What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?

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What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?

Post by DaveC426913 » Sat May 25, 2019 11:15 pm

Or will you ever?

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Post by taylormade » Sun May 26, 2019 5:29 pm

For me it'll be the steppable mast and low draft. I have to go under a bridge to get out and have to lower it each time. I can't see paying for a slip anytime in the next 15 years when I live on the water so all I can see is getting a different trailer sailer.

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Post by Jimmyt » Sun May 26, 2019 5:49 pm

Upsizing is unlikely, but Taylormade hit most of my favorite traits. Others would be; fast motoring capability; ease of trailer launch/retrieval; ability to "slip" in garage; good support from BWY for parts; big cabin feel in a trailerable boat.

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Post by Banner_IV » Sun May 26, 2019 8:17 pm

Well since I've only had my 26x for one season and only had it in the water for half of that it might be a bit early to start having regrets :D . My plan is to take the next few years and learn to sail using the MacGregor then move up to either a southerly or endeavor in the sub 40-foot range to sail Florida and the Caribbean in my early retirement. This year my major trip if all goes well is to sail the length of the Chesapeake Bay from Havre De Grace to Norfolk and back 160 miles one way. Since the average depth of the Chesapeake Bay is 12 ft and that is home I think the biggest thing I will miss is shallow draft.

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Post by Alexis » Mon May 27, 2019 11:33 am

I live in the Prairies and sail on a lake, so the trailerability is an absolute necessity in my case.

If I happen to live by an ocean in the future, I will focus on a 30 ft minimum with a stronger rig. Other place, other boat. But for now I am very happy with the Macgregor which is very well adapted to my usage!

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Post by dlandersson » Tue May 28, 2019 5:56 am

Every winter I get 2 foot itus, and I especially like the Hake 32RK. Every spring I come back to the relaization that no other boat out there is such a jack of all trades like my X. I like the sailing, my kids like being towed or going of to a "private" area for their own beach with their friends. :P
DaveC426913 wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 11:15 pm
Or will you ever?

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Post by JotaErre » Fri May 31, 2019 5:24 pm

If I ever change to a more "conventional" sailboat, I'll miss the fast motoring and the Mac¡s agility for docking and moving in tight spaces inside the marina.

But that's quite unlikely...

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Post by Neo » Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:50 am

Oh wow like where do I start :D

On solid ground. Parked right next to my workshop and tools.
So so cheap to maintain... Probably the lowest cost of ownership of any yacht out there.
Shallow draft .. the envy of most yachts and many other boats... An anchor moorings dream!
Drop sails and power (with punch) away ... the envy of many sailors when the wind dies.
Away from the barnacles and safe at home... where I ponder on it's next modification 8)
100% Fiberglass construction.... No rot.
No osmosis .... because the hulls greatly reduced exposure to salt water.
Racoon stripes deck design.
Dr Who's Tardis Inspired interior! ... bigger on the inside than the outside :D
Pulling up the mast and rigging ... seriously I love doing this.
Not being a rightful member of this forum anymore :( ... Some great guys here that you'd never find on Facebook.
I could continue .... :)

All the best.
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Re: What will you miss most about your Mac when you size up to another boat?

Post by Neo » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:33 pm

I'm surprised that more Mac Sailors haven't contributed to this thread :o
Are you not passionate enough about your Mac to write something here :?:

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Post by Jimmyt » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:18 am

I'm afraid that the long forum outage has taken a toll on our group.

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Post by Neo » Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:41 pm

Jimmyt wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:18 am
I'm afraid that the long forum outage has taken a toll on our group.
No no they are just too busy Sailing :D .... I hope :?

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Post by Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:23 pm

Just about everything.
I thought that I had a terrific idea. Instead of trailering my Mac down to Florida most winters, why don't I just buy a boat that's already in Florida. So, I went to Craigslist - Florida, found a boat that I thought would work, and bought it.
It took 3 of us just to get the mast up, little interior standing room because of the side decks, etc. etc. etc.
Plan B was it had an aluminum trailer. So, I sold the boat and now I have an aluminum trailer under my Mac 19.
I'm presently getting my 26X ready to sell, and every time that I go inside I see what a great use of space, etc. I have a 26M mast raiser with the winch on the pole so getting the mast up and down is very easy, etc.
~ Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL

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Post by Neo » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:08 am

Bill at BOATS 4 SAIL wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:23 pm
Just about everything.
I thought that I had a terrific idea. Instead of trailering my Mac down to Florida most winters, why don't I just buy a boat that's already in Florida. So, I went to Craigslist - Florida, found a boat that I thought would work, and bought it.
It took 3 of us just to get the mast up, little interior standing room because of the side decks, etc. etc. etc.
Great story Bill. I'm not tall but I've often wondered how good other TrailorSailors are. But as soon as I step inside I turn 180 deegs a walk straight back out again. :D

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