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Three Gypsies
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Re: MacTrawler Avatar

Post by Three Gypsies » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:46 am

mastreb wrote:
DaveB wrote: Seems like no one whats to raise a simple 15 ft. mast with boom and sails attached for a steadying sail.
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink!
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Dave, I don't think anyone is dismissing your idea, I just think people want to go trawler to avoid the hassle of dealing with masts, sails, and rigging entirely. If you're dealing with a mast anyway, why not just hoist the stock mast and sail?

I've had my rig off the boat since my accident, and while I can't wait to get back to sailing, it sure is a hull of a lot easier to get the boat into and out of the water without the rig on. Also makes for a lot more useful deck space.

So I can see the attraction. Fortunately the "euro styling" of the Mac doesn't look bad at all with the rig off, unlike a traditional sailboat style which would just look silly.
I agree . On our Key West 3,000 mile cruise , we just didn't use the sails that much . Not enough to justify all the problems they presented .

We have a friend who has sailed his :macx: from Bath Ill to Key West and I mean sailed . He did it on a very small budget . Of course to sail this far meant holding up in various places to wait on favorable winds. It also meant braving high winds and waves on the 'outside" in order to move . We prefer the ICW and its calmer water . This is our first sail boat . The reason we fell in love with a Mac was that it could be used as a trawler if we decided sailing wasn't for us . We discovered it wasn't , but we still love the boat , sans mast !

A MacTrawler is a good looking boat with nice lines . And as said , any other sailboat , just looks like a demasted sailboat .

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Re: MacTrawler Avatar

Post by capncarp » Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:01 pm

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I'm for the the dodgerless, biminiless avatar like John CFI's. What do you say KM? How do I put it up?

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Re: MacTrawler Avatar

Post by kmclemore » Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:24 pm

capncarp wrote:http://www.macgregorsailors.com/forum/d ... 273717.png

I'm for the the dodgerless, biminiless avatar like John CFI's. What do you say KM? How do I put it up?

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You can't. I can't either, for that matter. I need to take it to Heath and get him to put it up (if he wants to). I was just trying to get you guys to agree on something to take to him. Personally, I'm not too chuffed on the idea, but I'll do your bidding once you all agree.

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Re: MacTrawler Avatar

Post by Tomfoolery » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:52 pm

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Re: MacTrawler Avatar

Post by Tomfoolery » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:56 pm

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Re: MacTrawler Avatar

Post by JohnCFI » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:59 pm

capncarp wrote:Image

I'm for the the dodgerless, biminiless avatar like John CFI's. What do you say KM? How do I put it up?

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All I did was save the pic to my desktop, resize so its 80 pixels wide, then upload image from desktop, in the control panel as an avatar..

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Re: MacTrawler Avatar

Post by Tomfoolery » Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:08 pm

Topless. Letters need to be bigger.

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DaveB
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Re: MacTrawler Avatar

Post by DaveB » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:55 pm

Use the Watkins top.
http://www.watkinsowners.com/w27.htm
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Tomfoolery wrote:Topless. Letters need to be bigger.

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Re: MacTrawler Avatar

Post by Three Gypsies » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:42 am

JohnCFI wrote:
capncarp wrote:Image

I'm for the the dodgerless, biminiless avatar like John CFI's. What do you say KM? How do I put it up?

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All I did was save the pic to my desktop, resize so its 80 pixels wide, then upload image from desktop, in the control panel as an avatar..
I prefer the dodger , but the topless one looks good as well .

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Re: MacTrawler Avatar

Post by Tomfoolery » Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:42 am

Three Gypsies wrote:
JohnCFI wrote:
capncarp wrote:Image

I'm for the the dodgerless, biminiless avatar like John CFI's. What do you say KM? How do I put it up?

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All I did was save the pic to my desktop, resize so its 80 pixels wide, then upload image from desktop, in the control panel as an avatar..
I prefer the dodger , but the topless one looks good as well .
These are avatars, which anyone can use for themselves. I'd be happy to customize them for anyone who wants one.

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Smilies are another story, as they have to be tiny (30x30 pixels) and should probably have something to fill the top half, as they're only about 15 pixels high with just white space above.

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Re: MacTrawler Avatar

Post by capncarp » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:12 pm

Thx John and KM

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Re: MacTrawler Avatar

Post by dlandersson » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:28 pm

Do you have one that shows the bottomless hole in the boat we pour our money into? :P
Tomfoolery wrote:These are avatars, which anyone can use for themselves. I'd be happy to customize them for anyone who wants one.

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Smilies are another story, as they have to be tiny (30x30 pixels) and should probably have something to fill the top half, as they're only about 15 pixels high with just white space above.

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Re: MacTrawler Avatar

Post by Tomfoolery » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:43 pm

This one?

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Re: MacTrawler Avatar

Post by seahouse » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:50 pm

:D :D :D
Good one, Tom. I can hear it!
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ps. maybe we can put our heads together and figure out a way to reverse the flow???

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Re: MacTrawler Avatar

Post by dlandersson » Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:11 pm

Yeah, that looks about right. :D
Tomfoolery wrote:This one?

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