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by LMSharp
Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:46 am
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Tattoo 26 Production Suspended, factory relocating
Replies: 219
Views: 48151

Tattoo Relocation

Thanks for the feedback. We have looked in a lot of areas. Proximity to a major port is important. Depending on a single economy doesn't make sense, so 50% of our production goes overseas. Quality of life is important. Relatively steady temperatures help. The building needs sprinklers, etc. etc. CA ...
by LMSharp
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Tattoo 26 Production Suspended, factory relocating
Replies: 219
Views: 48151

Re: Tattoo 26 Production Suspended, factory relocating

I know there is a lot of curiosity about our plans for Tattoo Yachts. As many of you know, we continued the family legacy of building trailerable boats, once Mary Lou and Roger MacGregor retired from production boat building. Because California is no longer a viable place to build boats we looked fa...
by LMSharp
Wed May 14, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Buying a new Tattoo 26. what options are a must?
Replies: 56
Views: 20437

Re: Buying a new Tattoo 26. what options are a must?

Yes, we sell sails and canvas that will fit the 26M.
by LMSharp
Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Tattoo Yachts
Replies: 204
Views: 51133

Re: Tattoo Yachts

I've been off line for a while so you may all have moved on but I wanted to go back to agree with Kevin. Never ever ever (ever) run with a partial ballast tank. Mast up, mast down, no matter. It has to be full or empty. Always! We are installing a simple Whale shower at the rear of the cockpit as an...
by LMSharp
Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Buying a new Tattoo 26. what options are a must?
Replies: 56
Views: 20437

Re: Buying a new Tattoo 26. what options are a must?

You've all given some great suggestions. I do have a few comments that are specific to the Tattoo 26. First, please don't exceed the 60 hp outboard rating. Unlike in the Mac we post this as the maximum horsepower allowed. While there may never be a problem with a larger motor, your insurance company...
by LMSharp
Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Tattoo Yachts Website Issues
Replies: 46
Views: 14985

Re: Tattoo Yachts Website Issues

Thanks again for all the website feedback! The 22 is definitely still in the works. Getting into full production on the 26 has been all consuming but we rolled the covers back on the 22 molds just yesterday to finalize some details. We are doing test panels of the laminates, and hope to layup a hull...
by LMSharp
Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:21 am
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Tattoo Yachts Website Issues
Replies: 46
Views: 14985

Re: Tattoo Yachts Website Issues

Wow, you guys are the best! I really appreciate the input, and have sent on the suggestions to our web guy.

Tug is a South African Mastiff (Boerboel, actually, but I've given up telling people because they always say "a what?"). We also call him a slobber hound :)
by LMSharp
Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Tattoo Yachts Website Issues
Replies: 46
Views: 14985

Tattoo Yachts Website Issues

Help! My dad called to ask why we don't have an pictures of boats on our homepage at Tattooyachts.com. He suggested, logically, that it would be advisable to actually show what we sell on our web page :) It turns out that on his computer he can't see the photo slider that is the main feature of the ...
by LMSharp
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Tattoo Yachts
Replies: 204
Views: 51133

Re: Tattoo Yachts

Interesting thread on copies and "the sincerest form of flattery". My parents and we have always taken "splashes" very seriously. Over the years more than twenty companies have tried it, and almost without exception failed miserably. Copies by people we don't know are bad enough, but I do take it pe...
by LMSharp
Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Tattoo Yachts
Replies: 204
Views: 51133

Re: Tattoo Yachts

See, I said you were engaged! There is still a traveller pad if someone wants to add on. We felt the minimal throw wasn't enough to make it worth the weight. We have added "parking pad eyes" next to each stanchion so the sheet is completely out of the way when not under sail. I am not a fan of doubl...
by LMSharp
Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Tattoo Yachts
Replies: 204
Views: 51133

Re: Tattoo Yachts

While I’m online: We have been in production at Tattoo Yachts for about 6 months now. We have dealers in 9 US states, 4 Canadian provinces, and 22 other countries. Some were Mac dealers, and some are new. It has taken some time to fill the pipeline but most dealers have their first boats or they are...
by LMSharp
Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: Tattoo Yachts Discussion
Topic: Tattoo Yachts
Replies: 204
Views: 51133

Re: Tattoo Yachts

Hi all! We really appreciate macgregorsailors.com adding a Tattoo forum. You are a very engaged bunch with a lot of experience and some great ideas. Frankly, I am a complete newbie at forums in general, but I will check back in on a regular basis. If I commit any forum faux pas, please let me know! ...
by LMSharp
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: MacG cease product'n in CA. 2 new boats to be made in FL
Replies: 213
Views: 31114

Re: MacG to cease product'n in CA. New boat to be made in FL

I hope there isn’t a length limit to posts :) I have read with great interest the forum posts regarding the news that my parents are retiring from production of the MacGregor 26. They leave a huge legacy of tens of thousands of boats, and of making sailing accessible to a huge number of people. As n...