago. We had three of these: https://www.hometraditions.com/sail_boa ... 953716.htm hanging on our tree.

Sons and I decided to make one ornament into a 26X and paint it like our boat:

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The imagination can overcome the 26M shape and believe it's a 26X with some creative painting. the real thing:
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We bought a couple of small containers of acrylic paint at walmart and mixed up the bottom-paint color to match, and used basic white and black to convert the 26M windows to a 26X. Project was successful so the other two ornaments are going to get the same treatment. Maybe we'll wrap the black windows around more instead of leaving the white between them.

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Re: Mac 26M Christmas Ornament

Post by RussMT » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:20 pm

Cool.

I think I got ours from Bill at boats4sail a few years ago.

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Re: Mac 26M Christmas Ornament

Post by NiceAft » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:06 pm

OK,

Now you guys are challenging me. I’ve got to see if I can make a Mac Menorah :D

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Re: Mac 26M Christmas Ornament

Post by BOAT » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:42 pm

My last trip approaching Two Harbors the wind was blowing so hard it tuned 'boat' into a MAC Dreidel!

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Re: Mac 26M Christmas Ornament

Post by Herschel » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:04 pm

NiceAft wrote:OK,

Now you guys are challenging me. I’ve got to see if I can make a Mac Menorah :D

Ray

That would seem a challenge. I believe it has 9 candles. Don't know of any 9-masted sailing craft. Seven is the largest I have read about---a seven masted schooner built near the end of the sailing merchant ship era in the 19th century. One skipper named the masts: fore, main, mizzen, jigger, kicker, spanker, and pusher. A later captain just called them one through seven. But, I digress. Been looking for a way to use that piece of trivia for ages! :D

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Re: Mac 26M Christmas Ornament

Post by NiceAft » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:52 pm

I am glad to oblige. Any other hidden secret desires :o :D Nautical of course. :)
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Re: Mac 26M Christmas Ornament

Post by Herschel » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:44 am

NiceAft wrote:I am glad to oblige. Any other hidden secret desires :o :D Nautical of course. :)
Ray
Well..."in for a penny, in for a pound" here is the pic of the Thomas W. Lawson.
And a link for more info for those interested. Would loved to have seen this ship off my starboard bow just one time.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_W. ... %28ship%29
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Re: Mac 26M Christmas Ornament

Post by Highlander » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:07 pm

NiceAft wrote:I am glad to oblige. Any other hidden secret desires :o :D Nautical of course. :)
Ray
Phew I,m glad u said that I was just about to nick name u Joeblo :o with out the can of bake beans :D :D :D

J :P

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