Mac 26's Big Brother?

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Mac 26's Big Brother?

Post by kurz » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:27 am


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Re: Mac 26's Big Brother?

Post by Phil M » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:38 am

It is not trailerable or water ballasted, so more like a distant cousin than a bigger brother. The shallow water capabilities make it similar to a Mac, along with its powering speed. 300hp? :o

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Re: Mac 26's Big Brother?

Post by Dirko » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:39 am

Interesting, should attract some attention from the guys trying to get Laura MS to build a 30+ footer.

The boat has a pivoting weighted center-board; no water ballast system, but relies for stability on the weighted center-board and the weight of her engine, batteries, fresh water and fuel tanks. Wonder what happens when you have empty tanks?

The double Genoa rig was the choice of the first person to order one so he could easily get under bridges. The carbon fiber masts can be dropped by two people. Apparently you can get a conventional Bermuda rig as well. The setup loses about 5-10 degrees of pointing compared to the sloop rig.

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Re: Mac 26's Big Brother?

Post by Falcon6086 » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:43 pm

Who wants to tiller sail a 40ft boat? I am sure they could have come up with a better helm.

Any idea on what the cost would be?

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Re: Mac 26's Big Brother?

Post by kmclemore » Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:52 pm

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Re: Mac 26's Big Brother?

Post by Catigale » Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:03 am

With a side of spotted dick, Shirley....

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Re: Mac 26's Big Brother?

Post by Crikey » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:18 am

And freedom fries.

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Re: Mac 26's Big Brother?

Post by Highlander » Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:12 am

Mmmmmm , Don,t forget the Bacon & double cheese :)

J 8)

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Re: Mac 26's Big Brother?

Post by drams_1999 » Sat Sep 20, 2014 10:21 am

Nice boat, but apples and oranges. Not at all like our boats.

When I upgrade I'll get something similar, perhaps an older Irwin 37, which would be in my price range. I'll keep my Mac since it can do things the Irwin can't, and vice versa.

Have you ever seen a golfer with only one golf club?

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Re: Mac 26's Big Brother?

Post by Ixneigh » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:07 pm

but you can get it with a frickin sauna!!
Not that i need that in s florida but still...
Ix

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Re: Mac 26's Big Brother?

Post by Boblee » Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:49 pm

Don't think that boat even goes close to matching a Mac, the Mackman 28 (Aust) which was basically a copy of the :macx: was the only one I have seen but even it had disadvantages, although it does sail and motor better.
http://www.ensignbrokers.com.au/ensign/ ... cht/119392
The moulds for this are probably still available and Laura would know how to access them as the then sole dealer in Aust was involved with consent in making it.

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Re: Mac 26's Big Brother?

Post by Wind Chime » Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:54 pm

What the difference between; "Spotted Dick", and "Bubble and Squeak" ?
Catigale wrote:With a side of spotted dick, Shirley....

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Re: Mac 26's Big Brother?

Post by Catigale » Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:10 am

One comes in a can and the other gets cooked in a pan...

I'm a lover and a poet......

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Re: Mac 26's Big Brother?

Post by Wind Chime » Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:05 pm

hmmm ... a poet and didn't know it - but you can tell by his feet, they are Longfellows :)
Catigale wrote:One comes in a can and the other gets cooked in a pan...

I'm a lover and a poet......

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Re: Mac 26's Big Brother?

Post by mastreb » Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:54 pm

I think the SeaWard 32RK is probably the most reasonable large trailerable shallow-draft boat I've seen.

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