Here are two boats pictured on the same slip, a week apart.
Only mod I did to my Mac 25 as I gave it to him was the head wall was removed at the v birth and the door removed. The mast support was majorly beefed up but still looks original. Mine had no metal between the catherdial bolts and the fiberglas. Does roger send them all out that way? We added fendar washers along with sealant to keep out future water.
We have spent hours and hours cleaning both boats. Why does someone sell a filthy boat? Slays me. Do people trade in filthy cars, or sell them on crags list with burger wrappers on the dash? We traded our Mac the way we would like to get something, clean and ready to sail.
There is about 30 hours of cleaning on the blue Clipper Marine in this photograph. She had a butt load of mold / mildew all over her deck and cockpit and the cabin smelled like grandmas bqcement. Elbo grease and an ozone machine to the rescue.
My Mac was the seond boat on the dock this year, and my CM was number four. Never before has anyone docked a boat at branched oak lake in Nebraska in mid march. Over 1000 record high temps all over the USA this week. Could be a very warm and dry year.
I will always have fond memories of my Mac 25. She was a wonderful sailboat, and a pleasure to be around. I have not sailed the Clipper Marines yet, so stay tuned for an update on this thread later. I am told they are moderately fast boats, but not as quick as the Mac 25. We will see.