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Join Date: May 2006
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The '65 did very well. It set lotsa passage records and production was stopped with orders still on the books to make room for Mac 26X production. They're working on the '70 as we speak and one '65 was stretched to a '70. There's one FS in Tacoma for 94K. It's not a pilothouse version and is a little more flexible than the PH cruising model. They're a little spartan inside, narrow of beam but cruise at 12+ and are light enough to surf in a stiff breeze. The highest speed I've heard is 25 planing downwind in a blow. They are lightly constructed as most Macs are.
PS. The one in Tacoma is "Joss" Joss is the fastest of all the M65's and the one that held many of the records. She has a 4' sugar scoop making her 69' LOA that was installed to deal with rudder turbulence and had the side effect of keeping ya dry in a following sea. She also had a bulb keel instead of the fin keel which helped her point much higher than other M65's.
Last edited by CharlieCobra; 06-13-2007 at 06:57 PM.